1996 Atlanta Falcons season

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1996 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach June Jones
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1995 1997 >

The 1996 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 31st season in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons were unable to match their previous season's output of 9–7 and failed to reach the playoffs. Atlanta started the season 0–8, going winless until November.[1] Two of the team's three wins were over the equally inept New Orleans Saints, who also finished 3–13.

The Falcons allowed 461 points in 1996, the most in team history.[2] Football Outsiders calculates that the 1996 Falcons had the third-worst pass defense they had ever tracked.[3]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1996 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
3 84 Shannon Brown  Defensive tackle Alabama
4 117 Richard Huntley  Running back Winston-Salem State
4 127 Juran Bolden  Cornerback Mississippi Delta
5 164 Gary Bandy  Defensive end Baylor
6 188 Craig Sauer  Linebacker Minnesota
7 229 Ethan Brooks  Offensive tackle Williams
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 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

  • Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers – Milt Jackson
  • Quarterbacks – Mouse Davis
  • Running Backs – Ollie Wilson
  • Offensive Line – Bob Palcic
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Jorgensen

Roster[edit]

1996 Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs


Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen


Linebackers


Defensive backs


Special teams


Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 1 at Carolina Panthers L 6–29 0–1 Ericsson Stadium
69,522
2 September 8 Minnesota Vikings L 17–23 0–2 Georgia Dome
42,688
3 Bye
4 September 22 Philadelphia Eagles L 18–33 0–3 Georgia Dome
40,107
5 September 29 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–39 0–4 3Com Park
62,995
6 October 6 at Detroit Lions L 24–28 0–5 Pontiac Silverdome
58,666
7 October 13 Houston Oilers L 13–23 0–6 Georgia Dome
35,401
8 October 20 at Dallas Cowboys L 28–32 0–7 Texas Stadium
64,091
9 October 27 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–20 0–8 Georgia Dome
58,760
10 November 3 Carolina Panthers W 20–17 1–8 Georgia Dome
42,726
11 November 10 at St. Louis Rams L 16–59 1–9 Trans World Dome
58,776
12 November 17 New Orleans Saints W 17–15 2–9 Georgia Dome
43,119
13 November 24 at Cincinnati Bengals L 31–41 2–10 Cinergy Field
44,868
14 December 2 San Francisco 49ers L 10–34 2–11 Georgia Dome
46,318
15 December 8 at New Orleans Saints W 31–15 3–11 Louisiana Superdome
32,923
16 December 15 St. Louis Rams L 27–34 3–12 Georgia Dome
26,519
17 December 22 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 17–19 3–13 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
71,449

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
(2) Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 .750 367 218
(4) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 398 257
St. Louis Rams 6 10 0 .375 303 409
Atlanta Falcons 3 13 0 .188 309 461
New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 .188 229 339

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