1975 Atlanta Falcons season

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1975 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Marion Campbell
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 Falcons' tenth season. The Falcons drafted Steve Bartkowski with their first round pick in the NFL Draft.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 1 Steve Bartkowski[1] Quarterback University of California

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
Los Angeles Rams(2) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 312 135
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 3–3 4–7 255 286
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 3–3 3–8 240 289
New Orleans Saints 2 12 0 .143 1–5 2–9 165 360

[2]

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

Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 393
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296