1978 Atlanta Falcons Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Leeman Bennett (9-7)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1978 Atlanta Falcons Roster
1978 Atlanta Falcons Results

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Atlanta eked out just 240 points, while the defense allowed 290. Steve Bartkowski threw for 2,489 yards. Wallace Francis paced pass catchers, hauling in 45 passes for 695 yards. Alfred Jackson provided receiving help also.

Bubba Bean ran for a team-best 707 yards for the Falcons, and Haskel Stanback additionally aided the ground game.

Rolland Lawrence snatched 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team. The 1978 Atlanta Falcons lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Bartkowski36918750.724896.7102.7184.9713934961.1
June Jones793443.03945.011.345.1381713241.9
Bubba Bean100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals44922149.228836.4112.4235.171 56481


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bubba Bean1937073.725 3
Haskel Stanback1885883.126 5
Ricky Patton682063.015 1
Ray Strong30993.314 2
Steve Bartkowski33601.82
Mike Esposito7213.00
Dennis Pearson111.00
June Jones10-3-0.317 0
George Franklin1-8-8.0-8 0
Wallace Francis2-11-5.5-5 0
Totals53316603.126 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Wallace Francis4569515.454 3
Billy Ryckman4567915.159 2
Jim Mitchell3236611.424 2
Bubba Bean312096.738 1
Alfred Jackson2652620.271 2
Haskel Stanback121089.020 0
Ricky Patton10909.032 1
Ray Strong7568.021 0
Dennis Pearson57114.223 0
Mike Esposito3103.30
Alfred Jenkins22814.022 0
James Wright22613.018 0
George Franklin11919.019 0
Totals221288313.071 11


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Tim Mazzetti1818100.0161381.257
Fred Steinfort9888.910330.017


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
John James109422738.857

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Ryckman282278.138 0
Alfred Jackson11898.132 0
Rolland Lawrence11717.017 0
Rick Byas2126.012 0
Totals423458.238 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dennis Pearson2566226.5100 1
George Franklin1125823.533 0
Alfred Jackson1122520.530 0
Tom Pridemore47117.820 0
Ray Strong35016.723 0
James Wright23115.516 0
Edgar Fields22110.520 0
Jim Mitchell11414.014 0
Totals59133222.6100 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rolland Lawrence67612.744 0
Rick Byas23718.532 0
Frank Reed13838.038 0
Wilson Faumuina177.00
Ray Easterling111.00
Tom Pridemore100.00
Totals1215913.244 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Tim Mazzetti1318057
Haskel Stanback5000030
Bubba Bean3100024
Wallace Francis0300018
Fred Steinfort38017
Jim Mitchell2000012
Alfred Jackson20000012
Billy Ryckman2000012
Ricky Patton1100012
Steve Bartkowski200012
Ray Strong20000012
Dennis Pearson0010006
Rick Byas0010006
Tom Moriarty10006
Frank Reed000012
Dewey McClain00012


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