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1991 Atlanta Falcons season

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Head coach  Jerry Glanville
Record  10–6
Home field  Fulton County Stadium
Division place  2nd NFC West
Playoff finish  Lost NFC Divisional Playoff

The 1991 Atlanta Falcons season was the team's 26th season in the National Football League (NFL). It was also the final season they played at Fulton County Stadium, before moving into the Georgia Dome the following year. The season would be the most successful Atlanta compiled in almost a decade, with the team recording a winning record for the first time in eight years. Additionally, The franchise won its first playoff game since 1978, by defeating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Game.

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NFL draft

Brett Favre was drafted by the Falcons in the second round, 33rd overall in the 1991 NFL draft. Head coach Jerry Glanville did not approve of the drafting of Favre, saying it would take a plane crash for him to put Favre into the game. Favre's first pass in an NFL regular season game resulted in an interception returned for a touchdown. He only attempted four passes in his career at Atlanta, completing none of them.

NFC Wild Card Game

Falcons quarterback Chris Miller completed the game-winning 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Haynes with 2:41 left in the contest. Miller completed 18 out of 30 passes for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns.

NFC Divisional Playoff

During their regular season meeting, Washington defeated Atlanta 56–17, with quarterback Mark Rypien throwing for 446 yards and 6 touchdowns. In this game the score was closer, but the result was still the same.

Under rainy and muddy conditions, the Redskins forced 6 turnovers, held the ball for over 36 minutes, and scored two touchdowns in a span of 3:11 in the second quarter.

Awards and records

  • Deion Sanders, Pro Bowl selection (1991)
  • Deion Sanders, Associated Press Second-team All-pro selection (1991)
  • References

    1991 Atlanta Falcons season Wikipedia


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