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Atlanta Falcons
Falcons helmet Falcons
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Information
League NFL NFL
Conference NFC NFC
Division NFC South
Established 1966
Home field Georgia Dome
City Atlanta, Georgia
Uniforms
Falcons color uniform Falcons white uniform Falcons alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
0
None
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 0
None
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 2
1998 • 2016
Division
6
1980 • 1998 • 2004
2010 • 2012 • 2016

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the NFC South division. The Falcons were established in 1966 as an expansion team and have played home games at the Georgia Dome since 1991.

In their 40-plus years of existence, the Falcons have only appeared in two Super Bowls, losing at Super Bowl XXXIII to the Denver Broncos during the 1998 season, and losing Super Bowl LI to the New England Patriots. The Falcons have won six division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

On June 30, 1965, the Atlanta Falcons were born. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle granted ownership to Rankin M. Smith, Sr., contingent upon acquiring exclusive stadium rights from city officials. Rozelle was spurred by the American Football League (AFL) interest and headed on the next plane down to Atlanta to block the rival league's claim on the city of Atlanta. He forced the city to make a choice between the two leagues.

The name Falcons was suggested by Julia Elliott, a high school teacher who won a contest in 1965. Though 40 other contestants had also suggested the name, Elliott wrote in an essay, "The falcon is proud and dignified, with great courage and fight. It never drops its prey. It's deadly and has a great sporting tradition."

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
NFL National Football League (1966-present)

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
2016 MRyan1 Matt Ryan 2016 MRyan1 Matt Ryan

Packers RivalryEdit

Falcons
Packers
Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers
Packers lead series 15–13
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1966 Oct. 23 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 56–3 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0 Football icon
1967 Oct. 1 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 23–0 Milwaukee County Stadium 2–0 Football icon
1968 Oct. 6 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 38–7 Atlanta Stadium† 3–0 Football icon
1969 Oct. 26 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 28–10 Lambeau Field 4–0 Football icon
1970 Sep. 27 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 27–24 Lambeau Field 5–0 Football icon
1971 Nov. 22 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 21–28 Atlanta Stadium† 5–1 Football icon
1972 Oct. 22 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 9–10 Milwaukee County Stadium 5–2 Football icon
1974 Dec. 15 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 3–10 Atlanta Stadium† 5–3 Football icon
1975 Dec. 21 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 22–13 Lambeau Field 6–3 Football icon
1976 Dec. 12 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–20 Atlanta Stadium† 7–3 Football icon
1979 Oct. 7 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 7–25 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium† 7–4 Football icon
1981 Sep. 13 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 17–31 Lambeau Field 7–5 Football icon
1982 Dec. 26 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 38–7 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium† 8–5 Football icon
1983 Nov. 27 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 47–41 (OT) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium† 8–6 Football icon
1988 Nov. 6 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 0–20 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium† 8–7 Football icon
1989 Oct. 1 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 23–21 Milwaukee County Stadium 9–7 Football icon
1991 Dec. 1 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 31–35 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium† 9–8 Football icon
1992 Oct. 4 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 10–24 Georgia Dome 9–9 Football icon
1994 Dec. 18 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 21–17 Milwaukee County Stadium [b] 10–9 Football icon
1995 Dec. 31 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 37–20 Lambeau Field 11–9 Football icon
2001 Nov. 18 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 20–23 Lambeau Field 11–10 Football icon
2002 Sep. 8 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 37–34 (OT) Lambeau Field 12–10 Football icon
Jan. 4 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 7–27 Lambeau Field 12–11 Football icon
2005 Nov. 13 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 33–25 Georgia Dome 13–11 Football icon
2008 Oct. 5 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 24–27 Lambeau Field 13–12 Football icon
2010 Nov. 28 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons L 17–20 Georgia Dome 13–13 Football icon
Jan. 15 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 48–21 Georgia Dome 14–13 Football icon
2011 Oct. 9 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 25–14 Georgia Dome 15–13 Football icon

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