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1977 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Leeman Bennett
Defensive LineJim Champion
Defensive BacksJerry Glanville
Offensive BacksJohn North
Quarterbacks/ReceiversTed Plumb
LinebackersDoug Shively
Offensive LineBill Walsh
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals3-0WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium24667
Sat8/13/1977HNew York Jets2-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium28954
Sat8/20/1977HDenver Broncos2-10LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium21239
Sat8/27/1977NTampa Bay Buccaneers30-21WOrlando, FLFlorida Citrus Bowl Stadium31123
Mon9/5/1977AKansas City Chiefs24-16WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium22748
Sun9/11/1977ANew England Patriots10-29LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium41346
Sun9/18/1977HLos Angeles Rams17-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55956
Sun9/25/1977AWashington Redskins6-10LWashington, DCRFK Stadium55031
Sun10/2/1977HNew York Giants17-3WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium46174
Sun10/9/1977ASan Francisco 49ers7-0WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park38009
Sun10/16/1977ABuffalo Bills0-3LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium27348
Sun10/23/1977AChicago Bears16-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field49407
Sun10/30/1977HMinnesota Vikings7-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium59257
Sun11/6/1977HSan Francisco 49ers3-10LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium46577
Sun11/13/1977HDetroit Lions17-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47461
Sun11/20/1977ANew Orleans Saints20-21LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43135
Sun11/27/1977ATampa Bay Buccaneers17-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium43592
Sun12/4/1977HNew England Patriots10-16LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57911
Sun12/11/1977ALos Angeles Rams7-23LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52574
Sun12/18/1977HNew Orleans Saints35-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium36895
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
61Brent AdamsLOT6-525625Tennessee-Chattanooga1414
72Jim BaileyLDT6-425329Kansas1414
10Steve BartkowskiQB6-421525California87
50Greg BrezinaRLB6-122131Houston1414
34Ray BrownSS6-220628West Texas A&M1414
66Warren BryantROT6-627022Kentucky1414
38Rick ByasRCB5-1018527Eastern Michigan; Wayne State (Michigan)1411
32Ray EasterlingFS6-019328Richmond1414
46Monroe EleyFB6-221028Palo Verde JC; Arizona State77
26Mike EspositoRB6-018624Boston College140
80Karl FarmerWR5-1116523Los Angeles Southwest JC; Pittsburgh140
74Wilson FaumuinaDT6-527523San Jose State140
77Edgar FieldsDT-DE6-225523Navarro JC; Texas A&M140
89Wallace FrancisWR5-1119026Arkansas-Pine Bluff1414
78Claude HumphreyLDE6-525833Tennessee State1414
16Scott HunterQB6-220730Alabama77
6John JamesP6-319928Florida140
84Alfred JenkinsWR5-1017225Morris Brown1414
14June JonesQB6-420024Oregon; Hawaii; Portland State10
58Rick KayLB6-423528Colorado70
63Greg KindleOG6-425627Tennessee State10
54Fulton KuykendallLLB6-422624UCLA55
22Rolland LawrenceLCB5-1017926Tabor1414
69Mike LewisRDT6-426028Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff1414
56Ron McCartneyLB6-122023Tennessee140
52Dewey McClainLB6-323623East Central130
88Gregg McCraryTE6-323225Clark Atlanta132
41Secedrick McIntyreRB5-1019023Auburn60
73Phil McKinnelyOT6-424823UCLA140
11Kim McQuilkenQB6-220526Lehigh70
75Jeff MerrowRDE6-425024West Virginia1414
12Nick Mike-MayerK5-818727Temple70
86Jim MitchellTE6-123530Prairie View A&M1212
45Tom MoriartyS6-018324Bowling Green State140
55Ralph OrtegaMLB6-222024Florida1414
59Robert PennywellLLB6-122223Grambling State149
39Billy PritchettRB6-323226West Texas A&M90
28Frank ReedCB5-1119323Washington143
82Billy RyckmanWR5-1117222Louisiana Tech140
53Paul RyczekC6-223125Virginia140
70Dave ScottLOG6-426524Kansas1414
51Andy SpivaLB6-221822Tennessee130
24Haskel StanbackRB6-021025Tennessee1414
1Fred SteinfortK5-1118024Boston College70
68R.C. ThielemannROG6-426022Arkansas1414
48Woody ThompsonFB6-122825Miami (Florida)147
57Jeff Van NoteC6-224731Kentucky1414
79Jeff YeatesDT6-325226Boston College130
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Warren Bryant16TKentucky
Wilson Faumuina120DTSan Jose Statefrom STL
R.C. Thielemann236CArkansas
Edgar Fields363DTTexas A&M
Allan Leavitt489KGeorgia
Shelton Diggs5120RBSouthern California
Keith Jenkins6161DBCincinnatifrom WAS
Walter Packer8203WRMississippi State
John Maxwell9230TBoston College
Robert Speer9242DEArkansas Statefrom WAS
Billy Ryckman10257WRLouisiana Tech
Dave Farmer11287RBSouthern California
Don Parrish12314DEPittsburgh
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals13615154
Opponents Totals27303438
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals19810280166622429.5101898
Opponents Totals28:5619210076166620632.099860
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Haskel Stanback60000036
Fred Steinfort01313100.061154.5031
Nick Mike-Mayer077100.071936.8028
Alfred Jenkins40000024
Rick Byas1000006
Monroe Eley1000006
Wallace Francis1000006
Scott Hunter1000006
Gregg McCrary1000006
Secedrick McIntyre1000006
Ralph Ortega1000006
Robert Pennywell1000006
Billy Ryckman1000006
Woody Thompson1000006
Team Totals202020100.0133043.30179
Opponents Totals15121580.091656.30129
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Mike-Mayer71936.80/03/43/81/60/1
Fred Steinfort61154.50/03/32/41/30/1
Team Totals133043.30/06/75/122/90/2
Opponents Totals91656.30/02/54/53/60/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Haskel Stanback2478733.5356
Woody Thompson1324783.6221
Monroe Eley972732.8161
Mike Esposito341013.0230
Scott Hunter28702.5181
Secedrick McIntyre13655.0110
Steve Bartkowski18130.780
Alfred Jenkins273.590
Billy Pritchett372.360
Wallace Francis461.5110
Karl Farmer144.040
Kim McQuilken2-1-0.500
Jim Mitchell1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals58218903.2359
Opponents Totals50418583.7515
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Scott Hunter1517046.4788985.912.849t21.332.0118881061.6
Steve Bartkowski1366447.1597965.912.473t53.7139.62929650038.4
Kim McQuilken7571.42476.79.414114.300.00047129.2
June Jones11100.00-1-1.0-1.0-100.000.000-179.2
Mike Esposito100.0100.000.000.000039.6
John James100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals29714047.114117405.912.473t82.7165.440384135652.3
Opponents Totals32014144.115317755.512.67892.8268.142391138437.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alfred Jenkins3967717.473t4
Haskel Stanback302618.7360
Wallace Francis2639015.0321
Jim Mitchell1717810.5170
Woody Thompson12564.790
Monroe Eley9606.7140
Gregg McCrary24824.049t1
Karl Farmer23919.5230
Secedrick McIntyre12727.027t1
Billy Ryckman155.05t1
Mike Esposito1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals140174012.473t8
Opponents Totals141177512.6789
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence713819.7360
Ray Brown55611.2240
Ray Easterling44611.5360
Ralph Ortega4153.860
Rick Byas312240.772t1
Robert Pennywell23015.020t1
Mike Esposito15555.0550
Team Totals2646217.872t2
Opponents Totals1619512.2480
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James105434941.46101319519357034.0
Nick Mike-Mayer12323.02300102323.0
Team Totals106437241.26101320519359333.9
Opponents Totals101366536.3524410402318331.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence51103526.9370
Billy Ryckman72405.7200
Rick Byas101010.0100
Team Totals59124026.8370
Opponents Totals5855199.0480
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Karl Farmer2141920.0300
Tom Moriarty813617.0220
Wallace Francis12222.0220
Monroe Eley11616.0160
Secedrick McIntyre11515.0150
Rolland Lawrence11313.0130
Billy Ryckman100.000
Team Totals3462118.3300
Opponents Totals43102123.784t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Bailey0001100
Steve Bartkowski5101-10
Greg Brezina0010100
Ray Brown102200
Warren Bryant0010100
Rick Byas0002240
Ray Easterling0002200
Mike Esposito0011200
Karl Farmer240400
Wilson Faumuina0001100
Scott Hunter3202-20
Alfred Jenkins210100
Rolland Lawrence3033160
Ron McCartney0003300
Phil McKinnely0010100
Ralph Ortega00055141
Robert Pennywell0001100
Dave Scott0010100
Andy Spiva0001100
Haskel Stanback840400
R.C. Thielemann0010100
Woody Thompson410100
Team Totals289192241311
Opponents Totals3522119200
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