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Arthur Smith was named the 18th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history on January 15, 2021, taking over the club after serving as the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator for the last two seasons (2019-2020). During that span, Smith orchestrated one of the NFL’s top offenses with the Titans leading the league in red-zone touchdown percentage (75.2), ranking fifth points per game (27.9) and fifth in total offense (379.6). He oversaw the second-ranked rushing attack in the NFL, averaging 153.5 yards per game on the ground. In his first year at the helm of the Falcons organization, Atlanta posted a 7-10 record, winning seven of nine games decided by one possession after winning two of 10 such games the season prior.