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    Atlanta Falcons Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Atlanta Falcons to get you started: 

    Established: 1965
    Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
    Colours: Black, red, silver & white 
    Hall of Famers: William Andrews, Steve Bartkowski, Tommy Nobis, Jessie Tuggle, Jeff Van Note, Mike Kenn, Claude Humphrey, Deion Sanders, Gerald Riggs
    Hall of Fame Coaches: None
    Rivals: New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers & Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Legends: Tommy Nobis, Jeff Van Not, Steve Bartkowski, William Andrews , Deion Sanders, Alfred Jenkins , Micheal Vick, Jessie Tuggle , Mike Kenn & Gerald Riggs
    Retired Numbers: None
    Conference:  NFC
    Super Bowl Championships: 0
    Conference Championships: 2: 1998 & 2016
    2019 Record: 7-9
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #16 A. J Terrell, CB, Clemson Tigers
    2020 Power Ranking: 21
    Team in a Tweet:  Shows promise but need to take their chances to be a force. 

    Atlanta Falcons Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Atlanta Falcons History

    The Atlanta Falcons were founded in 1965 as an expansion side for the NFL and became the 15th team to join the league in the process. The Falcons made their NFL debut during the1966 season and it was one to forget as they finished their inaugural season with a 3-11 record. 

    Despite only winning three games for the season one of the main highlights was when they got their first win defeating the New York Jets 27-16, at the historic Yankee Stadium. Even though the team won three games, surprisingly they didn’t finish last in the NFL East standings, as inaugural coach Norb Hecker’s side became the only expansion team to not finish bottom in their first year, as the New York Jets finished last with one win. 

    The Falcons kicked off the 70s era with one of their winning seasons in 1971 with a 7-6-1 record, but despite having one of their best seasons, it still wasn’t enough to make the playoffs that year. It was deja vu in 1973 as the same scenario happened when they had an even better record winning nine games. 

    Things started to turn in 1975 when they received pick No. 1 in the NFL draft as they chose quarterback Bart Kowski, he proved to be instrumental for the team in the next few years especially in 1978 where the Falcons fortunes began to change. 

    By 1977 with an ordinary offence head coach Leeman Bennett chose to focus on defence, and it proved to be one of the tightest in the NFL as they only  conceded 129 points in 14 games (averaging 9.2 points a game), which was referred to as the “Grits Blitz”. 

    The Falcons made the playoffs for the first time a year later  after having a 9-7 record, and the former number one pick Kowski was influential in the NFC Wildcard play off game between Philadelphia, where he led the team to their first ever playoff victory. It all came to an abrupt end a week later when they faced Dallas, despite leading 20-13 at half time, the Falcons crashed out.  

    The 80s began in a winning fashion as they finished the season with a 12-4 record and more importantly clinched their maiden NFC Western Division title.  They couldn’t contain the momentum the week later, as they were knocked out in the Divisional Playoff game against Dallas 30-27, despite leading 27-17 at half time. 

    The 90s brought a range of mixed emotions as they made the playoffs three times in 1991, 1995 and 1998, however, for most of the decade they would miss the playoffs and had an equal worst season in 1996 where they tied with the most losses as they finished the season with a 3-13 record. 

    The year 1998 sparked joy as they appeared in their first ever Super Bowl after a dominant 14-2 record, which saw RB Jamal Anderson set up a team record with 1,846 yards on the way to the NFL biggest show after they defeated Minnesota in a Championship game. 

    Making the Super Bowl XXXIII sparked joy for the fans and for the city, but it was the only thing they were excited about as they were left in despair after the game as the Falcons went down to Denver Broncos 34-19. The 2000s saw a range of mixed emotions just like the decade earlier as they made the playoffs three times in 2002, 2004 and 2008. 

    The Falcons struck gold in 2001, where they selected quarterback Michael Vick with the  No. 1 pick in the draft. Throughout Vick’s Falcons career he made 74 appearances (from 2001 to 2006) and had 930 passes completed. 

    After seeing limited action in his debut against the San Francisco 49ers, Vick quickly reminded everyone why he was the number one draft pick as in the final game of the season as he acquired 234 yards of Atlanta’s 285 in the 13-31 defeat to the St Louis Rams. 

    He again wrote his name in lights the next year as he sparked the Falcons to 7-0-1 unbeaten eight game streak, as well as rushing 173 yards in an overtime game against Minnesota- the most by a quarterback  in that same game he ran 46 yards for a touchdown-the longest run by a Falcons quarterback as well as earring himself a Pro Bowl selection. 

    2004 saw an aggressive approach by new coach Jim Mora who led the team to an equal best start of the season to end it on an 11-5record. Mora’s aggressive offense and defence style was evident as they led the NFL in rushing with 2,672 yards. 

    Their hostile approach was on show  in the Divisional playoff game where they smashed St Louis Rams 47-17 as they rushed  327 yards, any hopes and dreams of returning to the Super Bowl came crashing down in the NFC Championship game where they went down to Philadelphia 27-10. It was another four years before the Falcons returned to the playoffs this time with Mike Smith in charge. 

    Despite the Falcons falling to the Arizona Cardinals in the wildcard playoffs, it was still a good season as Smith’s Falcons overcame a disappointing 2007 in which they won four games, to win 11 games in 2008, earning himself Associated Press Coach of the Year, and NFL Coach of the Year.

    That same year saw the NFL world take their  first look at quarterback Matt Ryan who was also named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year and NFL Rookie of the Year. After taking over the reigns in 2008, Mike Smith ended his Falcons stint in 2014, when they announced Dan Quinn to take the helm in 2015. 

    Quinn has so far had a successful tenure leading the team to a NFC Championship in 2016, as well as taking them to the Super Bowl, in the 2016-17 season, where they lost to the New England Patriots in overtime after holding a 21-3 half time lead. Since then the Falcons have finished second in the NFC South with a 7-9 record in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons. 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Atlanta Falcons

    If you are a fan of the Atlanta Falcons, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 /2021 season. Do the Atlanta Falcons have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Atlanta Falcons:

    Preview on Atlanta Falcons Head Coach: Dan Quinn

    Having been amongst NFL coaching ranks since 2001, Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator and mastermind behind the 2014 Seattle Seahawks number one ranked league defence that went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos. 

    Off the back of that success Quinn was appointed head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, leading the team to 3 consecutive winning seasons and back to back playoff runs in his first three years. 2016 was Quinn and the Falcons best season, posting an 11-5 record, capped off with an appearance in Super Bowl LI, which saw the Falcons blow a 28-3 lead to lose the game in overtime. 

    In Quinn’s past two seasons in charge, The Falcons have posted back to back 7-9 records missing the playoffs in back to back years. Entering the sixth year of his coaching career with a 43-37 record, another 7-9 (or worse) season will see Quinn under pressure. The Falcons will have to post a winning season and ideally a playoff appearance to ensure that Quinn remains head coach of the Atlanta Falcons for the 2020 season and beyond.

    Preview on Atlanta Falcons Offensive Weapon: Julio Jones, WR

    Undisputedly a generational talent at wide receiver, Julio Jones is still causing headaches to defensive coordinators around the league. Coming into his 10th season in the NFL, Jones is multiple All Pro, multiple Pro Bowl receiver, who has been a league leader in receiving yards (2015, 2018) and receptions (2015) during his career. 

    Most recently, Jones finished the 2019 season with 99 receptions, the sixth most in the league, and 1,394 receiving yards, the second most in the league, while also scoring six receiving touchdowns. 2019 also saw Jones become the fastest player to 11,000 yards in NFL history. 

    Although team success isn’t expected for the Falcons in 2020, Jones will always compete at the highest level, and with the continued development of fellow receiver Calvin Ridley, Jones will be able to share the coverage load, taking less of a toll on his aging body. With more records to chase, the 31-year-old has multiple elite years left in what is shaping up to be a Hall of Fame career.

    Preview on Atlanta Falcons Defensive Weapon: Grady Jarrett, DT

    One year into his record-breaking deal, Grady Jarrett has silenced any doubters that emerged in the wake of his big payday. Prior to his fifth season in the league Jarrett was placed under the franchise tag for several months, before coming to a four year $68 million contract agreement with the Atlanta Falcons, making him the third highest defensive tackle in the NFL. 

    With doubts over whether he was worth a contract of that nature, Jarrett starred in the 2019 season posting career highs in tackles (69), sacks (7.5) as well as tackles for loss (11), and earning himself an All-Pro second team selection and his first Pro Bowl invitation. If 27-year-old Jarrett can continue this level of play in the 2020 season and beyond, he will quickly become one of the best defenders to ever play for the Falcons.

    Atlanta Falcons Betting and Odds History

    The 2019 Atlanta Falcons season could be split into two areas pre bye and post bye. In the pre bye they lost seven games, including a six game losing streak after their round two win over the Philadelphia Eagles and after the bye they won six games including a two game losing streak. 

    They finished 8-8-0 against the spread, with an even 4-4-0 at home and 4-4-0 away from home. When talking about over/under their overall record was 7-9-0, and at home their record was 2-6-0 while away was 5-3-0. As mentioned above it was a tale of two halves for the Falcons and it showed too, by October 27 when the Falcons lost their sixth game in a row they were valued at +50000. 

    While when the Falcons were having the bye they soared up to +100000, however it quickly changed as the Falcons won two in a row to start the second half of the season which included a win over the Carolina Panthers and in turn it influenced the market the next day when they were at their shortest for the season valued at +3000. 

    It was short lived as even when they won their third game in a row the value went back up to +50000 by November 25. The Falcons are currently valued at +4000 for Super Bowl 55. 

    Atlanta Falcons FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Atlanta Falcons? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Atlanta Falcons play?

    The Atlanta Falcons play their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Who owns the Atlanta Falcons?

    Arthur Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons.

    Has the Atlanta Falcons won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Atlanta Falcons have never won the Super Bowl.

    Who is the Atlanta Falcons coach?

    Dan Quinn is the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons after signing a contract in 2015. 

    Do the Atlanta Falcons play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Atlanta Falcons are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Atlanta Falcons games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Atlanta Falcons record?

    The new season of the NFL has started! Last year the Atlanta Falcons finished second in the National Football Conference South, with a 7-9 win loss record. 

    Did the Atlanta Falcons win last night?

    Fans of the Arizona Cardinals  are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Atlanta Falcons worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Atlanta Falcons are worth $2.7 billion.

    Who do the Atlanta Falcons play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Atlanta Falcons play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Atlanta Falcons?

    You can watch the Atlanta Falcons on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Falcons app. 

    Will the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs this year?

    The new season of the NFL has started! The Atlanta Falcons finished second  in the National Football Conference South division in the 2019 NFL season, with a 7-9 win loss record, and did not make it to the playoffs. 

    When do the Atlanta Falcons play?

    Atlanta Falcons fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Atlanta Falcons game? 

    For more details on the next Atlanta Falcons game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Atlanta Falcons finish the season?

    The Atlanta Falcons finished second in the National Football Conference South division in the 2019 NFL season. 

    How many games did the Atlanta Falcons win?

    The Atlanta Falcons won nine games in the 2019 NFL season.