2000-09: The team went to the playoffs in 2002, 2004 and 2008, in Matt Ryan's rookie season. The 2002 team, with Michael Vick at the controls, made some history by giving Green Bay its first-ever playoff loss at Lambeau Field. The Falcons posted a regular-season record of 75-84-1 and went 2-3 in the playoffs.
1990-99: Jerry Glanville (1991), June Jones (1995) and Dan Reeves (1998) took the team to the playoffs in this decade. The 1998 team won the NFC title and reached the Super Bowl before losing to Denver. The regular-season record was 72-88. The team went 3-3 in the playoffs.
1980-89: The highlight was going to playoffs at 12-4 in 1980 and losing to Dallas. The 1982 team went to the playoffs with a 5-4 record in strike season. The franchise loss 11 or more games five times during this bleak decade. They posted a 57-94-1 regular-season record and were 0-2 in the playoffs.
1970 – 79: The Falcons posted their first winning season (7-6-1) in 1971. They went to the playoffs for the first time in 1978 and posted a 60-81-3 regular-season record for the decade. They were 1-1 in the playoffs.
1966 – 69: The Falcons got off to a slow start with a 3-11 first season. In 1969, they went 6-8 for their best season of the 1960s. They posted a 12- 43-1 record.