Since being founded in 1966 as one of the new expansion teams to enter the National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons have more or less worn much the same look, featuring the colors red, black, and white.
From the start, the Falcons wore red helmets with a black falcon emblazoned on the side and a black stripe that went up and down the middle, with two gold and white stripes on either side. Those choices were intentional, being the colors for both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, in an effort to attract Georgia natives, who had longstanding allegiance to both college teams going back for generations, to the new professional team.
The 2018 Atlanta Falcons, as they could look when they take the field.
Predicting the Falcons’ Week 1 starters
Overall, the 2017 season was good to the Atlanta Falcons, who stormed out to a 3-0 start before losing their next three and four out of five before a Nov. 12 win over the Dallas Cowboys kicked off another winning stretch to end the season, when they lost just twice in their final eight games.
Over the last few years, the Falcons have emerged as one of the NFL’s most talented teams, on offense, on defense, and on special teams, from top to bottom, featuring a rotation of players both young and experienced, and who figure to put Atlanta back into contention for an NFC playoff berth and a genuine shot at a spot in the Super Bowl, which, be it noted, will be played in their home stadium in February.
Well deserved honor . More work to do will be his mantra!
Falcons owner recognized for work on Mercedes-Benz Stadium, concessions program
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