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1986 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-8-1 .469
Head Coach: Dan Henning
Offensive LineLarry Beightol
Defensive LineTommy Brasher
Defensive BacksFred Bruney
LinebackersChuck Clausen
Strength and ConditioningGeorge Dostal
Running BacksSam Elliott
Special TeamsTed Fritsch
ReceiversBob Harrison
Tight Ends/H-BacksBobby Jackson
Defensive AssistantJoe Madden
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/7/1986ANew Orleans Saints31-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome67950
Wed8/6/1986HNew York Giants31-24WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium25445
Sat8/16/1986ATampa Bay Buccaneers20-17WTampa, FLTampa Stadium28797
Sun9/14/1986HSt. Louis Cardinals33-13WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium46463
Sun9/21/1986ADallas Cowboys37-35WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62880
Sat8/23/1986HCleveland Browns21-27LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium33637
Sun9/28/1986ATampa Bay Buccaneers23-20WOTTampa, FLTampa Stadium38950
Fri8/29/1986AWashington Redskins21-29LWashington, DCRFK Stadium52619
Sun10/5/1986HPhiladelphia Eagles0-16LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57104
Sun10/12/1986HLos Angeles Rams26-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58637
Sun10/19/1986HSan Francisco 49ers10-10TOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55306
Sun10/26/1986ALos Angeles Rams7-14LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium56993
Sun11/2/1986ANew England Patriots17-25LFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium60597
Sun11/9/1986HNew York Jets14-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53476
Sun11/16/1986HChicago Bears10-13LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55520
Sun11/23/1986ASan Francisco 49ers0-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58747
Sun11/30/1986AMiami Dolphins20-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl53762
Sun12/7/1986HIndianapolis Colts23-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium30397
Sun12/14/1986HNew Orleans Saints9-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium39994
Sun12/21/1986ADetroit Lions20-6WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome35255
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 AllenWR5'1118227Washington52
31William AndrewsRB6'021031Auburn150
16David ArcherQB6'220824Snow JC; Iowa State1111
39Cliff AustinRB6'121026Clemson151
82Stacey BaileyWR6'016026San Jose State61
41Tony BakerRB5'1019022East Carolina20
69Dan BenishNT6'528026Clemson50
26James BrittCB6'018526Louisiana State162
52Aaron BrownLB6'223830Ohio State160
89Charlie BrownWR5'1018228South Carolina State1615
77Rick BryanRDE6'426524Oklahoma1616
23Bobby ButlerLCB5'1117727Florida State77
10Scott CampbellQB6'019524Purdue10
25Scott CaseRCB6'018124Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma1615
75Tony CasillasNT6'327923Oklahoma1616
20Wendell CasonSS5'1119723Oregon166
28Bret ClarkWS6'319825Nebraska1616
56Joe CostelloLB6'324526Central Connecticut State140
88Arthur CoxTE6'227025Texas Southern1615
30David CroudipCB-S5'818528Ventura JC; San Diego State157
50Buddy CurryLILB6'422228North Carolina1616
86Floyd DixonWR5'917022Stephen F. Austin State1612
3Rick DonnellyP6'019024Wyoming160
73Jamie DukesOG6'127522Florida State144
46Herman EdwardsCB6'019232California; Monterey Peninsula JC; California; San Diego State30
79Bill FralicROG6'528024Pittsburgh1616
76Mike GannLDE6'526823Notre Dame1616
99Tim GreenLB6'224523Syracuse111
6Ali Haji-SheikhK6'017225Michigan60
68Dennis HarrisonDE6'828030Vanderbilt110
71Glen HoweOT6'729825Southern Mississippi73
81Billy JohnsonWR5'917034Widener40
37Kenny JohnsonS5'1017528Mississippi State72
84Joey JonesWR5'816524Alabama112
78Mike KennLOT6'727830Michigan1616
18Mick LuckhurstK6'118028St. Cloud State; California100
83Aubrey MatthewsWR5'716524Gulf Coast JC; Delta State40
87Ron MiddletonTE-WR6'225221Auburn163
62Brett MillerROT6'729528Glendale CC; Iowa87
34Robert MooreSS5'1119022Northwestern State (Louisiana)169
64Joe PellegriniLOG6'425229Harvard81
53Ray PhillipsLB6'324022North Carolina State10
74Mike PittsNT6'527826Alabama160
72Andrew ProvenceDE6'328625South Carolina160
59John RadeRILB6'124026Northern Arizona; Modesto JC; Boise State1515
55Wayne RadloffC6'527425Georgia1616
42Gerald RiggsRB6'123226Arizona State1615
67Eric SandersOT6'728228Nevada-Reno83
14Turk SchonertQB6'119629Stanford85
61John ScullyLOG6'627028Notre Dame1414
29Sylvester StampsRB5'717725Jackson State140
96Johnny TaylorLB6'423525Wenatchee Valley JC; Hawaii52
21Jimmy TurnerCB6'018727UCLA60
32Tim TyrrellRB6'120825Harper JC; Northern Illinois30
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224740Kentucky160
45Ken WhisenhuntTE-HBK6'223724Georgia Tech1614
51Reggie WilkesLOLB6'424230Georgia Tech1616
54Joel WilliamsROLB6'122630Peru State; Wisconsin-LaCrosse1514
35Keith WilliamsRB5'1017322Missouri State120
22Dennis WoodberryCB5'1018325Southern Arkansas70
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tony Casillas12NTOklahoma
Tim Green117LBSyracusefrom WAS
Floyd Dixon6154WRStephen F. Austin Statefrom CLE/BUF
Keith Williams6159RBMissouri Statefrom WAS
Kevin Hudgens8197DEIdaho State
Kevin Starks9224TEMinnesota
Tony Baker10252RBEast Carolina
Chris Hegg11280QBTruman State
Steve Griffin12308WRPurdue
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals745164883
Opponents Totals3413148670
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals32:35305149137198523536.2152560.099763
Opponents Totals27:25268111139187420735.761154.5106834
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mick Luckhurst02121100.0142458.3063
Gerald Riggs90000054
Ali Haji-Sheikh07887.591275.0034
Charlie Brown40000024
Ken Whisenhunt30000018
Anthony Allen20000012
Floyd Dixon20000012
William Andrews1000006
Cliff Austin1000006
James Britt1000006
Bobby Butler1000006
Arthur Cox1000006
Mike Pitts1000006
Turk Schonert1000006
Sylvester Stamps1000006
Joel Williams1000006
Keith Williams1000006
Mike Gann0000012
Rick Donnelly011100.00001
Team Totals30293096.7233663.91280
Opponents Totals34313491.2152657.70280
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ali Haji-Sheikh91275.01/13/32/43/30/1
Mick Luckhurst142458.31/11/25/77/110/3
Team Totals233663.92/24/57/1110/140/4
Opponents Totals152657.70/05/78/102/60/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald Riggs34313273.9319
David Archer522985.7220
Cliff Austin622804.5221
Sylvester Stamps302207.3480
William Andrews522144.1131
Floyd Dixon11676.1230
Billy Johnson6254.2100
Ken Whisenhunt12020.0200
Keith Williams3186.080
Aubrey Matthews11212.0120
Turk Schonert11121.171
Bret Clark284.060
Scott Campbell177.070
Joey Jones177.070
Stacey Bailey166.060
Tony Baker133.030
Team Totals57825244.44812
Opponents Totals48519164.02810
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
David Archer29415051.013520076.813.465103.493.134249175871.6
Turk Schonert1549561.75110326.710.94142.685.22120682668.4
Scott Campbell3133.3272.37.0700.000.019-242.4
Gerald Riggs100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals45224654.418930466.712.465143.1173.856464258270.2
Opponents Totals45324153.219031697.013.185194.2224.926177299269.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Brown6391814.6424
Floyd Dixon4261714.7652
Arthur Cox2430112.5491
Gerald Riggs241365.7110
Sylvester Stamps2022111.139t1
Ken Whisenhunt201849.223t3
Keith Williams1216413.732t1
Anthony Allen1015615.6322
Joey Jones714120.1410
Billy Johnson6579.5270
Ron Middleton6315.280
William Andrews5357.0140
Stacey Bailey33913.0210
Cliff Austin3217.090
Aubrey Matthews12525.0250
Team Totals246304612.46514
Opponents Totals241316913.18519
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bret Clark59418.8340
Scott Case44110.3410
David Croudip23517.5290
Joel Williams2189.014t1
Dennis Woodberry2147.090
Reggie Wilkes2115.5100
Bobby Butler13333.033t1
Buddy Curry13232.0320
Wendell Cason11010.0100
John Rade166.060
Robert Moore100.000
Team Totals2229413.4412
Opponents Totals1719811.6301
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rick Donnelly78342143.9711919477276435.0
Team Totals79342143.3711919477276435.0
Opponents Totals83343641.4610922292296435.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Floyd Dixon2631515.8160
Billy Johnson888710.9300
Joey Jones71365.1140
Anthony Allen20105.090
Sylvester Stamps1088.080
Team Totals44122926.6300
Opponents Totals471247710.281t3
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Sylvester Stamps2451421.4350
Keith Williams1425518.2320
Cliff Austin712017.1250
William Andrews47117.8220
Aubrey Matthews34214.0200
David Croudip12020.0200
Floyd Dixon11313.0130
Team Totals54103519.2350
Opponents Totals59119020.2480
SACKSNOYDS
Rick Bryan7.0
Mike Gann5.5
Mike Pitts5.5
Joe Costello2.0
Tony Casillas1.0
Bret Clark1.0
Dennis Harrison1.0
Robert Moore1.0
John Rade1.0
(Team)1.0
Team Totals26.0177.0
Opponents Totals56.0464.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Anthony Allen110100
William Andrews0010100
David Archer8101-30
Cliff Austin101100
James Britt00022731
Charlie Brown100000
Tony Casillas0001100
Wendell Cason0001100
Bret Clark0002200
Arthur Cox120200
Buddy Curry0001100
Floyd Dixon320200
Jamie Dukes0010100
Mike Gann00033120
Dennis Harrison0001100
Brett Miller0010100
Mike Pitts00022221
Wayne Radloff00101-30
Gerald Riggs610100
Turk Schonert5101-20
John Scully0020200
Sylvester Stamps410100
Keith Williams100000
Team Totals3116151429992
Opponents Totals30141416300
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