2014 Atlanta Falcons season

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2014 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Mike Smith
General manager Thomas Dimitroff
Owner Arthur Blank
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 2–1
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The 2014 Atlanta Falcons season is the franchise's 49th season in the National Football League and the seventh under head coach Mike Smith.

2014 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 6 Jake Matthews Offensive tackle Texas A&M
2 37 Ra'Shede Hageman Defensive tackle Minnesota
3 68 Dezmen Southward Free safety Wisconsin
4 103 Devonta Freeman Running Back Florida State
139[A] Prince Shembo Linebacker Notre Dame
5 147 Ricardo Allen Cornerback Purdue
168[B] Marquis Spruill Linebacker Syracuse
6 None[B]
7[B] 253[A] Yawin Smallwood Linebacker Connecticut
255[A] Tyler Starr Linebacker South Dakota

Staff[edit]

Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman – Arthur Blank
  • President/CEO – Rich McKay
  • General Manager – Thomas Dimitroff
  • Assistant General Manager – Scott Pioli
  • Director of Player Personnel – Lionel Vital
  • Director of Football Administration – Nick Polk
  • Director of Pro Scouting – DeJuan Polk
  • Director of College Scouting – Steve Sabo
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special Teams Coordinator – Keith Armstrong
  • Assistant Special Teams – Eric Sutulovich
Strength and conditioning
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – A. J. Neibel
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Jonas Beauchemin

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Current roster[edit]

Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks

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Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 1, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice Squad

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Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Falcons' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 8 7:00 p.m. EDT Miami Dolphins W 16–10 1–0 Georgia Dome WUPA Recap
2 August 16 8:00 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans L 7–32 1–1 NRG Stadium WUPA Recap
3 August 23 7:00 p.m. EDT Tennessee Titans L 17–24 1–2 Georgia Dome WUPA Recap
4 August 28 6:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–14 2–2 EverBank Field WUPA Recap

Regular season[edit]

On December 4, 2013, the NFL announced that the Falcons will play host to the Detroit Lions in the International Series at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The game will occur during Week 8 on Sunday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. GMT), and will be aired by Fox in the United States. Both teams will have their bye the following week.[1]

The remainder of the Falcons' 2014 schedule was announced on April 23.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints W 37–34 (OT) 1–0 Georgia Dome Fox Recap
2 September 14 1:00 p.m. EDT at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 1–1 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 18 8:25 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 56–14 2–1 Georgia Dome CBS[C] Recap
4 September 28 4:25 p.m. EDT at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium Fox
5 October 5 1:00 p.m. EDT at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
6 October 12 1:00 p.m. EDT Chicago Bears Georgia Dome Fox
7 October 19 1:00 p.m. EDT at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Fox
8 October 26 9:30 a.m. EDT Detroit Lions Wembley Stadium (London, England) Fox
9 Bye
10 November 9 1:00 p.m. EST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Fox
11 November 16 1:00 p.m. EST at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Fox
12 November 23 1:00 p.m. EST Cleveland Browns Georgia Dome CBS
13 November 30 4:05 p.m. EST Arizona Cardinals Georgia Dome Fox
14 December 8 8:30 p.m. EST at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field ESPN
15 December 14 1:00 p.m. EST Pittsburgh Steelers Georgia Dome CBS
16 December 21 1:00 p.m. EST at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
17 December 28 1:00 p.m. EST Carolina Panthers Georgia Dome Fox
Notes

 #  Blue/Red indicates the International Series game in London.

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week One: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Saints 6 14 0 14 0 34
Falcons 0 10 14 10 3 37

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
First quarter
  • NO – 10:33 Shayne Graham 31-yard FG.
    Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:27. (NO 3–0)
  • NO – 4:39 Shayne Graham 50-yard FG.
    Drive: 10 plays, 28 yards, 3:59. (NO 6–0)
Second quarter
  • NO – 11:46 Khiry Robinson 2-yard run, Shayne Graham kick.
    Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:10. (NO 13–0)
  • ATL – 4:06 Roddy White 2-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kick.
    Drive: 14 plays, 80, yards, 7:40. (NO 13–7)
  • NO – 0:20 Brandin Cooks 3-yard TD pass from Drew Brees, Shayne Graham kick.
    Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:46. (NO 20–7)
  • ATL – 0:00 Matt Bryant 40-yard FG.
    Drive: 3 plays, 58 yards, 0:20. (NO 20–10)
Third quarter
  • ATL – 9:22 Levine Toilolo 1-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kick.
    Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:38. (NO 20–17)
  • ATL – 0:21 Antone Smith 54-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kick.
    Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:31. (ATL 24–20)
Fourth quarter
  • NO – 8:46 Mark Ingram 3-yard TD run, Shayne Graham kick.
    Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:35. (NO 27–24)
  • ATL – 2:50 Jacquizz Rodgers 17-yard TD run, Matt Bryant kick.
    Drive: 8 plays, 94 yards, 3:26. (ATL 31–27)
  • NO – 1:20 Mark Ingram 3-yard TD run, Shayne Graham kick.
    Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 1:30. (NO 34–31)
  • ATL – 0:00 Matt Bryant 51-yard FG.
    Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 1:20. (TIE 34–34)
Overtime
  • ATL – 13:17 Matt Bryant 52-yard FG.
    Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:32. (ATL 37–34)
Top passers
  • NO – Drew Brees – 29/42, 333 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 31/43, 448 YDS, 3 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Two: Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 0 7 10
Bengals 3 7 14 0 24

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • CIN – 5:19 Mike Nugent 31-yard FG.
    Drive: 13 plays, 69 yards, 5:57. (CIN 3–0)
  • ATL – 1:08 Matt Bryant 46-yard FG.
    Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 4:11. (TIE 3–3)
Second quarter
  • CIN – 5:19 Giovani Bernard 4-yard run, Mike Nugent kick.
    Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards, 5:20. (CIN 10–3)
Third quarter
  • CIN – 10:58 Mohamed Sanu 76-yard TD pass from Andy Dalton, Mike Nugent kick.
    Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:12. (CIN 17–3)
  • CIN – 6:28 Jeremy Hill 1-yard run, Mike Nugent kick.
    Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 4:14. (CIN 24–3)
Fourth quarter
  • ATL – 8:35 Julio Jones 14-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kick.
    Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 3:59. (CIN 24–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Three: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 0 0 14 14
Falcons 21 14 21 0 56

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Four: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 0 0 0
Vikings 0 0 0 0 0

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • MIN –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • MIN –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • MIN –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • MIN –

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Carolina Panthers 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 44 21 W2
Atlanta Falcons 2 1 0 .667 2–0 2–0 103 72 W1
New Orleans Saints 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 58 63 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 3 0 .000 0–2 0–3 45 95 L3

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Compensatory selection.
  2. ^ a b c The Falcons traded their sixth- (No. 182 overall) and original seventh- (No. 220 overall) round selections to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Vikings' fifth-round selection (No. 168 overall).
  3. ^ Simulcast on the NFL Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 International Series Schedule Finalized". NFL Communications. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 23, 2014). "2014 NFL Schedule: Flex games can now start in Week 5". NFL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 

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