1995 Atlanta Falcons Season
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1995 Atlanta Falcons Season
1995 Atlanta Falcons season
OwnerRankin Smith
Head coachJune Jones
Home fieldGeorgia Dome
Results
Record9-7
Division place2nd NFC West
Playoff finishLost NFC Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 20-37
Pro BowlersRB Craig Heyward
DE Chris Doleman
LB Jessie Tuggle
K Morten Andersen
ST Elbert Shelley

The 1995 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's thirtieth season in the National Football League (NFL). The team finished with a 9-7 record, and qualified for the post-season as a wild card.

The Falcons' pass defense gave up 4,541 yards through the air in 1995, which was a league record until 2011.[1][note 1] The Falcons' defense faced a total of 650 pass attempts, the most all time.[note 2][2] The 405 passes completed against Atlanta in 1995 are fifth-most in NFL history.[3] Still, Atlanta's points surrendered was 19th in the league, and its point-differential for the season was +13.[4]

Falcons receivers Eric Metcalf, Bert Emanuel, and Terence Mathis became the third trio of teammates with over 1,000 receiving yards in the same season - a rare occurrence, with only five such trios in NFL history (as of 2021).

Offseason

NFL draft

1995 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Devin Bush  Safety Florida State
2 41 Ron Davis  Cornerback Tennessee
3 77 Lorenzo Styles  Linebacker Ohio State
5 145 Roell Preston *  Wide receiver Mississippi
6 181 Travis Hall  Defensive tackle BYU
7 245 John Burrough  Defensive end Wyoming
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Roster

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3 Carolina Panthers W 23-20
58,808
2 September 10 at San Francisco 49ers L 41-10
63,627
3 September 17 at New Orleans Saints W 27-24
57,442
4 September 24 New York Jets W 13-3
40,778
5 October 1 New England Patriots W 30-17
47,114
6 Bye
7 October 12 at St. Louis Rams L 21-19
59,700
8 October 22 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24-21
66,135
9 October 29 Dallas Cowboys L 28-13
70,089
10 November 5 Detroit Lions W 34-22
49,619
11 November 12 at Buffalo Bills L 23-17
62,690
12 November 19 St. Louis Rams W 31-6
46,309
13 November 26 at Arizona Cardinals L 40-37
35,147
14 December 3 at Miami Dolphins L 21-20
63,395
15 December 10 New Orleans Saints W 19-14
54,603
16 December 17 at Carolina Panthers L 21-17
53,833
17 December 24 San Francisco 49ers W 28-27
51,785

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 11 5 0 .688 457 258 L1
(6) Atlanta Falcons 9 7 0 .563 362 349 W1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 309 418 L3
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 289 325 L1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 319 348 W1

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Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 31, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 37-20
60,453

Notes

  1. ^ Both the 2011 Packers and 2011 Patriots surrendered more passing yards.
  2. ^ As of the end of the 2011 season

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: Team Game Finder Query Results - In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passing Yds
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passing Attempts
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passes Completed as of end of 2011 season
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference: 1995 Atlanta Falcons
  5. ^ "1995 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "1995 Atlanta Falcons starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 291

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