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Falcons Regular Season & Wild Card Recap
The Falcons, last year, were one of teams at the bottom of the league. They ended the season with a 4-12 record. They also haven't had a winning season since the 2017 season or been to the playoffs since 2014, where they lost in the divisional round to the Redskins.

Now, in 2023, under the new General Manager, Daulton Nissen, they have worked their way to a 10-6 record, and won 5 of 6, of their divisional games. The team started out 3-0, but then lost three straight, they then bounced around .500. The Falcons haven't lost since Week 14, and have had some great final four games. They made a hard playoff push and secured the second wild card spot.

They played the 11-5 Washington Redskins, and went into their territory and shut them out until the fourth quarter where they only gave up a passing touchdown. HB Joe Mixon had 137 rushing yards on 24 attempts, QB Bo Callahan only missed on 8 passes and threw one TD and for 214 yards. ROLB Tyler Williamson had his breakout game and had and interception, 7 tackles, and 2 sacks. They are currently riding a 5 game win streak heading to Minnesota for the divisional round. In those 5 games, the team has averaged 34.6 points per game, and given up only 18.4 points per game, defensively. But, Minnesota routed the Falcons in week 4, so this is time for the Falcons to redeem themselves.

GM Nissen was at the podium after the win against the Redskins. When asked about the first playoff win in almost 10 seasons, he said, "It feels good to have pushed this team to where they are at this point in the season. The team was in place when I took the job, they just needed to be guided in the right direction, I don't know if people expected us to be where we are at today."

When asked about advancing to the Divisional round, he replied "We are working hard every day. Every guy in that locker room wants to come out and prove that they aren't the same team we were in week 4 and they wont leave without a fight."
Forum Discussion (by D_Nissen on 03/20/2018) Replies - 0 :: Views - 25

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At A Glance

FALCONS FRONT OFFICE
GM D_Nissen
Head Coach B.Ruud
Offensive Coordinator Sean Payton
Defensive Coordinator L.Tatupu
Special Teams Jeremy Bates
Salary $169.46M
Cap Penalty $3.65M
Cap Room $890K

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH

NFC South
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#6 Buccaneers y-Buccaneers 10-6-0 0.63 5-1
#12 Falcons x-Falcons 10-6-0 0.63 5-1
#18 Saints Saints 7-9-0 0.44 1-5
#24 Panthers Panthers 5-11-0 0.31 1-5

FALCONS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sep 10 vs Saints Saints #18
Won 26-7
2 Sep 17 at Bears Bears #25
Won 20-13
3 Sep 24 vs Panthers Panthers #24
Won 27-13
4 Oct 1 at Vikings Vikings #2
Lost 3-45
5 Oct 8 at Broncos Broncos #30
Lost 17-24
6 Oct 15 vs Packers Packers #5
Lost 13-37
8 Oct 29 at Panthers Panthers #24
Won 23-21
9 Nov 5 vs Chargers Chargers #4
Won 38-31
10 Nov 12 at Buccaneers Buccaneers #6
Lost 13-24
11 Nov 19 at Saints Saints #18
Won 23-20
12 Nov 26 at Chiefs Chiefs #21
Lost 14-20
13 Dec 3 vs Lions Lions #1
Lost 13-32
14 Dec 10 vs Eagles Eagles #10
Won 26-23
15 Dec 17 vs Buccaneers Buccaneers #6
Won 29-24
16 Dec 24 at Cardinals Cardinals #28
Won 51-14
17 Dec 31 vs Raiders Raiders #23
Won 34-24

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