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1974 Atlanta Falcons: 3-11-0
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Home record: 2-5-0 (50 points scored, 113 allowed) Road record: 1-6-0 (61 points scored, 158 allowed) Head Coaches: Norm Van Brocklin (2-6-0), Marion Campbell (1-5-0) 111 points scored (26th of 26 teams), 271 points allowed (16th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 160 356 1,307 (26) 3.22 4 31 400 1,493 (21) 3.7 6 2,800 (26) 55 Defense: 136 302 1,572 ( 2) 4.72 13 17 627 2,564 (26) 4.1 19 4,136 (15) 29


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 6 John James P 14 6'3 200 25 3 Florida 7 Pat Sullivan QB 6 6'0 200 24 3 Auburn 11 Kim McQuilken QB 5 6'2 203 23 R Lehigh 12 Nick Mike-Mayer K 14 5'8 187 24 2 Temple 19 Bob Lee QB 9 6'2 200 29 6 Pacific 20 Vince Kendrick RB 14 6'0 223 22 R Florida 22 Rolland Lawrence DB 14 5'10 180 23 2 Tabor 24 Haskel Stanback RB 13 6'0 210 22 R Tennessee 25 Art Malone RB 13 5'11 216 26 5 Arizona State 27 Tom Hayes DB 13 6'1 198 28 4 San Diego State 29 Clarence Ellis DB 14 5'11 190 24 3 Notre Dame 31 Molly McGee RB 10 5'10 184 22 R Rhode Island 32 Ray Easterling DB 14 6'0 192 25 3 Richmond 34 Ray Brown DB 14 6'2 202 25 4 West Texas State 36 Rudy Holmes DB 8 5'10 178 22 R Drake 38 Rick Byas DB 14 5'9 180 24 1 Wayne State (MI) 41 Al Dodd WR 14 6'0 178 29 6 Northwestern State-Louisiana 43 Dave Hampton RB 9 6'0 202 27 6 Wyoming 44 Eddie Ray RB 11 6'1 240 27 5 Louisiana State 50 Greg Brezina LB 14 6'2 220 28 6 Houston 51 Dick Palmer LB 14 6'2 232 27 4 Kentucky 52 Ken Mitchell LB 14 6'1 224 25 2 Nevada-Las Vegas 53 Paul Ryczek C 14 6'2 230 22 R Virginia 55 Jim Miller OG 14 6'3 240 25 3 Iowa 56 Dennis Havig OG 14 6'2 256 25 3 Colorado 57 Jeff Van Note C 14 6'2 247 28 6 Kentucky 58 Don Hansen LB 14 6'3 228 30 8 Illinois 59 Lonnie Warwick LB 14 6'3 240 32 10 Tennessee Tech 60 Tommy Nobis LB 14 6'2 243 31 9 Texas 63 Nick Bebout OT 13 6'5 260 23 2 Wyoming 64 Royce Smith OG 14 6'3 250 25 3 Georgia 65 Len Gotshalk OT 10 6'4 260 25 3 Humboldt State 66 Ted Fritsch C 14 6'2 242 24 3 St. Norbert's 68 Larry Bailey DT 1 6'4 238 22 R Pacific 69 Mike Lewis DT 14 6'3 260 25 4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71 John Zook DE 14 6'5 250 27 6 Kansas 74 Mike Tilleman DT 12 6'5 278 30 9 Montana 75 George Kunz OT 14 6'5 268 27 6 Notre Dame 77 Rosie Manning DT 8 6'5 255 24 3 Northeastern Oklahoma 79 Chuck Walker DT 14 6'2 260 33 11 Duke 80 Louis Neal WR 10 6'4 215 23 2 Prairie View A&M 81 Gerald Tinker WR 12 5'9 170 23 R Kent State 82 Ken Burrow WR 14 6'0 190 26 4 San Diego State 83 Larry Mialik TE 14 6'2 226 24 3 Wisconsin 84 Tom Geredine WR 12 6'2 190 24 2 Northeast Missouri State 86 Jim Mitchell TE 14 6'2 236 26 6 Virginia State 87 Claude Humphrey DE 14 6'5 265 30 7 Tennessee State 88 Henry Childs TE 6 6'2 223 23 R Kansas State
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Bob Lee 172 78 45.3 852 4.95 10.9 3 1.7 14 8.1 31 269 32.4 Pat Sullivan 105 48 45.7 556 5.30 11.6 1 1.0 8 7.6 10 92 33.7 Kim McQuilken 79 34 43.0 373 4.72 11.0 0 0.0 9 11.4 9 113 18.0
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Ken Burrow             34    545   16.0    1
Jim Mitchell           30    479   16.0    1
Art Malone             28    168    6.0    0
Dave Hampton           13    111    8.5    0
Al Dodd                12    130   10.8    1
Vince Kendrick         12     86    7.2    1
Eddie Ray              10     43    4.3    0
Louis Neal              8     99   12.4    0
Haskel Stanback         8     39    4.9    0
Tom Geredine            4     69   17.2    0
Gerald Tinker           1     12   12.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Dave Hampton          127    464    3.7    2
Art Malone            116    410    3.5    2
Haskel Stanback        57    235    4.1    1
Eddie Ray              46    139    3.0    0
Bob Lee                19     99    5.2    1
Vince Kendrick         17     71    4.2    0
Molly McGee             7     30    4.3    0
Jim Mitchell            3     21    7.0    0
Pat Sullivan            3     19    6.3    0
Gerald Tinker           2      5    2.5    0
Kim McQuilken           2      1    0.5    0
Louis Neal              1     -1   -1.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Gerald Tinker          29    704   24.3    0
Tom Geredine            9    219   24.3    0
Molly McGee             8    167   20.9    0
Rick Byas               5    136   27.2    0
Ken Mitchell            4     36    9.0    0
Ray Easterling          2     34   17.0    0
Henry Childs            1      0    0.0    0
Ted Fritsch             1      0    0.0    0
Paul Ryczek             1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Al Dodd                27    344   12.7    0    0
Gerald Tinker          14    195   13.9    1    1
Ray Brown               9     96   10.7    2    0
Ted Fritsch             1      0    0.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net John James 96 3,891 40.5 0 0 1 0 0 40.1 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Nick Mike-Mayer 0/0 2/4 5/5 2/6 0/1 9/16 12/12 39 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Greg Brezina 1 9 0 Ray Brown 8 164 1 Clarence Ellis 3 11 0 Don Hansen 1 0 0 Tom Hayes 1 2 0 Rolland Lawrence 1 0 0 Tommy Nobis 1 10 0 John Zook 1 14 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 2 44 WR Gerald Tinker 26 Kent State 3 69 QB Kim McQuilken 26 Lehigh 3 71 DB Mo Spencer 56 North Carolina Central [pick acquired from OAK via NO] 4 96 RB Vince Kendrick 15 Florida 5 109 TE Henry Childs 103 Kansas State [pick acquired from BAL via DET] 5 128 RB Monroe Eley 13 Arizona State [pick acquired from LA via MIN, PHI] 6 147 RB Doyle Orange Southern Mississippi 7 173 OT James Coode Michigan 9 225 DT Larry Bailey 1 Pacific 10 252 C Paul Ryczek 99 Virginia 11 277 WR Eddie Wilson Albany State (Ga.) 12 304 LB Vic Koegel 6 Ohio State 13 329 RB Ralph Powell Nebraska 14 356 OG John Givens Villanova 15 381 WR Willie Jones Iowa State 16 408 RB Molly McGee 10 Rhode Island 17 433 OG Al Davis Boise State

Traded draft picks: #1 to MIN (Fred McNeill), #5 to NO (Terry Schmidt), #8 to GB via NO (Ned Guillet)


Transactions:
07-03-1974traded Duane Benson to Oilers for Houston's #3 pick in the 1975 draft
07-19-1974traded Ken Reaves and Andy Maurer to Saints for Royce Smith and Dick Palmer
08-13-1974traded Don Highsmith to Patriots for New England's #12 pick in the 1975 draft
08-21-1974traded Atlanta's #3 pick in the 1975 draft to Bengals for Haskel Stanback and Tom DeLeone


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs Dallas Cowboys          L 0-24      0-1-0
09/22/74    vs San Francisco 49ers     L 10-16     0-2-0
09/29/74    at New Orleans Saints      L 13-14     0-3-0
10/06/74    at New York Giants         W 14-7      1-3-0
10/13/74    vs Chicago Bears           W 13-10     2-3-0
10/20/74    vs New Orleans Saints      L 3-13      2-4-0
10/28/74    at Pittsburgh Steelers     L 17-24     2-5-0
11/03/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 7-42      2-6-0
11/10/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 0-21      2-7-0
11/17/74    vs Baltimore Colts         L 7-17      2-8-0
11/24/74    at San Francisco 49ers     L 0-27      2-9-0
12/01/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        L 7-30      2-10-0
12/07/74    at Minnesota Vikings       L 10-23     2-11-0
12/15/74    vs Green Bay Packers       W 10-3      3-11-0

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