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1970 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 4-8-2 .333
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Defensive BacksFred Bruney
DefenseMarion Campbell
ReceiversHarry Gilmer
Defensive LineBob Griffin
Offensive LineDuane Putnam
Offensive BacksWalt Yowarsky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/20/1970ANew Orleans Saints14-3WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium77042
Sun9/27/1970AGreen Bay Packers24-27LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Sat8/15/1970NNew York Jets33-7WWinston-Salem, NCGroves Stadium19700
Fri8/21/1970AWashington Redskins13-21LWashington, DCRFK Stadium35168
Sun10/4/1970HSan Francisco 49ers21-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/11/1970ADallas Cowboys0-13LDallas, TXCotton Bowl53611
Sat8/29/1970HKansas City Chiefs22-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56990
Fri9/4/1970ABuffalo Bills10-7WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium30869
Sun10/18/1970ADenver Broncos10-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium50705
Sat9/12/1970AMiami Dolphins20-17WMiami, FLOrange Bowl50259
Sun10/25/1970HNew Orleans Saints32-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/1/1970HChicago Bears14-23LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/8/1970ALos Angeles Rams10-10TLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum67232
Sun11/15/1970APhiladelphia Eagles13-13TPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field55425
Sun11/22/1970HLos Angeles Rams7-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Mon11/30/1970HMiami Dolphins7-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54036
Sun12/6/1970ASan Francisco 49ers20-24LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium41387
Sun12/13/1970HPittsburgh Steelers27-16WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54162
Sun12/20/1970HMinnesota Vikings7-37LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57992
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Ron AcksLLB6'221026Illinois8
54Grady AllenLLB6'322624Texas A&M14
17Bob BerryQB5'1118528Oregon12
65Bob BreitensteinLOT6'326527Tulsa7
19Mike BrunsonWR6'118723Mesa CC; Arizona State8
33Jim ButlerRB5'1019127Edward Waters14
45Sonny CampbellRB5'1119222Northern Arizona11
32Grady CavnessCB5'1118623Texas-El Paso4
15Gail CogdillWR6'220033Washington State6
88Glen CondrenRDT6'224828Oklahoma14
51Ted CottrellRLB6'123323Delaware Valley14
84Mike DonohoeTE6'322625San Francisco14
65Dick EnderleROG-LOG6'225823Minnesota12
85Paul FlatleyWR6'118729Northwestern14
28Mike FreemanLCB-RCB-RS5'1017426Fresno State14
40Paul GipsonRB6'021024Houston13
59Dean HalversonLLB6'222124Washington7
58Don HansenRLB6'322726Illinois14
64Dave HettemaROT6'424928Pasadena CC; New Mexico6
87Claude HumphreyLDE6'525826Tennessee State12
11Randy JohnsonQB6'320226Texas A&M-Kingsville4
75George KunzROT6'525123Notre Dame99
49Al LavanLS6'119424Colorado State13
24Kent LawrenceWR5'1117824Georgia1
72Greg LensLDT6'526125Trinity (Texas)14
26Billy LothridgeP6'119428Georgia Tech14
22John MalloryLS6'018824West Virginia14
25Art MaloneRB5'1121122Arizona State14
87Randy MarshallLDE-RDE6'523724Linfield9
53John MatlockC6'425026Miami (Florida)14
64Andy MaurerLOG6'325522Oregon14
20Tom McCauleyRS6'319023Wisconsin14
86Jim MitchellTE6'123523Prairie View A&M14
60Tommy NobisMLB6'223527Texas14
36Ken ReavesLCB6'320626Norfolk State14
47Rudy RedmondRCB6'019023Riverside CC; Pacific14
62Gary RobertsROG-LOG6'224224Purdue11
61Bill SandemanLOT6'625628Stockton JC; Pacific6
66John SmallLDT-RDT6'426324The Citadel10
67Malcolm SniderLOT-ROT6'425123Stanford14
80Todd SnyderWR6'218722Ohio University12
74Jim SullivanDL6'424326Lincoln (Missouri)7
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224724Kentucky1414
8Kenny VinyardK5'1019023Texas Tech140
5Harmon WagesRB6'121424Florida13
71John ZookRDE6'524023Kansas14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Small112LBThe Citadel
Art Malone239RBArizona State
Andy Maurer364GOregon
Todd Snyder365WROhio Universityfrom NYG
Paul Reed484TJohnson C. Smithfrom PHI
Bruce Van Ness5112RBRutgersfrom PHI/NYG
Ken Mendenhall5116COklahoma
Mack Herron6143RBKansas State
Jade Butcher6147WRIndianafrom WAS
Randy Marshall6152DELinfieldfrom LARM
Gary Orcutt7169WRSouthern Californiafrom NYG
Larry Brewer8194TELouisiana Techfrom NYG
Seth Miller8195DBArizona State
Roy Robinson9220DBMontana
Jim Hatcher10246DBKansas
Mike Brunson11272RBArizona State
Lonnie Holton12298RBNorthern Michigan
Rick Stepanek13324DTIowa
Chuck Wald14351WRNorth Dakota State
Keith Mauney15376DBPrinceton
Steve Parnell16403WRMassachusetts
Bill Bell17428KKansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals44395469
Opponents Totals45875574
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals19976110136720333.01250.076807
Opponents Totals38:342119398208020439.222100.093897
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Kenny Vinyard0232688.592536.0050
Jim Mitchell70000042
Paul Gipson30000018
Harmon Wages30000018
Sonny Campbell20000012
John Mallory20000012
Todd Snyder20000012
Jim Butler1000006
Gail Cogdill1000006
Mike Donohoe1000006
Paul Flatley1000006
Art Malone1000006
Randy Marshall1000006
Tom McCauley1000006
Team Totals26232688.592536.00206
Opponents Totals29272993.1204050.00261
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Kenny Vinyard92536.04/50/24/71/90/2
Team Totals92536.04/50/24/71/90/2
Opponents Totals204050.06/84/53/96/131/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Butler1666363.8330
Harmon Wages1194223.5401
Paul Gipson521773.4160
Art Malone401363.4120
Sonny Campbell281164.1152
Bob Berry13604.6160
Jim Mitchell5234.6121
Randy Johnson7213.0140
Mike Brunson199.090
Team Totals43116003.7404
Opponents Totals47917223.64014
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Berry26915658.010018066.711.651t165.9134.836274153278.1
Randy Johnson724055.6244436.211.13422.8811.11614829543.7
Harmon Wages11100.001313.013.01300.000.0194118.8
Team Totals34219757.612422626.611.551t185.3216.153431183169.6
Opponents Totals34819154.913823976.912.589t113.2195.530243215464.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Mitchell4465014.8516
Paul Flatley3954413.9351
Harmon Wages261535.9242
Jim Butler241516.3251
Todd Snyder2331113.5432
Paul Gipson1618611.651t3
Art Malone9384.291
Gail Cogdill710114.4301
Sonny Campbell79213.1270
Mike Donohoe23618.0221
Team Totals197226211.551t18
Opponents Totals191239712.589t11
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Reaves6447.3280
Al Lavan3113.780
Tommy Nobis23618.0190
Tom McCauley13232.0320
John Zook12424.0240
Don Hansen11515.0150
Rudy Redmond11212.0120
John Mallory199.090
Claude Humphrey155.050
Mike Freeman133.030
Grady Allen100.000
Team Totals1919110.1320
Opponents Totals2128313.5501
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Lothridge76294438.75903267261734.4
Team Totals76294438.75903267261734.4
Opponents Totals60247041.26607356197432.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
John Mallory17320311.975t1
Tom McCauley1491389.977t1
Mike Freeman31155.070
Team Totals341335610.577t2
Opponents Totals40222676.7400
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Butler1428420.3290
Sonny Campbell1023023.0300
Paul Gipson818923.6320
Art Malone56613.2250
Mike Brunson45413.5260
Grady Cavness36120.3250
Harmon Wages12222.0220
Al Lavan11010.0100
Mike Freeman100.000
Team Totals4791619.5320
Opponents Totals4198324.094t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Allen0001100
Bob Berry610100
Jim Butler1020200
Sonny Campbell100000
Glen Condren0001100
Mike Freeman0002200
Paul Gipson200000
Claude Humphrey0001130
Al Lavan0002240
John Mallory1112171
Randy Marshall0001101
John Matlock0001100
Tom McCauley00011420
Tommy Nobis0002200
Ken Reaves0001100
Gary Roberts0010100
Jeff Van Note0010100
Harmon Wages410100
John Zook0002280
Team Totals241771623742
Opponents Totals2216517222
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