The Falcons were supposed to flight high last year, but barely got off the ground. While they finished the year .500 at 8-8, they lost all but one divisional game. As a team, they have never won the Super Bowl, but played in the big game one time in 1998. That was the same year they won their sole conference title, and they have won 5 division titles over the years. After an amazing 13-3 season in 2012, the birds have come crashing down and missed the playoffs every year since.
They have seen a number of legendary players over the years, including the likes of Steve Bartkowski, Deion Sanders, William Andrews, Gerald Riggs, Jeff Van Note, Jessie Tuggle, Tommy Nobis, Mike Kenn and Claude Humphrey.
Atlanta Falcons Next Game
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Atlanta Falcons Standings
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Atlanta Falcons Record
Key dates in the team history. January 31, 1999: It seems like a century ago. The Falcon lone Super Bowl game was a 34-19 loss to the Denver Broncos in John Elway’s last game. They have not been back.
How strong is the team within its division/conference? Since falling from glory in 2012, the Falcons have gotten incrementally better each year, winning 4, then 6, then 8 games. This year, they will have to work very hard to see the same improvements. ESPN said that, “Even with a franchise QB, an all-world wide receiver, a stud running back and emerging talent on defense, the Falcons have both promise and also the potential to take a step back.”
What are the team’s main strengths vs weaknesses? The team’s weakness is the division they play in. They’re competing against Carolina, New Orleans and Tampa Bay. While the Falcons are getting better, they’re not as good as those 3 teams.
How far does the team usually go in the league? This team does not have a storied history of winning, and they’re in a very competitive division. So sustained success is going to take all the right moves.