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2008 Atlanta Falcons season

Season information
TeamAtlanta Falcons
Season Year2008
Head coachMike Smith
Home fieldGeorgia Dome
Results
Record11-5
Place2nd NFC South
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Cardinals) 30-24
Pro Bowlers2
Timeline
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The 2008 Atlanta Falcons season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Football League. Overcoming a disappointing 4-12 record, quarterback Michael Vick's dog fighting scandal and head coach Bobby Petrino's abrupt resignation in 2007, the Falcons, who were expected to be in a rebuilding phase, completed the regular season with a surprising 11-5 record and earned the #5 seed in the NFC Playoffs under first-year head coach Mike Smith; however, the team would fall to the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Mike Smith was named 2008 NFL Coach of the Year, and quarterback Matt Ryan earned the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

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Falcons' owner Blank deserves 'nice Super Bowl trophy' this year - Newnan Times-Herald Tweet this news
Newnan Times-Herald--With three games to go in the regular -season-, the -Falcons- and the New England Patriots are favorites to make it to this -season's- Super Bowl. -Atlanta- has ... - Date : Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:29:30 GMT+00:00
Atlanta Falcons release 20 players in final cuts, including CB Chevis Jackson - The Canadian Press Tweet this news
The Canadian Press--The -Falcons- cut 20 players to reach the 53-man limit for the regular -season-. A third-round pick out of LSU in -2008-, Jackson had worked as a nickel back the ... - Date : Sat, 04 Sep 2010 19:15:14 GMT+00:00
Football Betting Odds: Atlanta Falcons Season Win Total - Belmont Sports News (blog) Tweet this news
Belmont Sports News (blog)---2008- and 2009 was the first time in -Atlanta's- history that they posted back-to-back winning seasons, and I really find it tough for them to do the same this ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 03:56:14 GMT+00:00
NFC South Atlanta Falcons 2010 Preview - Player Press Tweet this news
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NFL suspends Atlanta Falcons' Robert James 4 games for violating PED policy - USA Today Tweet this news
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Preseason :
Week Date Opponent Result Game site NFL Recap
1 August 9, 2008 Jacksonville Jaguars L 20-17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Recap
2 August 16, 2008 Indianapolis Colts L 16-9 Georgia Dome Recap
3 August 22, 2008 Tennessee Titans W 17-3 Georgia Dome Recap
4 August 28, 2008 Baltimore Ravens W 10-9 M&T Bank Stadium Recap

Final cuts :

Regular season :
Week Date Time Opponent Result Game site TV NFL Recap
1 September 7, 2008 1:05 p.m. (ET) Detroit Lions W 34-21 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
2 September 14, 2008 4:05 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24-9 Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida Fox Recap
3 September 21, 2008 1:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs W 38-14 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia CBS Recap
4 September 28, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Carolina Panthers L 24-9 Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, North Carolina Fox Recap
5 October 5, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Green Bay Packers W 27-24 Lambeau Field - Green Bay, Wisconsin Fox Recap
6 October 12, 2008 1:05 p.m. Chicago Bears W 22-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
7 October 19, 2008 Bye week
8 October 26, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 27-14 Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fox Recap
9 November 2, 2008 4:15 p.m. at Oakland Raiders W 24-0 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, California Fox Recap
10 November 9, 2008 1:05 p.m. New Orleans Saints W 34-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
11 November 16, 2008 1:05 p.m. Denver Broncos L 24-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia CBS Recap
12 November 23, 2008 4:15 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 45-28 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
13 November 30, 2008 4:05 p.m. at San Diego Chargers W 22 16 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California Fox Recap
14 December 7, 2008 1:05 p.m. at New Orleans Saints L 29-25 Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana Fox Recap
15 December 14, 2008 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13 10 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
16 December 21, 2008 4:15 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings W 24 17 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - Minneapolis, Minnesota Fox Recap
17 December 28, 2008 1:05 p.m. St. Louis Rams W 31 27 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap

Regular season results : Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Player Opponent Date Rushing TDs
T.J. Duckett Oakland Raiders 12/12/04 4
Michael Turner Kansas City Chiefs 9/21/08 3
Jamal Anderson Detroit Lions 10/6/96 3
Lynn Cain Los Angeles Rams 10/7/84 3
Gerald Riggs Los Angeles Rams 11/17/85 3

2009 Pro Bowl selections : NFC Wild Card Round: at Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons 2008 final roster
Quarterbacks Offensive Linemen Linebackers Reserve Lists

2009 Pro Bowl selections : NFC Wild Card Round: at Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons 2008 staff
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