Atlanta Falcons

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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  • Falcons GM: Julio Jones 'healed up very, very well'

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed the team's offseason program after undergoing foot surgery in March. GM Thomas Dimitroff says the WR has 'healed up very, very well'.
  • Dimitroff wants new deal for Freeman by camp

    Devonta Freeman said last month he was "about to be blessed" with a brand-new contract from the Falcons. Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff wants to make that happen as soon as possible for his star RB.
  • Report: Takk to miss start of Falcons camp

    The Falcons open training camp next week, their first-round pick could be out for the beginning of it. Takk McKinley reportedly scheduled to sit out as the pass rusher continues to recover from surgery.
  • Ryan very impressed by new Falcons stadium

    Count Matt Ryan among those impressed by the Atlanta Falcons' new home. Ryan was left amazed after getting a first-look tour of the $1.2 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium this week.
  • Cutler expected to call Bears' 2017 opener

    Former Bears quarterback-turned-TV analyst Jay Cutler will open the regular season with a familiar team. Charles Davis said this week that FOX is planning to assign Cutler to the Bears-Falcons Week 1 titlt.
  • Matt Ryan not concerned about his next contract

    Atlanta Falcons signal-caller Matt Ryan has two years remaining on his current contract. Ryan, however, is worried about getting his deal done. The QB says he lets the 'business people handle the business'.
  • Arthur Blank: Falcons are sustainable, not a 'one-year wonder'

    Falcons owner Arthur Blank is very pleased with the direction his team is heading in. So much so, Blank said he believes Atlanta has built a sustainable program and is not a "one-year wonder."
  • 'Coming for you': Von Miller takes aim at '16 sack leader Beasley

    Von Miller is widely regarded as the league's best pass rusher. But Miller has his eyes set on another prize: sack leader, an honor currently held by Falcons pass rusher Vic Beasley.
  • Falcons fanatic gets tooth implant with team logo

    NFL fans are getting very psychotic -- uh, we mean, creative -- with their displays of fandom. This Falcons diehard, though, is currently at the top of the weird fan mountain.
  • Falcons owner 'confident' deal for Freeman will come 'fairly soon'

    Devonta Freeman's quest to be "elite paid" will eventually end. According to Arthur Blank, it's not a matter of if an extension is reached, but when -- and 'when' may be sooner than we think.
  • Alford: 'It's about to be a big year' for Falcons

    The Falcons were so close to capturing the Super Bowl in February. Over four months later, cornerback Robert Alford said the sting of that defeat is motivating him and his teammates to finish the job this season.
  • Five WRs most valuable to their teams

    Is anyone more important to the Steelers than Antonio Brown? Will Terrelle Pryor truly take off in Washington? Nate Burleson lists the five receivers who are most valuable to their teams.
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
NRG Stadium - Wk 22 1 2 3 4 OT T
New England Patriots 0 3 6 19 6 34
Atlanta Falcons 0 21 7 0 0 28
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 10 @ Miami 7:00 PM ET
P2 Sun, Aug 20 @ Pittsburgh 4:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 26 Arizona 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 Jacksonville 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 @ Chicago 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 17 Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 98 70 1014 9
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Devonta Freeman 39 162 4.2 2
Tevin Coleman 29 115 4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 19 334 17.6 3
Taylor Gabriel 9 171 19 0
Devonta Freeman 10 168 16.8 1
Mohamed Sanu 11 121 11 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
6/15 Martin Ifedi (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/15 Marquis Lucas (OT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/2 Marvin Hall (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/17 Cornelius Edison (C) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Feb. 6, 2017 at 06:43 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford picks off New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and takes it to the house in the second quarter of Super Bowl LI.

  2. Published: Feb. 5, 2017 at 09:49 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman makes 39-yard catch and run.

  3. Published: Feb. 5, 2017 at 08:56 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan hits running back Tevin Coleman for a 6-yard TD.

  4. Published: Feb. 5, 2017 at 08:55 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel puts devastating move on New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler for 35-yard gain.

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