Offense struggles against Panthers
Sep28

Offense struggles against Panthers

The Falcons continued their woes on the road, losing today to the Carolina Panthers 24-9. The Falcons have now lost five straight road games. The teams’ record falls to 2-2. The Panthers committed 11 penalties, but the Falcons were able to capitalize on the Panther mistakes. Matt Ryan led the Falcons with 158 yards passing and completing 21 of 41 attempts. They couldn’t get Michael Turner going, as he was limited to 56...

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Game #2 AT Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Review

A tough loss on the road 24-9. There were several factors with the turnovers being the major culprit but also the defense gave up quite a few long 3rd down conversions that could have changed the complexion of the game as well as not being able to punch it in when in the red zone. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (14/42), Norwood (6/18), Douglas (1/33), White (1/2) and Ryan (6/10). Effective Runs (4 yards or...

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Turner helps Falcons burn Chiefs
Sep21

Turner helps Falcons burn Chiefs

The Falcons extended their home winning streak to three games with a 38-14 defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs. Under head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons are 2-0 at home, and 2-1 overall. The Falcons offense got off to a slow start with its initial three possessions being three and outs, but Michael Turner and the Falcons ground attack was able to turn up the heat on the Chiefs defense. Turner finished the game with 104 yards on 23...

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Falcons could be without starters in Week 3

The Falcons released their final injury report today with several of the team’s starters being listed on it. Linebacker Michael Boley, defensive tackle Grady Jackson, and offensive linemen Todd Weiner and Tyson Clabo were listed as questionable for this week’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. However offensive tackle Sam Baker was listed as probable. Boley is listed with a neck injury telling the AJC that it is a...

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Falcons cut Milner

The Falcons released tight end Martrez Milner today. Milner had been slowed by injury and had fallen on the depth chart. Milner was a fourth round pick for the team in 2007. He appeared in 8 games with 2 starts as a rookie, catching 9 passes for 50 yards before his season ended with an ankle...

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Don’t be too easy on Ryan

Matt Ryan really struggled in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Frankly, Matt Ryan is the reason we lost that game, at least the main reason. He played very poorly in the first half. He bounced back well in the second half however. But I don’t think we should mince words about Ryan’s performance. He played very poorly in the first half, and had he performed at a much higher level, we probably could have...

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Milloy arrested for DUI

The AJC reports that Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding early Monday morning in Gwinnett County, Georgia. According to records, Milloy was booked around 4:30 am and posted bond at 9:48 am. Falcons head coach Mike Smith indicated to the media on Monday that the situation will be handled internally by the...

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Bucs bottle up Falcons
Sep14

Bucs bottle up Falcons

The Falcons lost on the road to division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 24-9. The Falcons were able to rally late in the game to come within a score, but were unable to overcome their early 17-0 deficit. Matt Ryan struggled in his second NFL outing, completing 13 of 33 passes for 158 yards and 2 interceptions. Although he did improve his play in the second half, completing 10 of 18 passes for 122 yards. On the ground, the...

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Game #1 VS Detroit Lions Game Review

You can’t ask for a much better start than what we received this past Sunday. Great running game, pretty solid defense and a nice win 34-21. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (22/220, 2 TD), Norwood (14/93, 1 TD), Douglas (1/7) and Ryan (5/-2). Effective Runs (4 yards or more)-Turner, 13; Norwood, 9 and Douglas, 1. Breakdown of passes: Ryan: 9/13, 161 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT. Breakdown of incompletions: 1 Bad...

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Falcons cruise over Lions
Sep07

Falcons cruise over Lions

The Falcons got off to an early lead in their season opener, taking down the Detroit Lions 34-21. The Falcons took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and pretty much coasted the rest of the game. It was a strong offensive performance by the team and was a very positive performance considering it was the first of the Mike Smith era. Matt Ryan’s first official NFL start was a success. His first attempt was a 62-yard scoring strike...

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