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1981 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Leeman Bennett
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksJerry Glanville
Administrative AssistantMike McDonnell
Offensive BacksJohn North
Wide ReceiversJimmy Raye
LinebackersDoug Shively
Defensive LineJim Stanley
Offensive LineBill Walsh
QuarterbacksDick Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/1/1981NCleveland Browns10-24LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium23921
Sat8/8/1981AOakland Raiders16-17LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum42697
Sat8/15/1981HNew York Jets21-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium51163
Sat8/22/1981AMinnesota Vikings19-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium42908
Fri8/28/1981HTampa Bay Buccaneers27-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53688
Sun9/6/1981HNew Orleans Saints27-0WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57406
Sun9/13/1981AGreen Bay Packers31-17WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55382
Sun9/20/1981HSan Francisco 49ers34-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56653
Sun9/27/1981ACleveland Browns17-28LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium78283
Mon10/5/1981APhiladelphia Eagles13-16LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium71488
Sun10/11/1981HLos Angeles Rams35-37LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57841
Sun10/18/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals41-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium51428
Sun10/25/1981HNew York Giants24-27LOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium60749
Sun11/1/1981ANew Orleans Saints41-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome63637
Sun11/8/1981ASan Francisco 49ers14-17LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59127
Sun11/15/1981HPittsburgh Steelers20-34LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57485
Mon11/23/1981HMinnesota Vikings31-30WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium60749
Sun11/29/1981AHouston Oilers31-27WHouston, TXAstrodome40201
Sun12/6/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers23-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium69221
Mon12/14/1981ALos Angeles Rams16-21LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium57054
Sun12/20/1981HCincinnati Bengals28-30LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium35972
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31William AndrewsFB6-021026Auburn1616
10Steve BartkowskiQB6-421529California1616
66Warren BryantROT6-627026Kentucky1110
23Bobby ButlerLCB5-1117722Florida State1616
21Lynn CainHB6-120526East Los Angeles JC; Southern California1616
50Buddy CurryRILB6-422223North Carolina1616
59Paul DavisLB6-121523North Carolina130
55Tony DaykinLB6-122026Georgia Tech160
74Wilson FaumuinaRDE6-527527San Jose State166
48Mickey FitzgeraldRB6-223524Virginia Tech10
89Wallace FrancisWR5-1119030Arkansas-Pine Bluff1616
34Blane GaisonCB-S6-018523Hawaii140
36Bob GlazebrookSS6-120025Fresno CC; Fresno State1616
64Pat HowellLOG6-525324Southern California162
85Alfred JacksonWR6-019026Texas160
6John JamesP6-319932Florida160
84Alfred JenkinsWR5-1017229Morris Brown1616
37Kenny JohnsonRCB5-1017523Mississippi State1616
20Earl JonesCB6-017824Norfolk State160
14June JonesQB6-420028Oregon; Hawaii; Portland State40
78Mike KennLOT6-727825Michigan1616
54Fulton KuykendallLILB6-422628UCLA1616
51Jim LaughlinROLB6-122223Ohio State147
18Mick LuckhurstK6-118023St. Cloud State; California160
39James MayberryRB5-1121024Colorado160
75Jeff MerrowRDE6-425028West Virginia1110
87Russ MikeskaTE6-322526Texas A&M160
80Junior MillerTE6-424024Nebraska1616
45Tom MoriartyS6-018328Bowling Green State90
15Mike MoroskiQB6-420124California-Davis30
53Neal MusserLB6-221824Lees-McRae JC; North Carolina State70
27Tom PridemoreFS5-1118625West Virginia1616
56Al RichardsonLOLB6-322224Georgia Tech1616
33Bo RobinsonRB6-223025West Texas A&M150
67Eric SandersROT6-728223Nevada-Reno166
70Dave ScottLOG6-426528Kansas1414
61John ScullyC6-627023Notre Dame160
65Don SmithNT6-526224Miami (Florida)1616
16Reggie SmithWR5-416825North Carolina Central150
25Ray StrongRB5-918425Contra Costa JC; Nevada-Las Vegas160
72Matthew TeagueDE6-524023Prairie View A&M110
68R.C. ThielemannROG6-426026Arkansas1616
57Jeff Van NoteC6-224735Kentucky1616
52Lyman WhiteROLB6-021722Louisiana State161
58Joel WilliamsROLB6-122625Peru State; Wisconsin-LaCrosse108
30Scott WoernerCB-S6-019523Georgia160
79Jeff YeatesLDE6-325230Boston College1616
63Mike ZeleDT6-425025Kent State140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bobby Butler125DBFlorida State
Lyman White254LBLouisiana State
Scott Woerner380DBGeorgia
John Scully4109CNotre Dame
Eric Sanders5136TNevada-Reno
Harry Stanback6164DTNorth Carolina
Cliff Toney8219DBAuburn
Calvin Fance9245RBRice
Bob Murphy10274DBOhio State
Keith Chappelle11301WRIowa
Mark McCants12330DBTemple
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals71134951260
Opponents Totals6415849813
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:34318116176269322741.090940
Opponents Totals30:2630394172377321833.597804
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mick Luckhurst05151100.0213363.60114
Alfred Jenkins130000078
William Andrews120000072
Alfred Jackson70000042
Lynn Cain60000036
Wallace Francis50000030
Junior Miller30000018
Kenny Johnson20000012
Buddy Curry1000006
Fulton Kuykendall1000006
Tom Pridemore1000006
Joel Williams1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals52515298.1213363.60426
Opponents Totals43414395.3182962.11355
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mick Luckhurst213363.61/27/78/125/110/1
Team Totals213363.61/27/78/125/110/1
Opponents Totals182962.10/08/103/97/90/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
William Andrews28913014.52910
Lynn Cain1565423.5354
James Mayberry18663.7110
Bo Robinson9242.750
Mike Moroski3175.7140
Wallace Francis188.08t1
Ray Strong362.030
Alfred Jackson252.550
Tony Daykin122.020
Steve Bartkowski1120.250
June Jones1-1-1.0-10
John James1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals49519654.03515
Opponents Totals45916663.64310
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Bartkowski53329755.721338297.212.970t305.6234.337287354279.2
Mike Moroski261246.2131325.111.02200.013.80013245.7
June Jones3266.71258.312.51400.000.0002592.4
John James100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals56331155.222839867.112.870t305.3244.337287369977.6
Opponents Totals56532257.021839277.012.280305.3254.429239368877.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
William Andrews817359.170t2
Alfred Jenkins70135819.46713
Lynn Cain554217.7282
Alfred Jackson3760416.3496
Junior Miller3239812.4373
Wallace Francis3044114.7364
James Mayberry341.360
Russ Mikeska2168.0110
Ray Strong199.090
Team Totals311398612.870t30
Opponents Totals322392712.28030
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Pridemore722131.6101t1
Bobby Butler58617.2410
Kenny Johnson33511.7230
Earl Jones24221.0390
Bob Glazebrook22110.5180
Buddy Curry13535.035t1
Joel Williams12525.0250
Fulton Kuykendall12020.020t1
Al Richardson199.090
Blane Gaison100.000
Neal Musser100.000
Team Totals2549419.8101t3
Opponents Totals2430112.5940
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James87354340.7621513577286632.6
Team Totals88354340.3621513577286632.6
Opponents Totals96405042.26601117383344735.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Scott Woerner33162788.4380
Reggie Smith123998.3530
Kenny Johnson4061.540
Tom Pridemore1000.000
Team Totals50193837.7530
Opponents Totals59105779.884t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Reggie Smith470114324.3520
Scott Woerner10021021.0270
Blane Gaison304314.3240
James Mayberry202311.5150
Team Totals620141922.9520
Opponents Totals67128619.2670
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
William Andrews1200000
Steve Bartkowski4303-10
Lynn Cain320200
Wilson Faumuina0001100
Wallace Francis111200
Blane Gaison0001100
Bob Glazebrook00011220
Alfred Jackson0010101
Alfred Jenkins300000
Kenny Johnson1022552
Mike Kenn0010100
Fulton Kuykendall0001100
Jim Laughlin0001100
James Mayberry100000
Tom Moriarty0001100
Tom Pridemore00033240
Don Smith0003320
Reggie Smith410100
Ray Strong112300
R.C. Thielemann0020200
Jeff Van Note1101-200
Joel Williams00022571
Scott Woerner0001100
Jeff Yeates0001100
Team Totals31181321341394
Opponents Totals43211817350
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