Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta Falcons
Established 1966
Play in Atlanta, Georgia
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (1966–present)

  • Eastern Conference (1966)
  • Western Conference (1967-69)
    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC West (1970-2001)
    • NFC South (2002-present)
Team Details
Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White
Mascot Freddie Falcon
Personnel
Owner Arthur Blank
General Manager Thomas Dimitroff
Head Coach Mike Smith
Team history
  • Atlanta Falcons (1966–present)
Championships
League Championships (0)
Conference Championships (1)
  • NFC: 1998
Division Championships (3)
  • NFC West: 1980, 1998
  • NFC South: 2004, 2010, 2012
Home fields
  • Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966–1991)
    • known as Atlanta Stadium (1966–1976)
  • Georgia Dome (1992–2016)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium (2017–present)

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.

Their current stadium since 2017 is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1992 until 2017, the Georgia Dome was their home stadium for 25 years before it was destroyed and replaced.

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