Game #9 VS New Orleans Saints Game Review

This was an impressive win over a long-time division rival that was great to watch. The offense executed very well and the defense performed very well for the most part, especially in pass coverage. The game was not as close as the 34-20 final score would seem to indicate. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (27/96, 1 TD), Norwood (6/17), Ryan (2/-2) and White (1/2). Effective Runs (4 yards or more or scores...

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Game #8 AT Oakland Raiders Game Review

Great to see the team rebound from the heartbreaker in Philly. Quite simply, this performance was nothing short of dominating. From first downs (ATL 30 to OAK 3), Total net yards (ATL 453 to OAK 77) to the 24-0 on the scoreboard, it was clear that the Falcons were in complete control from the very beginning. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (30/139), Norwood (14/63, 1 TD), Snelling (8/47), Ryan (4/1) and Douglas...

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Falcons place Hartsock on IR, re-sign Rader

The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting tight end Ben Hartsock on the IR. Hartsock reportedly injured his toe during the Carolina game last week. Jason Rader was re-signed shortly after Atlanta had just released him a couple weeks...

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Jenks and Babs get extensions

The Falcons announced today that they have signed wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux to contract extensions. Both players were poised to hit free agency this upcoming off-season, but their solid play this season merited the team doing their best to prevent their potential departures. Per the AJC, Jenkins received a four-year extension worth $20 million. Jenkins has started 7 games this season at wide...

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Abraham, Jackson OK to play, Baker not

Carroll Rogers of the AJC reports that the Falcons expect defensive end John Abraham to suit up against the San Diego Chargers this upcoming weekend. Abraham suffered a stinger against the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago and has been limited since, although he has played in and started both games since. Rogers also reports that offensive tackle Sam Baker is not expected to play this week against the Chargers, but that his...

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Vick pleads guilty to state charges
Nov25

Vick pleads guilty to state charges

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that Michael Vick entered a guilty plea to state dogfighting charges in Sussex County, Virginia. Vick is currently incarcerated stemming from his guilty plea from federal conspiracy charges. Vick signed a plea agreement and will receive a three-year suspended prison sentence and a $2500 fine along with four years of probation. The fine will be waived if Vick pays court costs and maintains good...

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Douglas, Turner big in win over Panthers
Nov23

Douglas, Turner big in win over Panthers

The Falcons showed resiliency this week with a 45-28 win over the Carolina Panthers. They are now 7-4 and are within a game of the NFC South division lead as the Panthers drop to 8-3. Atlanta started with a strong 17-0 lead. The Panthers were able to cut the game to 24-21 with 11 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. But the Falcons responded, driving 74 yards on 7 plays to go up 31-21. After holding the Panthers on the subsequent drive,...

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Foster done for year

The AJC reports that the Falcons have shut down offensive tackle Renardo Foster for the rest of the season. Foster was placed on the team’s physically-unable-to-perform list at the beginning of the season due to him recovering from a knee injury he suffered last season. The Falcons had until this week to make a decision on whether to activate him or to place him on injured reserve. The team chose the latter option, meaning his...

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Jackson to discover fate

Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson will have a hearing for the league to hear his appeal tomorrow. Jackson has been suspended four games by the NFL due to a violation of the league’s steroid policy. Jackson took an illegal substance called Bumetanide, which can be used for weight loss as well as a masking agent for steroids. Jackson tested positive for Bumetanide due to his taking of StarCaps diet pills. Jackson has filed a...

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Falcons shore up depth at WR

The AJC reports that the Falcons cut defensive end Brandon Miller today from the roster and promoted practice squad wide receiver Eric Weems to the roster in his place. Miller was added to the team’s roster last week when they opted to release Adam Jennings, who had been underperforming as a punt returner. Miller had spent the first ten weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad, as did Weems. Weems addition to the...

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