Atlanta Falcons

4th NFC South (0-2-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Game Averages (2017)

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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
Heinz Field - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 0 0 13
Pittsburgh Steelers 0 3 7 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 10 @ Miami 20-23   L
P2 Sun, Aug 20 @ Pittsburgh 13-17   L
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
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Simms 49 25 301 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Terron Ward 20 85 4.3 2
Matt Simms 5 35 7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Reggie Davis 5 117 23.4 0
Anthony Dable 5 58 11.6 0
Marvin Hall 4 57 14.3 0
Nick Williams 3 38 12.7 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/19 Marquis Lucas (OT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/19 Austin Pasztor (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/16 Jhurrell Pressley (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/15 B.J. Daniels (WR) Waived, Injury Settlement (waived, injury settlement).
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: Aug. 20, 2017 at 07:17 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Akeem King intercepts Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bart Houston in the end zone.

  2. Published: Aug. 20, 2017 at 06:29 p.m.

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs flips it to Atlanta Falcons safety Quincy Mauger for the interception.

  3. Published: Aug. 20, 2017 at 05:08 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Reggie Davis hauls in a 44-yard catch from quarterback Matt Simms.

  4. Published: Aug. 20, 2017 at 04:29 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons running back Terron Ward runs in for a 5-yard touchdown.

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