27 Facts About Atlanta Falcons

1. The Atlanta Falcons are facing a must-win game against the Dallas Cowboys in Atlanta.

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2. The Atlanta Falcons started their season on the road against the Chiefs.

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3. The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons have to be nearly perfect for the remainder of the 2018 NFL season if they hope to make the playoffs.

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4. The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons will both try to reach the.

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5. The Atlanta Falcons started slow, but a three game win streak has them back in the hunt.

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6. The Atlanta Falcons signed linebacker Bruce Irvin, reuniting the former Seahawks and Raiders star with Quinn, his defensive coordinator in Seattle.

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7. On the Atlanta Falcons' opening drive of the second half but unexplosive production in terms of yardage.

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8. The Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor, which is featured in the rafters of the Georgia Dome, honors individual players.

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9. The Atlanta Falcons wore 1966 throwback jerseys for two home games in 2009—against the Carolina Panthers on September 20 and against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 29.

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10. In the 1980s, the Atlanta Falcons wore their white uniforms at home most of the time because of the heat.

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11. The Atlanta Falcons wore their all-black uniform in 2007 against the New York Giants, and in 2008 against the Carolina Panthers and against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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12. When the team began play in 1966, the Atlanta Falcons wore red helmets with a black falcon crest logo.

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13. In 2016, the Atlanta Falcons scored 540 points in the regular season, the seventh-most in NFL history, tied with the Greatest Show on Turf.

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14. The Atlanta Falcons would then win their next four including one over the Panthers, when the franchise set new records.

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15. The Atlanta Falcons used their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on safety Keanu Neal from the University of Florida.

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16. The Atlanta Falcons lost a 2016 NFL Draft selection as a result of the league's investigation.

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17. The Atlanta Falcons had the 8th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft with which they selected Vic Beasley, a defensive end from Clemson University.

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18. The Atlanta Falcons would soon hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as the team's 16th head coach.

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19. The Atlanta Falcons needed just 10 more yards to secure victory and advance to their first Super Bowl berth in 14 years.

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20. The Atlanta Falcons scored 414 points—the fifth-most in franchise history.

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21. On January 13, 2008, the Atlanta Falcons named former Patriots director of college football scouting Thomas Dimitroff General Manager.

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22. On March 19, 2003, the Atlanta Falcons presented their new logo.

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23. In the 2001 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons orchestrated a trade with the San Diego Chargers, acquiring the first overall pick in exchange for wide receiver-return specialist Tim Dwight and the fifth overall pick (used on running back LaDainian Tomlinson).

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24. In 1992, the Atlanta Falcons opened a new chapter in their history moving into the newly constructed Georgia Dome, where the team has defeated all 31 other NFL teams at least once during its time there.

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25. In the 1991 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected quarterback Brett Favre as the thirty-third overall pick.

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26. In the 1989 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected cornerback Deion Sanders in the first round, who helped them for the next four years, setting many records for the franchise.

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27. The Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League.

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