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Week 16 MNF Pick: Saints at Falcons
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Vegas has this game set at Falcons -2.5, with the Over/Under at 49. I'm tempted to take Atlanta giving less than a field goal in a huge Monday night game that will basically decide the NFC West and home field advantage throughout t...
3 years, 10 months ago   |   Week 16 MNF Pick: Saints at Falcons ( 0 )
Falcons’ Jackson learning that things aren’t always what they seem
When a baseball player like Barry Bonds pleads ignorance and says he didn't realize he was taking steroids, one has to be suspicious. But for a player like Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson, who faces a potential NFL-mandated suspension after taking the banned subs...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Falcons’ Jackson learning that things aren’t always what they seem ( 1 )
Opportunities will come for Falcons’ Norwood
Chalk it up to a trend in the NFL, but the Miami Dolphins aren't the only team using the "Wildcat" formation. Last week against Oakland, Atlanta running back Jerious Norwood lined up at the quarterback, wide receiver and running back positions. With Michael Turner takin...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Opportunities will come for Falcons’ Norwood ( 0 )
Atlanta ‘D’ teaches Hall to shut up as it shuts out Raiders
The Oakland Raiders may be awful, but the fact the Atlanta defense held them to just 77 total yards and three first downs in a 24-0 shutout Sunday is incredibly impressive. A bonus is that they did it without ex-team cancer DeAngelo Hall, who had to sit and watch his ne...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Atlanta ‘D’ teaches Hall to shut up as it shuts out Raiders ( 1 )
Hall of Shame is where former Falcons cornerback belongs
Most of the talk last year in Atlanta surrounded Michael Vick, but there was another Virginia Tech product who made some waves of his own. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall had more than a few bouts with ex-Atlanta coach Bobby Petrino, who deserted the team after not even finish...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Hall of Shame is where former Falcons cornerback belongs ( 6 )
Falcons may not bounce back from Week 8 loss
If you look up the definition of the word "crushing," you might see the Atlanta Falcons' 27-14 Sunday loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles outplayed Atlanta for much of Sunday's game, but it appeared that the Falcons were going to have a chance to pull out a vict...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   Falcons may not bounce back from Week 8 loss ( 5 )
   All is not well in Atlanta
The Falcons have been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this season and, en route to a 4-2 start, have given their fans a lot to cheer about. But it hasn't been a perfect season and the Falcons could find themselves prey to the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. Th...
6 years ago   |   All is not well in Atlanta ( 4 )
Falcons in the playoff hunt
The 4-2 Atlanta Falcons, once the laughingstock of the NFL, are very much in the playoff hunt in a division (the NFC South) that could put three teams in the postseason this year. There are currently only a few teams in the NFC that stand out as legitimate playoff cont...
6 years ago   |   Falcons in the playoff hunt ( 2 )
Falcons owner fires “Blank” at possible Vick return
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick deserves a second chance in the NFL. It won't come with the Falcons, though, who have a rising star under center in rookie Matt Ryan. The first-round pick from Boston College already looks l...
6 years ago   |   Falcons owner fires “Blank” at possible Vick return ( 2 )
Elam goes from goat to great in one kick
Commentary: Atlanta kicker Jason Elam has had his share of game-winning kicks during his NFL career, but it's not often that he has had the pressure of kicking one to make up for a previous shank. That didn't stop Elam from booting a 48-yarder at the end of regulation S...
6 years ago   |   Elam goes from goat to great in one kick ( 3 )
White-out could help erase Falcons’ running game
Commentary: Running back Michael Turner is going to have his hands full as it is with a hungry Chicago defense. Now he will get more attention than Brad and Angelina in tabloids after number one wide receiver Roddy White is questionable with a head injury. White was pul...
6 years ago   |   White-out could help erase Falcons’ running game ( 2 )
Falcons’ defense must learn how to pick apart one-armed birds
Matt Ryan and the Falcons are surely pleased about their 27-24 road win over the Packers in Week 5, but no Atlanta defender should be upbeat about his performance against banged-up Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Because of a sprained right shoulder, Rodgers was a...
6 years ago   |   Falcons’ defense must learn how to pick apart one-armed birds ( 3 )
Atlanta WRs hope they don’t drop the ball in Week 5
Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Matt Ryan hasn't put up stunning numbers yet in his rookie season, but he isn't entirely to blame. Half of the problem lies in the unsteady hands of his receivers. The receiving crew of Roddy White, Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas dr...
6 years ago   |   Atlanta WRs hope they don’t drop the ball in Week 5 ( 3 )
Will Falcons’ Ryan ever surpass 200-yard mark?
Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 158 yards in a 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, completing barely more than half his passes (21 of 41). In his first four pro games, the third overall pick from Boston College hasn't gone for 200-plus y...
6 years ago   |   Will Falcons’ Ryan ever surpass 200-yard mark? ( 2 )
Turner burns against weak opponents, runs empty on solid defenses
Atlanta running back Michael Turner has been worth every penny the Falcons paid him during the offseason, particularly against weak run defenses. Turner racked up a combined 324 rushing yards and five touchdowns versus the Lions and Chiefs, but his 42-yard effort from W...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Turner burns against weak opponents, runs empty on solid defenses ( 2 )
Falcons agree to four-year deal with fifth-round pick
The Falcons signed fifth-round LB Robert James, formerly of Arizona State, to a four-year deal that includes a $199,000 signing bonus. Now that James has signed, the Falcons have only first-round OT Sam Baker and second-round LB Curtis Lofton as rookies without contract...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Falcons agree to four-year deal with fifth-round pick ( 5 )
Fan Pulse: Falcons Life takes major exception with 1-15 prediction
Falcons fans won't take their team getting called out on the carpet. Spurred on by a blog written by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Mark Bradley in Sunday's edition, Falcons fans are sounding off mightily about the Sporting News' Pro Football Yearbook and its pred...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Falcons Life takes major exception with 1-15 prediction ( 13 )
Falcons sign fifth-round pick Biermann
The Falcons signed fifth-round linebacker Kroy Biermann to a four-year deal Thursday, the team announced. Biermann had 220 career tackles and 32 sacks in 52 games at the University of Montana. He was the Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP in 2007, his senior season. The...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Falcons sign fifth-round pick Biermann ( 8 )
Falcons sign Douglas to four-year deal
The Falcons signed third-round wide receiver Harry Douglas to a four-year deal, making him the seventh of their 11 draftees to come to terms on a contract. Douglas, from Louisville, was the 84th overall pick in April's NFL draft. Falcons rookie contract status as of...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Falcons sign Douglas to four-year deal ( 1 )
Falcons sign FS Cooper
The Falcons are keeping FS Deke Cooper in the NFC South. Atlanta signed the 30-year-old free agent to a contract Saturday; terms of the deal were not released. Cooper started 15 games for Carolina last season, making three interceptions and 46 tackles. He played in Ca...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Falcons sign FS Cooper ( 1 )