1968 Atlanta Falcons season

The 1968 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's third year in the National Football League (NFL).

1968 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coachNorb Hecker (0–3)
Norm Van Brocklin (2–9)
General managerFrank E. Wall
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record2–12
Division place4th Coastal
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersLB Tommy Nobis

Offseason

NFL Draft

1968 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Claude Humphrey *   Defensive end Tennessee State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel

Staff

1968 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Roster

1968 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 season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 14, 1968 at Minnesota Vikings L 47–7
45,563
2 September 22, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 28–20
50,428
3 September 29, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–13
27,471
4 October 6, 1968 Green Bay Packers L 38–7
58,850
5 October 13, 1968 New York Giants W 24–21
49,962
6 October 20, 1968 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–14
54,443
7 October 27, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 30–7
67,723
8 November 3, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers L 41–21
47,727
9 November 10, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 17–10
53,979
10 November 17, 1968 at Chicago Bears W 16–13
44,214
11 November 24, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–12
43,246
12 December 1, 1968 at Baltimore Colts L 44–0
60,238
13 December 8, 1968 Detroit Lions L 24–7
49,437
14 December 15, 1968 San Francisco 49ers L 14–12
44,977

Standings

NFL Coastal
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 13 1 0 .929 6–0 10–0 402 144 W8
Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 .769 3–2–1 6–3–1 312 200 L2
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 2–3–1 4–5–1 303 310 W1
Atlanta Falcons 2 12 0 .143 0–6 1–9 170 389 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ "1968 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.

External links

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Wild card berths (7)
Division championships (6)
Conference championships (2)
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