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Falcons dismiss Coach Smith

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - The Atlanta Falcons have fired their most successful coach, and now Mike Smith is looking for a new job, Atlanta media reports

This comes after Atlanta lost its tenth game of 2014 Sunday, as their rival, the Carolina Panthers, cruised to a 34-3 victory over the Falcons to win the NFC South.

The Falcons (6-10) were jeered as they finished their second straight losing season under embattled coach Mike Smith. The team won only three games last year.

Once an NFL power, the Falcons fell on hard times over the last two years. But Smith's accomplishments in his first five seasons were tops in team history, and among the best in the NFL.

He reached the 50-win milestone in 71 games; the third-fastest head coach to accomplish that since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

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