Atlanta Falcons

3rd NFC South (5-4-0)

Founded: 1966

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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  • 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.
  • Falcons not panicking with Pats rematch looming

    In the last two games, Dan Quinn's team has faltered down the stretch. Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins saw a 17-0 halftime lead wiped away.
  • Dolphins' D shines in comeback win over Falcons

    Playing their first game in 14 days, the Falcons looked rusty on Sunday, allowing the Dolphins to rip off 20 straight points en route to a much-needed 20-17 victory.
  • Bills knock off undefeated Falcons in road victory

    Bills head coach Sean McDermott has Buffalo riding high after a stunning, 23-17 win over the previously undefeated Falcons in Atlanta. Conor Orr recaps what we learned.
  • Injury roundup: Vikings QB Bradford (knee) DNP

    Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford didn't practice Wednesday, this after an MRI revealed wear and tear in his surgically-repaired knee. Here is a list of other injuries we're tracking.
  • Falcons edge Lions after Tate TD was overturned

    An apparent game-winning touchdown by Golden Tate was overturned in Detroit, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to sneak out of Ford Field with a 30-26 victory over the Lions.
  • Brady, Trufant among NFL Players of the Week

    Tom Brady, Chris Jones, Desmond Trufant and J.J. Nelson are among the players who earned NFL Player of the Week honors Wednesday for their standout Week 2 performances.
  • Battista: Falcons' romp helps bury SBLI memories

    Judy Battista writes that Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons took a step toward exorcising their Super Bowl LI demons on Sunday night with an impressive victory over the Green Bay Packers.
  • Falcons roll in home opener over ailing Packers

    The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) opened up their new building with a bang, getting out early on the ailing Green Bay Packers (1-1) and then holding them off late to secure a 34-23 victory in Week 2.
  • Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injuries

    The Philadelphia Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve, this after he tore his hamstring in practice earlier this week. Plus, other injuries we're tracking Friday.
  • Falcons WR Julio Jones: 2,000 yards 'a possibility'

    No NFL receiver has ever tallied 2,000 yards in a single season. The Falcons' Julio Jones, whose 1,871 yards in 2015 is second on the all-time list, sees the unreached milestone reachable.
  • Takk ends brief, wonderful run on social media

    Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley may be leading the way in wise decisions made by his draftmates. McKinley deleted all of his social media accounts ahead of the start of the season.
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
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Wk 10 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 7 10 27
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
8 Sun, Oct 29 @ New York Jets 25-20   W
9 Sun, Nov 05 @ Carolina 17-20   L
10 Sun, Nov 12 Dallas 27-7   W
11 Mon, Nov 20 @ Seattle 8:30 PM ET
12 Sun, Nov 26 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
13 Sun, Dec 03 Minnesota 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 299 199 2372 13
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Devonta Freeman 116 515 4.4 5
Tevin Coleman 83 399 4.8 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julio Jones 49 715 14.6 1
Austin Hooper 31 380 12.3 3
Mohamed Sanu 34 354 10.4 3
Taylor Gabriel 23 303 13.2 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/14 Jermaine Grace (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/14 Mike Meyer (K) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/14 Brian Hill (RB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/14 Garrett Grayson (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 7 2 0 .778
Carolina 7 3 0 .700
Atlanta 5 4 0 .556
Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333

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. 12, 2017 at 06:46 p.m.

    Matt Ryan finds Austin Hooper for short touchdown at the goal line.

  2. Published: Nov. 12, 2017 at 05:57 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons get after Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, recover ball after strip sack

  3. Published: Nov. 12, 2017 at 05:47 p.m.

    Atlants Falcons running back Tevin Coleman runs in a touchdown

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