The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. The Falcons compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team. In their 55 years of existence, the Falcons have compiled a record of 379–487–6, winning division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016. The Atlanta Falcons have appeared in two Super Bowls, the first during the 1998 season in Super Bowl XXXIII, where they lost to the Denver Broncos, and the second 18 years later, a loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The Falcons’ current home field is Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened for the 2017 season.