The Falcons' inaugural season was in , and their first preseason game was on August 1, a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round, but their season came to an end a week later in the Divisional Playoff round at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles Blank will contribute additional money for cost overruns if it is needed. Before the season began, Vick was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after pleading guilty to charges involving dog fighting in the state of Virginia. In their 51 years of existence through , the Falcons have compiled a record of ——6 ——6 in the regular season and 9—13 in the playoffs , winning division championships in , , , , , and
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Gary Anderson's missed field goal 28—3.
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Following the atlanha of the previous season, the Falcons were an expected Super Bowl contender. The Falcons won both of those games. With everyone running in different directions, some local businessmen Cox Broadcasting worked out a deal and were awarded an Fa,cons franchise on June 8, contingent upon acquiring exclusive stadium rights from city officials. With that, the streak of consecutive winning seasons came to an end and Mike Smith had his first losing season as a head coach.
In the center of the helmet was a center black stripe surrounded by faalcons gold stripes and two white stripes. Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor. Inafter the Atlanta—Fulton County Stadium then known simply as Atlanta Stadium was built, the city of Atlanta felt the time was right to start pursuing professional football.
When the Falcons started playing in a dome, the team switched to their dark uniforms for home games but have worn their white uniforms at home a few times atlahta switching to the dome. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost in a 34—3 blowout as Matt Ryan threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns and got sacked six times. Do not show this prompt again.
Resigned after 13 games to take over the head coaching job at Arkansas. Two weeks later, Atlanta pogo at Minnesotaand beat St.
In the NFL Draftfacons Falcons selected cornerback Deion Sanders in the first round, who helped them atlanga the next four years, setting many records for the franchise. Download preview Save to lightbox Add to cart Share. Although the Falcons still wore black helmets, the new uniforms featured jerseys and pants with red trim down the sides. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat During that same year, a red alternate jersey with black trim falcone also introduced.
Falcons' flagship radio station is WZGC Links to related articles. Atlanta was up 28—3 late in the third quarter, and the New England Patriots scored 31 unanswered points, with the last 6 in the first-ever overtime in the Super Bowl.
Retrieved from " https: Retrieved March 30, It was Vick's first year as the starter, and the team, with newly acquired running back Warrick Dunn, delivered the Green Bay Packers their first home playoff loss ever. Inunder recently acquired head coach Falvons Reevesquarterback Chris Chandler and running back Jamal Anderson the "Dirty Bird" Falcons had their greatest season to date. Another group reported it had deposited earnest money for a team in the AFL. Retrieved Wtlanta 24, The Patriots' point comeback was the largest in Super Bowl history.
On December 6,Arthur M.
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The Falcons also started wearing black cleats with these uniforms. Please refer to the license restrictions for more information.
Enter your log in email address and we'll send you a link to reset your password. Under head coach Norb OogoAtlanta lost their first nine regular season games in ; their first victory came on the road against the struggling New York Giants on November 20 in Yankee Stadium.
Jones, along with teammates Tony Gonzalez and Roddy Whitehave since been dubbed Atlanta's "Big Olgo based on their total number of reception yards. In the 2nd quarter, though, Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks for a short touchdown pass to make it 7—2 Giants heading into the 2nd half.
List of Atlanta Falcons first-round draft picks.