Falcons to sport their throwback jerseys vs. 49ers

falcons.0921FLOWERY BRANCH – Since the Falcons and the 49ers used to be division foes in the old NFC West, it makes perfect sense that they break out the throwback jerseys for the first time this season at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Falcons will sport their throwback uniforms on Sunday against Tampa Bay. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

Falcons will sport their throwback uniforms on Sunday against Tampa Bay. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

The Falcons will wear the 1966 throwback uniforms. The Falcons were 2-0 when they wore their throwback uniforms in 2009.

The Falcons defeated Carolina 28-20 on Sept. 20 and Tampa Bay 20-17 on Nov. 29. Both games were played at the Georgia Dome.

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September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

I think we played in those uni’s twice last year and we’re 2-0 in the red helmets.

I think there is something about the red helmets and the QB.

Charleston Falcon

September 28th, 2010
4:31 pm

The old graphic is so much better than the new one. I wish that this would become the regular uniform; maybe break-out the all-blacks for night games.


September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

did anyone else c where the owner of the panthers said he would open to traden steve smith


September 28th, 2010
5:05 pm

Attend the last regular season of Bobby Cox’s legendary career……


Go to the Falcons game and watch the Falcons coming off their biggest win of Smith’s career (arguably)

I’ve decided. Falcons and the throwbacks :)


September 28th, 2010
5:15 pm

You go Keith bring your best lungs and be in your seat (acutally standing AT your seat) at 1:00 sharp.

See ya there


September 28th, 2010
5:27 pm

The throwback uniforms and just what they are supposed to be, traditional. I love them.

dawg day afternoon

September 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

I’m just grateful the team in red beat the team in gold on Sunday.

Of course, it’s happened that way alot the last decade… on Saturdays.


September 28th, 2010
5:51 pm

I want to have “throwback uniform” day with the Buccaneers. I really love seeing that “gay blade” logo.

Of course, being made to wear the gay blade uniforms might actually put the Bucs in a nasty mood. Maybe we’d be better off showing them on the jumbotron instead.


September 28th, 2010
6:10 pm

Re: Frontrow

I’ll be on the 45-yd line…while I follow the Braves on my Blackberry app. ;)



September 28th, 2010
6:11 pm

Have I said the throwbacks are sweet?! Hope it translates to a sweet win.


September 28th, 2010
6:49 pm

I love the throwbacks and red helmets. I really love that whipping we put on the saints, we had the ball for 47:15 to 23:45. Matty Ice out played drew and we also out ran the saints 186 to 30 yards. As of now we lead the league in TOP. 1998 he we come back to the superbowl, and for the 49ers fans who comes to the game sunday were going to kick off in that butt once again.

Frank Wilson

September 28th, 2010
6:52 pm

Regarding Mike Vick: This man has done some things wrong, was caught, and paid the full price. He had paid his debt so why don’t we all just show a little forgiveness.
“….. and he said, He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone at her” John 8:7
I think we have potentially the best QB in pro ball but I wish Mike only the best……….


September 28th, 2010
8:47 pm


Falcon Head

September 28th, 2010
8:54 pm

One picture says versus the Bucs. But its versus the 49ers ! Go Falcons ! We will be there !

Saints Killer

September 28th, 2010
9:00 pm

Falcs beat Who Dat!But now we’re at home to “Bury” the Miner 49ers!!!

Bro Man

September 28th, 2010
9:04 pm

Wut up wiff dese homeboys ? They be frontin’ and half steppin’ all da times. Dey lucky da Saints kicker miss dat fieldt goal or dey woulds loss. Burner Turner carry dat rock like a mutha !

trap game

September 28th, 2010
9:48 pm

Falcons gonna play like the throwback team this Sunday too!

trap game

September 28th, 2010
9:51 pm

Kieth- What a nerd. Go to a football game and follow baseball on your phone. I bet you get beat up alot. If not then someone should this Sunday


September 28th, 2010
9:58 pm

Those should be our home uniforms all the time. You don’t look any sharper than the black jerseys with the red helmets with the original Falcon. Get a white jersey with some thick black trim to wear on the road with the red helmets and you will have something.

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
10:05 pm

I’m with you Kyle.


September 28th, 2010
10:12 pm

Love the old red helmet. Wish they’d go back to that. The all black uniforms are sorta, oh what ya call it, ugly as shaat!


September 28th, 2010
10:14 pm

haha trap gotta be an aints fan! love it

GT in Murfreesboro

September 28th, 2010
10:30 pm

Love the old uniforms. Wish they’d wear the red helmets all the time! I haven’t really liked the black helmets since Glanville introduced them.

GT in Murfreesboro

September 28th, 2010
10:31 pm

Wish Mick Luckhurst could come kick a P.A.T.


September 28th, 2010
10:34 pm

Please don’t let A J GREEN near those jersey’s. we just him back!!!


September 28th, 2010
11:40 pm

Great uni’s, great memories! All we need is Claude Humphrey and John Zook coming off the edge to sack Alex Smith…or would it be John Brody? Throw in Tommy (should be a HOF ‘er) Nobis to stuff the run and Jim ‘Meat’ Mitchell to go over the middle on third and short.


September 28th, 2010
11:46 pm

Our throwbacks are one of the few in the NFL that actually look good.


September 28th, 2010
11:54 pm

Don’t know if it had been mentioned yet, but the throwback uniform should be permanent.
Make it happen.


September 29th, 2010
12:00 am

Yeah but… I don’t want to remember the past when it comes to the 49ers.

Love the Jerseys though, they look great.


September 29th, 2010
12:10 am

Well, since someone already claimed Bubba Bean and Haskell Stanback, I’ll mention Tim Mazzetti (one round on the house) and Junior Bryant!

Of course we know the throwback uniforms are great.Talk about the simplicity, its the closest Falcon fans can get to a Cleveland, Baltimore (Colts) or Green Bay uniform! Its a timeless classic of a uniform. No, those weren’t the best years by any means…but those were hard years in “old Fulton County”, our dump of a stadium in the southern elements of late fall and early winter! You know the rest of the story…!


September 29th, 2010
12:12 am

@26Belly, correction! Junior Miller (TE) from Univ. Nebraska!

Falcon Jim

September 29th, 2010
12:25 am

Cannonball Butler ! ! ! !

YEA ! ! !


September 29th, 2010
12:46 am

These are the best uniforms the Falcons ever had… and how many people have to say so before we ditch the Power Ranger unis they wear now and go back to something strong and classic? Ditch the black helmets for good…it was Glanville’s first of many BAAAAAD ideas!

Then again, the whole thing is just a stunt by NFL Properties to sell more jerseys. Yuck.


September 29th, 2010
1:11 am

To D-Man at 10:22 a.m…. I know the Falcons teams of the 1980s weren’t always that great, but I LOVED THOSE UNIFORMS!!! I hope that sometime soon, the Falcons will bring back those classic late 70s-early 80s unis for a few games… the red helmets (much like the ones in the photos above) with the RED jerseys with white numbers and silver trim and the silver pants… those were a GREAT look, and they bring me back to the Bartkowski-Andrews-Cain-Brezina-Pridemore-Glazebrook-Lawrence-Miller-Luckhurst days of 1980, 81, 82.

Just one man’s opinion… oh, and a note to the Saints and any other NFL team… tradition dictates that you wear the COLOR uniforms at home and WHITE on the road!!! The Falcons tried that white-at-home crap in the late 80s… yeah, in addition to going 4-12 some years, we looked like the VISITORS at Atlanta-FulCo… unless it’s 100 degrees where you play in early September, WEAR THE DARKS AT HOME AND WHITE ON THE ROAD!

However, it’s just the opposite in baseball, basketball and hockey… the NHL screwed up and now every time a team is in white on TV, I think they are at home. Anyway…. enough rambling. GO FALCONS!!!


September 29th, 2010
8:07 am

Tommy Nobis will be happy Sunday! Bring the old uniforms and helmets back and get rid of that horrible fat dumb Falcons logo! SOOOOOOOOO much better is the OLD SCHOOL!!!!

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September 29th, 2010
9:16 am

I ask myself, how many of you remember Captain Krazy (Fulton Kykendall), I had to opportunity to have him on my team and play in a charity golf event a number of years ago and I can tell you it was quite an expierence that I will never forget (Weatherspoon could turn out to be the same type of player.

Fulton, hope you are doing well. GO FALCONS AND GO SOUTHERN RUSH !!!!

Red Helmets and Red Tops!

September 29th, 2010
10:33 am

No more black!!!!

Joe Tess Fish House

September 29th, 2010
10:52 am

A change in uniforms will not help what this team really needs and that is a better WR core.


September 29th, 2010
11:52 am

At least you had Captain Krazy on your team.
You can imagine my surprise when I showed up for an 8 o`clock softball game in Moultrie one Sat morning. As we got closer to our field I see Captain Krazy warming up with Jim Mitchell. Seems the Falcons had a softball team.
I ruled out running over the catcher first thing.
Our shortstop said to just forget about him turning a double play.
Thankfully, those guys couldn`t hit a softball like they could a hit a ballcarrier.


September 29th, 2010
12:02 pm

I agree with some of the fans here that Snelling is a better back than Turner.Turner didn’t impress me Sunday against the Saints,even though he finished with 130 yrds.Snelling seems to be more consistant and breaks the big gain more than Turner.


September 29th, 2010
12:23 pm

DOL I think the visiting team gets to choose the unis they are going to wear and the home team adjusts accordingly. Had the birds gone with the standard away uni (white jersey) we would have see the Saints in their all black look. Conversely Arizona had a similar color scheme so the Falcons wore the away whites for that game.

Old Dawg

September 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

Keep the throwback uniforms or the Glanville era unis. The current style stinks and everybody agrees.
They look like something a candy-striper wears at a hospital!


September 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

I love those 66′ throwbacks, it’s the helments that set it off. They should use those uniforms more often, I know they sell better than the present ones when they’re available.


September 29th, 2010
2:37 pm

I miss the old logo. Glad to see it making a comeback this weekend!


September 29th, 2010
3:12 pm

Actually Old Dawg, everyone doesn’t agree! I for one like the new uni’s and logo! And there are other’s that like them too. I don’t mind seeing the old look for throwback games, but not as a permanent uniform.

Change is good sometimes, and often times change is for the better! My case in point, the Falcons organization and culture changed from the Smith Era to the Blank Era; the attitudes of the coaches, and players have changed for the better as well.

brokeback Aints fan

September 29th, 2010
3:18 pm

Who cares what color uniform it is, as long as the refs give this game to the 9ers.

The NFL, and Satan, promised us a repeat, dammit!

Birds on the Brain

September 29th, 2010
3:22 pm

Renovating the Dome vs. a New Open-Air Stadium (Atlanta Business Chronicle):



September 29th, 2010
6:36 pm

I dont understand why they never wear there reg all blacks for the home games those jerseys are gangsta!!!!!!…..And the throwbacks should be from the 90’s cuz those were awesome too


September 29th, 2010
8:33 pm

Each game that the DAWGS lose on Saturday, the G DOME gets louder on Sunday!