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1981 Atlanta Falcons (NFL)

2nd place • National Football Conference • Western Division • 7-9-0 .438
1981 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
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Head Coach: Leeman Bennett
Jerry GlanvilleDefensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Mike McDonnellAdministrative Assistant
John NorthOffensive Backs
Jimmy RayeWide Receivers
Doug ShivelyLinebackers
Jim StanleyDefensive Line
Bill WalshOffensive Line
Dick WoodQuarterbacks
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
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.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
William Andrews31FB6-021026Auburn1616
Steve Bartkowski10QB6-421529California1616
Warren Bryant66ROT6-627026Kentucky1110
Bobby Butler23LCB5-1117722Florida State1616
Lynn Cain21HB6-120526East Los Angeles JC; Southern California1616
Buddy Curry50RILB6-422223North Carolina1616
Paul Davis59LB6-121523North Carolina130
Tony Daykin55LB6-122026Georgia Tech160
Wilson Faumuina74RDE6-527527San Jose State166
Mickey Fitzgerald48RB6-223524Virginia Tech10
Wallace Francis89WR5-1119030Arkansas-Pine Bluff1616
Blane Gaison34CB-S6-018523Hawaii140
Bob Glazebrook36SS6-120025Fresno CC; Fresno State1616
Pat Howell64LOG6-525324Southern California162
Alfred Jackson85WR6-019026Texas160
John James6P6-319932Florida160
Alfred Jenkins84WR5-1017229Morris Brown1616
Kenny Johnson37RCB5-1017523Mississippi State1616
Earl Jones20CB6-017824Norfolk State160
June Jones14QB6-420028Oregon; Hawaii; Portland State40
Mike Kenn78LOT6-727825Michigan1616
Fulton Kuykendall54LILB6-422628UCLA1616
Jim Laughlin51ROLB6-121923Ohio State147
Mick Luckhurst18K6-118023St. Cloud State; California160
James Mayberry39RB5-1121024Colorado160
Jeff Merrow75RDE6-425028West Virginia1110
Russ Mikeska87TE6-322526Texas A&M160
Junior Miller80TE6-424024Nebraska1616
Tom Moriarty45S6-018328Bowling Green State90
Mike Moroski15QB6-420124UC Davis30
Neal Musser53LB6-221824Lees-McRae JC; North Carolina State70
Tom Pridemore27FS5-1118625West Virginia1616
Al Richardson56LOLB6-322224Georgia Tech1616
Bo Robinson33RB6-223025West Texas A&M150
Eric Sanders67ROT6-728223Nevada-Reno166
Dave Scott70LOG6-426528Kansas1414
John Scully61C6-627023Notre Dame160
Don Smith65NT6-526224Miami (Florida)1616
Reggie Smith16WR5-416825North Carolina Central150
Ray Strong25RB5-918425Contra Costa JC; Nevada-Las Vegas160
Matthew Teague72DE6-524023Prairie View A&M110
R.C. Thielemann68ROG6-425726Arkansas1616
Jeff Van Note57C6-224735Kentucky1616
Lyman White52ROLB6-021722Louisiana State161
Joel Williams58ROLB6-122225Peru State; Wisconsin-La Crosse108
Scott Woerner30CB-S6-019523Georgia160
Jeff Yeates79LDE6-325230Boston College1616
Mike Zele63DT6-425025Kent State140
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
125Bobby ButlerDBFlorida State
254Lyman WhiteLBLouisiana State
380Scott WoernerDBGeorgia
4109John ScullyCNotre Dame
5136Eric SandersTNevada-Reno
6164Harry StanbackDTNorth Carolina
8219Cliff ToneyDBAuburn
9245Calvin FanceRBRice
10274Bob MurphyDBOhio State
11301Keith ChappelleWRIowa
12330Mark McCantsDBTemple
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOTPTS
Team Totals71134951260426
Opponents Totals6415849813355
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals29:343181161762693/227 41.0%/ %90940
Opponents Totals30:26303941723773/218 33.5%/ %97804
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 GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mick Luckhurst213363.60471/27/78/125/110/1
Team Totals213363.60471/27/78/125/110/1
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 Bartkowski53329729721338297.212.970t305.6234.337287354279.2
Mike Moroski261212131325.111.02200.013.80013245.7
June Jones3221258.312.51400.000.0002592.4
John James100100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals56331131122839867.112.870t305.3244.337287369977.6
Opponents Totals56532232221839277.012.280305.3254.429239368877.8
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
SACKSNOYDS
Al Richardson10.5
Don Smith7.0
Jeff Yeates4.5
Joel Williams3.0
Wilson Faumuina2.5
Bob Glazebrook1.5
Team Totals29.0239.0
Opponents Totals37.0287.0
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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