1967 Atlanta Falcons season

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1967 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coachNorb Hecker
General managerFrank E. Wall
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record1–12–1
Division place4th Coastal
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersLB Tommy Nobis

The 1967 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's second year in the National Football League (NFL). The team slipped from 3–11 in their inaugural season to 1–12–1, and finished in last place in the new four-team Coastal Division of the NFL Western Conference.

The Falcons were shifted from the Eastern Conference to the Western with the addition of the New Orleans Saints for 1967. Atlanta was farther east than five Eastern Conference teams: the Saints, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1967 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 31 Leo Carroll  Defensive end San Diego State
      Made roster  

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1967 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Roster[edit]

1967 Atlanta Falcons final 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 Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1967 at Baltimore Colts L 31-38
56,715
2 September 24, 1967 at San Francisco 49ers L 7-38
30,207
3 October 1, 1967 at Green Bay Packers L 0-23
49,467
4 October 8, 1967 Philadelphia Eagles L 7-38
53,868
5 October 15, 1967 Washington Redskins T 20–20
56,538
6 October 22, 1967 at Detroit Lions L 3-24
50,601
7 October 29, 1967 Minnesota Vikings W 21–20
52,859
8 November 5, 1967 at Dallas Cowboys L 7-37
54,751
9 November 12, 1967 Baltimore Colts L 7-49
58,850
10 November 19, 1967 Los Angeles Rams L 3-31
56,871
11 November 26, 1967 at New Orleans Saints L 24-27
83,437
12 December 3, 1967 at Los Angeles Rams L 3-20
46,395
13 December 10, 1967 San Francisco 49ers L 28-34
51,798
14 December 17, 1967 Chicago Bears L 14-23
54,107

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
• Bears 7 1033 23
Falcons 7 007 14

Standings[edit]

NFL Coastal
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 11 1 2 .917 4–1–1 8–1–1 398 196 W8
Baltimore Colts 11 1 2 .917 4–1–1 7–1–2 394 198 L1
San Francisco 49ers 7 7 0 .500 3–3 4–6 273 337 W2
Atlanta Falcons 1 12 1 .077 0–6 1–9 175 422 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1967 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.

External links[edit]