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NFC South capsules

By DARRELL FRY, Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 6, 2002


ATLANTA FALCONS

ATLANTA FALCONS

HEADQUARTERS: Flowery Branch, Ga.

OWNER: Arthur Blank (since February).

GENERAL MANAGER: None.

COACH: Dan Reeves (since 1997).

STADIUM: Georgia Dome (cap. 71,228)

FIRST SEASON: 1966 (3-11).

DIVISION TITLES: 1980 and 1998.

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: 6.

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES: 1998 (lost to Denver).

MOST FAMOUS PLAYERS ALL-TIME: RB William Andrews, CB Deion Sanders, WR Andre Rison.

WEB SITE: www.atlantafalcons.com.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

HEADQUARTERS: Charlotte, N.C.

OWNER: Jerry Richardson (since 1993).

GENERAL MANAGER: Marty Hurney.

COACH: John Fox (since January).

STADIUM: Ericsson Stadium (cap. 73,367).

FIRST SEASON: 1995 (7-9).

DIVISION TITLES: 1996.

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: 1996 (reached NFC Championship game).

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES: None.

MOST FAMOUS PLAYERS ALL-TIME: WR Rae Carruth, QB Kerry Collins, DE Kevin Greene, TE Wesley Walls.

WEB SITE: www.panthers.com

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

HEADQUARTERS: Metairie, La.

OWNER: Tom Benson (since 1985).

GENERAL MANAGER: Mickey Loomis.

COACH: Jim Haslett (since 2000).

STADIUM: Louisiana Superdome (cap. 68,390).

FIRST SEASON: 1967 (3-11).

DIVISION TITLES: 1991 and 2000.

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: 5 (Reached NFC divisional playoff in 2000).

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES: None.

MOST FAMOUS PLAYERS ALL-TIME: QB Archie Manning, RB Earl Campbell (Hall of Fame), K Tom Dempsey, RB Jim Taylor (Hall of Fame), DE Doug Atkins (Hall of Fame), K Morten Anderson.

WEB SITE: www.neworleanssaints.com.

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