Atlanta Falcons Records
Listed below are Atlanta Falcons Records, Firsts, Odds &
First Regular-Season Game: A 19-14 loss to
the Los Angeles Rams, 9/11/66.
First Regular-Season Points: A 53-yard touchdown
pass from quarterback Randy Johnson to end Gary Barnes vs. the
Los Angeles Rams, 9/11/66.
First Regular-Season Field Goal: 22 yards by
Lou Kirouac vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, 9/18/66.
First Regular-Season Win: A 27-16 victory over
the New York Giants, 11/20/66.
First Winning Season: 1971 (7-6-1).
First Playoff Game: A 14-13 victory over the
Philadelphia Eagles in the 1978 NFC Wild Card game.
First Super Bowl Appearance: A 34-19 loss to
the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII, 1/31/99
First Draft Choice: Tommy Nobis, LB, University
of Texas, 1966.
First All-Pro Selection: Linebacker Tommy Nobis,
First Pro Bowl Selection: Linebacker Tommy
First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Junior Coffee,
117 yards vs. the Cleveland Browns, 10/30/66.
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Dave Hampton, 1,002
First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Steve Bartkowski,
416 yards vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, 11/15/81.
Most Career Rushing Yards: Gerald Riggs, 6,631
Most Career Passing Yards: Steve Bartkowski,
23,468 yards (1975-85).
Most Career Receptions: Terance Mathis, 572 receptions
Leading Scorer: Morten Andersen, 620 points
Most Lopsided Win: A 62-7 victory over the
New Orleans Saints, 9/16/73.
Fewest Yards Allowed in a Game: 78 yards vs.
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11/27/77.