Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League. The AFL instead granted a franchise to Miami, Florida. In their 45 years of existence, the Falcons have compiled a record of 298-402-6 with division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, and 2010. Their first and only Super Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999. The 1992 Atlanta Falcons season was their 27th in the league. The team played its first season in the Georgia Dome, after playing their first 26 seasons at Fulton County Stadium. The team was unable to match their previous season's output of 10-6 and failed to reach the playoffs. The 1999 Atlanta Falcons season was their 34th in the National Football League. The team was unable to match their previous season's output of 14-2, failed to reach the playoffs and therefore would not be the first team to host and play in the Super Bowl.