1984 Atlanta Falcons season

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1984 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Dan Henning
General manager Tom Braatz
Home field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1984 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 19th season in the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1984 NFL Draft
1984 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Rick Bryan  Defensive end Oklahoma
2 32 Scott Case *  Defensive back Oklahoma
2 36 Thomas Benson  Linebacker Oklahoma
3 63 Rod McSwain  Defensive back Clemson
4 94 Rydell Melancon  Linebacker LSU
5 132 Cliff Benson  Tight end Purdue
6 148 Ben Bennett  Quarterback Duke
6 163 Dan Ralph  Defensive tackle Oregon
7 175 Kirk Dodge  Linebacker UNLV
8 206 Jeff Jackson  Linebacker Auburn
9 233 Glen Howe  Offensive tackle Southern Miss
10 260 Derrick Franklin  Defensive back Fresno State
11 287 Tommy Norman  Wide receiver Jackson State
12 318 Don Holmes  Wide receiver Colorado Mesa
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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NFL supplemental draft[edit]

The National Football League held a draft for college seniors who had already signed with either the United States Football League (USFL) or the Canadian Football League (CFL) on June 5, 1984 in New York City. The draft was for players who would have been eligible for the regular 1984 NFL draft, but who had already signed a contract with either a team from the USFL or CFL prior to it.

1984 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Joey Jones  Wide receiver Alabama
2 36 Mike McInnis  Defensive tackle Arkansas–Pine Bluff
3 63 Dennis Woodberry  Defensive back Southern Arkansas
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line – Dan Sekanovich
  • Defensive Coordinator – John Marshall
  • Linebackers – Bobby Jackson
  • Secondary – Jack Stanton

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – George Dostal

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Falcons points Opponents Record Streak Attendance
1 September 2 at New Orleans Saints Win 36 28 1–0 Won 1
66,652
2 September 9 Detroit Lions Loss (OT) 24 27 1–1 Lost 1
49,878
3 September 16 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 20 27 1–2 Lost 2
53,955
4 September 23 Houston Oilers Win 42 10 2–2 Won 1
45,248
5 September 30 at San Francisco 49ers Loss 5 14 2–3 Lost 1
57,990
6 Oct. 7 at Los Angeles Rams Win 30 28 3–3 Won 1
47,832
7 Oct. 14 New York Giants Loss 7 19 3–4 Lost 1
50,268
8 Oct. 22 Los Angeles Rams Loss 10 24 3–5 Lost 2
52,681
9 Oct. 28 at Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 10 35 3–6 Lost 3
55,971
10 Nov. 5 at Washington Redskins Loss 14 27 3–7 Lost 4
51,301
11 Nov. 11 New Orleans Saints Loss 13 17 3–8 Lost 5
40,590
12 Nov. 18 Cleveland Browns Loss 7 23 3–9 Lost 6
28,280
13 Nov. 25 at Cincinnati Bengals Loss 14 35 3–10 Lost 7
44,678
14 Dec. 2 San Francisco 49ers Loss 17 35 3–11 Lost 8
29,644
15 Dec. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 6 23 3–12 Lost 9
33,808
16 Dec. 16 Philadelphia Eagles Win 26 10 4–12 Won 1
15,582

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Falcons 5 14 7 10 36
Saints 7 14 0 7 28

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Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(1) 15 1 0 .938 6–0 12–0 475 227 W9
Los Angeles Rams(4) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 346 316 L1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 298 361 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 281 382 W1

Awards and records[edit]

  • Gerald Riggs, Franchise Record, Most Rushing Yards in One Game, 202 Yards (September 2, 1984) [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1984 Atlanta Falcons Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1984-atl
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 98

External links[edit]