Falcons Break Franchise Scoring Record

The Falcons are back in black as they take on the San Francisco 49ers in front of a hometown crowd at the Georgia Dome. Here are photos from the game.

With an Austin Hooper touchdown catch in the first quarter of Sunday's contest against the 49ers, the Falcon set a new franchise scoring record by notching 448 points in 2016 (a Josh Harris XP made it 449). Previously, the most points Atlanta tallied in one season was 442 in 1998, when the team won the NFC championship and appeared in Super Bowl XXXIII.

By the time the dust settled, the scoreboard showed a '41' next to the Falcons. It was the fifth time this year the Falcons had scored 40 points or more, and it leaves the team with 469 points after 14 games. The Falcons are now averaging 33.5 points per game.

The Falcons' scoring rate is remarkable on a league-wide scale, as well. Prior to Sunday's contest, they had 70 more points than any other club in the NFL, and since 1940, just 15 NFL teams put up more points through 13 games.

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