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1997 Atlanta Falcons Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Dan Reeves (7-9)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1997 Atlanta Falcons Roster
1997 Atlanta Falcons Results

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

Atlanta scored 320 points, while the defensive squad allowed 361. Chris Chandler passed for 2,692 yards. Bert Emanuel paced pass catchers, hauling in 65 passes for 991 yards. Terance Mathis was targeted regularly also.

Jamal Anderson ran for a team-best 1,002 yards for the Falcons.

Ray Buchanan picked off 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Chuck Smith topped the defensive unit with 12 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 55 sacks.

Dan Reeves coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Chris Chandler34220259.126927.9205.872.0563926195.1
Billy Tolliver1156354.86856.054.310.9471410483.4
Tony Graziani23730.4411.800.028.713173.7
Jamal Anderson4125.0276.8125.0125.0270055.2
Totals48427356.434457.1265.4112.356 54372


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jamal Anderson29010023.539 7
Byron Hanspard533356.377 0
Chris Chandler431583.719 0
Harold Green36782.222 1
Terance Mathis33511.716 0
Tony Graziani3196.310 0
Bob Christian781.10
Billy Tolliver781.112 0
Totals44216433.777 8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bert Emanuel6599115.256 9
Terance Mathis6280212.949 6
Harold Green2936012.447 0
Jamal Anderson292849.847 3
Bob Christian221547.019 1
O.J. Santiago1721712.830 2
Todd Kinchen1626616.653 1
Michael Haynes1215412.824 1
Brian Kozlowski79914.129 1
Ed West7639.023 1
Byron Hanspard6538.821 1
Ed Smith122.00
Totals273344512.656 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Morten Andersen3535100.0272385.2104


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dan Stryzinski89349839.357

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Todd Kinchen524468.638 0
Totals524468.638 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Byron Hanspard4098724.799 2
Juran Bolden510621.234 0
Brian Kozlowski24924.526 0
Harold Green12323.023 0
Todd Kinchen11818.018 0
Dan Owens199.00
John Burrough166.00
Totals51119823.599 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Buchanan5499.831 0
Ronnie Bradford492.20
Michael Booker3165.310 0
Dan Owens11414.014 0
William White11111.011 0
Lenny McGill177.00
Devin Bush144.00
Chuck Smith144.00
Lester Archambeau100.00
Totals181146.331 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
Morten Andersen23350104
Jamal Anderson7300060
Bert Emanuel900054
Terance Mathis0600036
Byron Hanspard01200018
O.J. Santiago200012
Harold Green1000006
Bob Christian010006
Todd Kinchen1000006
Brian Kozlowski100006
Ed West10006
Michael Haynes10006


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