Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (6-4-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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  • Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ruled out for Sunday

    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol, and he will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Dan Quinn says.
  • Tamme announces retirement after nine seasons

    Jacob Tamme is calling it quits after nine seasons in professional football. The former Colts, Broncos and Falcons tight end announced his retirement via Twitter on Thursday.
  • Matt Ryan helps resilient Falcons regain swagger

    Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a crucial third down to propel the Falcons over the Seahawks in Seattle. Michael Silver looks at how Ryan has led Atlanta back into the playoff race,
  • Falcons beat 'Hawks after Walsh's FGA drops short

    The Falcons nearly blew another late lead in a prime-time game before Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a game-tying field-goal attempt in the final seconds to secure the win for Atlanta.
  • Falcons DE Clayborn considered retiring before '17

    Adrian Clayborn's incredible six-sack performance in the Atlanta Falcons' win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday never would have happened had it not been for his wife encouraging him to play this season.
  • Will we see more Dontari Poe on offense vs. 'Hawks?

    The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to understand the power of Dontari Poe. After being a blocker and decoy in his three snaps Sunday, might Poe reprise his scoring role in Atlanta?
  • Kuechly: Must have been a 'hex' on Julio's drop

    The Carolina Panthers won on Sunday, but they know if one of the greatest receivers on the planet doesn't drop a wide-open touchdown pass late in the game, the outcome could have been very different.
  • Falcons survive rainy elements, snap 3-game skid

    The Atlanta Falcons needed a bounce-back game after three straight tough losses, and on Sunday, they got exactly that, beating the New York Jets, 25-20. Here's what we learned from the afternoon.
  • Ryan: Falcons thinking about 2016 is 'not useful'

    Falcons QB Matt Ryan appears tired of the comparisons to last year's Super Bowl-losing team. He told reporters this week: "Frankly, I don?t really care to go back to 2016. It?s not useful for us.?
  • Falcons' offense lost in fog of disappointing defeat

    The Atlanta Falcons not only couldn't get revenge for their disappointing Super Bowl loss Sunday night -- Judy Battista says they appear to have suffered even further disappointment in another loss to the Pats.
  • Falcons owner 'beyond' SBLI loss as rematch nears

    An offseason full of storylines comes to an end tonight. Ian Rapoport goes inside the Falcons to learn if the franchise has moved past Super Bowl LI ahead of their rematch with the Patriots.
  • Dan Quinn wants Julio Jones to get the ball more

    After watching his team collapse against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he was not satisfied with how much Julio Jones was being targeted.
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
CenturyLink Field - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta Falcons 14 10 7 3 34
Seattle Seahawks 7 10 6 8 31
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
9 Sun, Nov 05 @ Carolina 17-20   L
10 Sun, Nov 12 Dallas 27-7   W
11 Mon, Nov 20 @ Seattle 34-31   W
12 Sun, Nov 26 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
13 Sun, Dec 03 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
14 Thu, Dec 07 New Orleans 8:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Andy Levitre (G) Limited Pract - --
Matt Bosher (P) Did Not Pract - --
Devonta Freeman (RB) Limited Pract - --
Dontari Poe (DT) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matt Ryan 326 218 2567 15
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Devonta Freeman 116 515 4.4 5
Tevin Coleman 103 442 4.3 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 54 786 14.6 1
Mohamed Sanu 37 388 10.5 4
Austin Hooper 33 379 11.5 3
Taylor Gabriel 25 310 12.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/21 Jalen Collins (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/21 Jalen Collins (CB) Suspension Lifted by Commissioner (suspension lifted by commissioner).
11/16 Jeremy Boykins (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/15 Terrence Magee (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 8 2 0 .800
Carolina 7 3 0 .700
Atlanta 6 4 0 .600
Tampa Bay 4 6 0 .400

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: Nov. 20, 2017 at 10:46 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hits an open tight end Levine Toilolo in the end zone for a touchdown.

  2. Published: Nov. 20, 2017 at 10:15 p.m.

    Seahawks' fake field goal backfires in the worst way possible.

  3. Published: Nov. 20, 2017 at 09:27 p.m.

    Takk McKinley strip-sacks Russell Wilson, Adrian Clayborn recovers for a touchdown.

  4. Published: Nov. 20, 2017 at 08:57 p.m.

    Mohamed Sanu takes his one-handed catch game to the next level with this incredible grab over a Seattle Seahawks defender for the Atlanta Falcons' second touchdown of the day.

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