Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (8-5-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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  • Deion Jones' INT keeps Falcons in playoff pursuit

    Deion Jones intercepted Drew Brees in the end zone, thwarting a potential Saints game-winning drive and preserving a 20-17 victory for the Atlanta Falcons (8-5) over New Orleans (9-4).
  • Keenum, Vikings stay hot in triumph over Falcons

    Case Keenum stayed hot, completing 25 of 30 pass attempts in leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 14-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in a tightly contested matchup of NFC playoff contenders.
  • Julio Jones downplays big day: 'I'm not a stats guy'

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had a monster day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, going for 253 yards and two scores on 12 catches. Afterward, he downplayed the big effort.
  • What we learned from Sunday's Week 12 games

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the football gods keep giving. Sunday's games boasted some breakout performances, back-and-forth bouts and one big blowout in Philadelphia.
  • Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ruled out for Sunday

    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol, and he will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Dan Quinn says.
  • Tamme announces retirement after nine seasons

    Jacob Tamme is calling it quits after nine seasons in professional football. The former Colts, Broncos and Falcons tight end announced his retirement via Twitter on Thursday.
  • Matt Ryan helps resilient Falcons regain swagger

    Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a crucial third down to propel the Falcons over the Seahawks in Seattle. Michael Silver looks at how Ryan has led Atlanta back into the playoff race,
  • Falcons beat 'Hawks after Walsh's FGA drops short

    The Falcons nearly blew another late lead in a prime-time game before Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a game-tying field-goal attempt in the final seconds to secure the win for Atlanta.
  • Falcons DE Clayborn considered retiring before '17

    Adrian Clayborn's incredible six-sack performance in the Atlanta Falcons' win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday never would have happened had it not been for his wife encouraging him to play this season.
  • Will we see more Dontari Poe on offense vs. 'Hawks?

    The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to understand the power of Dontari Poe. After being a blocker and decoy in his three snaps Sunday, might Poe reprise his scoring role in Atlanta?
  • Kuechly: Must have been a 'hex' on Julio's drop

    The Carolina Panthers won on Sunday, but they know if one of the greatest receivers on the planet doesn't drop a wide-open touchdown pass late in the game, the outcome could have been very different.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 26 (26) McKinley, Takkarist DE 
Rd 3, Pick 11 (75) Riley, Duke LB 
Rd 4, Pick 30 (136) Harlow, Sean OG 
Rd 5, Pick 5 (149) Kazee, Damontae CB 
Rd 5, Pick 12 (156) Hill, Brian RB 
Rd 5, Pick 31 (174) Saubert, Eric TE 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Wk 14 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 3 7 7 0 17
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 0 10 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 26 Tampa Bay 34-20   W
13 Sun, Dec 03 Minnesota 9-14   L
14 Thu, Dec 07 New Orleans 20-17   W
15 Mon, Dec 18 @ Tampa Bay 8:30 PM ET
16 Sun, Dec 24 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 31 Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Eric Saubert (TE) Full Pract - --
Adrian Clayborn (DE) Limited Pract - --
Wes Schweitzer (G) Full Pract - --
Mohamed Sanu (WR) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 417 275 3278 17
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Devonta Freeman 152 680 4.5 6
Tevin Coleman 139 593 4.3 5
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 73 1161 15.9 3
Mohamed Sanu 54 578 10.7 5
Austin Hooper 41 461 11.2 3
Taylor Gabriel 30 342 11.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/14 C.J. Goodwin (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
12/14 Deji Olatoye (CB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/6 Jeremy Boykins (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
12/6 Terrence Magee (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 9 4 0 .692
Carolina 9 4 0 .692
Atlanta 8 5 0 .615
Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308

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: Dec. 8, 2017 at 12:55 a.m.

    Linebacker Deion Jones makes a game saving interception for the Atlanta Falcons win.

  2. Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 11:22 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant makes a 52-yard field goal for the lead against the New Orleans Saints.

  3. Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 11:01 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu gives the ball to his son in the stands after a beautiful 8-yard touchdown catch.

  4. Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 09:38 p.m.

    Running back Devonta Freeman scores a touchdown to put the Atlanta Falcons on the board.

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