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1976 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 4-10-0 .286
Head Coach: Marion Campbell (1-4); Pat Peppler (3-6)
Defensive Coordinator Fred Bruney
Defensive Line Eddie Khayat
Defensive Secondary Al Lavan
Linebackers Marv Matuszak
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Bill Nelsen
Offensive Line Bill Walsh
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sat 7/31/1976 H Washington Redskins 10-17 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 38808
Sat 8/7/1976 N Cleveland Browns 7-31 L Stillwater, OK Lewis Field 24227
Sat 8/14/1976 N Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-17 L Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl 11342
Sat 8/21/1976 H New England Patriots 17-28 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 23495
Sat 8/28/1976 H Baltimore Colts 21-7 W Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 24986
Fri 9/3/1976 A Green Bay Packers 26-7 W Milwaukee, WI County Stadium 54989
Sun 9/12/1976 H Los Angeles Rams 14-30 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 53607
Sun 9/19/1976 A Detroit Lions 10-24 L Pontiac, MI Pontiac Silverdome 50115
Sun 9/26/1976 A Chicago Bears 10-0 W Chicago, IL Soldier Field 41029
Sun 10/3/1976 H Philadelphia Eagles 13-14 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 45535
Sun 10/10/1976 A New Orleans Saints 0-30 L New Orleans, LA Louisiana Superdome 51521
Sun 10/17/1976 H Cleveland Browns 17-20 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 32837
Sat 10/23/1976 A San Francisco 49ers 0-15 L San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park 50240
Sun 10/31/1976 H New Orleans Saints 23-20 W Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 33702
Sun 11/7/1976 A Seattle Seahawks 13-30 L Seattle, WA Kingdome 57985
Sun 11/14/1976 H San Francisco 49ers 21-16 W Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 19733
Sun 11/21/1976 H Dallas Cowboys 17-10 W Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 54992
Sun 11/28/1976 A Houston Oilers 14-20 L Houston, TX Astrodome 25838
Sat 12/4/1976 A Los Angeles Rams 0-59 L Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum 57366
Sun 12/12/1976 H Green Bay Packers 20-24 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 23116
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
81 Bob Adams TE 6'2 225 30 San Mateo JC; Pacific 13 0
61 Brent Adams LOT 6'5 256 24 Tennessee-Chattanooga 14 14
72 Jim Bailey RDT 6'4 253 28 Kansas 7 6
10 Steve Bartkowski QB 6'4 215 24 California 5 5
44 Bubba Bean RB 5'11 195 22 Texas A&M 14 4
50 Greg Brezina RLB 6'1 221 30 Houston 11 11
34 Ray Brown SS 6'2 206 27 West Texas A&M 14 14
38 Rick Byas CB-S 5'10 185 26 Eastern Michigan; Wayne State (Michigan) 14 0
41 Sonny Collins HB 6'1 196 23 Kentucky 11 5
51 Jim Cope LB 6'1 235 23 Ohio State 6 0
47 Brad Davis RB 5'10 204 23 Louisiana State 1 0
77 Ron East DT 6'4 245 33 Columbia Basin JC; Montana State; Oregon State 14 1
32 Ray Easterling FS 6'0 193 27 Richmond 14 14
26 Mike Esposito RB 6'0 186 23 Boston College 10 4
80 Karl Farmer WR 5'11 165 22 Los Angeles Southwest JC; Pittsburgh 1 0
89 Wallace Francis WR 5'11 190 25 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14 0
71 Steve George DT 6'6 265 25 Houston 1 0
42 John Gilliam WR 6'1 190 31 South Carolina State 14 14
65 Len Gotshalk ROT 6'4 255 27 Santa Rosa JC; Humboldt State 14 14
43 Dave Hampton RB 6'0 210 29 Wyoming 2 1
87 Claude Humphrey LDE 6'5 258 32 Tennessee State 13 13
16 Scott Hunter QB 6'2 207 29 Alabama 8 6
68 Larron Jackson LOG 6'3 270 27 Missouri 14 14
6 John James P 6'3 199 27 Florida 14 0
84 Alfred Jenkins WR 5'10 172 24 Morris Brown 14 14
40 Bob Jones CB-S 6'1 194 25 Virginia Union 14 0
63 Greg Kindle ROG 6'4 256 26 Tennessee State 10 10
54 Fulton Kuykendall LLB 6'4 226 23 UCLA 7 7
22 Rolland Lawrence LCB 5'10 179 25 Tabor 14 14
69 Mike Lewis RDT 6'4 260 27 Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12 8
29 Ron Mabra CB-S 5'10 169 25 Howard 8 0
71 Greg Marderian DT 6'4 250 24 Southern California 1 0
52 Dewey McClain LLB 6'3 236 22 East Central 14 5
73 Phil McKinnely OT 6'4 248 22 UCLA 12 0
11 Kim McQuilken QB 6'2 205 25 Lehigh 8 3
75 Jeff Merrow RDE 6'4 250 23 West Virginia 14 14
12 Nick Mike-Mayer K 5'8 187 26 Temple 14 0
86 Jim Mitchell TE 6'1 235 29 Prairie View A&M 14 14
60 Tommy Nobis MLB 6'2 235 33 Texas 13 13
55 Ralph Ortega MLB 6'2 220 23 Florida 14 4
Wally Pesuit OT 6'4 255 22 Kentucky 1 0
82 Scott Piper WR 6'1 179 22 Arizona 13 0
39 Billy Pritchett RB 6'3 232 25 West Texas A&M 6 1
38 Frank Reed RCB 5'11 193 22 Washington 14 14
56 Guy Roberts LLB 6'1 230 26 Maryland 14 3
53 Paul Ryczek C 6'2 231 24 Virginia 14 4
70 Dave Scott OT 6'4 265 23 Kansas 13 0
64 Royce Smith ROG 6'3 260 27 Georgia 10 3
24 Haskel Stanback RB 6'0 210 24 Tennessee 14 7
48 Woody Thompson RB 6'1 228 24 Miami (Florida) 7 2
74 Mike Tilleman LDT 6'5 275 32 Montana 14 14
57 Jeff Van Note C 6'2 247 30 Kentucky 10 10
58 Jim Weatherly C 6'3 245 24 Mount San Antonio JC 3 0
78 Bill Windauer DT 6'4 250 27 Iowa 3 0
79 Jeff Yeates DT 6'3 252 25 Boston College 2 0
DRAFT LIST Round Overall Pos College Notes
Bubba Bean 1 9 RB Texas A&M
Sonny Collins 2 36 RB Kentucky
Dave Scott 3 71 T Kansas
Walt Brett 4 102 G-T Montana
Stan Varner 6 169 DT-DE Brigham Young from DEN
Karl Farmer 7 193 WR Pittsburgh
Frank Reed 8 219 DB Washington
Phil McKinnely 9 246 T UCLA
Chuck Brislin 11 302 T Mississippi State
Pat Bolton 12 329 K Montana State
Mike Williams 13 356 T Florida
Mark Husfloen 14 383 DE Washington State
Ron Olson 15 414 DB Washington
Pat Curto 16 441 LB Ohio State
Tony Green 17 468 DB Texas Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT
Team Totals 7 61 33 71
Opponents Totals 41 86 77 108
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rush Pass Pen 3RD DOWN Att Pct 4TH DOWN Att Pct PEN YDS
Team Totals 191 78 93 20 66 210 31.4 84 714
Opponents Totals 30:00 257 143 95 19 87 221 39.4 102 868
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Nick Mike-Mayer 0 20 20 100.0 10 21 47.6 0 50
Alfred Jenkins 6 0 0 0 0 0 36
Haskel Stanback 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Bubba Bean 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
Mike Esposito 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
John Gilliam 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Steve Bartkowski 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Scott Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Billy Pritchett 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Claude Humphrey 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Team Totals 20 20 20 100.0 10 21 47.6 1 172
Opponents Totals 40 32 40 80.0 12 17 70.6 2 312
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Nick Mike-Mayer 10 21 47.6 2/2 2/4 1/5 5/10 0/0
Team Totals 10 21 47.6 2/2 2/4 1/5 5/10 0/0
Opponents Totals 12 17 70.6 1/1 7/7 2/4 2/5 0/0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Bubba Bean 124 428 3.5 30 2
Haskel Stanback 95 324 3.4 30 3
Sonny Collins 91 319 3.5 47 0
Mike Esposito 60 317 5.3 36t 2
Woody Thompson 42 152 3.6 10 0
Billy Pritchett 14 74 5.3 16 1
Scott Hunter 14 41 2.9 16 1
Kim McQuilken 9 26 2.9 17 0
Dave Hampton 12 24 2.0 10 0
Jim Mitchell 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0
Steve Bartkowski 8 -10 -1.3 2 1
Team Totals 470 1689 3.6 47 10
Opponents Totals 574 2577 4.5 64 22
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Scott Hunter 110 51 46.4 55 633 5.8 12.4 34t 5 4.5 4 3.6 9 81 552 64.7
Steve Bartkowski 120 57 47.5 54 677 5.6 11.9 50t 2 1.7 9 7.5 18 150 527 39.5
Kim McQuilken 121 48 39.7 63 450 3.7 9.4 39 2 1.7 10 8.3 17 164 286 21.7
Bubba Bean 1 1 100.0 0 49 49.0 49.0 49t 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0 49 158.3
Mike Esposito 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6
Alfred Jenkins 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 354 157 44.4 173 1809 5.1 11.5 50 10 2.8 24 6.8 44 395 1414 41.5
Opponents Totals 340 184 54.1 138 2276 6.7 12.4 80t 14 4.1 18 5.3 35 275 2001 66.7
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Alfred Jenkins 41 710 17.3 34t 6
John Gilliam 21 292 13.9 49t 2
Haskel Stanback 21 174 8.3 28 1
Jim Mitchell 17 209 12.3 39 0
Mike Esposito 17 88 5.2 13 0
Bubba Bean 16 148 9.3 50t 1
Woody Thompson 16 111 6.9 26 0
Sonny Collins 4 37 9.3 20 0
Wallace Francis 2 24 12.0 12 0
Bob Adams 1 15 15.0 15 0
Billy Pritchett 1 1 1.0 1 0
Team Totals 157 1809 11.5 50t 10
Opponents Totals 184 2276 12.4 80t 14
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Rolland Lawrence 6 43 7.2 22 0
Ray Brown 3 58 19.3 21 0
Frank Reed 3 48 16.0 42 0
Ray Easterling 3 33 11.0 19 0
Dewey McClain 1 13 13.0 13 0
Guy Roberts 1 7 7.0 7 0
Tommy Nobis 1 5 5.0 5 0
Team Totals 18 207 11.5 42 0
Opponents Totals 24 469 19.5 83t 4
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
John James 101 4253 42.1 67 0 12 28 360 3653 36.2
Team Totals 101 4253 42.1 67 0 12 28 360 3653 36.2
Opponents Totals 87 3346 38.5 52 1 4 16 385 2881 33.1
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Rolland Lawrence 54 5 372 6.9 24 0
Rick Byas 1 0 8 8.0 8 0
Mike Esposito 1 0 6 6.0 6 0
Karl Farmer 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ron Mabra 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Guy Roberts 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Bob Jones 1 0 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Team Totals 60 5 385 6.4 24 0
Opponents Totals 52 20 360 6.9 25 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Rolland Lawrence 21 521 24.8 36 0
Rick Byas 12 270 22.5 44 0
Wallace Francis 9 156 17.3 30 0
Sonny Collins 7 141 20.1 24 0
Ron Mabra 3 61 20.3 26 0
Bubba Bean 2 38 19.0 21 0
Bob Jones 1 22 22.0 22 0
Bob Adams 1 21 21.0 21 0
Haskel Stanback 1 18 18.0 18 0
Mike Esposito 1 12 12.0 12 0
Ralph Ortega 1 9 9.0 9 0
Guy Roberts 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 60 1269 21.2 44 0
Opponents Totals 38 934 24.6 44 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Brent Adams 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Jim Bailey 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Steve Bartkowski 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bubba Bean 4 1 0 1 0 0
Ray Brown 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Rick Byas 2 1 1 2 0 0
Sonny Collins 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ron East 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ray Easterling 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Mike Esposito 4 0 1 1 0 0
Len Gotshalk 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Dave Hampton 1 0 0 0 0 0
Claude Humphrey 0 0 0 1 1 19 0
Scott Hunter 1 2 0 2 0 0
John James 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Greg Kindle 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Fulton Kuykendall 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Rolland Lawrence 5 1 1 2 0 0
Mike Lewis 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ron Mabra 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Dewey McClain 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Phil McKinnely 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Kim McQuilken 6 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Merrow 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Tommy Nobis 0 0 0 2 2 3 0
Billy Pritchett 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Frank Reed 0 0 0 2 2 15 0
Haskel Stanback 2 0 0 0 0 0
Woody Thompson 2 2 0 2 0 0
Team Totals 30 18 12 20 32 37 0
Opponents Totals 30 20 10 17 27 0
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