Atlanta Falcons at a glance

December 27, 2013 


Only four players in NFL history have more career receiving yardage than Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez (88), who will play in his final NFL game on Sunday against the Panthers.


Atlanta Falcons

Coach: Mike Smith

Key Stats

4 Players with more career receiving yards than Tony Gonzalez’s 15,071 (Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Isaac Bruce). Gonzalez has the most among tight ends.

12 Losses for the Falcons during the past three seasons combined. They would match that with a loss to the Panthers for a final record of 4-12.

13 Pro Bowl appearances for Gonzalez in his first 16 seasons. Gonzalez will play his final game Sunday and will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.

385.8 Yards allowed per game by the Falcons, who rank 28th out of 32 teams in total defense.

Starting Lineup


WR83 Harry Douglas
LT76 Lamar Holmes
LG63 Justin Blalock
C61 Joe Hawley
RG66 Peter Konz
RT65 Jeremy Trueblood
TE88 Tony Gonzalez
WR84 Roddy White
QB2 Matt Ryan
FB42 Patrick DiMarco
RB39 Steven Jackson


LDE96 Jonathan Massaquoi
DT95 Jonathan Babineaux
RDT94 Peria Jerry
RDE50 Osi Umenyiora
OLB59 Joplo Bartu
MLB55 Paul Worrilow
OLB54 Stephen Nicholas
LCB22 Asante Samuel
RCB21 Desmond Trufant
SS25 William Moore
FS28 Thomas DeCoud

Special Teams

K3 Matt Bryant
P5 Matt Bosher
KO5 Matt Bosher
H5 Matt Bosher
PR27 Robert McClain
KOR27 Robert McClain
LS47 Josh Harris


OUT: RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Darius Johnson (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Robert Alford (ankle), TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), C Peter Konz (neck).


8at SaintsL 23-7
15RamsW 31-24
22at DolphinsL 27-23
29PatriotsL 30-21
7JetsL 30-28
20BuccaneersW 31-23
27at CardinalsL 27-13
3at PanthersL 34-10
10SeahawksL 33-10
17at BuccaneersL 41-28
21SaintsL 17-13
1at BillsW 34-31
8at PackersL 22-21
15RedskinsW 27-26
22at 49ersL 34-24
29Panthers1 p.m.FOX

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