1995 Atlanta Falcons season

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1995 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach June Jones
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish Lost NFC Wild Card Game
Timeline
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< 1994 1996 >

The 1995 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 30th season in the National Football League (NFL). The team finished with a 9–7 record, and qualified for the post-season as a wild card.

The Falcons's pass defense gave up 4,541 yards through the air in 1995, which was a league record until 2011.[1][2] The Falcons' defense faced a total of 650 pass attempts, the most all time.[3][4] The 405 passes completed against Atlanta in 1995 are fifth-most in NFL history.[5] Still, Atlanta's points surrendered was 19th in the league, and its point-differential for the season was +13.[6]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft
1995 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Devin Bush  Safety Florida State
2 41 Ron Davis  Cornerback Tennessee
3 77 Lorenzo Styles  Linebacker Ohio State
5 145 Roell Preston *  Wide receiver Mississippi
6 181 Travis Hall  Defensive tackle BYU
7 245 John Burrough  Defensive end Wyoming
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 Carolina Panthers W 23–20
58,808
2 September 10, 1995 at San Francisco 49ers L 41–10
63,627
3 September 17, 1995 at New Orleans Saints W 27–24
57,442
4 September 24, 1995 New York Jets W 13–3
40,778
5 October 1, 1995 New England Patriots W 30–17
47,114
6 Bye
7 October 12, 1995 at St. Louis Rams L 21–19
59,700
8 October 22, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24–21
66,135
9 October 29, 1995 Dallas Cowboys L 28–13
70,089
10 November 5, 1995 Detroit Lions W 34–22
49,619
11 November 12, 1995 at Buffalo Bills L 23–17
62,690
12 November 19, 1995 St. Louis Rams W 31–6
46,309
13 November 26, 1995 at Arizona Cardinals L 40–37
35,147
14 December 3, 1995 at Miami Dolphins L 21–20
63,395
15 December 10, 1995 New Orleans Saints W 19–14
54,603
16 December 17, 1995 at Carolina Panthers L 21–17
53,833
17 December 24, 1995 San Francisco 49ers W 28–27
51,785

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
(2) San Francisco 49ers 11 5 0 .688 457 258
(6) Atlanta Falcons 9 7 0 .563 362 349
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 309 418
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 289 325
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 319 348

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 31, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 37–20
60,453

References[edit]

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