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1983 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Dan Henning
Defensive BacksJack Christiansen
Running BacksSteve Crosby
Strength and ConditioningGeorge Dostal
Administrative AssistantSam Elliott
Special TeamsTed Fritsch
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineBob Fry
ReceiversBob Harrison
LinebackersBobby Jackson
Defensive CoordinatorJohn Marshall
Assistant Offensive LineGarry Puetz
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/4/1983AChicago Bears20-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field60165
Sat8/6/1983HWashington Redskins13-10WOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium46052
Sat8/13/1983ADenver Broncos10-21LDenver, COMile High Stadium73199
Sun9/11/1983HNew York Giants13-16LOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium52850
Sun9/18/1983ADetroit Lions30-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome54622
Sat8/20/1983ATampa Bay Buccaneers6-17LTampa, FLTampa Stadium57237
Sun9/25/1983ASan Francisco 49ers20-24LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park57814
Fri8/26/1983HBaltimore Colts10-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium37420
Sun10/2/1983HPhiladelphia Eagles24-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium50621
Sun10/9/1983HNew Orleans Saints17-19LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium51654
Sun10/16/1983ALos Angeles Rams21-27LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium50404
Sun10/23/1983ANew York Jets27-21WNew York, NYShea Stadium46878
Sun10/30/1983HNew England Patriots24-13WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47546
Sun11/6/1983ANew Orleans Saints10-27LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome67062
Mon11/14/1983HLos Angeles Rams13-36LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium31202
Sun11/20/1983HSan Francisco 49ers28-24WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium32782
Sun11/27/1983HGreen Bay Packers47-41WOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium35688
Sun12/4/1983AWashington Redskins21-37LWashington, DCRFK Stadium52074
Sat12/10/1983AMiami Dolphins24-31LMiami, FLOrange Bowl56725
Sun12/18/1983HBuffalo Bills31-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium31015
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 AndrewsRB6'021028Auburn1616
82Stacey BaileyWR6'016023San Jose State1512
10Steve BartkowskiQB6'421531California1414
69Dan BenishDE6'528023Clemson163
26James BrittS6'018523Louisiana State148
46Reggie BrownRB5'1121123Pasadena CC; Oregon20
66Warren BryantROT6'627028Kentucky1616
23Bobby ButlerLCB5'1117724Florida State1616
21Lynn CainRB6'120528East Los Angeles JC; Southern California160
88Arthur CoxTE6'227022Texas Southern169
89Willie CurranWR5'1017524UCLA160
50Buddy CurryRLB6'422225North Carolina1616
51Rich DixonLB6'223524California140
71Dan DufourOG6'528023UCLA160
58Dave FryeLB6'223022Santa Ana JC; Purdue162
34Blane GaisonS6'018525Hawaii160
1Ralph GiacomarroP6'119222Penn State160
36Bob GlazebrookRS6'120027Fresno CC; Fresno State168
52John HarperLB6'323023Southern Illinois130
30Steve HaworthCB5'1118922Oklahoma110
83Floyd HodgeWR6'019524Los Angeles Valley JC; Utah126
64Pat HowellOG6'525326Southern California20
85Alfred JacksonWR6'019028Texas44
84Alfred JenkinsWR5'1017231Morris Brown1010
81Billy JohnsonWR5'917031Widener161
37Kenny JohnsonRCB5'1017525Mississippi State1616
20Earl JonesCB6'017826Norfolk State160
78Mike KennLOT6'727827Michigan1616
54Fulton KuykendallMLB6'422630UCLA1414
70Ronnie LeeOT6'327227Baylor140
55Dave LevenickLB6'222224Wisconsin160
18Mick LuckhurstK6'118025St. Cloud State; California160
49Allama MatthewsH-BK6'323022Vanderbilt151
75Jeff MerrowRDE6'425030West Virginia1612
63Brett MillerOT6'729525Glendale CC; Iowa160
80Junior MillerH-BK6'424026Nebraska156
15Mike MoroskiQB6'420126California-Davis162
74Mike PittsRDE6'527823Alabama164
27Tom PridemoreLS5'1118627West Virginia1616
73Andrew ProvenceLDT6'328622South Carolina1612
59John RadeLLB6'124023Northern Arizona; Modesto JC; Boise State1611
56Al RichardsonLLB6'322226Georgia Tech55
42Gerald RiggsRB6'123223Arizona State140
33Bo RobinsonHB6'223027West Texas A&M129
77Doug RogersDE6'526823Stanford20
67Eric SandersOT6'728225Nevada-Reno150
61John ScullyROG6'627025Notre Dame1616
65Don SmithRDT6'526226Miami (Florida)1413
68R.C. ThielemannLOG6'426028Arkansas1616
43Tom TutsonCB6'117825South Carolina State100
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224737Kentucky1616
22Richard WilliamsRB6'020523Memphis140
79Jeff YeatesLDE6'325232Boston College1616
48Ben YoungTE6'422523Texas-Arlington116
63Mike ZeleLDT6'425027Kent State54
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Pitts116DEAlabama
James Britt243DBLouisiana State
Andrew Provence375DESouth Carolina
John Harper4102LBSouthern Illinois
Brett Miller5129TIowa
Anthony Allen6156WRWashington
Jeff Turk7183DBBoise State
John Rade8215LBBoise State
Ralph Giacomarro10268PPenn State
John Salley11295DBWyoming
Allama Matthews12322TEVanderbilt
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals25127681446
Opponents Totals69113991053
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:123251181901710822348.491464.390806
Opponents Totals29:48342139187169520247.061060.081710
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mick Luckhurst0434595.6172277.3094
William Andrews110000066
Gerald Riggs80000048
Stacey Bailey60000036
Billy Johnson50000030
Floyd Hodge40000024
Alfred Jackson30000018
Kenny Johnson20000012
Steve Bartkowski1000006
Lynn Cain1000006
Arthur Cox1000006
Blane Gaison1000006
Alfred Jenkins1000006
John Rade1000006
Ben Young1000006
Team Totals46434595.6172277.30370
Opponents Totals49444989.8172665.40389
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mick Luckhurst172277.30/04/54/59/110/1
Team Totals172277.30/04/54/59/110/1
Opponents Totals172665.42/28/105/61/51/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
William Andrews33115674.7277
Gerald Riggs1004374.440t8
Billy Johnson15835.5360
Lynn Cain19633.3481
Steve Bartkowski16382.4131
Ralph Giacomarro2136.5130
Mike Moroski2126.070
Bo Robinson393.070
Richard Williams155.050
Junior Miller122.020
Stacey Bailey2-5-2.500
Team Totals49222244.540t17
Opponents Totals49323094.778t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Bartkowski43227463.415331677.311.676t225.151.251348281997.6
Mike Moroski704564.3215758.212.850t22.945.744153475.6
Ralph Giacomarro11100.002323.023.02300.000.00023118.8
Floyd Hodge2150.002814.028.02800.0150.0002856.3
William Andrews100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Billy Johnson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals50732163.317637937.511.876t244.7102.055389340493.6
Opponents Totals49331363.516537347.611.961t285.7153.031217351792.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson6470911.147t4
William Andrews5960910.3404
Stacey Bailey5588116.0536
Alfred Jenkins3848712.8261
Floyd Hodge2528011.276t4
Gerald Riggs171498.8250
Junior Miller161257.8190
Alfred Jackson1322016.954t3
Bo Robinson121008.3150
Arthur Cox9839.2191
Ben Young67412.3191
Allama Matthews33712.3230
Lynn Cain3248.0110
Willie Curran11515.0150
Team Totals321379311.876t24
Opponents Totals313373411.961t28
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Pridemore45614.0250
Bobby Butler4123.0120
Bob Glazebrook33010.0250
Kenny Johnson25728.531t2
Al Richardson13838.0380
Earl Jones11919.0190
Team Totals1521214.1382
Opponents Totals10949.4260
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ralph Giacomarro70282340.3571818179248435.0
Team Totals71282339.8571818179248435.0
Opponents Totals67281242.0660412489224333.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson46448910.671t1
Team Totals46448910.671t1
Opponents Totals34121795.3220
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Richard Williams23046120.0340
Gerald Riggs17033019.4350
Kenny Johnson11022420.4280
Lynn Cain11020018.2240
Willie Curran202613.0160
Bob Glazebrook2000.000
Bobby Butler101717.0170
Team Totals670125818.8350
Opponents Totals60121220.2730
SACKSNOYDS
Mike Pitts7.0
Don Smith6.0
Jeff Yeates4.0
Buddy Curry4.0
Jeff Merrow3.0
John Rade1.5
Andrew Provence1.5
Mike Zele1.0
Fulton Kuykendall1.0
Dave Frye1.0
Dan Benish1.0
Team Totals31.0217.0
Opponents Totals55.0389.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
William Andrews620200
Stacey Bailey110100
Steve Bartkowski710100
Bobby Butler0001100
Lynn Cain100000
Arthur Cox100000
Willie Curran100000
Buddy Curry0001100
Dave Frye0002200
Blane Gaison00011641
Ralph Giacomarro110100
Bob Glazebrook101100
Billy Johnson420200
Kenny Johnson110100
Earl Jones0001100
Mike Kenn0010100
Fulton Kuykendall0001100
Allama Matthews0010100
Jeff Merrow0001100
Junior Miller100000
Mike Moroski200000
Mike Pitts00011260
Andrew Provence00011260
John Rade00022161
Gerald Riggs710100
Bo Robinson100000
R.C. Thielemann0001100
Richard Williams110100
Jeff Yeates0001100
Team Totals36241215271322
Opponents Totals26151119301
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