1995 Atlanta Falcons season

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1995 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach June Jones
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish Lost NFC Wild Card

The 1995 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 30th 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's pass defense gave up 4,541 yards through the air in 1995, which was a league record until 2011.[1][2] The Falcons' defense faced a total of 650 pass attempts, the most all time.[3][4] The 405 passes completed against Atlanta in 1995 are fifth-most in NFL history.[5] Still, Atlanta's points surrendered was 19th in the league, and its point-differential for the season was +13.[6]

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

[7]

Personnel

Roster

1995 Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

[8]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Game Time (EST) Network
1 September 3, 1995 Carolina Panthers W 23–20 1:00pm FOX
58,808
2 September 10, 1995 at San Francisco 49ers L 41–10 4:00pm FOX
63,627
3 September 17, 1995 at New Orleans Saints W 27–24 1:00pm FOX
57,442
4 September 24, 1995 New York Jets W 13–3 4:00pm NBC
40,778
5 October 1, 1995 New England Patriots W 30–17 1:00pm NBC
47,114
6 Bye
7 October 12, 1995 at St. Louis Rams L 21–19 8:00pm TNT
59,700
8 October 22, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24–21 1:00pm FOX
66,135
9 October 29, 1995 Dallas Cowboys L 28–13 1:00pm FOX
70,089
10 November 5, 1995 Detroit Lions W 34–22 1:00pm FOX
49,619
11 November 12, 1995 at Buffalo Bills L 23–17 1:00pm FOX
62,690
12 November 19, 1995 St. Louis Rams W 31–6 1:00pm FOX
46,309
13 November 26, 1995 at Arizona Cardinals L 40–37 4:00pm FOX
35,147
14 December 3, 1995 at Miami Dolphins L 21–20 1:00pm FOX
63,395
15 December 10, 1995 New Orleans Saints W 19–14 1:00pm FOX
54,603
16 December 17, 1995 at Carolina Panthers L 21–17 1:00pm FOX
53,833
17 December 24, 1995 San Francisco 49ers W 28–27 1:00pm FOX
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

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. ^ Both the 2011 Packers and 2011 Patriots surrendered more passing yards.
  3. ^ As of the end of the 2011 season
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passing Attempts
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference: 1995 Atlanta Falcons
  7. ^ "1995 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "1995 Atlanta Falcons starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 291

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