Julio Jones, Roddy White's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 2
The only thing Atlanta Falcons fans can take solace in on Sunday is Julio Jones ' seven receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. Other than that, it was a rough day.
The Atlanta Falcons Are A Much Improved Team in 2014
Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo celebrates his touchdown catch with tight end Tony Gonzalez in the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 27-23.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Fantasy football 2014: Top 10 sleepers for Week 2
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas has some serious upside for fantasy football owners this week. 1. Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans: Locker went into Arrowhead Stadium last week and toppled the Chiefs with an impressive, efficient performance against one of the league's most fierce pass rushes.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Falcons vs. Bengals preview
Paul Brown Stadium, or "The Jungle" as it's been nicknamed in Cincinnati, has been a place of horrors for opposing offenses in recent seasons. Since December 2012, when the Cincinnati Bengals started a nine-game regular-season home winning streak, only once has an opposing offense scored 30 or more points.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
ROLLASON: Dealing the loss of Gonzalez
Last season the Atlanta Falcons finished their season with a disappointing 4-12 record after an incredible 13-3 season the year before. Atlanta was anticipating competing for a Super Bowl, but instead found themselves picking in the top ten of the NFL Draft.
2014 NFL Week 1: Good, Bad, & Ugly
The opening weekend in the National Football League was exciting to say the least. Football is back everyone, and what we saw from Week 1 was one of the greatest opening weekends in quite some time.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Falcons' Matt Ryan Continues Development into an Elite QB with Career Day
In the NFL , four quarterbacks are generally considered elite players: Drew Brees , Peyton Manning , Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the best of the best. Ryan was always considered a part of the next tier of signal-callers.
Starting with 'NFL Today,' CBS did a lot better than the Ravens on Sunday
I have to admit I was not overjoyed at the thought of spending the Ravens ' season opener with the fourth-string CBS broadcasting team of Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots. But I only wish now that the Ravens had done as well Sunday as Wilcots, Dedes and CBS Sports did.
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It should be clear by now that the Falcons are not as bad as their 4-12 record last season indicated. This group has too much talent to viewed as a four-win team.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Falcons vs Saints: Odds and Ends of Game
November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan greets New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees after the Falcons 31-27 loss at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Here are some informative, "weird," and funny odds and ends related to this week's Falcons-Saints game I wanted to share with my fellow DirtyBirds.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
New Orleans Saints intend to 'set the tone' vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday
Almost one year ago, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was facing fourth-and-3, down 23-17, at the Saints 3-yard-line in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ryan stood in the shotgun, with Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton bearing down on him from the left side.
Best of New Orleans
#FalconsHateWeek, Part 4: Fear the Beard edition
This week, Junior Galette signed a new contract that will keep him in New Orleans through the prime of his career. That makes this, sort of, the week of the Beard - and that isn't something the Falcons should be happy about.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Football 101-Falcons Nickel Defense vs Saints Aerial Attack
Aug 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster runs for yardage as he is pursued by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford during their game at the Georgia Dome. The Titans won 24-17.
Best of New Orleans
#FalconsHateWeek Countdown, Part 3: Sean Payton edition
Today, after our Kenny Vaccaro Edition and our Jimmy Graham Edition , let's take a look at just how good Sean Payton is at kicking the Falcons' ass. When Sean Payton was hired in 2006, the Falcons led the all-time Saints/Falcons series by 13 games.
Julio Jones isn't thinking about his foot anymore
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has had a longer wait between games than most players who will take the field in Week One. Jones hasn't played since Week Five of last year because of a foot injury that required surgery, but he was healthy throughout camp and said Thursday, via Reid Ferrin of the team's website, that he's "definitely to the point where I'm not thinking about my foot" going into the start of the season.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction
The New Orleans Saints enter the 2014 NFL season as the prohibitive favorites to win the NFC South title and will kick things off with a divisional battle against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Saints won both meetings with an injury-plagued Atlanta team last year but were held in check offensively each time by a determined Falcons defense.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Falcons look to bounce back from dismal season
The Falcons plummeted to 4-12 last season, a bitter disappointment for a team that nearly went to the Super Bowl the previous year.
Atlanta's offensive line 'won't be punked over by anybody,' plus other Falcons news
On 4th and 3 in the final moments, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ends up on his back as New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro knocks tips a pass intended for Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez which was intercepted by Roman Harper during the season-opener between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Sunday, ... (more)
Sun Aug 31, 2014
NFC South Preview
One of the more tricky divisions to call is the NFC South with the Atlanta Falcons being a popular pick for the biggest bounce back team of the season, but can they get the better of the high-flying Saints and tough-tackling Panthers? After coming so close to the Super Bowl two years ago, Atlanta slumped to a disastrous 4-12 campaign last year and ... (more)