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Atlanta Falcons (7-10)


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@ NO
L 18-21
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@ Bal
L 9-17
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vs. Ari
W 20-19
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vs. TB
W 30-17
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Falcons defensive coordinator Pees, 73, announces retirement

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement on Monday, one day after completing his second season with the team.

The 73-year-old Pees is ending a 50-year career in football. He previously coached 16 years in the NFL, including a combined 12 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Tennessee (2018-19), Baltimore (2012-17) and New England (2006-09).

The Falcons capped a 7-10 season with Sunday's 31-10 win over Tampa Bay. Over the final nine games of the season, Pees' defense limited opponents to 25 or fewer points in each game. The Falcons ranked 10th in the league in scoring defense over that span.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Tampa Bay 890.471
Carolina 7100.412
New Orleans 7100.412
Atlanta 7100.412
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Mariota2219
Pass TDs: M. Mariota15
Rush Yds: T. Allgeier1035
Rush TDs: C. Patterson8
Rec Yds: D. London866
Rec TDs: D. London4
Int: R. Grant2
Sacks: G. Jarrett6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5417 (24)
Passing Yards: 2927 (31)
Rushing Yards: 2718 (3)
Points per game: 21.5 (15)
Yards per game: 318.6 (24)
Touchdowns: 34 (19)
Field Goals: 32 (6)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6156 (27)
Passing Yards: 4090 (20)
Rushing Yards: 2214 (23)
Points per game: 22.7 (23)
Yards per game: 362.1 (27)
Touchdowns: 41 (19)
Field Goals: 33 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 K. Hinton signed
1/16 K. Smith pract. squad del
1/9 J. Ali pract. squad add
1/9 J. Ali signed
1/9 B. Baylor signed
1/9 Q. Bell signed
1/9 A. Bledsoe signed
1/9 D. Etheridge signed
1/9 J. Guidry signed
1/9 T. Fisk signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/8 E. Wilkinson calf (Out)
1/1 E. Wilkinson calf (Questionable)
1/1 F. Franks concussion (Out)
12/31 C. Edoga knee (IR)
12/31 J. Moffatt calf (IR)
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