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1979 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Leeman Bennett
Defensive LineJim Champion
Defensive BacksJerry Glanville
?Mike McDonnell
Offensive BacksJohn North
Quarterbacks/ReceiversTed Plumb
LinebackersDoug Shively
Offensive LineBill Walsh
QuarterbacksDick Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/2/1979ANew Orleans Saints40-34WOTNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome70940
Sat8/4/1979HNew England Patriots14-37LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53228
Thu8/9/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals17-42LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium39705
Mon9/10/1979APhiladelphia Eagles14-10WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium66935
Sun9/16/1979HDenver Broncos17-20LOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57677
Sat8/18/1979HWashington Redskins6-16LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium52478
Sun9/23/1979ADetroit Lions23-24LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome56249
Sat8/25/1979AGreen Bay Packers35-45LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium55416
Sun9/30/1979HWashington Redskins7-16LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56819
Sun10/7/1979HGreen Bay Packers25-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56184
Sun10/14/1979AOakland Raiders19-50LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52900
Sun10/21/1979ASan Francisco 49ers15-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park33952
Mon10/29/1979HSeattle Seahawks28-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium52566
Sun11/4/1979HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55150
Sun11/11/1979ANew York Giants3-24LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium60860
Mon11/19/1979ALos Angeles Rams14-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54097
Sun11/25/1979HNew Orleans Saints6-37LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium42815
Sun12/2/1979ASan Diego Chargers28-26WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50198
Sun12/9/1979HLos Angeles Rams13-34LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49236
Sun12/16/1979HSan Francisco 49ers31-21WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium37211
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31William AndrewsFB6'021024Auburn1515
10Steve BartkowskiQB6'421527California1414
44Bubba BeanHB5'1119525Texas A&M1111
50Greg BrezinaRLB6'122133Houston1616
66Warren BryantROT6'627024Kentucky1616
38Rick ByasRCB5'1018529Eastern Michigan; Wayne State (Michigan)1616
51Brian CabralLB6'121723Colorado30
21Lynn CainHB6'120524East Los Angeles JC; Southern California102
55Tony DaykinLB6'122024Georgia Tech110
32Ray EasterlingFS6'019330Richmond1616
74Wilson FaumuinaLDT6'527525San Jose State1414
77Edgar FieldsRDT6'225525Navarro JC; Texas A&M1615
89Wallace FrancisWR5'1119028Arkansas-Pine Bluff1616
36Bob GlazebrookS-CB6'120023Fresno CC; Fresno State130
64Pat HowellROG6'525322Southern California155
85Alfred JacksonWR6'019024Texas120
6John JamesP6'319930Florida160
84Alfred JenkinsWR5'1017227Morris Brown1616
14June JonesQB6'420026Oregon; Hawaii; Portland State52
78Mike KennLOT6'727823Michigan1616
33Jerome KingCB5'1017524Purdue10
54Fulton KuykendallLLB6'422626UCLA1616
22Rolland LawrenceLCB5'1017928Tabor1616
69Mike LewisLDT-RDT6'426030Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff132
39James MayberryFB5'1121022Colorado161
4Tim MazzettiK6'117523Pennsylvania160
56Ron McCartneyLB6'122025Tennessee160
52Dewey McClainLB6'323625East Central150
73Phil McKinnelyOT6'424825UCLA150
75Jeff MerrowDE6'425026West Virginia32
87Russ MikeskaTE6'322524Texas A&M160
86Jim MitchellTE6'123532Prairie View A&M1616
45Tom MoriartyS6'018326Bowling Green State160
15Mike MoroskiQB6'420122California-Davis20
33Ricky PattonRB5'1118925Ferris State; Michigan; Jackson State40
81Dennis PearsonWR5'1117724Washington State; San Diego State160
59Robert PennywellMLB6'122225Grambling State1616
27Tom PridemoreS5'1118623West Virginia165
28Frank ReedSS5'1119325Washington1111
82Billy RyckmanWR5'1117224Louisiana Tech140
53Paul RyczekC6'223127Virginia160
70Dave ScottLOG6'426526Kansas1616
65Don SmithRDE6'526222Miami (Florida)1616
24Haskel StanbackRB6'021027Tennessee133
25Ray StrongRB5'918423Contra Costa JC; Nevada-Las Vegas60
68R.C. ThielemannROG6'426024Arkansas1111
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224733Kentucky1616
58Joel WilliamsLB6'122623Peru State; Wisconsin-LaCrosse160
79Jeff YeatesLDE6'325228Boston College1616
63Mike ZeleDT6'425023Kent State130
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Don Smith117DEMiami (Florida)
Pat Howell249GSouthern California
James Mayberry375RBColorado
William Andrews379RBAuburnfrom MIA
Lynn Cain4100RBSouthern Californiafrom PHI
Charles Johnson4101DBGrambling State
Mike Zele5127DTKent State
Mike Moroski6154QBCalifornia-Davis
Roger Westlund7186TWashington
Keith Miller8212LBNortheastern State
Dave Parkin9239DBUtah State
Bruce Beekley10266LBOregon
Bill Leer11292CColorado State
Stuart Walker12323LBColorado
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals3490591116
Opponents Totals7915657933
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals303126150278222137.11071026
Opponents Totals30:093111091772511025343.598815
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Tim Mazzetti0313783.8132552.0070
Wallace Francis80000048
William Andrews50000030
Haskel Stanback50000030
Lynn Cain40000024
Alfred Jenkins30000018
Steve Bartkowski20000012
James Mayberry20000012
Jim Mitchell20000012
Billy Ryckman20000012
Bubba Bean1000006
Rick Byas1000006
Rolland Lawrence1000006
Mike Moroski1000006
Robert Pennywell1000006
Mike Lewis0000012
Team Totals38313783.8132552.01300
Opponents Totals47444793.6202969.01388
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tim Mazzetti132552.00/09/111/63/70/1
Team Totals132552.00/09/111/63/70/1
Opponents Totals202969.01/17/86/95/71/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
William Andrews23910234.3233
Bubba Bean883934.560t1
Lynn Cain632954.735t2
Haskel Stanback362025.655t5
James Mayberry451934.3211
Steve Bartkowski14362.6182
Mike Moroski33110.3191
June Jones6193.290
Ray Strong273.540
Ricky Patton310.340
John James100.000
Team Totals50022004.460t15
Opponents Totals55521633.969t27
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Bartkowski38020453.715625056.612.357174.5205.339286221967.3
Mike Moroski15853.37976.512.12300.000.02128573.5
June Jones833845.8425056.113.34922.433.61310040558.6
John James11100.002020.020.02000.000.00020118.8
Team Totals47925152.420531276.512.557194.0234.854398272966.2
Opponents Totals48726855.020437997.814.264173.5153.129203359679.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Wallace Francis74101313.7428
Alfred Jenkins5085817.2573
William Andrews393097.9342
Jim Mitchell161187.4142
Lynn Cain1518112.1282
Haskel Stanback13896.8220
Bubba Bean1213711.4490
Alfred Jackson1115614.2230
Dennis Pearson711917.0400
James Mayberry7486.9190
Billy Ryckman45914.820t2
Bob Glazebrook12020.0200
Russ Mikeska11414.0140
Ray Strong166.060
Team Totals251312712.55719
Opponents Totals268379914.26417
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rolland Lawrence612020.0380
Tom Pridemore22010.0200
Ray Easterling252.550
Frank Reed200.000
Robert Pennywell13939.039t1
Rick Byas13434.0340
James Mayberry166.06t1
Team Totals1522414.939t2
Opponents Totals2336215.7542
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James83329639.7621412259295735.2
Team Totals84329639.2621412259295735.2
Opponents Totals73272137.35211314188227331.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Pearson12101159.6600
Billy Ryckman125726.0150
Dewey McClain1022.020
Bob Glazebrook10-1-1.0-10
Team Totals26151887.2600
Opponents Totals41262596.3310
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Pearson3057019.0290
Ray Strong1534322.9330
Tom Pridemore911112.3210
Lynn Cain714921.3320
Haskel Stanback610918.2240
James Mayberry44912.3160
Alfred Jackson12020.0200
Rick Byas11919.0190
Team Totals73137018.8330
Opponents Totals61131221.5890
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
William Andrews510100
Steve Bartkowski4000-10
Greg Brezina0001140
Rick Byas00022301
Lynn Cain200000
Wilson Faumuina0001100
Edgar Fields0001100
Wallace Francis310100
John James0010100
Alfred Jenkins100000
June Jones4000-10
Mike Kenn0020200
Fulton Kuykendall0001100
Mike Lewis0001100
James Mayberry111200
Dewey McClain0001100
Mike Moroski100000
Dennis Pearson400000
Robert Pennywell0003300
Tom Pridemore00011330
Paul Ryczek2101-210
Don Smith0001150
Haskel Stanback200000
Ray Strong200000
R.C. Thielemann0020200
Jeff Van Note00101160
Jeff Yeates0005500
Mike Zele0001100
Team Totals3121102030651
Opponents Totals35211220320
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