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1989 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Marion Campbell
Jim Hanifan
Home Field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1989 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcon's 24th season. The Falcons drafted Deion Sanders with their first round pick in the NFL Draft. Marion Campbell retired after the twelfth game of the season.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 4 Deion Sanders Defensive Back Florida State

Regular seasonEdit

No wide receiver picked in the first round in the 1980’s caught more passes in their rookie year than Shawn Collins (58 receptions).

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 Los Angeles Rams L 31-21
38,708
2 September 17, 1989 Dallas Cowboys W 27-21
55,285
3 September 24, 1989 at Indianapolis Colts L 13-9
57,816
4 October 1, 1989 at Green Bay Packers L 23-21
54,647
5 October 8, 1989 at Los Angeles Rams L 26-14
52,182
6 October 15, 1989 New England Patriots W 16-15
39,697
7 October 22, 1989 at Phoenix Cardinals L 34-20
33,894
8 October 29, 1989 at New Orleans Saints L 20-13
65,153
9 November 5, 1989 Buffalo Bills W 30-28
45,267
10 November 12, 1989 at San Francisco 49ers L 45-3
59,914
11 November 19, 1989 New Orleans Saints L 26-17
53,173
12 November 26, 1989 at New York Jets L 27-7
40,429
13 December 3, 1989 San Francisco 49ers L 23-10
43,128
14 December 10, 1989 at Minnesota Vikings L 43-17
58,116
15 December 17, 1989 Washington Redskins L 31-30
37,501
16 December 24, 1989 Detroit Lions L 31-24
7,792

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 442 253 W5
Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 426 344 W2
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 .563 386 301 W3
Atlanta Falcons 3 13 0 .188 279 437 L7
[2]

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Shawn Collins, led all NFL rookie wide receivers in receptions (58)

MilestonesEdit

The Falcons drew a franchise-low attendance of 7,792 for their finale, a 31-24 loss to the Detroit Lions on Dec. 24. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.98
  2. (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 381. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  3. New York Times December 25 1989

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