Atlanta Falcons

2nd NFC South (8-8-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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  • Reasons for hope for every non-Super Bowl team

    Broncos and Panthers fans are living the dream, but what about the 30 other teams sitting home on Super Bowl Sunday? Marc Sessler offers a reason for hope for every club left out in the cold.
  • Falcons owner is confident in Dimitroff, Quinn

    Seven losses over the final nine games left questions about the future of Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, but he and coach Dan Quinn still have team owner Arthur Blank in their corner.
  • Panthers' perfect season ends in loss to Falcons

    The Carolina Panthers' perfect season came to a stunning end Sunday in a 20-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. What happened to the seemingly invincible Panthers?
  • Which NFL general managers are on hot seat?

    The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons failed to live up to expectations this season, but does that mean their respective general managers will be looking for new jobs in the offseason?
  • Josh Norman: Roddy White is Falcons' fifth receiver

    Two days after Roddy White said Josh Norman wasn't tough, the Carolina Panthers cornerback decided to hit back at the Falcons veteran. Is Norman channeling his inner Richard Sherman?
  • Julio Jones, Roddy White: Norman not tough

    Josh Norman has played a big role in the Panthers' push toward a perfect season, but Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White aren't particularly impressed with the cornerback.
  • Falcons keep faint wild-card hopes alive with win over Jags

    Julio Jones set a new franchise single-season receiving record, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Quinn: Falcons' shutout loss 'unacceptable'

    Dan Quinn took time during Sunday's beatdown at the hands of the Panthers to address his team. Quinn told the reeling Falcons they haven't been performing up to the level of expectations set by their 5-0 start.
  • Julio Jones questions Falcons' red-zone play calling in latest loss

    Julio Jones questioned the red-zone playcalling after he went a fourth-straight game without a touchdown. Atlanta hasn't scored more than 21 points in seven straight, falling to 6-6 after a 5-0 start.
  • Winston rallies Buccaneers past slumping Falcons

    Lavonte David's interception in the game's final minutes was the difference as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers strengthened their playoff chances with a 23-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
  • Injuries: Devonta Freeman (concussion) cleared for practice

    Devonta Freeman will return to the practice field after missing last week's game with a concussion. Getting the dynamic runner back is a big boost for the Atlanta Falcons, who desperately need a win.
  • Vikings ride A.P. to win over reeling Falcons

    The Minnesota Vikings reclaimed first place in the NFC North behind Adrian Peterson's 158 yards and a stout defense, sending the reeling Atlanta Falcons to a 20-10 defeat.
  • Colts clip Falcons with late FG

    The Indianapolis Colts (5-5) remain tied atop the AFC South with Houston after wiping out a 14-point deficit to knock off the Atlanta Falcons (6-4) 24-21 on Sunday.
  • Freeman suffers concussion in Falcons' loss

    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman piled up 43 yards off three carries before leaving in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a concussion.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 17 (17)  
Scoreboard more
Georgia Dome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 7 7 3 3 20
Atlanta Falcons 3 14 0 0 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 29 Minnesota 10-20   L
13 Sun, Dec 06 @ Tampa Bay 19-23   L
14 Sun, Dec 13 @ Carolina 0-38   L
15 Sun, Dec 20 @ Jacksonville 23-17   W
16 Sun, Dec 27 Carolina 20-13   W
17 Sun, Jan 03 New Orleans 17-20   L
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Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/20 Jared Smith (G) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/8 R.J. Harris (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/5 Valerian Ume-Ezeoke (C) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/5 Jordan Leslie (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 15 1 0 .938
Atlanta 8 8 0 .500
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375

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Dan Quinn

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Pro Career: Dan Quinn was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 2, 2015, becoming the 16th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history and takes over the club after serving as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator for the last two seasons (2013-14). During that span, Quinn oversaw the NFL's top defensive unit as Seattle led the League allowing 270.4 yards per game, 15.2 points per game, and 178.8 passing yards per game while holding opponents to 91.6 rushing yards per game.

In 2014, Quinn's defense led the NFL in scoring defense (15.9), total defense (267.1), and passing yards (185.6), while ranking third in rushing yards (81.5). The Seahawks also boasted the League's top defensive unit in 2013, en route to a win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Quinn originally joined the Seahawks in 2009, after spending the previous six years coaching the defensive lines for the San Francisco 49ers (2003-04), Miami Dolphins (2005-06) and the New York Jets (2007-08). He previously served as the Seahawks assistant head coach/defensive line coach in 2009.

Quinn left Seattle in 2011 to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida where his defenses ranked in the top-10 in the country. In his first season with the Gators, his defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5), seventh in passing defense (166.8), and second in third-down defense (27.12 percent).

Prior to joining Seattle, Quinn coached the defensive line for the New York Jets from 2007-2008. In, 2008 the Jets defense ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per carry (3.7), seventh in sacks (41), and ninth in rushing yards per game (94.9). The Jets were also sixth in the AFC in yards per play (5.2) and third-down defense (38.6).

He held the same position for the Miami Dolphins for two seasons (2005-06), where Quinn helped the Dolphins rank first in the AFC and second in the NFL with 49 sacks. Miami also finished third in the AFC in yards per play (4.7) and fourth in yards per carry (3.7).

He began his NFL coaching career in San Francisco as its defensive assistant in 2001 before moving on to coach the 49ers defensive line from 2003-2004. Quinn got his start coaching the defensive line at William and Mary in 1994, followed by a season at Virginia Military Institute. He held the same position with Hofstra for four seasons before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2000.

Background: Quinn was a four-year letter winner and two-time co-captain at Division III Salisbury (Md.) State as a defensive lineman, where he recorded 139 tackles and eight tackles for loss. He also lettered in track and held the school record in the hammer throw. He was inducted into the Salisbury State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Quinn was born in Morristown, New Jersey.

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