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1977 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Leeman Bennett
Home Field
Results
Record 7-7
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1976 1978

The 1977 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons 12th season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 18, 1977 Los Angeles Rams W 17-6
2 September 25, 1977 at Washington Redskins L 10-6
3 October 2, 1977 New York Giants W 17-3
4 October 9, 1977 at San Francisco 49ers W 7-0
5 October 16, 1977 at Buffalo Bills L 3-0
6 October 23, 1977 at Chicago Bears W 16-10
7 October 30, 1977 Minnesota Vikings L 14-7
8 November 6, 1977 San Francisco 49ers L 10-3
9 November 13, 1977 Detroit Lions W 17-6
10 November 20, 1977 at New Orleans Saints L 21-20
11 November 27, 1977 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-0
12 December 4, 1977 New England Patriots L 16-10
13 December 11, 1977 at Los Angeles Rams L 23-7
14 December 18, 1977 New Orleans Saints W 35-7

StandingsEdit

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 302 146 L-1
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 179 129 W-1
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 220 260 L-3
New Orleans Saints 3 11 0 .214 232 336 L-4

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • Jerry Glanville's "Grits Blitz" defense (9 men blitzing on nearly every down) set the NFL record for fewest points allowed per game since the AFL-NFL Merger (129 points on a 14-game schedule, an average of 9 points per game).

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1977 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XII

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