Atlants Falcons: Not So Different From Super Bowl Team Of 1998

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Morten Andersen kicked a game-winning overtime field goal in the 1998 NFC championship game to beat the Randy Moss, Cris Carter-led Minnesota Vikings and catapult the franchise to its first Super Bowl ever, the Falcons had the personnel makings of a dynasty. 
Quarterback Chris Chandler had a career year, thanks to two outstanding vertical threats in Terance Mathis and Tony Martin, while running back Jamal Anderson balanced the attack with his powerful, downhill running style.  The offense favored multiple tight end sets over spread formations as part of the team’s then-traditional run-and-shoot offense.
Defensively, the Falcons were equally outstanding and balanced in their 4-3 base.  They had an elite defensive end in Lester Archambeau, a good mix of youth and experience at linebacker between Keith Brooking and Jessie Tuggle, and an athletic, hard-hitting secondary led by cornerback Ray Buchanon and free safety Eugene Robinson.
Anderson was con...

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