Moneyball 2011 – 3rd Quarter Statistics

Here are the stat totals for the Falcons according to Moneyball rules through the first 12 games of the 2011 season. You can also check out the stats for the first quarter and first half of the season. Click here to see the glossary. The numbers in the parentheses () indicate the totals accumulated in the last four games. PASSING1st3rd20+40+TDPTINTSkdTOTALS Matt Ryan61 (21)47 (14)30 (16)7 (2)19 (7)66 (18)12 (3)0.5 (0)$111.50 ($48)...

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Smith returns to Atlanta after hospitalization
Dec12

Smith returns to Atlanta after hospitalization

It was reported after the Falcons win on Sunday afternoon over the Carolina Panthers, that Falcons head coach Mike Smith experienced chest pains before the team was set to get on their charter flight back to Atlanta. Smith was hospitalized, but the team released a statement that he was not experiencing an emergency matter and that he was not experiencing a heart attack. Smith stayed overnight for tests and was released from the...

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Falcons Rally to beat Panthers
Dec12

Falcons Rally to beat Panthers

The Falcons overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to rally to beat the Carolina Panthers 31-23. It was the biggest halftime deficit overcome by the Falcons since they rallied 17 points to beat the Los Angeles Rams in October of 1987. The Falcons record moves to 8-5 and now they are in the driver’s seat as far as their wildcard hopes go with three games remaining. Matt Ryan led the team with 320 yards passing, completing 22 of 38...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 11 “Lot O’ Gripes”

Ryan and I are back after a long lay-off to talk about the Atlanta Falcons chances down the stretch as they chase a wildcard spot in the NFC. A lot of frustration has been building in the weeks since we last got together to talk Falcons football, and in this extended episode we vent much of it. Topics of discussion are the recent loss to the Houston Texans as well as some of our expectations for the team’s upcoming game against...

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Moneyball 2011 – Week 13 Review

This was potentially one of the most frustrating watches of the year. It was not that shocking to me that the Falcons lost this game. A great deal of people got caught up in the notion that T.J. Yates was the Texans starting quarterback, which was the same mistake that they made when Dennis Dixon was the starting quarterback of the Steelers last season. But in both cases, those people forgot to realize that the strength of both of...

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Falcons slip to Texans
Dec04

Falcons slip to Texans

The Falcons struggled on the road against the Houston Texans, finishing with a disappointing 17-10 loss. The Falcons had some opportunities to win late, twice with the ball in Texans territory late in the fourth quarter, but failed to punch it in. They also found themselves with two defensive touchdowns wiped off the board from turnovers due to costly penalties. Matt Ryan struggled early in this game with two picks on his first six...

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