With only one Super Bowl appearance in the Atlanta Falcons’ long history, fans are rightfully cautious about the team’s chances to make it to the biggest stage in sports in a couple more weeks.
Atlanta finished the regular season 13-3. That record is about right because despite losing one game it shouldn’t have (against the Saints), the Birds also escaped with a couple of wins they probably shouldn’t have (think the first game with the Panthers and the first game with the Buccaneers).
The 13-3 regular season mark was close to tying the best regular season record in franchise history. Is this the best team in Falcon history? It’s impossible to say at this point — even taking into account the heart-stopping divisional win against Seattle Sunday — because overall that will depend on whether Atlanta wins its first Super Bowl. As a lifelong Falcon fan, here’s a look at some of the other best teams in franchise history: