1992 Atlanta Falcons season

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1992 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Jerry Glanville
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1991 1993 >

The 1992 Atlanta Falcons season was the team's 27th season in the National Football League (NFL). Atlanta played its first season in the Georgia Dome, after having played their first 26 seasons at Fulton County Stadium. The Falcons were unable to match their previous season's output of 10–6 and failed to reach the playoffs.[1]

Atlanta was statistically one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 1992. They were the league's worst team in points allowed (414), total yards allowed (5,549), yards per play (5.9), rushing yards allowed (2,294), and yards per rushing attempt (4.9).[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1992 NFL draft
1992 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Bob Whitfield *  Offensive tackle Stanford
1 19 Tony Smith  Running back Southern Mississippi
2 51 Chuck Smith  Defensive end Tennessee
3 73 Howard Dinkins  Linebacker Florida State
4 104 Frankie Smith  Cornerback Baylor
6 158 Terry Ray  Safety Oklahoma
7 182 Tim Paulk  Linebacker Florida
8 216 Derrick Moore  Running back Northeastern State
8 217 Reggie Dwight  Tight end Troy
9 243 Keith Alex  Guard Texas A&M
10 270 Darryl Hardy  Linebacker Tennessee
11 297 Robin Jones  Defensive end Baylor
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
  • President – Taylor Smith
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Chuck Connor

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Bobby April

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Jorgensen

Roster[edit]

1992 Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 6 New York Jets W 20–17 1–0 Georgia Dome
65,585
2 September 13 at Washington Redskins L 17–24 1–1 RFK Stadium
54,343
3 September 20 New Orleans Saints L 7–10 1–2 Georgia Dome
67,328
4 September 27 at Chicago Bears L 31–41 1–3 Soldier Field
63,528
5 October 4 Green Bay Packers W 24–10 2–3 Georgia Dome
63,769
6 October 11 at Miami Dolphins L 17–21 2–4 Joe Robbie Stadium
68,633
7 October 18 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–56 2–5 Candlestick Park
63,302
8 Bye
9 November 1 Los Angeles Rams W 30–28 3–5 Georgia Dome
62,168
10 November 9 San Francisco 49ers L 3–41 3–6 Georgia Dome
67,404
11 November 15 Phoenix Cardinals W 20–17 4–6 Georgia Dome
58,477
12 November 22 at Buffalo Bills L 14–41 4–7 Rich Stadium
80,004
13 November 29 New England Patriots W 34–0 5–7 Georgia Dome
54,494
14 December 3 at New Orleans Saints L 14–22 5–8 Louisiana Superdome
68,591
15 December 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–7 6–8 Tampa Stadium
39,056
16 December 21 Dallas Cowboys L 17–41 6–9 Georgia Dome
67,036
17 December 27 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–38 6–10 Anaheim Stadium
37,706

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 431 236 W8
(4) New Orleans Saints 12 4 0 .750 330 202 W1
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 327 414 L2
Los Angeles Rams 6 10 0 .375 313 383 W1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Atlanta Falcons Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1992 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics
  3. ^ "1992 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1992 Atlanta Falcons starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 379. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 

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