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The 1975 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's tenth year in the National Football League (NFL). With the first overall pick of the NFL draft, the Falcons selected quarterback Steve Bartkowski out of the University of California. However, the pick would do them no good as the Falcons slumped to another miserable 4–10 record and missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season. This was also the first and only full season for head coach Marion Campbell, as he was hired to coach the final 6 games of the previous season and was fired 5 games into the following season.

1975 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coachMarion Campbell
General managerPat Peppler
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record4–10
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1975 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Steve Bartkowski *  Quarterback California
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1975 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



RosterEdit

1975 Atlanta Falcons final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at St. Louis Cardinals L 20-23
42,172
2 September 28, 1975 Detroit Lions L 14-17
45,218
3 October 5, 1975 New Orleans Saints W 14–7
29,444
4 October 12, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers W 17–3
44,043
5 October 19, 1975 at Los Angeles Rams L 7-22
64,843
6 October 26, 1975 Cincinnati Bengals L 14-21
45,811
7 November 2, 1975 at New Orleans Saints L 7-23
49,342
8 November 9, 1975 at Minnesota Vikings L 0-38
43,751
9 November 16, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 7-16
44,595
10 November 23, 1975 Denver Broncos W 35–21
28,686
11 November 30, 1975 at Oakland Raiders L 34-37
50,860
12 December 7, 1975 Washington Redskins L 27-30
52,809
13 December 14, 1975 San Francisco 49ers W 31–9
38,501
14 December 21, 1975 at Green Bay Packers L 13-22
56,267

StandingsEdit

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(2) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 312 135 W6
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 3–3 4–7 255 286 L4
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 3–3 3–8 240 289 L1
New Orleans Saints 2 12 0 .143 1–5 2–9 165 360 L7

[2]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at St. Louis CardinalsEdit

1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 6 7020
Cardinals 7 6 01023

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1975 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296

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