The Atlanta Falcons are currently part of the NFC South division of the NFL. Established in 1965 as an expansion team, the Falcons were originally supposed to be a part of the American Football League (pre NFL-AFL merger). However, the franchise joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1966. When the Falcons franchise bid was made in 1965, it became the costliest franchise in the NFL at that time ($8.5 million). The Falcons did not find too much success in their first three seasons, with a record of 11 losses in each of the seasons. The team picked up their record in the late 1960s and the 1970s with the help of legendary linebacker Tommy Nobis and defensive end Claude Humphrey. The Falcons are currently valued at around $4 billion as per Forbes.
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|2021||3rd NFC South||7-10-0||Did not qualify|
|2020||4th NFC South||4-12-0||Did not qualify|
|2019||2nd NFC South||7-9-0||Did not qualify|
|2018||2nd NFC South||7-9-0||Did not qualify|
|2017||3rd NFC South||10-6-0||Lost Divisional Playoffs|
|2016||1st NFC South||11-5-0||Lost the Super Bowl|
|2015||2nd NFC South||8-8-0||Did not qualify|
|2014||3rd NFC South||6-10-0||Did not qualify|
|2013||3rd NFC South||4-12-0||Did not qualify|
|2012||1st NFC South||13-3-0||Lost Conference Championship|
The Atlanta Falcons have not enjoyed major success in the NFL with only 14 playoff appearances over their whole tenure in the league to date. Their most successful run of form came between 2002 and 2012 when they made it to the playoffs 6 times.
The Atlanta Falcons are one of the NFL franchises who are yet to win a Super Bowl. They came close to winning a Super Bowl in 1998 and again in 2016 when they lost to the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots respectively. To date the Falcons have won 2 Conference Championships, and 6 Divisional Championships. The Falcons have a compiled record of 379-487-6 with losses overshadowing their wins.
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The Atlanta Falcons have appeared in the Super Bowl twice. Their first Super Bowl appearance was in 1998 against the Denver Broncos which they lost 19-34. The Falcons made it to the Super Bowl again in 2016 when they faced the New England Patriots in a 28-34 loss.
The Atlanta Falcons home stadium is the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Located in Atlanta, Georgia the stadium is home to the Falcons and also Atlanta United F.C. of the Major League Soccer (MLS). The Stadium is one of the most expensive NFL stadiums, with its construction cost valued at $1.6 billion. The stadium hosted the Super Bowl LII in 2019.
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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has a net worth of around $7.9 billion as per Forbes. He is a co-founder of the brand ‘Home Depot’ and bought the Atlanta Falcons in 2002 for $545 million. He is also the owner of the MLS side, Atlanta United F.C.
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The Atlanta Falcons’ latest season motto is “Take it to the Chin”. The motto is an inspiration of being unaffected even if they are being hit hard by unpleasant circumstances.
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