Atlanta Falcons

2nd NFC South (1-1-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Game Averages (2018)

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PTS
21.5(20th)
YDS
370.5(15th)
PASS YDS
248.5(15th)
RUSH YDS
122.0(8th)
(league rank)

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  • Julio Jones skips Falcons practice with calf injury

    09/20/2018
    Atlanta Falcons standout wide receiver Julio Jones didn't practice Wednesday because of a calf injury, the team announced. One the season, Jones has 15 catches for 233 yards.
  • Injury roundup: Fournette set to return to practice

    09/19/2018
    Leonard Fournette sat out of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, but the running back is set to return to practice Wednesday for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Falcons place starting guard Levitre (triceps) on IR

    09/18/2018
    Another week, another devastating injury for the Atlanta Falcons, this time on the offensive side of the ball. Starting left guard Andy Levitre was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn triceps.
  • Freeman (hamstring) will not play against Panthers

    09/14/2018
    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers because of a knee injury, coach Dan Quinn told reporters on Friday.
  • Falcons S Keanu Neal out for 2018 with torn ACL

    09/08/2018
    The Atlanta Falcons safety suffered a torn ACL during the team's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Steve Wyche report.
  • Lack of clear proof upheld no-catch call on Julio

    09/07/2018
    According to replay rules, on-field decisions will only be overturned if there is "clear and obvious visual evidence" warranting change. That didn't exist for Al Riveron on Thursday, per Ian Rapoport.
  • Devonta says he's fine after injury scare in loss

    09/07/2018
    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman left in the final minutes of the team's 18-12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday after suffering a knee injury, but he says he's fine.
  • Quinn: Hooper has been like a 'dog' this offseason

    08/06/2018
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn discussed the positive progress of tight end Austin Hooper this offseason. Hooper stayed in the Atlanta area to work with quarterback Matt Ryan.
  • Matthews nabs five-year, $75M deal from Falcons

    07/28/2018
    Consider July 27, 2018, as Franchise Tackle Friday. Less than an hour after the Titans agreed with Taylor Lewan on a new five-year deal, the Atlanta Falcons have done the same with Jake Matthews.
  • Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to training camp

    07/28/2018
    Julio Jones will be at training camp after all. The Falcons and the wideout have agreed on a revised contract that increases his 2018 salary by $2.7 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Julio Jones works out with Ryan, other teammates

    07/17/2018
    Back in June when the social media world was melting over Julio Jones skipping mandatory minicamp, Matt Ryan brushed it off and said Jones would participate in off-campus player workouts in July. Ryan didn't lie.
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
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Carolina Panthers 3 7 0 14 24
Atlanta Falcons 3 14 7 7 31
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Thu, Sep 06 @ Philadelphia 12-18   L
2 Sun, Sep 16 Carolina 31-24   W
3 Sun, Sep 23 New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 30 Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 07 @ Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 14 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Derrick Shelby (DE) Did Not Pract - --
Isaiah Oliver (CB) Full Pract - --
Takkarist McKinley (DE) Did Not Pract - --
Julio Jones (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 71 44 523 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Tevin Coleman 25 126 5 1
Ito Smith 9 46 5.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 15 233 15.5 0
Austin Hooper 8 83 10.4 1
Calvin Ridley 4 64 16 1
Tevin Coleman 5 44 8.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/19 Prince Charles Iworah (CB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/19 Zac Kerin (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
9/19 Andy Levitre (OG) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
9/19 Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (DT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000
Atlanta 1 1 0 .500
Carolina 1 1 0 .500
New Orleans 1 1 0 .500

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: Sept. 16, 2018 at 03:55 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen jumps and intercepts the pass thrown by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after it goes off the hands of running back C.J. Anderson.

  2. Published: Sept. 16, 2018 at 03:51 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan escapes the defense and gets into the end zone after bouncing off three defenders.

  3. Published: Sept. 16, 2018 at 03:08 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan follows his offensive line into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Sept. 16, 2018 at 02:39 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tosses to tight end Austin Hooper in the corner of the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown.

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