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1997 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
LinebackersDon Blackmon
Assistant Head CoachRich Brooks
QuarterbacksJack Burns
Tight EndsJames Daniel
Special TeamsJoe DeCamillis
Assistant Strength and ConditioningTim Jorgensen
SecondaryRon Meeks
Strength and ConditioningAl Miller
Assistant Head CoachHarold Richardson
Offensive Coordinator/Running BacksGeorge Sefcik
Offensive LineArt Shell
Defensive Quality ControlBrian Xanders
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/1/1997ADetroit Lions17-20LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome40425
Sat8/9/1997HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-12WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome34219
Sat8/16/1997HWashington Redskins31-35LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome37984
Fri8/22/1997AJacksonville Jaguars17-26LJacksonville, FLALLTEL Stadium67743
Sun8/31/1997ADetroit Lions17-28LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome61244
Sun9/7/1997HCarolina Panthers6-9LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome51829
Sun9/14/1997HOakland Raiders31-36LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome47922
Sun9/21/1997ASan Francisco 49ers7-34LSan Francisco, CA3Com Park60404
Sun9/28/1997HDenver Broncos21-29LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome48211
Sun10/12/1997ANew Orleans Saints23-17WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65619
Sun10/19/1997HSan Francisco 49ers28-35LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome53378
Sun10/26/1997ACarolina Panthers12-21LCharlotte, NCEricsson Stadium54675
Sun11/2/1997HSt. Louis Rams34-31WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome36583
Sun11/9/1997HTampa Bay Buccaneers10-31LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome46018
Sun11/16/1997ASt. Louis Rams27-21WSt. Louis, MOTrans World Dome64299
Sun11/23/1997HNew Orleans Saints20-3WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome48620
Sun11/30/1997ASeattle Seahawks24-17WSeattle, WAKingdome52584
Sun12/7/1997ASan Diego Chargers14-3WSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium46317
Sun12/14/1997HPhiladelphia Eagles20-17WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome42866
Sun12/21/1997AArizona Cardinals26-29LTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium32003
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
71Scott AdamsOG-OT6'631531Georgia60
5Morten AndersenK6'222137Michigan State160
32Jamal AndersonHB5'1123525Moorpark JC; Utah1615
92Lester ArchambeauLDE6'527530Stanford1616
47Chris BayneS6'020522San Bernardino Valley JC; Fresno State130
97Cornelius BennettLLB6'223732Alabama1616
3Scott BentleyK5'1120523Florida State20
43Juran BoldenCB6'220523Mississippi Delta CC141
20Michael BookerCB6'220122Nebraska153
23Ronnie BradfordRCB5'1019427Colorado1614
51David BrandonLB6'423132Memphis44
34Ray BuchananLCB5'919026Louisville1616
91John BurroughDE6'527525Washington State; Wyoming161
25Devin BushFS5'1121024Florida State1616
12Chris ChandlerQB6'422532Washington1414
44Bob ChristianFB5'1023229Northwestern1612
68Calvin CollinsC6'230823Texas A&M1513
94Henri CrockettRLB6'224223Florida State1610
76Antone DavisOT6'432730Tennessee33
99Nathan DavisDE6'531223Indiana20
72Scott DavisOG6'329227Iowa22
45Gary DownsRB6'121125North Carolina State160
75Shane DronettDT6'629626Texas161
87Bert EmanuelWR5'1018027UCLA; Rice1616
65Roman FortinC6'529530Oregon State; San Diego State33
53Jamal FountaineLB6'224126Washington30
13Tony GrazianiQB6'220224Oregon31
28Harold GreenRB6'222229South Carolina161
27Donovan GreerCB5'917823Texas A&M10
98Travis HallLDT6'529525Brigham Young1616
54Ruffin HamiltonLB6'123726Tulane120
24Byron HanspardRB5'1019921Texas Tech160
84Mercury HayesWR5'1119524Michigan20
82Michael HaynesWR6'018232Eastern Arizona JC; Northern Arizona120
89Todd KinchenWR5'1118728Louisiana State160
85Brian KozlowskiTE6'325227Connecticut165
81Terance MathisWR5'1018530New Mexico1616
22Lenny McGillCB6'120226Arizona State150
55Nate MillerOT6'331026Louisiana State130
93Dan OwensRDT6'328230Southern California1515
96Anthony PleasantDE6'527929Tennessee State110
88O.J. SantiagoTE6'726523Kent State1111
52Craig SauerLB6'123825Minnesota161
49Brian SaxtonTE6'626525Boston College30
67Adam SchreiberC6'428835Texas160
84Freddie ScottWR5'1018923Penn State20
42Chris ShellingS5'1018025Auburn20
90Chuck SmithRDE6'226228Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Tennessee1615
86Ed SmithTE6'425328none51
4Dan StryzinskiP6'220032Indiana160
50Eddie SutterLB6'323928Northwestern160
61Robbie TobeckLOG6'429827Kilgore JC; Washington State1615
11Billy Joe TolliverQB6'121731Texas Tech61
58Jessie TuggleMLB5'1123032Valdosta State1615
83Ed WestTE6'124536Auburn123
35William WhiteSS5'1019831Ohio State1616
70Bob WhitfieldLOT6'530926Stanford1616
69Gene WilliamsROG6'231529Iowa State1515
77Matt WilligROT6'831528Southern California1613
48Marcus WimberlyS5'1119223Miami (Florida)60
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Michael Booker111DBNebraskafrom CHIB/SEA
Nathan Davis232DEIndiana
Byron Hanspard241RBTexas Techfrom SEA
O.J. Santiago370TEKent Statefrom SEA
Henri Crockett4100LBFlorida Statefrom BAL/SEA
Marcus Wimberly5133DBMiami (Florida)
Calvin Collins6180CTexas A&Mfrom WAS
Tony Graziani7204QBOregon
Chris Bayne7222DBFresno Statefrom WAS
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals58979966
Opponents Totals7011872101
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:2928188168257421035.281361.5101773
Opponents Totals28:3127476180187821336.6101283.3115872
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Morten Andersen03535100.000232785.20104
Jamal Anderson10000000060
Bert Emanuel9000000054
Terance Mathis6000000036
Byron Hanspard3000000018
O.J. Santiago2000000012
Bob Christian100000006
Harold Green100000006
Michael Haynes100000006
Todd Kinchen100000006
Brian Kozlowski100000006
Ed West100000006
Billy Joe Tolliver000010000
Team Totals363535100.001232785.20320
Opponents Totals453939100.046142070.01361
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Morten Andersen232785.21/110/107/73/62/3
Team Totals232785.21/110/107/73/62/3
Opponents Totals142070.00/02/310/101/51/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Jamal Anderson29010023.539754303
Byron Hanspard533356.37709432
Chris Chandler431583.719011007
Harold Green36782.22217100
Terance Mathis33511.71603000
Tony Graziani3196.31001000
Bob Christian781.1301001
Billy Joe Tolliver781.11202003
Team Totals44216433.7778888316
Opponents Totals40916664.161t187611410
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Chris Chandler34220259.113326927.913.356205.872.039261243112834895.1
Billy Joe Tolliver1156354.8516856.010.947t54.310.914104581365183.4
Tony Graziani23730.414411.85.91300.028.717343003.7
Jamal Anderson4125.02276.827.027t125.0125.0002711055.2
Team Totals48427356.420034457.112.656265.4112.354372307316840987.2
Opponents Totals49627555.420337947.613.882244.8183.6553543440180431681.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Bert Emanuel6599115.2569491232
Terance Mathis6280212.949642530
Harold Green2936012.447013610
Jamal Anderson292849.847t315211
Bob Christian221547.01916002
O.J. Santiago1721712.830215301
Todd Kinchen1626616.653t110610
Michael Haynes1215412.824t17200
Brian Kozlowski79914.12915200
Ed West7639.02313100
Byron Hanspard6538.82113100
Ed Smith122.0200000
Team Totals273344512.656261684096
Opponents Totals275379413.8822418043162
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Buchanan5499.8310
Ronnie Bradford492.390
Michael Booker3165.3100
Dan Owens11414.0140
William White11111.0110
Lenny McGill177.070
Devin Bush144.040
Chuck Smith144.040
Lester Archambeau100.000
Team Totals181146.3310
Opponents Totals1112411.338t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Dan Stryzinski89349839.35709205955326336.7
Team Totals89349839.35709205955326336.7
Opponents Totals90383542.6591625483323235.9
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Todd Kinchen52134468.6380305
Ray Buchanan013737L0100
Team Totals52144839.3380405
Opponents Totals2145552.62400
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Morten Andersen63412565.511741972042
Scott Bentley746266.0007147000
Dan Stryzinski421754.300448000
Team Totals74480464.9117521167042
Opponents Totals5111982
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Byron Hanspard40098724.799t22131
Juran Bolden5010621.2340200
Brian Kozlowski204924.5260200
Harold Green102323.0230100
Todd Kinchen101818.0180000
Dan Owens1099.090000
John Burrough1066.060000
Team Totals510119823.599t22631
Opponents Totals520116722.4430
SACKSNOYDS
Chuck Smith12.0
Travis Hall10.5
Lester Archambeau8.5
Dan Owens8.0
Cornelius Bennett7.0
Shane Dronett3.0
Henri Crockett2.0
Jessie Tuggle1.5
David Brandon1.0
John Burrough1.0
Anthony Pleasant0.5
Team Totals55.0354.0
Opponents Totals54.0372.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jamal Anderson410100
Lester Archambeau0003300
Cornelius Bennett0001100
Devin Bush0001100
Chris Chandler9303-180
Bob Christian310100
Henri Crockett0001100
Antone Davis0010100
Bert Emanuel211200
Harold Green0010100
Travis Hall0001100
Byron Hanspard320200
Todd Kinchen520200
Dan Owens101120
O.J. Santiago100000
Craig Sauer0001100
Robbie Tobeck0010100
Billy Joe Tolliver610100
Gene Williams0020200
Team Totals3418161026-160
Opponents Totals27101413272
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