Atlanta Falcons Information
The Atlanta Falcons are members of the South Division and play their home games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons were established in 1966 as an NFL expansion team. Like most expansion teams, the Falcons struggled early on during their organization's first few years and felt those struggles during their first season when they lost their first nine games. They finished the inaugural season at 3-11. Throughout their history in the NFL, the Falcons have only had mild success. Their only Super Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XXXIII but they have had division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004 and 2010. Their overall compiled record is 298-402-6. They have had a total of eleven playoff appearances.
Last season (2011) the Falcons clinched the fifth seed in the playoffs for the second consecutive year with a regular season record of 10-6. They went on to lose the Wild Card Playoffs to the Giants, however. Hopefully this year they can make it a third year into the playoffs. Their most valuable players this season are quarterback Matt Ryan, cornerback Brent Grimes, wide receiver Roddy White, corner back Dunta Robinson and running back Michael Turner.