The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons were founded in 1965 and have since won several division titles, as well as two conference championships. The team plays their home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta and is known for their high-powered offense, which has featured standout players such as Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Michael Vick. Despite having experienced some ups and downs over the years, the Falcons remain a beloved and competitive team in the NFL.