1987 Atlanta Falcons season

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1987 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Marion Campbell
Home field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 3–12
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 22nd season in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons finished with the worst record in the league, 3–12, and secured the first overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. Head coach Marion Campbell started his second stint as Falcons head coach in 1987 after previously coaching the team from 1974–1976.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1987 NFL Draft
1987 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Chris Miller *  Quarterback Oregon
2 31 Kenny Flowers  Running back Clemson
4 97 Ralph Van Dyke  Offensive tackle Southern Illinois
5 125 Mark Mraz  Defensive end Utah State
6 153 Paul Kiser  Guard Wake Forest
7 181 Michael Reid  Linebacker Wisconsin
8 208 Curtis Taliaferro  Linebacker Virginia Tech
9 236 Terrence Anthony  Defensive back Iowa State
10 264 Jerry Reese  Tight end Illinois
11 292 Elbert Shelley  Defensive back Arkansas State
12 320 Larry Emery  Running back Wisconsin
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
  • President – Rankin M. Smith, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President – Taylor Smith
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Bill Jobko

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Al Groh

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Jorgensen

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 48–10
51,250
2 September 20, 1987 Washington Redskins W 21–20
50,882
- September 27, 1987 at New Orleans Saints canceled
3 October 4, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–12
16,667
4 October 11, 1987 San Francisco 49ers L 25–17
8,684
5 October 18, 1987 Los Angeles Rams W 24–20
15,813
6 October 25, 1987 at Houston Oilers L 37–33
29,062
7 November 1, 1987 New Orleans Saints L 38–0
42,196
8 November 8, 1987 at Cleveland Browns L 38–3
71,135
9 November 15, 1987 Cincinnati Bengals L 16–10
25,758
10 November 22, 1987 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–13
53,866
11 November 29, 1987 St. Louis Cardinals L 34–21
15,909
12 December 6, 1987 at Dallas Cowboys W 21–10
40,103
13 December 13, 1987 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–0
43,310
14 December 20, 1987 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–7
54,698
15 December 27, 1987 Detroit Lions L 30–13
13,906

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)San Francisco 49ers 13 2 0 .867 459 253 W6
(4) New Orleans Saints 12 3 0 .800 422 283 W9
Los Angeles Rams 6 9 0 .400 317 361 L2
Atlanta Falcons 3 12 0 .200 205 436 L3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Atlanta Falcons Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 

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