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48 min ago | Cincy Jungle

Film Room: Andy Dalton and Backup Receivers Step Up against Atlanta Falcons

Early into the Week 2 matchup against the Falcons, A.J. Green was declared out due to a ligament strain. Before the game, Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert were already declared to be out, and will continue to be out for a little while longer.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Players, Andy Dalton, A.J Green, Dwight Lowery, Jonathan Massaquoi

1 hr ago | ESPN

Atlanta Falcons extend punter Matt Bosher

The Atlanta Falcons appreciate Bosher's ability to have an impact on games, which is why they rewarded him with a contract extension. The Falcons signed Bosher to a five-year extension through 2019, as reported by ESPN's Field Yates.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Matt Bosher, Josh Harris, NFL Players

4 hrs ago | BlogginDirty

The Atlanta Falcons Have Some Changes To Make Before TNF

The Atlanta Falcons are looking to bounce back this Thursday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but in order to do so they will have to do a much better job against the run than they did in week 2. Part of the solution lies within the scheme defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has deployed so much this season. We all know that the NFL is a passing league, however if the defense decides to play 5 defensive backs on the field offensive coordinators will take what you give them and run wild .


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Stansly Maponga, Corey Peters, Paul Worrilow, NFL Players, Joplo Bartu, Tyson Jackson

7 hrs ago | The Falcoholic

Jason Snelling arrested Tuesday in Gwinett County for driving with a suspended license

Retirement isn't easy. Your motorized scooter is breaking left and right. Your proctologist is giving you a hard time.


Related Topix: Gwinnett County, GA, Sports, NFL Football

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

In this Sunday Dec. 28, 2008 file photo, Arizona Cardinals Kurt Warner throws against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: Sports, Kurt Warner, NFL Players, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, New England Patriots, Junior Seau, Torry Holt


Exactly How Bad Is The Atlanta Falcons Defense?

Aug 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is shoved out of bounds by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports It's often very easy to place blame after a disappointing loss.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Robert Alford, NFL Players, Marvin Jones, Brandon Tate, Mohamed Sanu

CBS Local

CBS Sports Steve Tasker Weighs In On Falcons Vs Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football

Throughout his time in the league, Steve Tasker always was able to rise above what everyone had always thought was the ideal description of a professional football player. They had to have the right weight, be tall enough, and could never be weaker than their opponent.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Players, Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Devin Hester

Maddux Sports Blog

NFL Thursday Night Football Betting Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:25 pm Eastern, TV: CBS, NFL Network Opening Line: Atlanta -5 Current Line: Atlanta -6 1/2 Opening Total: 44 1/2 Current Total: 45 1/2 Opening Money Line: Falcons -270 / Buccaneers +230 Current Money Line: Falcons -290 / Buccaneers +245 The 1-1 Atlanta Falcons host the 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday in an important early season NFC South clash. The Carolina Panthers lead the division with a 2-0 record and the New Orleans Saints are also 0-2.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, NFC South, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacquizz Rodgers, Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams), NFL Players, Matt Ryan

Backs emerging for Bengals

Giovani Bernard headed up the field, saw Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi in his way and did a high-hurdle move to clear him.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard, NFL Players, Jonathan Massaquoi

The Florida Times-Union

Q&A with Jaguars TE Mickey Shuler Jr., who could be forced into action

Atlanta Falcons tight end Mickey Shuler , tight end Levine Toilolo and fullback Patrick DiMarco walk off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Mickey Shuler, Jr, a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2010, joined his seventh NFL team in five years in when the Jaguars claimed him off waivers from Atlanta on Aug. 31. Before appearing in the Jaguars' first two games this season, he hadn't played in a regular-season NFL game since his rookie year in 2010.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Mickey Shuler, NFL Players, Clay Harbor, Marcedes Lewis

The Washington Post

Falcons desperate to get more pressure on QBs

When a quarterback drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons, there's no need to worry about getting sacked. The Falcons are the only team in the NFL without a sack after the first two weeks of the season.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Gabe Carimi, Kroy Biermann, Paul Soliai, Osi Umenyiora, NFL Players, Tyson Jackson

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Atlanta Falcons Can Still Sign Prolific Pass Rushers in Free Agency

Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter reacts after a sack by defensive end Rob Ninkovich against Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis during the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20.0 Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports This was an embarrassing game for the Atlanta Falcons, but it's time to move on.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Kroy Biermann, Jonathan Massaquoi, Jonathan Babineaux, NFL Players, New England Patriots

The Falcoholic

Jake Matthews Injury: Rookie Tackle Expected To Return To Practice Tuesday

The Falcons have a longer-than-anticipated injury report heading into this week, but when it comes to Jake Matthews , all we've got is good news. The return of Matthews could be a huge boost for the offensive line, which faced off against a tough Bengals pass rush and largely struggled to contain Carlos Dunlap.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Jake Matthews, NFL Players, Julio Jones, Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals

The Falcoholic

Where the Falcons go from here.

The next 3 weeks will determine where the Falcons stand. Home Thursday against Tampa Bay, and 2 road games against the Giants and Vikings .


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Julio Jones

CBS Local

Game Notes: Falcons Fall To Bengals 24-10 At Paul Brown Stadium

QB Matt Ryan hit WR Julio Jones for a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score was Ryan's 157th career touchdown pass and extended his streak of games with at least one touchdown pass to seven.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Paul Soliai, Devin Hester, NFL Players, Matt Ryan


Sep 15 - New Orleans Saints Daily News

Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham gets tackled by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Paul Worrilow after a catch during their game at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 37-34 in overtime.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Players, Jimmy Graham, NFL Football, Paul Worrilow


Peters active for Falcons vs. Bengals

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters , who hasn't played in a game since suffering an Achilles tear last December, is active for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals . Peters is expected to be a key contributor in the defensive line rotation this season, specifically in terms of bringing pressure up the middle.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Jake Matthews, NFL Players, Lamar Holmes, Javier Arenas, Ryan Schraeder, Corey Peters

Sun Sep 14, 2014

As Cincinnati feasts on Atlanta defense, Falcon offense doesn't help the cause

Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC, AFC North, Robert Alford, Jake Matthews, NFL Players, Matt Ryan


Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Full Report-Card Grades for Atlanta

Atlanta went up to Cincinnati on Sunday, and the Falcons got schooled by the Bengals on how to be a good NFL team. The Falcons didn't look like a team that was tough, explosive or anything.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFL Players, Matt Ryan, Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman, Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams), Antone Smith

The Falcoholic

Atlanta Falcons injury update: Julio Jones is probably fine, but Matt Ryan might hurt Lamar Holmes

Well that wasn't fun. But the good news is that the Falcons made it out of that game relatively healthy, notwithstanding all the chippy play in the fourth quarter.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Lamar Holmes, Julio Jones, NFL Players, Matt Ryan, Harry Douglas, Corey Peters