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2005 Atlanta Falcons season

2005 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Jim Mora
General manager Rich McKay
Owner Arthur Blank
Home field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2005 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 40th in the National Football League (NFL). It began with the team trying to defend their NFC South division title and 11–5 record in 2004. The Falcons started 6–2, but injuries on defense caused them to finish the second half 2–6. Bright spots included the Falcons ending their Monday Night Football jinx by going 3–0, and on Thursday, November 24, the Falcons played on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in franchise history with a 27–7 victory over the Detroit Lions. On the next-to-last game of the regular season, the Falcons were eliminated from postseason contention with a 27–24 overtime loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons failed to improve over their 11–5 season, therefore finishing 8–8 and once again failed to attain back-to-back winning seasons.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 2005 NFL Draft
2005 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 27 Roddy White *  Wide receiver UAB
2 59 Jonathan Babineaux  Defensive tackle Iowa
3 90 Jordan Beck  Linebacker Cal Poly
4 128 Chauncey Davis  Defensive end Florida State
5 160 Michael Boley  Linebacker Southern Miss
5 163 Frank Omiyale  Offensive tackle Tennessee Tech
6 201 DeAndra Cobb  Running back Michigan State
7 241 Darrell Shropshire  Defensive tackle South Carolina
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

2005 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Rocky Colburn

Roster

2005 Atlanta Falcons final roster
Quarterbacks

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Offensive linemen

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Linebackers

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Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics
53 Active, 10 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Stadium Box scores Attendance
Final score Preseason record
1 August 6 6:06 PM JST Indianapolis Colts W 27–21 1–0 Tokyo Dome Boxscore
45,203
2 August 13 7:35 EDT Baltimore Ravens W 16–3 2–0 Georgia Dome Boxscore
67,123
3 August 19 7:35 PM EDT Tennessee Titans L 21–24 2–1 Georgia Dome Boxscore
69,327
4 August 25 8:06 PM EDT Jacksonville Jaguars W 23–7 3–1 ALLTEL Stadium Boxscore
60,596
4 September 1 7:37 PM EDT Miami Dolphins W 20–17 4–1 Dolphin Stadium Boxscore
71,616

Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Stadium Box scores Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 12 9:05 PM EDT Philadelphia Eagles W 14–10 1–0 Georgia Dome Boxscore
70,806
2 September 18 1:06 PM PDT at Seattle Seahawks L 21–18 1–1 Qwest Field Boxscore
66,030
3 September 25 1:02 PM EDT at Buffalo Bills W 24–16 2–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Boxscore
72,032
4 October 2 4:17 PM EDT Minnesota Vikings W 30–10 3–1 Georgia Dome Boxscore
69,552
5 October 9 1:05 PM EDT New England Patriots L 28–31 3–2 Georgia Dome Boxscore
71,079
6 October 16 12:03 PM CDT at New Orleans Saints W 34–31 4–2 Alamodome Boxscore
65,562
7 October 24 9:07 PM EDT New York Jets W 27–14 5–2 Georgia Dome Boxscore
70,995
8 Bye
9 November 6 at Miami Dolphins W 17–10 6–2 Dolphin Stadium Boxscore
72,187
10 November 13 Green Bay Packers L 25–33 6–3 Georgia Dome Boxscore
71,001
11 November 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–30 6–4 Georgia Dome Boxscore
70,794
12 November 24 at Detroit Lions W 27–7 7–4 Ford Field Boxscore
62,390
13 December 4 at Carolina Panthers L 6–24 7–5 Bank of America Stadium [1]
73,661
14 December 12 New Orleans Saints W 36–17 8–5 Georgia Dome [2]
70,083
15 December 18 at Chicago Bears L 3–16 8–6 Soldier Field [3]
62,170
16 December 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–27 (OT) 8–7 Raymond James Stadium [4]
65,482
17 January 1 Carolina Panthers L 11–44 8–8 Georgia Dome [5]
70,796

Standings

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 300 274 W2
(5) Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 391 259 W1
Atlanta Falcons 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 351 341 L3
New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 235 398 L5

Awards and honors

  • Michael Vick, Pro Bowl selection[2]

Images

References

  1. ^ "2005 Atlanta Falcons Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2005/probowl.htm

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