1976 Atlanta Falcons Season
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1976 Atlanta Falcons Season
1976 Atlanta Falcons season
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Head coachMarion Campbell (1-4)
Pat Peppler (3-6)
General managerPat Peppler
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record4-10
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1976 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 11th year in the National Football League (NFL). The season saw the Falcons attempting to improve on their 4-10 record from 1975. However, they were only able to match the record, as they finished the 1976 season at 4-10 and missed the playoffs for the 11th straight season. After a 1-4 start to the season, head coach Marion Campbell was fired by general manager Pat Peppler, who himself would close out the season as the interim head coach and finish the season with a 3-6 record. For the season, the Falcons converted from gray facemasks to white facemasks.

Offseason

Draft

1976 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Bubba Bean  RB Texas A&M
2 36 Sonny Collins  RB Kentucky
3 71 Dave Scott  OG Kansas
4 102 Walt Brett  DE Montana
6 169 Stan Varner  DT BYU
7 193 Karl Farmer  WR Pittsburgh
8 219 Frank Reed  DB Washington
9 246 Phil McKinnley  OT UCLA
11 302 Chuck Brislin  OT Mississippi St
12 329 Phil Bolton  K Montana St
13 356 Mike Williams  OT Florida
14 383 Mark Husfloen  DE Washington St
15 414 Ron Olson  DB Washington
16 441 Pat Curto  LB Ohio St
17 468 Tony Green  DB Texas Tech
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12 Los Angeles Rams L 14-30
53,607
2 September 19 at Detroit Lions L 10-24
50,840
3 September 26 at Chicago Bears W 10-0
41,029
4 October 3 Philadelphia Eagles L 13-14
45,535
5 October 10 at New Orleans Saints L 0-30
51,521
6 October 17 Cleveland Browns L 17-20
33,364
7 October 23 at San Francisco 49ers L 0-15
50,240
8 October 31 New Orleans Saints W 23-20
34,127
9 November 7 at Seattle Seahawks L 13-30
57,985
10 November 14 San Francisco 49ers W 21-16
20,058
11 November 21 Dallas Cowboys W 17-10
54,992
12 November 28 at Houston Oilers L 14-20
25,838
13 December 4 at Los Angeles Rams L 0-59
57,366
14 December 12 Green Bay Packers L 20-24
23,436
  • Note: Division opponents are in bold text

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(3) 10 3 1 .750 6-0 9-2-1 351 190 W4
San Francisco 49ers 8 6 0 .571 5-2 7-5 270 190 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 10 0 .286 2-5 3-8 253 346 L3
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 2-5 4-8 172 312 L3
Seattle Seahawks 2 12 0 .143 1-3 1-12 229 429 L5

Season summary

Week 2 at Lions

References

  1. ^ "1976 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.

External links


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