Moneyball – Week 3 Review

This really was an epic game. So much tension that really drained me as I watched this one. There were instances where both teams were in a position to put the game away and they didn’t, but the Falcons won this one in the end. A nice statement game that should put the rest of the NFC on notice. This was the best passing performance of Matt Ryan (in terms of Moneyball earnings) since he earned $15 in Week 2 of last year, and...

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Falcons run over Saints for big OT win
Sep26

Falcons run over Saints for big OT win

The Falcons might have made a huge step forward with a big win against division rival and the reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints with a 27-24 victory in overtime. With the victory over the Saints and a 2-1 record, the Falcons now are tied for first place in the NFC South with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Matt Ryan had a very strong performance, completing 19 of 30 passes for 228 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for 26...

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Moneyball – Week 2 Review

There isn’t a whole lot to this game. The Cardinals got behind early, thanks to penalties, and could not dig themselves out of the hole. The Falcons played well, but it wasn’t exactly as strong a performance as the score indicates. Their biggest success on offense was their running game. Now, that was a strong performance. The Falcons dominated in the line of scrimmage and basically could dictate their will on  the...

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Norwood out for the season
Sep21

Norwood out for the season

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons have placed running back Jerious Norwood on the injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff of the team’s matchup last weekend vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported earlier today that it was a torn ACL in his right knee. Norwood had thus far had limited usage offensively this year, with his only two carries coming...

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Falcons celebrate big win at home
Sep19

Falcons celebrate big win at home

The Falcons had little difficulty rolling over the Arizona Cardinals in their home opener, winning 41-7 to get their record back to .500 at 1-1. Matt Ryan led the team with a good bounce back performance from Week 1. He completed 21 of 32 passes for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jason Snelling led the Falcons ground attack with 24 carries for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. Snelling subbed in for Michael Turner who went down with a groin...

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Grading the Game Week 1 AT Pittsburgh Steelers

In past seasons, I’ve used the statistics from the game as a base point and then explaining the numbers with the game review.  This method, while informative, didn’t do what I really wanted it to do.  This new format should accomplish what was missing previous with more analysis and less hard data.  If nothing else, it should provide for some interesting discussion! AT Pittsburgh Steelers 6-9 (OT) This was a very hard fought game and...

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What to look for this weekend vs. Cardinals
Sep18

What to look for this weekend vs. Cardinals

I certainly know a lot of Falcon fans were disappointed with the outcome of last week’s game. I was too, but if you had read my preview of the game then you knew exactly what was coming. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I think I pretty much nailed that matchup. I’m trying for two in a row. I watched the Cardinals-Rams game from last week to get prepped for my analysis of this game. And after seeing that game, I...

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Moneyball – Week 1 Review

Another year and another season of Moneyball. Last year was the debut season, and if not for the fact that I procrastinated after a few weeks and didn’t finish until the week before training camp, I think it was a success. This year it’s back with a few tweaks. But if you want to read about the scoring rules then you can check out the thread in the forum that explains it all. But the basic premise is that for positive...

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Bruggeman makes way for Babineaux

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the Falcons have cut center/guard Rob Bruggeman in order to clear roster space for defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Babineaux is coming off a one-game suspension. Bruggeman spent all of the 2009 season on the Falcons practice squad after being an undrafted rookie free agent out of Iowa signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He worked primarily as a reserve guard for the Falcons this...

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Nance signs with Packers
Sep14

Nance signs with Packers

Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Green Bay Packers have signed running back Dimitri Nance off the Falcons practice squad. Nance is expected to add depth at running back for the Packers who lost starter Ryan Grant for the season due to injuries in their season opener versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Nance was an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State for the Falcons this year, and had his moments through the...

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