Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (2-6-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
24.0(14th)
YDS
375.6(8th)
PASS YDS
280.0(7th)
RUSH YDS
95.6(26th)
(league rank)

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  • Godfrey joins Falcons one week after release from Panthers

    10/28/2014
    Charles Godfrey signed with the Falcons on Tuesday. Atlanta's move completed a de facto swap of safeties with the Carolina Panthers, who signed Thomas DeCoud to replace him.
  • Arthur Blank on Falcons: 'There's no way you lose that game'

    10/27/2014
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed his frustrations after watching his team blow a 21-0 lead in London. Could Blank's unhappiness spell the end for head coach Mike Smith in Atlanta?
  • Lions' wild rally stuns Falcons

    10/26/2014
    The Atlanta Falcons had a 21-0 lead at halftime in London's Wembley Stadium. Then, the Lions stunned with 22 unanswered points -- capped by Matt Prater's last-second field goal -- to steal the win.
  • Julio Jones: Falcons' offensive struggles 'starts with me'

    10/22/2014
    Julio Jones didn't mince words when asked about his team's offensive struggles, placing the responsibility for turning it around on his own shoulders. "It starts with me," the wideout said Wednesday.
  • Julio Jones on drops: 'I'm supposed to catch everything'

    10/16/2014
    Julio Jones and Roddy White caught a bad case of the drops last week in the Atlanta Falcons' loss. The receivers know they can't have a repeat performance on the road in Baltimore.
  • Giants push past Falcons for win

    10/05/2014
    The Giants' three-game winning streak starts up front, with the offensive line giving Eli Manning plenty of time to work. New York ended the game on a 20-0 run in the final 18 minutes for its third win.
  • Bridgewater shines before injury

    09/29/2014
    Teddy Bridgewater made a strong first impression as a starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in their 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons before leaving with an ankle injury. Will he play Thursday?
  • Hall of Fame worthy?

    09/19/2014
    Devin Hester made history on Thursday night when he scored the record-setting 20th return touchdown of his career. Will that collection of special teams greatness be enough for a Canton call?
  • Hester sets return touchdown mark

    09/19/2014
    Falcons receiver Devin Hester passed Deion Sanders for most return touchdowns in NFL history during Thursday's game. Find out what the Hall of Famer had to say about his record falling.
  • Hester wasn't happy last few years with Bears

    09/20/2014
    Devin Hester broke the record for returns Thursday night with his new Atlanta Falcons team. The receiver then let some things off his chest, including not being happy his last few seasons in Chicago.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 6 (6) Matthews, Jake OT 
Rd 2, Pick 5 (37) Hageman, Ra'Shede DT 
Rd 3, Pick 4 (68) Southward, Dezmen FS 
Rd 4, Pick 3 (103) Freeman, Devonta RB 
Rd 4, Pick 39 (139) Shembo, Prince OLB 
Rd 5, Pick 7 (147) Allen, Ricardo CB 
Rd 5, Pick 28 (168) Spruill, Marquis ILB 
Rd 7, Pick 38 (253) Smallwood, Yawin OLB 
Rd 7, Pick 40 (255) Starr, Tyler OLB 
Scoreboard more
Wembley Stadium - Wk 8 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 0 10 12 22
Atlanta Falcons 14 7 0 0 21
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
6 Sun, Oct 12 Chicago 13-27   L
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Baltimore 7-29   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 Detroit 21-22   L
9 Bye
10 Sun, Nov 09 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 305 198 2306 15
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Steven Jackson 95 345 3.6 3
Antone Smith 19 141 7.4 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 53 734 13.8 3
Roddy White 33 419 12.7 3
Devin Hester 18 263 14.6 1
Antone Smith 12 219 18.3 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/30 Sean Baker (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/30 Kimario McFadden (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/28 Sean Baker (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
10/28 Charles Godfrey (FS) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 3 5 1 .389
New Orleans 4 4 0 .500
Atlanta 2 6 0 .250
Tampa Bay 1 6 0 .143

Head Coach more

Mike Smith

Regular Season: 62-42

Postseason: 1-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 63-46

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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