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2015 Atlanta Falcons season

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Head coach  Dan Quinn
Owner  Arthur Blank
Record  8–8
General manager  Thomas Dimitroff
Home field  Georgia Dome
Division place  2nd NFC South
2015 Atlanta Falcons season

The 2015 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and the first under new head coach Dan Quinn.

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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. After their Week 15 win at EverBank Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Falcons managed to improve their record from last season.

Coaching staff changes

  • On December 29, 2014 head coach Mike Smith was fired after back-to-back losing seasons.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator.
  • On January 15, 2015, the New York Jets announced the hiring of Joe Danna as their new defensive backs coach.
  • On January 16, 2015, the Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of Mike Tice as their new offensive line coach.
  • On January 18, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator.
  • On January 23, 2015, the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Glenn Pires as their new linebackers coach.
  • On January 24, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Raheem Morris as their defensive backs coach and assistant head coach.
  • On January 26, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Richard Smith as their defensive coordinator.
  • On January 25, 2015, the Falcons promoted Wade Harman Tight Ends Coach, formally the assistant offensive line coach.
  • On January 29, 2015, the San Diego Chargers announced the hiring of Mike Nolan as their linebackers coach.
  • On January 31, 2015, the San Francisco 49ers announced the hiring of Tim Lewis as their defensive backs coach.
  • On February 2, 2015, Dan Quinn was hired as the Falcons' 16th head coach.
  • On February 2, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Chris Morgan as their offensive line coach.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Bobby Turner as their running backs coach.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Mike LaFleur as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Marquand Manuel as their defensive backs coach and senior defensive consultant.
  • On February 4, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of Andrew Weidinger as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 4, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Steve Scarnecchia as their assistant to head coach coach.
  • On February 8, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Jeff Ulbrich as their linebackers coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Matt LaFleur as their Quarterback coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Doug Mallory as their defensive Assistant & Linebackers coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Mike McDaniel as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Chad Walker as their defensive assistant & defensive backs coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Keith Carter as their assistant offensive line coach.
  • 2015 draft class

    Notes

  • The Falcons acquired an additional seventh-round selection (No. 249 overall) as part of a trade that sent the team's 2013 first-, third- and sixth-round selections to the St. Louis Rams.
  • The Falcons were not rewarded any compensatory picks this year.
  • The Falcons traded their fifth- (No.146 overall) sixth- (No.185 overall) to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Vikings' fifth-round selection (No.137 overall).
  • Regular season

    Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

    Week 16: vs. Carolina Panthers

    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.

    Team leaders

    Stats as of week 16.

    References

    2015 Atlanta Falcons season Wikipedia


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