The Atlanta Falcons' 2010 season is an exciting start. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan led the team to impressive victories in two of the team's first three games. Last weekend's Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints' defeat to Atlanta made Falcon fans happy.
Although the Folks lost their first game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their next two games were great victories. The Falcons outscored the Arizona Cardinals 41-7 on Sept. 19. Last Sunday, 27-24, there was a nervous break in Orleans that was overtime with a Matt Bryant field goal. It was a spectacular victory on the way to the Superdome. The next Falcons match will be played against 49 San Francisco players at the Georgia Dome.
In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons joined the National Football League as an expansion team. The Falcons spent their first season at the brand new Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. After some sad first seasons in 1971 the team had its first winning season. After a few disappointing seasons, the Falcons finally scored in the playoffs in 1978. They came out of the playoffs again in 1980, finishing the regular season with 12. 4 records, their best so far. The team struggled through the midst of more disappointing seasons over the next decade, before finally having a breakthrough season in 1998. That year, they won the NFC championship for the first time in franchise history, surpassing the Super Cup. They suffered a disappointing loss to Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII. In December 2001, Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blanc bought the patent. In 2008 and 2009, the Falcons finally reached the franchise's first winning seasons in franchise history.
Mike Smith is in his third season as head coach of the Falcons. His strong coaching background spans eleven years in the NFL. He has spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and five with the Watsonville Jaguars. Before his years in the NFL, Smith spent twelve years coaching college football at Tennessee Tech.
The Falcons have played their home games since 1992 in the Atlanta Dome. The dome has more than 71,000 seats. This season's exciting new campaigns are designed to encourage fans to come and enjoy their game day experience. The Falcons have seven home games remaining this season.