Earlier this week I made the statement that over the past 25 seasons the Braves had more seasons with a better winning percentage than the Falcons. Then I figured I’d better check to make sure that was true. It is: over the past 25 seasons the Braves had a better winning percentage than the Falcons 17 times. The Falcons had better seasons than the Braves only eight times.
In fact, over the history of the two
franchises, the Braves have had a better winning percentage twice as many times (32) as the Falcons (16). Atlanta
In the past 22 seasons the Braves have made the playoffs 16 times – twice as many times as the Falcons. The Braves have played in the World Series five times more than the Falcons have played in the Super Bowl.
Past 25 Seasons: Winning Percentage
.565 Braves – only 4 losing seasons
.480 Falcons – 14 losing seasons
The numbers are similar for both teams’ entire 48 year history. The Braves have made the playoffs 19 times, while the Falcons have only made the playoffs 12 times. For a many years playoff formats made it much harder for a MLB team to make the playoffs than a NFL team.
.519 Braves – 19 losing, 29 winning seasons
.435 Falcons – 30 losing, 18 winning seasons
Consecutive Winning Seasons
15 (1991-2005) Braves
05 (2008-2012) Falcons
Consecutive Losing Seasons
7 Braves (1984-1990)
8 Falcons (1983-1990)
Since moving into their current homes:
.571 Braves – 2 losing, 15 winning seasons
.494 Falcons – 12 losing, 9 winning seasons
Before 2008 the Braves had a better winning percentage than the Falcons in 31 of 42 seasons.