Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons


10 - 6
record
1653
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #3
The Falcons will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #6/16
IronRank #6/16
NFC South
NFL #3/4
IronRank #3/4

Falcons Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 10
Chicago Bears at Bears WIN 17-23 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 17
Green Bay Packers vs Packers WIN 34-23 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 24
Detroit Lions at Lions WIN 26-30 WIN
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 1
Buffalo Bills vs Bills WIN 17-23 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 15
Miami Dolphins vs Dolphins WIN 17-20 LOSS
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 22
New England Patriots at Patriots LOSS 23-7 LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 29
New York Jets at Jets WIN 20-25 WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 5
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 20-17 LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 12
Dallas Cowboys vs Cowboys WIN 27-7 WIN
Week 11
Monday, Nov 20
Seattle Seahawks at Seahawks LOSS 31-34 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 26
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buccaneers WIN 34-20 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 3
Minnesota Vikings vs Vikings WIN 9-14 LOSS
Week 14
Thursday, Dec 7
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN 20-17 WIN
Week 15
Monday, Dec 18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buccaneers WIN 21-24 WIN
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 24
New Orleans Saints at Saints LOSS 23-13 LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 31
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers WIN 22-10 WIN
Wild Card
Saturday, Jan 6
Los Angeles Rams at Rams LOSS 13-26 WIN
Divisional
Saturday, Jan 13
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS 15-10 LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

#3
div. rank
#6
conf. rank
10-6-0
record

Falcons OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Falcons compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#6 Falcons
7.6
NFC
6.8
Great passing by the Falcons:
264 yds Dec 24, 2017 at Saints
368 yds Nov 26, 2017 vs Buccaneers
392 yds Jan 22, 2017 vs Packers

rushing

#7 Falcons
8.4
NFC
7.7
Great rushing by the Falcons:
132 yds Dec 7, 2017 vs Saints
132 yds Nov 12, 2017 vs Cowboys
147 yds Oct 1, 2017 vs Bills

red zone performance

#9 Falcons
6.7
NFC
7.1
Great red zone performance by the Falcons:
75% Nov 12, 2017 vs Cowboys
100% Feb 5, 2017 vs Patriots
83% Jan 22, 2017 vs Packers

scoring points

#5 Falcons
7.8
NFC
7.2
High points scored by the Falcons:
26 pts Jan 6, 2018 at Rams
28 pts Feb 5, 2017 vs Patriots
44 pts Jan 22, 2017 vs Packers

Falcons Stats

How the Falcons compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
249
yds/game
#9
of 32
Rushing Offense
115
yds/game
#13
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
50
%
#25
of 32
Fumbles Caused
19
fum
#22
of 32
Interceptions
8
int
#32
of 32
Sacks
39
sacks
#14
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Atlanta Falcons are members of the NFL’s National Football Conference. The Falcons began play in the NFL in 1966 after being awarded an expansion franchise in 1965. Once Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium had been built during the 1960’s, interest in bringing a pro football team to Atlanta began to grow.  Eventually, the NFL awarded a team to the City of Atlanta in 1965. This decision came when it became obvious that the AFL was also interested in Atlanta as a location for an expansion franchise.

The new franchise adopted the name of the Falcons when Miss Julia Elliot, a schoolteacher, wrote to the football club with the suggestion. She stated that the falcon was a strong, proud bird that never dropped its prey, and also has a sporting tradition. The name was selected and has stuck with the franchise ever since.  

In 1978, the Falcons qualified for the post-season for the first time in club history and won their first playoff game before losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the second round. The Falcons have since made the NFL playoffs on five more occasions, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIII in 1998 where they lost to the Denver Broncos.

Unfortunately, the Falcons have had little sustained success as they did not string together consecutive winning seasons until 2009 and 2010. This span of forty three seasons since their inception without consecutive winning seasons is a record among all North American franchises in the four major sports.

In 1989, the Falcons drafted cornerback Deion Sanders who became a star and brought much needed attention to the football club. Sanders was known as a great cornerback and return man, as well as being known as a two-sport player -- he also played baseball for the Atlanta Braves.  Sanders played with the Falcons until 1993 and remains one of the franchise’s best known players.

Other star players who have spent time with the club include running back Jamal Anderson who was an integral part of the team’s 1998 Super Bowl run, and Quarterback Michael Vick who became the first QB to rush for 1,000 yards while with the Falcons. Unfortunately, Vick is best known for his infamous dog fighting ring for which he served prison time and which led to the Falcons releasing him in 2007.

In 1994, the Atlanta Falcons moved out of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and began playing their home games at the Georgia Dome.  This is where the club continues to host its home games as well as other events such as Super Bowls and even soccer games.

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