The Atlanta Falcons are close to kicking off their season against the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta on September 11th. It will be the 107th time these two teams have met in their history, but who holds the advantage? Keep reading and you will find out.
We will also look at what the Falcons’ record is against all of their 14 different opponents this season.
What the Atlanta Falcons’ historical record is against each of their opponents in 2022
The Atlanta Falcons do not exactly have a rich history, so do not expect these records to be lopsided, but there are still some records we can celebrate and use when arguing with fans of other teams.
We will look at their overall record (including ties), what their winning percentage is, how many points the Falcons have scored against the opponent, and how many points that team has scored on us, these obviously are otherwise known as points for (PF) and points against (PA), respectively.
Here are those stats for each of the 14 opponents the Falcons will play in order of when they play them:
- Saints: 54-52 (.509) – PF: 2,343, PA: 2,254
- Rams: 30-48-2 (.388) – PF: 1,404, PA: 1877
- Seahawks: 8-12 (.400) – PF: 502, PA: 551
- Browns: 3-12 (.200) – PF: 231, PA: 358
- Buccaneers: 28-29 (.491) – PF: 1,241, PA: 1323
- 49ers: 32-48-1 (.401) – PF: 1,444, PA: 1933
- Bengals: 5-9 (.357) – PF: 312, PA: 347
- Panthers: 34-20 (.630) – PF: 1,180, PA: 1,046
- Bears: 13-15 (.464) – PF: 496, PA: 545
- Washington: 10-16-1 (.389) – PF: 554, PA: 670
- Steelers: 2-14-1 (.147) – PF: 320, PA: 520
- Ravens: 2-4 (.333) – PF: 92, PA: 136
- Cardinals: 15-17 (.469) – PF: 759, PA: 699
A lot to unpack here but we will go over some noteworthy things here.
First of all, the only two teams the Falcons have a winning record against on this list are the two divisional rivals, the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers.
If the Saints sweep us this year they will tie the record up, that is even more motivation for us to beat and sweep them this year, we do not want them to tie with the possibility of taking the lead next year.
The two worst winning percentages — although a rather small sample size — are against the two AFC North teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Falcons have a combined five wins in 32 games. It is time to chip away at that starting this year. The Falcons have also been outscored by 200 points against the Steelers in just 17 games, meaning the Steelers on average beat us by about 15 points in the Steelers’ 14 wins
One last interesting thing is that the Falcons are 15-17 against the Cardinals despite outscoring them by 60 points overall. Guess the Falcons have played them close in their losses but when they are on, they destroy them.
But in conclusion, the Atlanta Falcons need to start chipping away at these awful records and need to put more separation between them and their rival New Orlean Saints.