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What is your all time Favorite Falcons game?

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It's not my favorite, but I remember the first Monday Night Football game ever in Atlanta, November 1973.

9-0 Minnesota came to town; 'experts' just knew Atlanta was going to get smoked. 

But the Falcons whipped 'em.  The 20-14 final was misleading, as the game was never in doubt.

Eddie Ray, General Bob Lee, Nick Mick-Mayer.  Turn out the lights, the party's over.

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My favorite for personal reasons is December 24, 1995 vs. 49ers.

 

My favorite as far as the sense of excitement, joy and amazement was the 2016 NFCCG vs. Packers.

My favorite ending was the 2008 game vs. Bears - which took the place of Big Ben Right

 

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Though I'm sure no one else would say it (because it didn't "mean" much of anything as a game), the 2015 Redskins game will always be a special one for me. As an out-of-town fan, I only made it to the Georgia Dome 3 times total, and that was the only win I saw. And WHAT A WIN. An overtime pick-6 (that covers over 50 yards) is about as exciting as it gets.

For actual implications, the NFCCG against the Packers can't currently be beat. Watching the confetti rain down to close the Dome, knowing we had earned our ticket to the big one by flat-out demolishing Rodgers ... that was sweet.

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1 hour ago, NeonDeion said:

1998 NFC championship. The day I became a Falcon fan forever.

I was at that game.  It was a spiritual experience!

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Nfccg 98

MNF vs Broncos (the birth of Nolans amoeba defense)

5 or 6 int game against Brees

Last year's playoff game vs Seahawks 

Last year's NFCCG vs Packers

Just my short list off the top of my head but I'm sure there's plenty more.

 

 

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1) Beating the Stanks in their house ‘91 playoffs

2) Beating the packers, er excuse me, beatiing the cr@p outta the packers NFC title game last season

3) ‘98 win over the Vikes to put us in our first SB  

4) “Big Ben” game over the 49ers Bartkowski to Billy “White shoes” Johnson with no time on clock...’82 know I’m showing my age but I was a child when this happened at least lol

 

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Obviously the two NFC Championship games had the most significance.

My favorite game that I was at though was Jerry Glanville's first game as coach in 1990 when the Falcons went blitzkrieg on the Oilers in the first quarter, and Deion capped it with his first ever pick 6.

Yeah that was a wild day, Fulton County Stadium never rocked like it did on that day.

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2008 vs Chicago Bears.

It was the first real game I remember watching where you could see how well Matt Ryan was going to be.  That game was essentially OVER with 11 seconds left.  The play Ryan made to Jenkins on the sideline with the DT in his face, holding onto the ball until the last possible second, and with 1 second on the clock he connected with him to get out of bounds while taking a vicious hit, setting up Jason Elam with the game winning FG.  I was going nuts in my living room because honestly when Orton threw that TD pass, I had lost faith the we had won the game, but Matt showed me different. He showed me the reason why I love watching them play because something amazing just might happen, and 10 years later im still a fan.  It just so happen that I became I fan in 2008 because my favorite player Drew Bledsoe had retired the year before and I was no way in heck going to cheer for the Cheatriots.  I loved the colors of ATL and no one else I knew liked them.  I live in CA where SF, OAK, and DAL are the main sports fan bases here.  I despise all of them. LOL Becoming a Falcons fan has been the most fun I've had watching football.  I even remember how we were predicted to only win ONE game that season, and before it started I had already set in my mind that was the expectation for the season and to just watch and have fun doing it.  The surprise of playoffs was more than I could have ever expected, and all these years later, I'm proud to have been witness to all the exciting and amazing memories ATL has made (good and bad) and look forward to many more in my lifetime!

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Favorite Falcons game of all time?  Last year's NFC Championship Game.  It was one of the most fun games I've ever been to.. and was extra special because I was down on the field during player intros.  

2nd favorite that I actually attended is the 2004 47-17 demolition of the Greatest Show on Turf.. in the Playoffs.

And of course no Falcons fan's list would be complete without including the 1998 NFCCG.  One of the teams greatest moments.  

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This is like picking which child of mine I love the most. I'll just list a few...

1991 Playoffs vs. the Aints. To this day, it's still the only time the two ever played each other in the postseason. All I remember are Saint fans tossing whatever wasn't nailed down in frustration and the cops having to escort us out of there. What joy to deliver that lump of coal into their post-Christmas stockings.

2017 NFC Title Game vs. the Packers. Closing out the dome in style by dishing out one of the most epic beatdowns in recent playoff memory.

1998 NFC Title Game vs. the Vikings. In my mind, it still reigns as one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history. For selfish reasons, of course.

1998 NFC Divisional Game vs. the 49ers. Just about everyone nationally had the 49ers winning this game based upon our poor history against them alone. Boy, were they mistaken.

2015 win vs. Dallas. Freeman's breakout game, the defense shutting them out in the second half after spotting them 28 points, the offense looking unstoppable. Speaking of which...

2016 season finale vs. the Aints. That first half was the epitome of perfection. To this day, I never seen Sean Payton have the look of confusion, defeat, and despair as he did that day.

2004 NFC Divisional vs. the Rams. The official closing of the 'greatest show on turf'. Vick running wild, Allan Rossum doing his best Dante Hall impersonation, the defense nearly killing Marc Bulger on live TV. As Stockton said on the telecast, if this was a fight, they'd stop it...

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1 hour ago, Peyton said:

Obviously the two NFC Championship games had the most significance.

My favorite game that I was at though was Jerry Glanville's first game as coach in 1990 when the Falcons went blitzkrieg on the Oilers in the first quarter, and Deion capped it with his first ever pick 6.

Yeah that was a wild day, Fulton County Stadium never rocked like it did on that day.

Great point made here. Say what you want about Glanville (and I have) but he completely changed the vibe that the franchise had back then. It went from a stale, tired, boring, bad team we knew with Henning and Campbell to one that could at least make it worth your while to watch much less buy tickets to see live... 

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Some other games I enjoy remembering

The Falcons first playoff game ever in 1978 a win over the eagles in a late comeback

The win over the Seahawks in 2012 playoffs

The "Big Ben" win over the Saints in 1978

Dave Archer and the Falcons beating the Cowboys in Dallas on a late pass to Floyd Hodge

Beating the aints 62-7 in NO in 1973.

 

 

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It's hard to pick one that sticks out. Here are 10 that just come to mind that all have an argument for being the best:

1. 98 NFCCG

2. 16 NFCCG

3. 2010 Ravens, Roddy scores the game winning thrilling TD

4. 2002 Road saints, Feely drills the 47 yarder to stun the 6-2 Saints in their house

5. 2002 Green Bay playoff game

6. 2010 Road saints, game goes to OT, Saints get the ball first and MISS the GW field goal. Falcons drive down the field and win and stun the NFC champs in their house

7. 2008 Bears game, Ryan hits Jenkins, nuff said

8. 2012 Seahawks playoff game, similar to the Bears game, but not as amazing

9. 2012 Panthers home, Ryan to Roddy starting at their own 1

10. 2002 VIkings, Vick's big day

Those weren't in any particular order. But they are all great games for this franchise.

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For me was 2016 NFC Championship game for a few reasons:

1. Was my first trip to the GA Dome. Had never seen a Falcons' home game and needed to make it before it was torn down.

2. Helped me forget those flashbacks of the beat down we received from the Packers on their way to the SB victory.

3. As a football fan, I enjoy close games. As a Falcons fan, I thoroughly enjoy beating down the opponent. It was essentially one half of football and one half of celebrating the victory.

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3 hours ago, octoslash said:

It's not my favorite, but I remember the first Monday Night Football game ever in Atlanta, November 1973.

9-0 Minnesota came to town; 'experts' just knew Atlanta was going to get smoked. 

But the Falcons whipped 'em.  The 20-14 final was misleading, as the game was never in doubt.

Eddie Ray, General Bob Lee, Nick Mick-Mayer.  Turn out the lights, the party's over.

Eddie Ray , wow havent heard that name in years .  He was a Riggo type #44,   cant remember why his career ended so fast with us .

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98 NFC Championship game, beating that unstoppable offense. Randall Cunningham when he was at his best, a prime Cris Carter, and Randy Moss who was setting all sorts of rookie records.

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