The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the NFC South of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons joined the NFL as a 1966 expansion team. The Falcon's quarterback is Matt Ryan. Their uniform is a red jersey with white pants. An old nickname for the Falcons is Red Birds. In their 42 years in the NFL, the Falcons have a record of 262-386-6 with division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2012. They have played twice in the Super Bowl. This was in 1999 in Miami in which they lost to the Denver Broncos and 2017 against the New England Patriots.
Play in Mercedes-Benz Stadium
National Football League (1966–present)
|Team colors||Black, Red, Silver and White|
|General manager||Thomas Dimitroff|
|Head coach||Dan Quinn|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (2)
|Division championships (3)
Their current stadium since 2017 is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1992 through 2016, the Georgia Dome was their home stadium for 25 seasons before it was destroyed and replaced.
- Official Website
- Sports E-Cyclopedia.com
- The Atlanta Falcons Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine at GeorgiaEncyclopedia.org