Atlanta Falcons

2nd NFC South (--)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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  • McClain lands with Falcons after free-agency tour

    Defensive tackle Terrell McClain has a new home after taking a free-agent tour with the Cowboys, 49ers and Dolphins. The Falcons on Friday signed McClain to a contract, the team announced.
  • Falcons QB Ryan wanted deal done before camp

    Five years ago, discussion of a Matt Ryan contract extension nearly lingered into training camp. Ryan and the Falcons made sure to avoid controversy this year by agreeing to the largest contract in league history.
  • 2018 NFL schedule: NFC South

    The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule was released Thursday. Here's a team-by-team look at the schedules for each team in the NFC South.
  • Matt Ryan: Contract talks moving in right direction

    Matt Ryan doesn't sound like he's worried about getting a contract extension. "Everything is good and I think the discussions have been really positive," the Falcons quarterback said Monday.
  • Dimitroff: Falcons close to extension with QB Ryan

    A Matt Ryan contract extension has never been a matter of if but when. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said on Tuesday he believes the team is "close" to a deal with its franchise quarterback.
  • Roundup: Raiders, Reggie Nelson agree to terms

    Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders are bringing back safety Reggie Nelson on a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Check out other free agency notes we're tracking.
  • Falcons GM: No timetable for Matt Ryan's new deal

    Thomas Dimitroff deftly toed the discussion on Matt Ryan's next contract, sounding like he's praying the team can convince the QB to give them a hometown discount.
  • Dan Quinn says blame isn't on OC Sarkisian alone

    Atlanta's season ended in disappointing fashion with a fourth-down play that came up short. Steve Sarkisian received blame for the outcome, but Falcons head coach Dan Quinn defended him again Thursday.
  • Steve Sarkisian will return as Falcons OC for 2018

    Dan Quinn won't be making a change at offensive coordinator in 2018. The Atlanta Falcons are retaining Steve Sarkisian for next season, Quinn announced Thursday.
  • Falcons vs. Eagles: NFC Divisional Round preview

    Chris Wesseling takes a look at the Atlanta Falcons-Philadelphia Eagles Divisional Round playoff game this weekend, providing analysis and a prediction on the matchup.
  • Injuries: Julio Jones returns to practice for Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones returned to practice after sitting out Tuesday's and Wednesday's workouts with an ankle injury. See what other injuries we're tracking Thursday.
  • Divisional Round schedule: Jaguars-Steelers rematch

    The 2018 Divisional Round schedule was confirmed Sunday following two nail-biting wild-card clashes. Two of the four games are rematches from earlier this season.
  • Silver: Falcons, Quinn learn from postseason scars

    The Falcons were the last team to clinch a playoff berth in the NFC. They could also end up being the conference's last team standing. Michael Silver chronicles their Wild Card upset over the Rams.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 26 (26) Ridley, Calvin WR 
Rd 2, Pick 26 (58) Oliver, Isaiah CB 
Rd 3, Pick 26 (90) Senat, Deadrin DT 
Rd 4, Pick 26 (126) Smith, Ito RB 
Rd 6, Pick 20 (194) Gage, Russell WR 
Rd 6, Pick 26 (200) Oluokun, Foye LB 
Scoreboard more
Lincoln Financial Field - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 0 0 10
Philadelphia Eagles 0 9 3 3 15
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 10 @ New York Jets 7:30 PM ET
P2 Fri, Aug 17 Kansas City 7:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 25 @ Jacksonville 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 30 Miami 7:00 PM ET
1 Thu, Sep 06 @ Philadelphia 8:20 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 66 43 428 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Tevin Coleman 24 119 5 0
Devonta Freeman 28 73 2.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 18 195 10.8 1
Mohamed Sanu 7 125 17.9 0
Tevin Coleman 4 42 10.5 0
Devonta Freeman 6 29 4.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
5/14 Terrell McClain (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
4/18 Justin Zimmer (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
4/17 Garrison Smith (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
4/17 Justin Zimmer (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 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: Jan. 13, 2018 at 08:22 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan escapes two tackles attempts from the Philadelphia Eagles to convert on a 6-yard touchdown pass to running back Devonta Freeman in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

  2. Published: Jan. 13, 2018 at 06:05 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman jets passed the Philadelphia Eagles defense for 23 yards.

  3. Published: Jan. 13, 2018 at 05:45 p.m.

    The Philadelphia Eagles' big special teams mistake gives the Atlanta Falcons the ball back with great field position.

  4. Published: Jan. 13, 2018 at 04:49 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen forces Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi to fumble on first carry of the game, Falcons recover.

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