Atlanta Falcons

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National Football League (1966–present)


  • Atlanta Falcons (1966–present)
  • NFC: 1998
  • NFC West: 1980, 1998
  • NFC South: 2004
  • NFL: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League (AFL). The AFL instead granted a franchise to Miami, Florida (the Miami Dolphins). In their 43 years of existence, the Falcons have compiled a record of 275–400–6 with division championships in 1980, 1998 and 2004. Their first and only Super Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999.


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