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1982 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Leeman Bennett
Home Field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 5-4
Place 5th NFC
Playoff Finish Lost First Round, NFC Playoffs
Timeline
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1981 1983

The 1982 Atlanta Falcons season saw the Falcons qualify for the postseason.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Gerald RiggsRunning Back Arizona State
2 36 Doug Rogers Defensive End Stanford
3 63 Stacey Bailey Wide Receiver San Jose State
4 95 Reggie Brown Running Back Oregon
5 122 Von Mansfield Defensive Back Wisconsin
6 149 Mike Kelley Quarterback Georgia Tech
7 176 David Toloumu Running Back Hawaii
8 203 Ricky Eberhardt Defensive Back Morris Brown
9 235 Mike Horan Punter Long Beach State
10 262 Curtis Stowers Linebacker Mississippi State
11 288 Jeff Keller Wide Receiver Washington State
12 315 Dave Levenick Linebacker Wisconsin
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Falcons points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sept. 12 at New York Giants Win 16 14 1-0
74,286
2 Sept. 19 Los Angeles Raiders Loss 14 38 1-1
54,774
3 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Rams Win 34 17 2-1
39,686
4 Nov. 28 St. Louis Cardinals Loss 20 23 2-2
33,411
5 Dec. 5 at Denver Broncos Win 34 27 3-2
73,984
6 Dec. 12 New Orleans Saints Win 35 0 4-2
39,535
7 Dec. 19 San Francisco 49ers Win 17 7 5-2
53,234
8 Dec. 26 at Green Bay Packers Loss 7 38 5-3
50,245
9 Jan. 2 at New Orleans Saints Loss 6 35 5-4
47,336
Wildcard Jan. 9 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 24 30
60,560
[2]

StandingsEdit

National Football Conference
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250
[3]

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1982 NFL Draft1982 NFL strikeNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XVII

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