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I know for nearly the entire decades of the 80s and the 90s the Niners just had their way with the Falcons. But here are a couple of things you probably didn't realize about the series.

The Niners lead the all-time regular season series 44-29-1.

The Falcons lost the first 5 meetings. They got their first win against the Niners, 24-12, on September 21, 1969.

After the 1974 season the teams had met 17 times with the Niners holding a 12-5 edge. Steve Bartkowski was drafted by the Falcons in 1975. From 1975 through the end of the 1983 season the Falcons went 12-5 against the Niners. After the 1983 season the teams had met 34 times with the series being tied at 17-17.

But then things changed starting in 1984 until the first meeting of 1998 the Niners went 23-5-1 against the Falcons. After the first meeting of 1998 the teams had met 63 times with the Niners leading the series 40-22-1.

Since the 2nd meeting of 1998 the Falcons have gone 8-4, counting the playoff win 1998, in the 12 games they've played. That gets us to where we stand today with the Niners leading the series 44-29-1.

The Falcons have won the last 4 meetings. The last time the Falcons lost to the Niners was October 14, 2001, 37-31. That was a game the Falcons should have won. They had the lead 31-24 and late the in game in the final minutes gave up a long touchdown to Terrell Owens and then in OT gave up another long touchdown to Owens.

Just thought it would be interesting to some people.

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Yeah. I was surprised to realize that the Falcons had gone 8-4 in the last 12 meetings.

Take a look at who their head coaches were in that time and it's not so hard to believe

Mike Singletary, Mike Nolan (as much as we love the guy as a DC he did not have a nice time as a HC), Dennis Erikson and Steve Mariucci... the fact that Mooch is the pick of the bunch says it all!

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Take a look at who their head coaches were in that time and it's not so hard to believe

Mike Singletary, Mike Nolan (as much as we love the guy as a DC he did not have a nice time as a HC), Dennis Erikson and Steve Mariucci... the fact that Mooch is the pick of the bunch says it all!

I don't think Mooch was a bad coach.

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