Atlanta Falcons

1st NFC South (2-1-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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Game Averages (2016)

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PTS
17.7(21st)
YDS
383.0(2nd)
PASS YDS
271.7(2nd)
RUSH YDS
111.3(12th)
(league rank)

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  • Matt Schaub among NFL's preseason stats leaders

    08/26/2016
    The preseason can serve as a guide to what lies ahead. Dan Hanzus takes a look at the preseason stats leaders. Do you recognize any of the names?
  • Falcons rookie Neal to have minor knee surgery, out 3-4 weeks

    08/26/2016
    Keanu Neal's NFL career isn't getting off to the start he wanted. The rookie safety will miss three to four weeks after suffering a knee injury Thursday against the Dolphins.
  • Ric Flair needs to pick a team and stick with it

    08/09/2016
    Ric Flair continues to hold a figure-four-like grip over the hearts of young NFL stars. The legendary professional wrestler visited the Falcons Tuesday.
  • Lance Moore announces retirement

    08/08/2016
    Lance Moore is calling it a career. The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that the veteran wide receiver is announcing his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.
  • Falcons land veteran Lance Moore

    08/05/2016
    Lance Moore has landed back in the NFC South. After a two-year stint in the Rust Belt, can the 10-year veteran win a spot behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu in Atlanta?
  • Dwight Freeney signs Falcons contract

    08/04/2016
    Dwight Freeney is signing with Atlanta, choosing the Falcons over the Bengals. Can the seven-time Pro Bowler fix Dan Quinn's pass rush while helping Vic Beasley reach his potential?
  • Ryan: Falcons can 'absolutely' score 30 a game

    07/30/2016
    The Atlanta Falcons have the talent to be one of the most improved offenses in the NFL in 2016. Quarterback Matt Ryan believes he can put up 30 points per game with his weapons.
  • Return specialist Hester released by Falcons

    07/26/2016
    The Falcons officially parted ways with Devin Hester on Tuesday. Could the veteran receiver and electric returner be on the way to retirement now?
  • Training camp preview: Atlanta Falcons

    07/18/2016
    The Falcons started last season 5-0 ... before crashing back to Earth. Will 2016 be different for Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Co.? Conor Orr previews a crucial training camp for Atlanta.
  • Making the Leap: Mohamed Sanu, super No. 2?

    07/14/2016
    Think the Falcons overpaid for Mohamed Sanu? Think again. Chris Wesseling sees a versatile No. 2 receiver who can help Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of Atlanta's offense soar once more.
  • Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman's workload

    07/13/2016
    The Atlanta Falcons want to lessen running back Devonta Freeman's workload in 2016 and get Tevin Coleman more involved in the offense.
  • Roddy White: 'I was miserable' in '15

    07/08/2016
    Roddy White is still upset with how Atlanta Falcons coaches used him last season. The free-agent receiver believes if he were put in a position to make plays, the Falcons would have made the playoffs.
  • Falcons DC: Keanu Neal going to be a 'pretty special'

    07/05/2016
    Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Keanu Neal should immediately add toughness to the team's secondary. Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith is already impressed with the safety's maturity and diverse skill set.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 17 (17) Neal, Keanu SS 
Rd 2, Pick 21 (52) Jones, Deion OLB 
Rd 3, Pick 18 (81) Hooper, Austin TE 
Rd 4, Pick 17 (115) Campbell, De'Vondre OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 20 (195) Schweitzer, Wes OG 
Rd 7, Pick 17 (238) Fuller, Devin WR 
Scoreboard more
Camping World Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta Falcons 0 3 3 0 6
Miami Dolphins 0 7 10 0 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 11 Washington 23-17   W
P2 Thu, Aug 18 @ Cleveland 24-13   W
P3 Thu, Aug 25 @ Miami 6-17   L
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Jacksonville 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 @ Oakland 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Schaub 38 28 366 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Brandon Wilds 21 86 4.1 2
Cyrus Gray 20 82 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Aldrick Robinson 7 202 28.9 0
Nick Williams 9 99 11 0
Mohamed Sanu 7 82 11.7 0
Devin Fuller 5 66 13.2 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/20 Nick Rose (K) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/20 Shayne Graham (K) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/20 Sergio Brown (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/18 Jake Reed (C) Waived, Injury Settlement (waived, injury settlement).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

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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  1. Published: Aug. 25, 2016 at 09:18 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Aldrick Robinson pulls in a deep pass for a 36-yard gain.

  2. Published: Aug. 25, 2016 at 08:20 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant intercepts Ryan Tannehill on a deflected pass.

  3. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:34 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Simms finds wide receiver Devin Fuller for a 10-yard TD.

  4. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 09:59 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons running back Brandon Wilds rushes for a 32-yard TD.

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