|2015 Atlanta Falcons season|
|Head coach||Dan Quinn|
|General manager||Thomas Dimitroff|
|Home field||Georgia Dome|
|Division place||2nd NFC South|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||RB Devonta Freeman|
WR Julio Jones
CB Desmond Trufant
FB Patrick DiMarco
The Atlanta Falcons started the season 5-0, their best start since 2012. However, the Falcons would struggle throughout the rest of the season by losing 8 of their remaining 11 games finishing at .500 for the first time in 10 years. After their Week 15 win at EverBank Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Falcons managed to improve their record from last season. The highlight of the season was the team's Week 16 victory over their divisional rival Carolina Panthers who were 14-0 coming into the game and thus denying them a Perfect season that would've made them the second team after the 2007 Patriots to go undefeated since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule.
|71||Kroy Biermann||Defensive end|
|68||Gabe Carimi||Offensive tackle|
|19||Drew Davis||Wide receiver|
|30||Charles Godfrey||Free safety|
|79||Mike Johnson||Offensive guard|
|20||Dwight Lowery||Free safety|
|98||Cliff Matthews||Defensive end|
|86||Bear Pascoe||Tight end|
|91||Corey Peters||Defensive tackle|
|32||Jacquizz Rodgers||Running back|
|64||Jonathan Scott||Offensive tackle|
|35||Antone Smith||Running back|
|50||Osi Umenyiora||Defensive end|
|14||Eric Weems||Wide receiver|
|13||T. J. Yates||Quarterback|
|February 24, 2015||Cliff Matthews||Defensive end||2 years / $1,505,000|||
|February 24, 2015||Patrick DiMarco||Fullback||2 years / $1,495,000|||
|February 25, 2015||Matt Bryant||Kicker||3 years / $8,500,000|||
|March 3, 2015||Nate Stupar||Linebacker||1 years / $585,000|||
|March 5, 2015||Charles Godfrey||Safety||1 years / $1,500,000|||
|March 6, 2015||Eric Weems||Wide receiver||2 years / $3,000,000|||
|March 9, 2015||T. J. Yates||Quarterback||1 years / $1,500,000|||
|March 10, 2015||Antone Smith||Running back||1 years / $1,400,000|||
|March 18, 2015||Kroy Biermann||Linebacker||1 years / $1,925,000|||
|February 13, 2015||Allen Bradford||Linebacker||Seattle Seahawks||1 year / $660,000|||
|February 24, 2015||Nick Williams||Wide receiver||Washington Redskins||2-year / $1,100,000|||
|March 10, 2015||Brooks Reed||Linebacker||Houston Texans||5-year / $22,000,000|||
|March 10, 2015||Justin Durant||Linebacker||Dallas Cowboys||3-year / $10,800,000|||
|March 10, 2015||Mike Person||Guard||St. Louis Rams||3-year / $3,350,000|||
|March 10, 2015||Leonard Hankerson||Wide receiver||Washington Redskins||1 year / $1,000,000|||
|March 12, 2015||Adrian Clayborn||Defensive end||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 year / $3,000,000|||
|March 12, 2015||Phillip Adams||Cornerback||New York Jets||1 year / $745,000|||
|March 12, 2015||O'Brien Schofield||Defensive end||Seattle Seahawks||1 year / $1,700,000|||
|March 18, 2015||Jared Smith||Offensive guard||Seattle Seahawks||1 year / $440,000|||
|March 19, 2015||Jacob Tamme||Tight end||Denver Broncos||2-year / $4,000,000|||
|March 19, 2015||Tony Moeaki||Tight end||Seattle Seahawks||1 year / $745,000|||
|May 4, 2015||Collin Mooney||Fullback||Tennessee Titans||2-year / $1,100,000|||
|May 14, 2015||Tyler Polumbus||Offensive tackle||Washington Redskins||Undisclosed|||
|May 14, 2015||Chris Chester||Offensive guard||Washington Redskins||1 year / $2,800,000|||
|July 29, 2015||DeMarcus Love||Offensive tackle||Denver Broncos||Unknown|||
|August 7, 2015||Michael Ford||Running back||Chicago Bears||Unknown|||
|August 16, 2015||Terrell Manning||Linebacker||New York Giants||Unknown|||
|August 16, 2015||Evan Royster||Running back||Washington Redskins||Unknown|||
|August 24, 2015||John Harris||Wide receiver||Philadelphia Eagles||Unknown|||
|August 26, 2015||Rex Grossman||Quarterback||Cleveland Browns||Unknown|||
|February 26, 2015||Steven Jackson||Running back||Released||New England Patriots|||
|February 27, 2015||Harry Douglas||Wide receiver||Released||Tennessee Titans|||
|February 27, 2015||Justin Blalock||Offensive guard||Released||Retired|||
|February 27, 2015||Jonathan Massaquoi||Defensive end||Waived||Tennessee Titans|||
|March 10, 2015||Sean Weatherspoon||Linebacker||Signed||Arizona Cardinals|||
|March 10, 2015||Corey Peters||Defensive end||Signed||Arizona Cardinals|||
|March 10, 2015||Drew Davis||Wide receiver||Declined option|||
|March 18, 2015||Robert McClain||Cornerback||Signed||New England Patriots|||
|March 31, 2015||Jacquizz Rodgers||Running back||Signed||Chicago Bears|||
|April 2, 2015||Zeke Motta||Safety||Waived|||
|April 3, 2015||Dwight Lowery||Safety||Signed||Indianapolis Colts|||
|April 3, 2015||Josh Wilson||Cornerback||Signed||Detroit Lions|||
|April 23, 2015||Bear Pascoe||Tight end||Signed||Chicago Bears|||
|May 1, 2015||Brandan Bishop||Safety||Waived|||
|May 1, 2015||Reid Fragel||Tackle||Waived||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|||
|May 1, 2015||Jordan Mabin||Cornerback||Waived||San Diego Chargers|||
|May 1, 2015||Jacques Smith||Linebacker||Waived|||
|May 1, 2015||Ronnie Wingo||Running back||Waived|||
|May 3, 2015||Kyle Miller||Tight end||Waived||San Diego Chargers|||
|May 29, 2015||Prince Shembo||Linebacker||Waived|||
|June 15, 2015||Sam Baker||Offensive tackle||Released|||
|August 1, 2015||Harland Gunn||Offensive guard||Released||New England Patriots|||
|August 10, 2015||Freddie Martino||Wide receiver||Waived||Philadelphia Eagles|||
|August 11, 2015||Javier Arenas||Cornerback||Signed||New York Jets|||
|August 12, 2015||Ricky Havili-Heimuli||Defensive tackle||Waived|||
|August 16, 2015||DeMarcus Love||Offensive tackle||Released|||
|August 24, 2015||Marquis Spruill||Linebacker||Waived|||
|3||73||Tevin Coleman||Running back||Indiana|
|4||107||Justin Hardy||Wide receiver||East Carolina|
|5||137||Grady Jarrett||Defensive tackle||Clemson|
|6||185||None - see below|
|7||225||Jake Rodgers||Offensive lineman||Eastern Washington|
|249||Akeem King||Safety||San Jose State|
|1||Tennessee Titans||W 31-24||1-0||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|2||at New York Jets||L 22-30||1-1||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|3||at Miami Dolphins||L 9-13||1-2||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|4||Baltimore Ravens||W 20-19||2-2||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|1||Philadelphia Eagles||W 26-24||1-0||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|2||September 20||at New York Giants||W 24-20||2-0||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|3||September 27||at Dallas Cowboys||W 39-28||3-0||AT&T Stadium||Recap|
|4||October 4||Houston Texans||W 48-21||4-0||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|5||October 11||Washington Redskins||W 25-19 (OT)||5-0||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|6||at New Orleans Saints||L 21-31||5-1||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Recap|
|7||October 25||at Tennessee Titans||W 10-7||6-1||Nissan Stadium||Recap|
|8||November 1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 20-23 (OT)||6-2||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|9||November 8||at San Francisco 49ers||L 16-17||6-3||Levi's Stadium||Recap|
|11||November 22||Indianapolis Colts||L 21-24||6-4||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|12||November 29||Minnesota Vikings||L 10-20||6-5||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|13||December 6||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 19-23||6-6||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|14||December 13||at Carolina Panthers||L 0-38||6-7||Bank of America Stadium||Recap|
|15||December 20||at Jacksonville Jaguars||W 23-17||7-7||EverBank Field||Recap|
|16||December 27||Carolina Panthers||W 20-13||8-7||Georgia Dome||Recap|
|17||January 3||New Orleans Saints||L 17-20||8-8||Georgia Dome||Recap|
With the win, the Falcons began their season 1-0.
The Giants would lead 20-17 with below 2 minutes left, but Atlanta was able to pull off the comeback, scoring with 1:14 remaining after Devonta Freeman took it in from a yard out. New York tried to come back, but the Falcons would force a turnover on downs to end the game.
With the win, Atlanta improved to 2-0.
The Falcons would trail 14-28 at one point, but they would pull off their second comeback in as many weeks, as they scored 25 unanswered points afterwards to ultimately win 39-28.
With the win, the Falcons improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2012.
The Falcons routed the Texans 48-21 at home. Atlanta would build a 42-0 lead, but Houston put up a fight, as they would outscore Atlanta 21-6 for the remainder of the game. However, the Falcons still won in a blowout.
With the win, the Falcons improved to 4-0.
the Falcons would win this game in overtime against the Redskins. In overtime, the game was sealed away after Robert Alford returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown to end the game.
With the win, Atlanta started 5-0 for the first time since 2012.
The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season in New Orleans on Thursday Night Football. The Saints would lead the entire game. The Falcons would tie it, but that was the closest they would come to striking distance, as the Saints won 31-21.
With the loss, the Falcons fell to 5-1.
With the win, the Falcons improved to 6-1.
With the loss, the Falcons fell to 6-2.
With the bitter loss, the Falcons fell to 6-3.
The Falcons would lead 21-7 at one point, but Indianapolis would rally to erase it after D'Qwell Jackson returned an interception 6 yards to tie it at 21. The Colts would eventually go down the field to win it with an Adam Vinatieri field goal from 43 yards with 52 seconds left.
With the loss, Atlanta fell to 6-4.
With the loss, the Falcons fell to 6-5.
With the loss, the Falcons fell to 6-6.
The Falcons would suffer a blowout and shutout loss to undefeated Carolina. The Falcons would struggle all day, as the Panthers romped them 38-0, their worst shutout loss since 2004.
With the loss, the Falcons fell to 6-7. This is the first and only time they had been under .500 all season.
With the win, the Falcons improved to 7-7. They finished 3-1 vs AFC South.
In a major upset win, the Atlanta Falcons defeated Carolina 20-13, spoiling the Panthers' run at a perfect season. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they were eliminated from playoff contention due to the Minnesota Vikings' 49-17 win against the New York Giants later in the day.
With the loss, the Falcons ended their season 8-8, and finished 1-5 against their division.
|Passing yards||Matt Ryan||4,591|
|Passing touchdowns||Matt Ryan||21|
|Rushing yards||Devonta Freeman||1,061|
|Rushing touchdowns||Devonta Freeman||11|
|Receiving yards||Julio Jones||1,871|
|Receiving touchdowns||Julio Jones||8|
|Kickoff return yards||Eric Weems||403|
|Punt return yards||Eric Weems||221|
|Forced fumbles||Vic Beasley||2|
Stats as of week 16.
|(1) Carolina Panthers||15||1||0||.938||5-1||11-1||500||308||W1|
|New Orleans Saints||7||9||0||.438||3-3||5-7||408||476||W2|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||10||0||.375||3-3||5-7||342||417||L4|
|5[a]||Green Bay Packers||North||10||6||0||.625||3-3||7-5||.531||.450||L2|
|Did not qualify for the postseason|
|8[b]||St. Louis Rams||West||7||9||0||.438||4-2||6-6||.527||.482||L1|
|11[b]||New Orleans Saints||South||7||9||0||.438||3-3||5-7||.504||.402||W2|
|12[c]||New York Giants||East||6||10||0||.375||2-4||4-8||.500||.396||L3|
|14[c]||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||6||10||0||.375||3-3||5-7||.484||.406||L4|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||West||5||11||0||.313||1-5||4-8||.539||.463||W1|