Falcons Highlight of the Week

A lot of highlights from the Detroit Lions game, and it was hard to pick a winner. But I had to go with Matt Ryan’s 49-yard pass to Harry Douglas because it involved the drama of Ryan returning to the game after what many feared to be a horrific injury, and on his first pass back in the game hit Douglas down the middle on a critical 3rd down play to keep a drive alive. The other pick probably would have won had it been a normal...

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Falcons add Cox and Chambers, place Johnson on IR

The Falcons announced that they signed fullback Mike Cox and offensive tackle Kirk Chambers to take the roster spots of fullback Ovie Mughelli and guard Mike Johnson, who were placed on injured reserve today. Cox played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, making the team first as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech in 2008. He started for two seasons as their fullback, but split reps last year with Tim Castille. He was...

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Mughelli to go on IR
Oct25

Mughelli to go on IR

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports tweets that the Falcons are going to place fullback Ovie Mughelli on injured reserve due to the knee injury he suffered on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The exact nature of Mughelli’s knee injury has yet to be disclosed. Earlier reports suggested that Mughelli’s season would not end. Per Zach Klein of WSBTV, Mughelli suffered a torn MCL, which is an injury that is rarely treated with surgery,...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 7 Review

The Falcons were effective with their ball control attack in this game. The secret to their success was mainly their defense, but more on that later. It was a good day and a good win, and we might look back at it later this season and might say this one salvaged our 2011 season. That is of course, if the Falcons can build off this win after the bye and have some momentum going into the second half of the season. Michael Turner had a...

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Falcons to work out free agent fullbacks

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network tweets that the Falcons are working out free agent fullback Jason McKie and Mike Karney today. The Falcons apparent interest in McKie is likely related to the knee injury Ovie Mughelli suffered in the Falcons win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. While the severity of Mughelli’s injury has yet to be disclosed, it does not appear to be season-ending and Mughelli himself tweeted Sunday evening...

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Falcons defense tames the Lions
Oct23

Falcons defense tames the Lions

The Falcons pulled off an impressive road win against the Detroit Lions by a score of 23-16. The Falcons got off to a very strong start and were helped by a very strong performance by their defense. A few Falcon players reached some impressive benchmarks during the course of the game. Matt Ryan led the team, completing 20 of 34 passes for 318 yards with a touchdown and 2 interceptions. Ryan also rushed for a touchdown on a QB sneak....

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 9 “I Am Legend”

Ryan and I are back for another episode discussing last week’s win over the Carolina Panthers, and debate how big a win it was for the Falcons going forward.  We disagree about how big a road test that the Falcons will have this week against the Detroit Lions, as Ryan is prepped to serve up a big plate of crow to me this weekend if the Falcons pull out the victory. I don’t have a lot of confidence in some of the matchups,...

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Jones Doubtful against Lions

Falcons wideout Julio Jones was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report for the team’s Week 7 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Jones missed last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers, after suffering a hamstring injury during the fourth quarter of the team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers the previous week. Jones did not practice at all this week and looks like he will miss a second straight game. If...

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Falcons Highlight of the Week
Oct19

Falcons Highlight of the Week

Probably a no-brainer this week. Has to be Corey Peters’ one-handed grab for the INT to pretty much seal the win for the Falcons in the fourth quarter. Peters does his Vince Wilfork impression Honorable Mentions: Harry Douglas 34-yard catch and run Brent Grimes INT with the William Moore assist Michael Turner’s 33-yard run Ray Edwards shows speed off the edge for a...

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Tuimaunei replaces Bush on practice squad

The Falcons signed safety Suaesi Tuimaunei to the practice squad to fill the spot vacated by safety Rafael Bush, who was signed to the Denver Broncos active roster earlier today. Tuiamaunei was an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State with the team this past summer. He’ll help give the team another body on special...

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