List of Atlanta Falcons seasons

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This article is a list of seasons completed by the Atlanta Falcons American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Falcons' franchise from 1966 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches.

The Falcons did not record consecutive winning seasons until 2009, when the team won their final three games of the regular season and finished with a 9–7 record after winning their season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Atlanta has since added its first stretch of five straight winning seasons, with a 13–3 record in 2010, a 10–6 record in 2011, and a 13–3 record in 2012. The streak ended with a 4–12 record in 2013.

Seasons[edit]

Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card berth One-game playoff berth
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results Awards Head coaches
Finish Wins Losses Ties
1966 1966 NFL Eastern 7th 3 11 0 Tommy Nobis (DROY) Norb Hecker
1967 1967 NFL Western Coastal 4th 1 12 1
1968 1968 NFL Western Coastal 4th 2 12 0 Claude Humphrey (DROY) Norb Hecker (0–3)
Norm Van Brocklin (2–9)
1969 1969 NFL Western Coastal 3rd 6 8 0 Norm Van Brocklin
1970 1970 NFL NFC West 3rd 4 8 2
1971 1971 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 6 1
1972 1972 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 7 0
1973 1973 NFL NFC West 2nd 9 5 0
1974 1974 NFL NFC West 4th 3 11 0 Norm Van Brocklin (2–6)
Marion Campbell (1–5)
1975 1975 NFL NFC West 3rd 4 10 0 Marion Campbell
1976 1976 NFL NFC West 4th 4 10 0 Marion Campbell (1–4)
Pat Peppler (3–6)
1977 1977 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 7 0 Leeman Bennett
1978 1978 NFL NFC West 2nd 9 7 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles) 14–13
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 20–27
1979 1979 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
1980 1980 NFL NFC West 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 27–30 Buddy Curry & Al Richardson (Co-DROY)
1981 1981 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0
1982 1982 NFL NFC 5th1 5 4 0 Lost First Round (at Vikings) 24–30
1983 1983 NFL NFC West 4th 7 9 0 Dan Henning
1984 1984 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0
1985 1985 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0
1986 1986 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 8 1
1987 1987 NFL NFC West 4th 3 12 0 Marion Campbell
1988 1988 NFL NFC West 4th 5 11 0
1989 1989 NFL NFC West 4th 3 13 0
1990 1990 NFL NFC West 4th 5 11 0 Jerry Glanville
1991 1991 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Saints) 27–20
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Redskins) 7–24
1992 1992 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
1993 1993 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
1994 1994 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0 June Jones
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 2nd 9 7 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 20–37
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 4th 3 13 0
1997 1997 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0 Dan Reeves
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 20–18
Won NFC Championship (at Vikings) 30–27 (OT)
Lost Super Bowl XXXIII (vs. Broncos) 19–34
Dan Reeves (COY)
1999 1999 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 11 0
2000 2000 NFL NFC West 5th 4 12 0
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 4th 7 9 0
2002 2002 NFL NFC South 2nd 9 6 1 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 27–7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Eagles) 6–20
2003 2003 NFL NFC South 4th 5 11 0 Dan Reeves (3–10)
Wade Phillips (2–1)
2004 2004 NFL NFC South 1st 11 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 47–17
Lost NFC Championship (at Eagles) 10–27
Jim L. Mora
2005 2005 NFL NFC South 3rd 8 8 0
2006 2006 NFL NFC South 3rd 7 9 0
2007 2007 NFL NFC South 4th 4 12 0 Bobby Petrino (3–10)
Emmitt Thomas (1–2)
2008 2008 NFL NFC South 2nd 11 5 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Cardinals) 24–30 Matt Ryan (OROY)
Mike Smith (COY)
Mike Smith
2009 2009 NFL NFC South 2nd 9 7 0
2010 2010 NFL NFC South 1st 13 3 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 21–48
2011 2011 NFL NFC South 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Giants) 2–24
2012 2012 NFL NFC South 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 30–28
Lost NFC Championship (49ers) 24–28
2013 2013 NFL NFC South 3rd 4 12 0
2014 2014 NFL NFC South 3rd 6 10 0
2015 2015 NFL NFC South 2nd 8 8 0 Dan Quinn
2016 2016 NFL NFC South 1st 11 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 36–20
Won NFC Championship (Packers) 44–21
Lost Super Bowl LI (vs. Patriots) 28–34 (OT)
Matt Ryan (MVP, OPOY)
2017 2017 NFL NFC South 3rd 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Rams) 26–13
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Eagles) 10–15
Total 351 443 6 (1966–2017, includes only regular season)
10 14 0 (1966–2017, includes only playoffs)
361 457 6 (1966–2017, includes both regular season and playoffs)

1 Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.

External links[edit]

  • "Atlanta Falcons History". CBS Sportsline.