NFL Teams – Atlanta Falcons

Image of the Atlanta Falcons logo.

The Atlanta Falcons are an NFL football team located in Atlanta, Georgia. They were established in 1966 and will play their 50th season in the NFL in 2015. The team currently plays in the NFC South Division with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers. The team is owned by Arthur Blank and coached by first year head coach, Dan Quinn. Their official team colors are red, black, white and silver.

Team History

The Atlanta Falcons have been a below average team throughout their history. They have made the playoffs only 12 times in 49 years. The Falcons have also won their division only 5 times in 49 years, making it to the Super Bowl once in 1998. With that being said, they have been better since the turn of the century as 6 of their 12 playoff appearances have come in that time span. Their overall record is 316 wins, 414 losses and 6 ties heading into the 2015 season.

Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons currently play in the Georgia Dome, a large domed stadium located in downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Dome is a multipurpose stadium that has hosted numerous sports events including a Super Bowl and NCAA bowl games. The Falcons have played in the Georgia Dome since 1992 but are moving to a new stadium in 2017.

Image of the Georgia Dome.

The new Falcons stadium is called Mercedes-Benz Stadium and it is scheduled to open in 2017. The image rendering below shows a large domed stadium with a circular retractable roof. The construction cost is estimated to be over $1.4 billion.

Image of the new Falcons Stadium.

Famous Members of the Falcons

  • Deion Sanders – Hall of Famer who is also famous for playing with the 49ers and Cowboys
  • Tommy Nobis – former Guard and Linebacker
  • Matt Ryan – current Quarterback
  • Michael Vick – former Quarterback
  • Julio Jones – current Wide Receiver
  • Roddy White – current Wide Receiver
  • Jamaal Anderson – former Running Back

Atlanta Falcons Merchandise

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