2013 Atlanta Falcons Season
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2013 Atlanta Falcons Season
2013 Atlanta Falcons season
OwnerArthur Blank
Head coachMike Smith
General managerThomas Dimitroff
Home fieldGeorgia Dome
Division place3rd NFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersTE Tony Gonzalez
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The 2013 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Football League and the sixth under head coach Mike Smith. The Falcons entered the season as one of the Super Bowl favorites; However, due to multiple key injuries to the team, the Falcons failed to improve on their 13-3 season from 2012, after a 23-30 loss to the New England Patriots in week 4 and failed to match their 13-3 record from last year as a result of a 28-30 week 5 loss against the New York Jets. They were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention for the first time since 2009 and secured the Falcons' first losing season since 2007, after a 13-17 week 12 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

2013 draft class


^[a] The Falcons traded their first- (No. 30 overall), third (No. 92 overall) and sixth- (No. 198 overall) round selections to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Rams' 2013 first-round selection (No. 22 overall) and a 2015 seventh-round selection.
^[b] Compensatory selection.
^[c] The Falcons traded their fifth- (No. 163 overall) and original seventh- (No. 236 overall) round selections to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the Bears' fifth-round selection (No. 153 overall).


Final roster

Depth chart



Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
1 August 8 Cincinnati Bengals L 10-34 0-1 Georgia Dome Recap
2 August 15 at Baltimore Ravens L 23-27 0-2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Tennessee Titans L 16-27 0-3 LP Field Recap
4 August 29 Jacksonville Jaguars L 16-20 0-4 Georgia Dome Recap

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
1 September 8 at New Orleans Saints L 17-23 0-1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 September 15 St. Louis Rams W 31-24 1-1 Georgia Dome Recap
3 September 22 at Miami Dolphins L 23-27 1-2 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 September 29 New England Patriots L 23-30 1-3 Georgia Dome Recap
5 October 7 New York Jets L 28-30 1-4 Georgia Dome Recap
6 Bye
7 October 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31-23 2-4 Georgia Dome Recap
8 October 27 at Arizona Cardinals L 13-27 2-5 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
9 November 3 at Carolina Panthers L 10-34 2-6 Bank of America Stadium Recap
10 November 10 Seattle Seahawks L 10-33 2-7 Georgia Dome Recap
11 November 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 28-41 2-8 Raymond James Stadium Recap
12 November 21 New Orleans Saints L 13-17 2-9 Georgia Dome Recap
13 December 1 at Buffalo Bills W 34-31 (OT) 3-9 Rogers Centre (Toronto) Recap
14 December 8 at Green Bay Packers L 21-22 3-10 Lambeau Field Recap
15 December 15 Washington Redskins W 27-26 4-10 Georgia Dome Recap
16 December 23 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-34 4-11 Candlestick Park Recap
17 December 29 Carolina Panthers L 20-21 4-12 Georgia Dome Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
 #  Indicates that the Falcons were the visiting team in the Bills Toronto Series.

Game summaries

Week 1: at New Orleans Saints

The Falcons would travel to New Orleans to open their season. The Falcons would carry a 17-13 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Saints would score a touchdown with 6:22 remaining. The Falcons would try to rally, but the comeback fell short, as the Saints would add a field goal to win 23-17. With the loss, the Falcons started their season 0-1 for the second time in 3 seasons.

Week 2: vs. St. Louis Rams

The Falcons would return to Atlanta for their home opener against the Rams. The Falcons would have a big first half, cruising to a 24-3 lead at halftime. St. Louis would try to come back, and outscored Atlanta 21-7 in the second half, but it was not enough as the Falcons held on for the win. With the win, the Falcons evened their record at 1-1.

Week 3: at Miami Dolphins

The Falcons would lead the entire game until the Dolphins went down to score the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds remaining. The Falcons would try to go down to the end zone to pull out the win, but they would not, and the Falcons would lose 27-23 to the Miami Dolphins. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 1-2.

Week 4: vs. New England Patriots

The Falcons would go back home for a Sunday Night Football game against the New England Patriots. The Falcons would put up a good fight, but they would lose a close shootout against the undefeated Patriots. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 1-3.

Week 5: vs. New York Jets

The Falcons would go down the field to score with 1:54 remaining on a Matt Bryant field goal. However, the Jets would go down and kick a field goal as time expired to give the Jets the win. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 1-4 for the first time since 2007.

Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Falcons would stay home for a divisional game against winless Tampa Bay. The Falcons would never trail during the game, and they would win this game 31-23. The Falcons cruised to a 24-10 lead at halftime, and held off a second half Tampa Bay rally for the victory.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 2-4 while sending Tampa Bay to 0-7.

Week 8: at Arizona Cardinals

The Falcons would travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. The Falcons would struggle all game, committing 4 turnovers (all interceptions by Matt Ryan) as they lost 27-13. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 2-5.

Week 9: at Carolina Panthers

The Falcons would go to Carolina for a showdown with the Panthers. The Falcons would once again struggle as they would commit 4 turnovers for the second straight week as they lost 34-10 to Carolina. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 2-6.

Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks

In a rematch of last seasons divisional game, the Falcons went down easily this time to Seattle, losing 33-10. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 2-7.

Week 11: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Falcons traveled to Tampa Bay for game 2 against the Bucs. The Falcons would suffer a mountain of embarrassment, as they lost 41-28 to the one-win Buccaneers. It was the most points the Buccaneers had scored in a single game all season, and the most points the Falcons had surrendered in a single game all season.

With the loss, the Falcons fell to 2-8.

Week 12: vs. New Orleans Saints

With the loss, coupled with wins by the Cardinals, 49ers and the Panthers, the Falcons were the first team this season to be eliminated from playoff contention.[2]

Week 13: at Buffalo Bills

Bills Toronto Series

In this game, the Falcons would travel to Toronto for their game against the Bills, as it was the Bills Toronto game for the 2013 season. The Bills would lead 31-24 during the 4th quarter, but the Falcons would go down and score the game-tying touchdown with 1:28 remaining in regulation. In overtime, the Falcons would win on a Matt Bryant field goal to give the Falcons the win. With the win, the Falcons would end their 5-game losing streak and improve to 3-9.

Week 14: at Green Bay Packers

The Falcons would travel to Green Bay for a game against the Packers. The Falcons had a lot of chances to try and get the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Packers would ultimately hold a 22-21 lead for the final 12:01 as the Falcons failed to score in the fourth quarter. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 3-10.

Week 15: vs. Washington Redskins

The Falcons would go home for a battle against 3-10 Washington. The Falcons would win the game 27-26. The Redskins would go down to score with 18 seconds remaining, but mainly since they were 3-10, they tried to go for 2 and give them the lead and ultimately the win. However, the attempt was no good and the Falcons held on. With the win, the Falcons improved to 4-10.

Week 16: at San Francisco 49ers

The Falcons would travel to San Francisco for a Monday Night game against the 49ers. The Falcons had a shot at getting the lead in the 4th quarter, but NaVorro Bowman would return an interception 89 yards for a touchdown to put the game away. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 4-11. The loss also allowed the 49ers to clinch a playoff berth.

Week 17: vs. Carolina Panthers

With the loss, the Falcons finished their season 4-12 being swept by the Panthers for the first time since 1997.



NFC South
(2)Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 366 241 W3
(6)New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 5-1 9-3 414 304 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 353 443 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 288 389 L3


Division winners
1 Seattle Seahawks West 13 3 0 .813 4-2 10-2 .490 .445 W1
2 Carolina Panthers South 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 .494 .451 W3
3 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4-2 9-3 .453 .391 W2
4 Green Bay Packers North 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 .453 .371 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 .494 .414 W6
6 New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 5-1 9-3 .516 .455 W1
Did not qualify for the postseason
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2-4 6-6 .531 .444 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2-4 4-8 .465 .469 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5-1 7-5 .484 .363 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 .520 .366 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4-2 6-6 .457 .402 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1-5 4-8 .551 .446 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2-3-1 4-7-1 .512 .450 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 .553 .313 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 .574 .391 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0-6 1-11 .516 .438 L8
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45-28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23-20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.


  1. ^ a b "2019 Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart - Ourlads.com". www.ourlads.com.
  2. ^ "And the first team eliminated from NFL playoff contention is...?". 26 November 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013.

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