1999 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coachDan Reeves
Home fieldGeorgia Dome
Results
Record5–11
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone

The 1999 season was the Atlanta Falcons' 34th in the National Football League (NFL). They finished with a 5–11 record, some way short of the 14–2 record they managed in the previous season, and failed to reach the playoffs, which meant they would not be the first team to play in the Super Bowl at their own stadium.[1] The Falcons and their Super Bowl XXXIII opponents, the Denver Broncos, managed an aggregate 11–21 record between them; it was the worst combined record by two teams the year after they reached the Super Bowl until the Raiders and the Buccaneers in 2003.

The season saw star running back Jamal Anderson hurt his knee in Week 2 and be subsequently placed on injured reserve, ending his season and any hope of the Falcons matching their 1998 form.[2] The injury that Anderson suffered was career-threatening.

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1999 NFL draft

1999 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 30 Patrick Kerney *  Defensive end Virginia
2 42 Reggie Kelly *  Tight end Mississippi State
3 92 Jeff Paulk  Fullback Arizona State
4 126 Johndale Carty  Defensive back Utah State
5 164 Eugene Baker  Wide receiver Kent State
6 198 Jeff Kelly  Linebacker Kansas State
6 200 Eric Thigpen  Defensive back Iowa
7 237 Todd McClure  Center LSU
7 247 Rondel Menendez  Wide receiver Eastern Kentucky
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

1999 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • President – Taylor Smith
  • Executive Vice President of Football Operations – Dan Reeves
  • General Manager – Harold Richardson
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Ron Hill
  • Director of Player Personnel/College – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Player Personnel/Pro – Chuck Connor
  • Assistant to Head Coach/Pro Personnel – Marvin Bass

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dan Reeves
  • Assistant Head Coach – Rich Brooks

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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

Roster

1999 Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12 Minnesota Vikings L 14–17 0–1 69,555
2 September 20 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–24 0–2 63,663
3 September 26 at St. Louis Rams L 7–35 0–3 63,253
4 October 3 Baltimore Ravens L 13–19 (OT) 0–4 50,712
5 October 10 at New Orleans Saints W 20–17 1–4 57,289
6 October 17 St. Louis Rams L 13–41 1–5 51,973
7 October 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 9–13 1–6 58,141
8 October 31 Carolina Panthers W 27–20 2–6 52,594
9 November 7 Jacksonville Jaguars L 7–30 2–7 68,466
10 Bye
11 November 21 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–19 2–8 65,158
12 November 28 at Carolina Panthers L 28–34 2–9 55,507
13 December 5 New Orleans Saints W 35–12 3–9 62,568
14 December 12 at San Francisco 49ers L 7–26 3–10 67,465
15 December 19 at Tennessee Titans L 14–30 3–11 66,196
16 December 26 Arizona Cardinals W 37–14 4–11 47,074
17 January 3 San Francisco 49ers W 34–29 5–11 57,980

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) St. Louis Rams 13 3 0 .813 526 242 L1
Carolina Panthers 8 8 0 .500 421 381 W1
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 285 380 W2
San Francisco 49ers 4 12 0 .250 295 453 L3
New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 .188 260 434 L1

References

  1. ^ "1999 Atlanta Falcons statistics and players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  2. ^ Silver, Michael; "Ram Tough"; Sports Illustrated, vol. 92, issue 1, p. 48
  3. ^ "1999 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "1999 Atlanta Falcons starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014.