1976 Atlanta Falcons season

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1976 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Marion Campbell (1–4)
Pat Peppler (3–6)
General manager Pat Peppler
Owner Rankin M. Smith Sr.
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did 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 with an identical 4-10 record 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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1976 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Bubba Bean  Running back Texas A&M
      Made roster  

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Personnel

Roster

1976 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
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Staff

1976 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 14-30
53,607
2 September 19, 1976 at Detroit Lions L 10-24
50,840
3 September 26, 1976 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
41,029
4 October 3, 1976 Philadelphia Eagles L 13-14
45,535
5 October 10, 1976 at New Orleans Saints L 0-30
51,521
6 October 17, 1976 Cleveland Browns L 17-20
33,364
7 October 23, 1976 at San Francisco 49ers L 0-15
50,240
8 October 31, 1976 New Orleans Saints W 23–20
34,127
9 November 7, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks L 13-30
57,985
10 November 14, 1976 San Francisco 49ers W 21–16
20,058
11 November 21, 1976 Dallas Cowboys W 17–10
54,992
12 November 28, 1976 at Houston Oilers L 14-20
25,838
13 December 4, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 0-59
57,366
14 December 12, 1976 Green Bay Packers L 20-24
23,436

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(3) 10 3 1 .750 5–1–0 8–2–1 351 190 W4
San Francisco 49ers 8 6 0 .571 4–2 5–5 270 190 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

References

  1. ^ "1976 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

External links

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