Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (6-10-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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  • Falcons cut Blalock

    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.
  • Falcons cut wideout Douglas

    The Falcons have cut receiver Harry Douglas one day after releasing veteran running back Steven Jackson. The wideout is just one season removed from his first 1,000-yard campaign.
  • Jackson: Time with Falcons a 'disappointment'

    Steven Jackson termed his two-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons as a "disappointment." However, the veteran running back has no plans to retire.
  • Falcons cut veteran runner Jackson

    Steven Jackson's time in Atlanta is over. The Falcons announced that they have released the veteran running back after two seasons with the team.
  • Offseason Forecast: Ryan looking for targets

    The Falcons restructured their front office following a disappointing 2014 season. With a new coach and offensive coordinator, will QB Matt Ryan get the help he needs?
  • Report: Falcons interested in Forsett

    Justin Forsett is reportedly on the Atlanta's radar as a good fit for Kyle Shanahan's offense. Will the Falcons drive up the price on the Ravens next month?
  • Falcons announce Dan Quinn as 16th coach in franchise history

    The Falcons named Dan Quinn their new head coach on Monday on what Ian Rapoport reported as a five-year deal. What are the odds the defensive mastermind will turn things around in Atlanta?
  • Shanahan: 'Matt Ryan fits into everyone's offense'

    New Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan spent last season with a Browns squad lacking a franchise quarterback. Now he inherits a high-powered Atlanta offense led by premier signal-caller Matt Ryan.
  • Quinn hints at keeping Julio around long-term

    Dan Quinn -- who owns final say over the Falcons' 53-man roster -- will decide whether or not to re-sign Julio Jones after next season. Early indications are that won't be a tough choice for the new coach.
  • Dimitroff: Weatherspoon will be 'important part' of Quinn's defense

    General manager Thomas Dimitroff made it clear Tuesday that Sean Weatherspoon will be an integral piece of Dan Quinn's new defense. Can the Falcons re-sign their best linebacker?
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
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/27 Justin Blalock (G) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/27 Steven Jackson (RB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/27 Harry Douglas (WR) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/13 Peria Jerry (DT) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
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: 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 03:48 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas grabs a 27-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan.

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