Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (6-10-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
23.8(12th)
YDS
378.2(8th)
PASS YDS
284.6(5th)
RUSH YDS
93.6(24th)
(league rank)

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  • Quinn: Schaub 'certainly somebody' Falcons could add

    03/27/2015
    The Oakland Raiders saw enough of Matt Schaub last season to know the aging signal-caller wasn't worth the $5.5 million he was scheduled to make. Could the Atlanta Falcons come calling?
  • Falcons add Tamme, Moeaki

    03/19/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons signed Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki. The team has been searching for an eventual replacement for Tony Gonzalez for two offseasons.
  • Falcons re-sign Kroy Biermann

    03/18/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann.
  • Falcons land ex-Bucs pass-rusher Clayborn

    03/12/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with free-agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Hankerson tweets he's joined the Falcons

    03/11/2015
    The Falcons aren't finished padding their receiving core. Free-agent wideout Leonard Hankerson tweeted Wednesday that he has worked out a deal with Atlanta.
  • Falcons land LB help in Reed, Durant

    03/10/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons are set to sign ex-Texans linebacker Brooks Reed to a five-year contract worth $22 million. Is edge rusher Derrick Morgan next on Atlanta's radar?
  • Weatherspoon unlikely to return to Falcons

    03/07/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons sounded like they would be first in line to sign Sean Weatherspoon. However, the linebacker will hit the market and is unlikely to return to the only NFL franchise he's known.
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    03/27/2015
    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
  • Falcons' Quinn wants Weatherspoon back

    02/28/2015
    New Falcons coach Dan Quinn made cuts on Thursday and Friday, dropping Steven Jackson, Harry Douglas and Justin Blalock. But free agent Sean Weatherspoon is someone Quinn wants to keep in Atlanta.
  • Falcons cut Blalock

    02/27/2015
    The Atlanta Falcons continued to make roster moves on Friday, announcing the release of guard Justin Blalock after previously cutting running back Steven Jackson and wideout Harry Douglas.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 8 (8)  
Scoreboard more
Georgia Dome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Carolina Panthers 10 14 10 0 34
Atlanta Falcons 0 3 0 0 3
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 Cleveland 24-26   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Arizona 29-18   W
14 Mon, Dec 08 @ Green Bay 37-43   L
15 Sun, Dec 14 Pittsburgh 20-27   L
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ New Orleans 30-14   W
17 Sun, Dec 28 Carolina 3-34   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
No Statistics to Report
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/19 Tony Moeaki (TE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/19 Jacob Tamme (TE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/19 Jared Smith (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
3/18 Kroy Biermann (OLB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 7 8 1 .469
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Atlanta 6 10 0 .375
Tampa Bay 2 14 0 .125

Head Coach more

Mike Smith

Regular Season: 66-46

Postseason: 1-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 67-50

Mike Smith signed as the 14th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history on Jan. 23, 2008.

Smith guided the Falcons to the second-most wins in a season in team history, the top record in the NFC with a 13-3 mark and an NFC South Division crown in 2010. The 13 victories also secured the number one seed in the Conference for only the second time in franchise history and the Division title was just the fourth ever for the team in 45 years in the league (and first since 2004).

Smith earned the prestigious Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year and the KC 101 Club’s NFC Coach of the Year award for a remarkable second time in three seasons.

In Smith's first year, the Falcons were one of the NFL's biggest surprises, notching 11 wins after earning just four the previous year. The Falcons' 13 wins in the regular season in 2010 was the team's highest mark since its 1998 Super Bowl season.

From 2003–2007, Smith served as the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars and led a defensive unit which ranked fourth in overall defense (296.6), third in offensive points allowed (16.1) and fifth in rushing defense (99.3). The Jaguars defense also contributed to a team-record 20 interceptions and allowed an NFL-low 11 points per game on their home turf. In 2002, Smith served as the linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens and before joining the NFL ranks, he spent 12 seasons at Tennessee Tech from 1987–1998.

Smith became a coach at 18, instructing linebackers while he was still in high school. He played college football at East Tennessee(1977–1981) and was named defensive MVP twice at his position. He led the team with 186 tackles as a senior, becoming the all-time single-season tackle leader. Smith then forged his way up the coaching ladder with stints at San Diego State (1982-85), Morehead State (1986) and Tennessee Tech (1987-1998) before making the jump to the NFL.

A native of Daytona Beach, Fla., Smith was born on June 13, 1959 in Chicago, Ill.


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  1. Published: March 10, 2015 at 02:30 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow deflects a Matt Flynn pass into the arms of Sean Weatherspoon, who takes the interception 71 yards for a touchdown.

  2. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 05:04 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester returns the kick 66-yards; the longest kick return of his season.

  3. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 04:13 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees fumbles and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora runs it back for a touchdown to end the game.

  4. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 03:54 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain intercepts New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

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