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1985 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Dan Henning
Offensive LineLarry Beightol
Strength and ConditioningGeorge Dostal
Running BacksSam Elliott
Special TeamsTed Fritsch
ReceiversBob Harrison
LinebackersBobby Jackson
Defensive Assistant/Research and DevelopmentJoe Madden
Defensive CoordinatorJohn Marshall
Assistant Offensive LineGarry Puetz
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
Defensive BacksJack Stanton
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/8/1985HDetroit Lions27-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium37785
Sat8/10/1985HWashington Redskins14-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium30574
Sat8/17/1985ATampa Bay Buccaneers23-17WTampa, FLTampa Stadium34040
Sun9/15/1985ASan Francisco 49ers16-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58923
Sun9/22/1985HDenver Broncos28-44LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium37903
Sat8/24/1985AGreen Bay Packers24-28LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium49703
Sun9/29/1985ALos Angeles Rams6-17LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium49870
Fri8/30/1985HMiami Dolphins19-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium32768
Sun10/6/1985HSan Francisco 49ers17-38LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium44740
Sun10/13/1985ASeattle Seahawks26-30LSeattle, WAKingdome60430
Sun10/20/1985HNew Orleans Saints31-24WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium44784
Sun10/27/1985ADallas Cowboys10-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium57941
Sun11/3/1985HWashington Redskins10-44LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium42209
Sun11/10/1985APhiladelphia Eagles17-23LOTPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium63694
Sun11/17/1985HLos Angeles Rams30-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium29960
Sun11/24/1985AChicago Bears0-36LChicago, ILSoldier Field61769
Sun12/1/1985HLos Angeles Raiders24-34LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium20585
Sun12/8/1985AKansas City Chiefs10-38LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium18199
Sun12/15/1985HMinnesota Vikings14-13WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium14167
Sun12/22/1985ANew Orleans Saints16-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome37717
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
85Anthony AllenWR5'1118226Washington162
16David ArcherQB6'220823Snow JC; Iowa State1611
39Cliff AustinRB6'121025Clemson140
82Stacey BaileyWR6'016025San Jose State1513
10Steve BartkowskiQB6'421533California55
69Dan BenishRDT6'528025Clemson1616
87Cliff BensonTE6'424224Purdue1614
53Tom BensonLB6'223724Oklahoma161
26James BrittRCB6'018525Louisiana State22
89Charlie BrownWR5'1018227South Carolina State139
77Rick BryanLDE6'426523Oklahoma1616
23Bobby ButlerLCB5'1117726Florida State1616
25Scott CaseWS6'018123Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma1413
20Wendell CasonRCB5'1119722Oregon1414
88Arthur CoxTE6'227024Texas Southern1616
30David CroudipDB5'818527Ventura JC; San Diego State110
50Buddy CurryMLB6'422227North Carolina1614
3Rick DonnellyP6'019023Wyoming110
79Bill FralicROG6'528023Pittsburgh1514
58Dave FryeRLB6'223024Santa Ana JC; Purdue145
76Mike GannRDE6'526822Notre Dame1616
1Ralph GiacomarroP6'119224Penn State50
70Willard GoffDL6'426524Dodge City CC; Illinois; West Texas A&M70
33Tiger GreeneFS6'019423Western Carolina107
75Roy HarrisDT-DE6'226624Florida50
8Bob HollyQB6'220525Princeton40
71Glen HoweOT6'729824Southern Mississippi51
51Jeff JacksonLB6'123024Auburn111
81Billy JohnsonWR5'917033Widener168
27Kenny JohnsonSS5'1017527Mississippi State53
78Mike KennLOT6'727829Michigan1111
63Jeff KiewelLOG6'427025Arizona169
18Mick LuckhurstK6'118027St. Cloud State; California160
49Allama MatthewsTE6'323024Vanderbilt152
62Brett MillerROT6'729527Glendale CC; Iowa1212
64Joe PellegriniOG-C6'425228Harvard52
65Lawrence PillersDE6'325533Alcorn State90
74Mike PittsLDT6'527825Alabama1616
35Reggie PleasantCB5'1017523Clemson30
27Tom PridemoreS5'1118629West Virginia165
72Andrew ProvenceDE6'328624South Carolina160
59John RadeLLB6'124025Northern Arizona; Modesto JC; Boise State1614
55Wayne RadloffC6'527424Georgia150
56Al RichardsonRLB6'322228Georgia Tech1611
42Gerald RiggsRB6'123225Arizona State1616
67Eric SandersOT6'728227Nevada-Reno167
61John ScullyLOG6'627027Notre Dame88
29Sylvester StampsRB5'717724Jackson State20
96Johnny TaylorLB6'423524Wenatchee Valley JC; Hawaii155
66Chuck ThomasC6'328025Oklahoma40
22Sean ThomasDB5'1119023Sacramento CC; Texas Christian60
32Tim TyrrellRB6'120824Harper JC; Northern Illinois160
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224739Kentucky1616
36Danny WagonerDB5'1018026Kansas140
24Joe WashingtonRB5'1018232Oklahoma160
92Ronnie WashingtonLB6'124322Louisiana-Monroe161
45Ken WhisenhuntTE6'223723Georgia Tech160
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bill Fralic12TPittsburghfrom HOU/MIN
Mike Gann245DENotre Damefrom STL
Emile Harry489WRStanford
Reggie Pleasant6152DBClemsonfrom NO
Ashley Lee8201DBVirginia Tech
Ronnie Washington8215LBLouisiana-Monroefrom NE
Micah Moon9228LBNorth Carolina
Brent Martin10257CStanford
John Ayres11284DBIllinois
Ken Whisenhunt12313TEGeorgia Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals689033910
Opponents Totals45153891596
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:11296149132158623636.4122450.01261149
Opponents Totals26:493291121813610021746.191656.397738
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mick Luckhurst02929100.0243177.40101
Gerald Riggs100000060
Billy Johnson50000030
Anthony Allen20000012
David Archer20000012
Charlie Brown20000012
Arthur Cox20000012
Joe Washington20000012
Cliff Austin1000006
Mike Gann1000006
Bob Holly1000006
Allama Matthews1000006
John Rade1000006
Rick Bryan011100.00001
Team Totals303030100.0243177.40282
Opponents Totals57555698.2172373.92452
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mick Luckhurst243177.40/07/98/108/111/1
Team Totals243177.40/07/98/`08/111/1
Opponents Totals172373.90/03/47/96/91/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald Riggs39717194.35010
David Archer703475.029t2
Joe Washington522104.0141
Cliff Austin201105.5170
Tom Pridemore14848.0480
Bob Holly33612.020t1
Steve Bartkowski591.850
Ken Whisenhunt133.030
Stacey Bailey1-3-3.0-30
Rick Donnelly2-5-2.500
Billy Johnson8-8-1.060
Team Totals56024664.45014
Opponents Totals43720524.766t24
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
David Archer31216151.613419926.412.462t72.2175.443312168056.5
Steve Bartkowski1116962.2417386.610.762t54.510.91815858092.8
Bob Holly392461.5132957.612.34412.625.186123472.1
Team Totals46225455.018830256.511.962t132.8204.369531249466.5
Opponents Totals53528954.022441297.714.399t326.0224.142331379882.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson6283013.462t5
Joe Washington373288.9341
Arthur Cox3345413.862t2
Gerald Riggs332678.1440
Stacey Bailey3036412.1310
Charlie Brown2441217.2482
Anthony Allen1420714.837t2
Cliff Benson10373.760
Allama Matthews7578.1151
Ken Whisenhunt34816.0290
Cliff Austin12121.0210
Team Totals254302511.962t13
Opponents Totals289412914.399t32
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Butler5-4-0.800
Scott Case47819.5470
Wendell Cason33010.0220
Tom Pridemore24522.5360
John Rade24221.038t1
Tiger Greene22713.5270
Dave Frye12020.0200
James Britt188.080
Mike Pitts111.010
Buddy Curry100.000
Team Totals2224711.2471
Opponents Totals201728.6320
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rick Donnelly59257443.6680518260221437.5
Ralph Giacomarro29115739.95202115796033.1
Mick Luckhurst12626.02600102626.0
Team Totals89375742.2680720417320036.0
Opponents Totals69289942.07501110223245635.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Anthony Allen2181416.7230
Billy Johnson100828.2180
Team Totals3182237.2230
Opponents Totals52104178.0320
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Austin3983821.594t1
Danny Wagoner1326220.2340
Anthony Allen814017.5260
Sylvester Stamps48922.3320
Ken Whisenhunt4338.3140
Kenny Johnson12020.0200
Tim Tyrrell11313.0130
Allama Matthews11111.0110
Ronnie Washington100.000
Team Totals72140619.594t1
Opponents Totals62113518.3370
SACKSNOYDS
Rick Bryan7.5
Mike Pitts7.0
John Rade5.0
Mike Gann4.5
Dave Frye4.0
Al Richardson3.5
Dan Benish3.5
Lawrence Pillers2.0
Tom Benson1.5
Johnny Taylor1.0
Andrew Provence1.0
Scott Case1.0
Ronnie Washington0.5
Team Totals42.0331.0
Opponents Totals69.0531.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Anthony Allen0010100
David Archer920200
Stacey Bailey100000
Steve Bartkowski3101-80
Dan Benish0001100
Tom Benson0020200
Rick Bryan0000040
Scott Case00011130
Wendell Cason0002220
David Croudip0001100
Rick Donnelly0010100
Dave Frye00011130
Mike Gann00011421
Bob Holly100000
Billy Johnson400000
Jeff Kiewel0020200
Mike Pitts101160
Eric Sanders1000-230
Johnny Taylor0001100
Tim Tyrrell100000
Danny Wagoner0001100
Joe Washington110100
Ronnie Washington101100
Ken Whisenhunt0001100
Team Totals2313101222491
Opponents Totals1812610161
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