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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 CoordinatorFred Bruney
Defensive LineEddie Khayat
Defensive SecondaryAl Lavan
LinebackersMarv Matuszak
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksBill Nelsen
Offensive LineBill Walsh
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976HWashington Redskins10-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium38808
Sat8/7/1976NCleveland Browns7-31LStillwater, OKLewis Field24227
Sat8/14/1976NTampa Bay Buccaneers3-17LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl11342
Sat8/21/1976HNew England Patriots17-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium23495
Sat8/28/1976HBaltimore Colts21-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium24986
Fri9/3/1976AGreen Bay Packers26-7WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54989
Sun9/12/1976HLos Angeles Rams14-30LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53607
Sun9/19/1976ADetroit Lions10-24LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome50115
Sun9/26/1976AChicago Bears10-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field41029
Sun10/3/1976HPhiladelphia Eagles13-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium45535
Sun10/10/1976ANew Orleans Saints0-30LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51521
Sun10/17/1976HCleveland Browns17-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium32837
Sat10/23/1976ASan Francisco 49ers0-15LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park50240
Sun10/31/1976HNew Orleans Saints23-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium33702
Sun11/7/1976ASeattle Seahawks13-30LSeattle, WAKingdome57985
Sun11/14/1976HSan Francisco 49ers21-16WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium19733
Sun11/21/1976HDallas Cowboys17-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54992
Sun11/28/1976AHouston Oilers14-20LHouston, TXAstrodome25838
Sat12/4/1976ALos Angeles Rams0-59LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57366
Sun12/12/1976HGreen Bay Packers20-24LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium23116
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
81Bob AdamsTE6'222530San Mateo JC; Pacific130
61Brent AdamsLOT6'525624Tennessee-Chattanooga1414
72Jim BaileyRDT6'425328Kansas76
10Steve BartkowskiQB6'421524California55
44Bubba BeanRB5'1119522Texas A&M144
50Greg BrezinaRLB6'122130Houston1111
34Ray BrownSS6'220627West Texas A&M1414
38Rick ByasCB-S5'1018526Eastern Michigan; Wayne State (Michigan)140
41Sonny CollinsHB6'119623Kentucky115
51Jim CopeLB6'123523Ohio State60
47Brad DavisRB5'1020423Louisiana State10
77Ron EastDT6'424533Columbia Basin JC; Montana State; Oregon State141
32Ray EasterlingFS6'019327Richmond1414
26Mike EspositoRB6'018623Boston College104
80Karl FarmerWR5'1116522Los Angeles Southwest JC; Pittsburgh10
89Wallace FrancisWR5'1119025Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
71Steve GeorgeDT6'626525Houston10
42John GilliamWR6'119031South Carolina State1414
65Len GotshalkROT6'425527Santa Rosa JC; Humboldt State1414
43Dave HamptonRB6'021029Wyoming21
87Claude HumphreyLDE6'525832Tennessee State1313
16Scott HunterQB6'220729Alabama86
68Larron JacksonLOG6'327027Missouri1414
6John JamesP6'319927Florida140
84Alfred JenkinsWR5'1017224Morris Brown1414
40Bob JonesCB-S6'119425Virginia Union140
63Greg KindleROG6'425626Tennessee State1010
54Fulton KuykendallLLB6'422623UCLA77
22Rolland LawrenceLCB5'1017925Tabor1414
69Mike LewisRDT6'426027Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff128
29Ron MabraCB-S5'1016925Howard80
71Greg MarderianDT6'425024Southern California10
52Dewey McClainLLB6'323622East Central145
73Phil McKinnelyOT6'424822UCLA120
11Kim McQuilkenQB6'220525Lehigh83
75Jeff MerrowRDE6'425023West Virginia1414
12Nick Mike-MayerK5'818726Temple140
86Jim MitchellTE6'123529Prairie View A&M1414
60Tommy NobisMLB6'223533Texas1313
55Ralph OrtegaMLB6'222023Florida144
Wally PesuitOT6'425522Kentucky10
82Scott PiperWR6'117922Arizona1382
39Billy PritchettRB6'323225West Texas A&M61
38Frank ReedRCB5'1119322Washington1414
56Guy RobertsLLB6'123026Maryland143
53Paul RyczekC6'223124Virginia144
70Dave ScottOT6'426523Kansas130
64Royce SmithROG6'326027Georgia1064
24Haskel StanbackRB6'021024Tennessee1424
48Woody ThompsonRB6'122824Miami (Florida)748
74Mike TillemanLDT6'527532Montana1474
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224730Kentucky1010
58Jim WeatherlyC6'324524Mount San Antonio JC358
78Bill WindauerDT6'425027Iowa378
79Jeff YeatesDT6'325225Boston College20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bubba Bean19RBTexas A&M
Sonny Collins236RBKentucky
Dave Scott371TKansas
Walt Brett4102G-TMontana
Stan Varner6169DT-DEBrigham Youngfrom DEN
Karl Farmer7193WRPittsburgh
Frank Reed8219DBWashington
Phil McKinnely9246TUCLA
Chuck Brislin11302TMississippi State
Pat Bolton12329KMontana State
Mike Williams13356TFlorida
Mark Husfloen14383DEWashington State
Ron Olson15414DBWashington
Pat Curto16441LBOhio State
Tony Green17468DBTexas Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7613371
Opponents Totals418677108
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals1917893206621031.484714
Opponents Totals30:0025714395198722139.4102868
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Mike-Mayer02020100.0102147.6050
Alfred Jenkins60000036
Haskel Stanback40000024
Bubba Bean30000018
Mike Esposito20000012
John Gilliam20000012
Steve Bartkowski1000006
Scott Hunter1000006
Billy Pritchett1000006
Claude Humphrey0000012
Team Totals202020100.0102147.61172
Opponents Totals40324080.0121770.62312
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Mike-Mayer102147.62/22/41/55/100/0
Team Totals102147.62/22/41/55/100/0
Opponents Totals121770.61/17/72/42/50/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bubba Bean1244283.5302
Haskel Stanback953243.4303
Sonny Collins913193.5470
Mike Esposito603175.336t2
Woody Thompson421523.6100
Billy Pritchett14745.3161
Scott Hunter14412.9161
Kim McQuilken9262.9170
Dave Hampton12242.0100
Jim Mitchell1-6-6.0-60
Steve Bartkowski8-10-1.321
Team Totals47016893.64710
Opponents Totals57425774.56422
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Scott Hunter1105146.4556335.812.434t54.543.698155264.7
Steve Bartkowski1205747.5546775.611.950t21.797.51815052739.5
Kim McQuilken1214839.7634503.79.43921.7108.31716428621.7
Bubba Bean11100.004949.049.049t1100.000.00049158.3
Mike Esposito100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Alfred Jenkins100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals35415744.417318095.111.550102.8246.844395141441.5
Opponents Totals34018454.113822766.712.480t144.1185.335275200166.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alfred Jenkins4171017.334t6
John Gilliam2129213.949t2
Haskel Stanback211748.3281
Jim Mitchell1720912.3390
Mike Esposito17885.2130
Bubba Bean161489.350t1
Woody Thompson161116.9260
Sonny Collins4379.3200
Wallace Francis22412.0120
Bob Adams11515.0150
Billy Pritchett111.010
Team Totals157180911.550t10
Opponents Totals184227612.480t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence6437.2220
Ray Brown35819.3210
Frank Reed34816.0420
Ray Easterling33311.0190
Dewey McClain11313.0130
Guy Roberts177.070
Tommy Nobis155.050
Team Totals1820711.5420
Opponents Totals2446919.583t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James101425342.16701228360365336.2
Team Totals101425342.16701228360365336.2
Opponents Totals87334638.5521416385288133.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence5453726.9240
Rick Byas1088.080
Mike Esposito1066.060
Karl Farmer1000.000
Ron Mabra1000.000
Guy Roberts1000.000
Bob Jones10-1-1.0-10
Team Totals6053856.4240
Opponents Totals52203606.9250
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence2152124.8360
Rick Byas1227022.5440
Wallace Francis915617.3300
Sonny Collins714120.1240
Ron Mabra36120.3260
Bubba Bean23819.0210
Bob Jones12222.0220
Bob Adams12121.0210
Haskel Stanback11818.0180
Mike Esposito11212.0120
Ralph Ortega199.090
Guy Roberts100.000
Team Totals60126921.2440
Opponents Totals3893424.6440
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Brent Adams0010100
Jim Bailey0001100
Steve Bartkowski200000
Bubba Bean410100
Ray Brown0001100
Rick Byas211200
Sonny Collins100000
Ron East0001100
Ray Easterling0002200
Mike Esposito401100
Len Gotshalk0010100
Dave Hampton100000
Claude Humphrey00011190
Scott Hunter120200
John James0001100
Greg Kindle0010100
Fulton Kuykendall0001100
Rolland Lawrence511200
Mike Lewis0001100
Ron Mabra0010100
Dewey McClain0001100
Phil McKinnely0001100
Kim McQuilken600000
Jeff Merrow0002200
Tommy Nobis0002230
Billy Pritchett0010100
Frank Reed00022150
Haskel Stanback200000
Woody Thompson220200
Team Totals3018122032370
Opponents Totals30201017270
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