Matt Ryan brand expanding

Not quite Peyton Manning yet, but it’s a nice start. Starts off with some behind the scenes video, and the final 30 second spot finishes it...

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Patriots take Falcons down a notch
Sep27

Patriots take Falcons down a notch

The Falcons were handed their first loss of the year by the New England Patriots with a 26-10 defeat in their first road game of the season. For the most part the Falcons were neither spectacular on either side of the ball. They kept it close for the first half, but could not get things rolling in the second half. Matt Ryan led the team completing 17 of 28 passes for 199 yards. Michael Turner had 56 yards on the ground on 15 carries...

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Moneyball – Week 2 Review

I’m new to the whole Game Rewind thing on NFL.com, so maybe I’m confused. But last week’s game vs. the Dolphins was presented sans commercials. This week’s vs. the Panthers was not and for whatever reason the last 1:54 of the game was cut off. Perhaps that issue will be resolved at a later date, but until then, this review is technically incomplete. Had I realized that this would happen, I would have taped the...

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Jerry done for year
Sep21

Jerry done for year

The team announced today that they have placed first round pick Peria Jerry on injured reserve, ending his season. Jerry was carried off the field on Sunday after injuring his left knee. The team signed seventh round pick Vance Walker off the practice squad to help fill depth at defensive tackle. Jerry had started the first two games of the season and recorded one tackle in his debut against the Dolphins. Injuries aren’t new...

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Moneyball – Week 1 Review

We’ve got a new system of reviewing games that we’re going to call Moneyball. This space isn’t quite big enough to explain the scoring system, so we’ve posted it fully on the forums, which you can see by clicking here. Basically we’ll review games and based off our scoring system, the guys that are contributing the most will earn the most money.  The scoring system isn’t perfect, as QBs, RBs, WRs,...

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Houston a hero in win over Panthers
Sep20

Houston a hero in win over Panthers

The Falcons get their second win of the season over divisional rival Carolina Panthers 28-20. And they looked good doing it as they dawned the 1966 throwback uniforms for the game. The Falcons controlled the game for most of it, but it came down to the wire as the Panthers had a shot with a last second hail mary to tie it. Matt Ryan led the way with his first career 3-touchdown performance. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 220 yards...

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Defense takes down Dolphins
Sep13

Defense takes down Dolphins

The Falcons defense had a strong performance in a 19-7 win over the Miami Dolphins for a season-opening win at home. The defense was the team’s saving grace as there were some issues early on both offense and special teams. Matt Ryan led the way with 229 yards passing on 22 of 36 completions with 2 touchdown strikes. Michael Turner had a tough day, but managed 65 yards on 22 carries. Tony Gonzalez, Jerious Norwood, and Roddy...

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2009 Falcons Predictions

Here are my Falcons-centric predictions: 1. vs. Dolphins - W 2. vs. Panthers - L 3. at Patriots - L 4. bye 5. at 49ers - W 6. vs. Bears - L 7. at Cowboys - L 8. at Saints - W 9. vs. Redskins - W 10. at Panthers - W 11. at Giants - L 12. vs. Bucs - W 13. vs. Eagles - L 14. vs. Saints - L 15. at Jets - W 16. vs. Bills - W 17. at Bucs - W Stat Leaders: Passing: Matt Ryan (3,533 yards) Rushing: Michael Turner (1,317 yards) Receiving:...

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2009 NFL Predictions

Here are my predictions for the upcoming season. AFCNFC AFC EAST Patriots (14-2)* Jets (8-8)* Dolphins (8-8) Bills (4-12)NFC EAST Cowboys (10-6)* Eagles (9-7) Giants (9-7) Redskins (6-10) AFC NORTH Steelers (12-4)* Ravens (11-5)* Bengals (6-10) Browns (5-11)NFC NORTH Bears (13-3)* Vikings (10-6)* Packers (10-6)* Lions (4-12) AFC SOUTH Colts (10-6)* Titans (8-8) Texans (7-9) Jaguars (7-9)NFC SOUTH Panthers (10-6)* Falcons (9-7) Saints...

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Falcons make a change on practice squad

The team signed former Iowa Hawkeye center Rob Bruggeman to their practice squad, replacing tackle Mike Butterworth. Bruggeman was an undrafted rookie free agent for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that was cut over the weekend. Bruggeman started one season at Iowa, his final year there, where he earned 2nd team All-Big 10 honors. Butterworth was an undrafted rookie free agent signing last season out of Slippery Rock, and finished the season...

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