1975 Atlanta Falcons season

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1975 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Marion Campbell
General manager Pat Peppler
Owner Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's tenth year in the National Football League (NFL). With the first overall pick of the NFL draft, the Falcons selected quarterback Steve Bartkowski out of the University of California.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1975 NFL Draft
1975 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Steve Bartkowski *  Quarterback California
‹See Tfm›      Made roster  ‹See Tfm›  *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1975 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at St. Louis Cardinals L 23–20
42,172
2 September 28, 1975 Detroit Lions L 17–14
45,218
3 October 5, 1975 New Orleans Saints W 14–7
29,444
4 October 12, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers W 17–3
44,043
5 October 19, 1975 at Los Angeles Rams L 22–7
64,843
6 October 26, 1975 Cincinnati Bengals L 21–14
45,811
7 November 2, 1975 at New Orleans Saints L 23–7
49,342
8 November 9, 1975 at Minnesota Vikings L 38–0
43,751
9 November 16, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 16–7
44,595
10 November 23, 1975 Denver Broncos W 35–21
28,686
11 November 30, 1975 at Oakland Raiders L 37–34
50,860
12 December 7, 1975 Washington Redskins L 30–27
52,809
13 December 14, 1975 San Francisco 49ers W 31–9
38,501
14 December 21, 1975 at Green Bay Packers L 22–13
56,267

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(2) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 312 135 W6
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 3–3 4–7 255 286 L4
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 3–3 3–8 240 289 L1
New Orleans Saints 2 12 0 .143 1–5 2–9 165 360 L7

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 6 7 0 20
Cardinals 7 6 0 10 23

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • STL – Jim Bakken 22-yard field goal – Cardinals 10–7
  • ATL – Dave Hampton 6-yard run (kick failed) – Falcons 13–10
  • STL – Jim Bakken 39-yard field goal – Tied 13–13
Third Quarter
  • ATL – Dave Hampton 1-yard run (Nick Mike-Mayer kick) – Falcons 20–13
Fourth Quarter
  • STL – Earl Thomas 8-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick) – Tied 20–20
  • STL – Jim Bakken 25-yard field goal – Cardinals 23–20
Falcons
  • Steve Bartkowski
    8/16, 81 Yds, INT
  • Dave Hampton
    23 Rush, 135 Yds, 2 TD
  • Woody Thompson
    3 Rec, 29 Yds
Cardinals
  • Jim Hart
    12/23, 150 Yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Terry Metcalf
    20 Rush, 99 Yds, TD
  • Mel Gray
    3 Rec, 65 Yds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 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. 296

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