1968 Atlanta Falcons season

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1968 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Norb Hecker (0–3)
Norm Van Brocklin (2–9)
General manager Frank E. Wall
Owner Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 2–12
Division place 4th Coastal
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LB Tommy Nobis
Timeline
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< 1967 1969 >

The 1968 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's third year in the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1968 NFL Draft
1968 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Claude Humphrey *   Defensive end Tennessee State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1968 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 14, 1968 at Minnesota Vikings L 47–7
45,563
2 September 22, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 28–20
50,428
3 September 29, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–13
27,471
4 October 6, 1968 Green Bay Packers L 38–7
58,850
5 October 13, 1968 New York Giants W 24–21
49,962
6 October 20, 1968 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–14
54,443
7 October 27, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 30–7
67,723
8 November 3, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers L 41–21
47,727
9 November 10, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 17–10
53,979
10 November 17, 1968 at Chicago Bears W 16–13
44,214
11 November 24, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–12
43,246
12 December 1, 1968 at Baltimore Colts L 44–0
60,238
13 December 8, 1968 Detroit Lions L 24–7
49,437
14 December 15, 1968 San Francisco 49ers L 14–12
44,977

Standings[edit]

Coastal Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 13 1 0 .929 402 144
Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 .769 312 200
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 303 310
Atlanta Falcons 2 12 0 .143 170 389

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

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