Falcons re-sign Pollard

The Falcons made some roster moves today, placing two players on injured reserve. Wide receiver Laurent Robinson and cornerback David Irons were placed on injured reserve, shutting them down for the remainder of the season. Replacing them on the roster are safety Eric Brock and tight end Marcus Pollard. The team also signed two players to the practice squad: offensive tackle Mike Butterworth and cornerback Darius Vinnett. Robinson has...

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Two Falcons Pro Bowl bound

The NFL announced its Pro Bowl rosters today, which included two Falcon players: running back Michael Turner and wide receiver Roddy White. Turner currently ranks second in both the NFL and NFC in rushing yards with 1,421 yards. Turner also has a league-high 332 carries and 15 touchdowns. White ranks fifth in the league and second in the NFC in receptions (82) and first in the NFL in receiving yards (1,320). White has 6 receiving...

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Have the Falcons hit a wall?

It certainly seems that way. The Falcons have turned the ball over 7 times in the past three games. In the first eleven games of the season, the Falcons had a total of 11 turnovers. The Falcons have had a negative turnover ratio in each of the past five games. We’ve managed to win three of those games, despite our own mistakes. But at this rate, if the Falcons do make the playoffs they look like they will be limping into it....

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Falcons beat Bucs in overtime
Dec14

Falcons beat Bucs in overtime

The Falcons managed to pull out a close game at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 13-10 in overtime. The Falcons got out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but their offense’s inability to score allowed the Bucs to get back into it. Jason Elam hit his second game-winning field goal this year with a 34-yard with 4 minutes to go in overtime to win the game, and to keep them ahead of the curve in the NFC...

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Falcons-Vikings game moved to later slot

The AJC reports that the NFL has opted to move the Falcons-Vikings matchup on December 21 from 1 pm to 4:15 pm Eastern. This is part of the league’s flex scheduling which occurs in the second half of the season to have the best games televised. The Falcons already had their matchup with the Carolina Panthers in Week 12 moved from the early slot to a later one. The game will still be broadcast by...

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Ground game leads Saints to win
Dec07

Ground game leads Saints to win

The Falcons lost a back and forth game to division rival New Orleans Saints 29-25 to drop their record to 8-5. The Falcons overcame an early 10-0 deficit to take a 14-13 lead late in the second quarter. From there the game went back and forth with five more lead changes, but the Saints were able to prevail in the end. Matt Ryan led the Falcons with a strong performance, passing for 315 yards, completing 24 of 33 passes for a touchdown...

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Jackson not suspended…yet

Newsweek reports that Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson is not among the six players that the league announced would be suspended due to a violation of the NFL’s steroid policy. The seven players including Jackson had all appealed their suspensions which were handed down in October, but for six of them those suspensions will be upheld. Jackson’s potential suspension has not yet been overturned. According to the...

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Turner returns to San Diego for win
Dec01

Turner returns to San Diego for win

The Falcons continue their pursuit of a playoff berth with a 22-16 victory over the San Diego Chargers. It was not the best or prettiest performance by the team this year. Despite limiting the Chargers to only 201 total yards, three turnovers kept their opponent in the game right to the end. Matt Ryan played well, leading the team with 207 yards passing, completing 17 of 23 passes for 2 touchdowns. Michael Turner led the team on the...

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