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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
Previous2007
Next2009
Current2015
Upcoming Next2016

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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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