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Atlanta Falcons
Established 1966
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1966–present)

  • Eastern Conference (1966)
  • Western Conference (1967-69)
    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC West (1970-2001)
    • NFC South (2002-present)
Current uniform
Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White
Mascot Freddie Falcon
Owner(s) Arthur Blank
General manager Thomas Dimitroff
Head coach Mike Smith
Team history
  • Atlanta Falcons (1966–present)
League championships (0)

Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 1998

Division championships (3)

  • NFC West: 1980, 1998
  • NFC South: 2004, 2010, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the NFC South of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons joined the NFL as a 1966 expansion team. Their stadium is called the Georgia Dome. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcon's quarterback is Matt Ryan. Their uniform is a red jersey with white pants. An old nickname for the Falcons is Red Birds. In their 42 years in the NFL, the Falcons have a record of 262-386-6 with division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2012. They have only played once in the Super Bowl. This was in 1999 in Miami in which they lost to the Denver Broncos.

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