1986 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-8-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Dan Henning (7-8-1)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1986 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1986 Atlanta Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 7 wins and 8 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Falcons scored 280 points, and the solid defense allowed 280. Gerald Riggs ran for a team-best 1,327 yards for Atlanta.

David Archer threw for 2,007 yards, and Turk Schonert played quarterback, too. Charlie Brown paced pass catchers, hauling in 63 passes for 918 yards.

Bret Clark picked off 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Rick Bryan sacked opposing passers 7 times.

Dan Henning coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 280
Regular Season Points Against: 280

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 31 at New Orleans Saints 10 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
September 14, 1986 St. Louis Cardinals 13 at Atlanta Falcons 33 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 21, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 37 at Dallas Cowboys 35 W 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
September 28, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 W 1-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 OT
October 5, 1986 Philadelphia Eagles 16 at Atlanta Falcons 0 L 1-1-0 3-0-0 4-1-0
October 12, 1986 Los Angeles Rams 14 at Atlanta Falcons 26 W 2-1-0 3-0-0 5-1-0
October 19, 1986 San Francisco 49ers 10 at Atlanta Falcons 10 T 2-1-1 3-0-0 5-1-1 OT
October 26, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 7 at Los Angeles Rams 14 L 2-1-1 3-1-0 5-2-1
November 2, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 17 at New England Patriots 25 L 2-1-1 3-2-0 5-3-1
November 9, 1986 New York Jets 28 at Atlanta Falcons 14 L 2-2-1 3-2-0 5-4-1
November 16, 1986 Chicago Bears 13 at Atlanta Falcons 10 L 2-3-1 3-2-0 5-5-1
November 23, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 0 at San Francisco 49ers 20 L 2-3-1 3-3-0 5-6-1
November 30, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Miami Dolphins 14 W 2-3-1 4-3-0 6-6-1
December 7, 1986 Indianapolis Colts 28 at Atlanta Falcons 23 L 2-4-1 4-3-0 6-7-1
December 14, 1986 New Orleans Saints 14 at Atlanta Falcons 9 L 2-5-1 4-3-0 6-8-1
December 21, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Detroit Lions 6 W 2-5-1 5-3-0 7-8-1


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