Falcons take down Panthers in Epic Win
Sep30

Falcons take down Panthers in Epic Win

The Falcons pulled a come from behind squeaker over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 30-28, extending their 2012 record to 4-0. Matt Bryant hit a game-winning 40 yard field goal with 10 seconds left, capping a long drive in the last minute of the game to steal the victory at home. Matt Ryan had another strong performance despite being sacked 7 times on the day. He finished the game completing 25 of 40 passes for 369 yards, 3...

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Week 4 Preview: How the Falcons Will Beat the Panthers

As mentioned earlier, the Panthers do have some of the tools to potentially beat the Falcons. But I do not think they will. If the Falcons just have a “normal” game based around what they have done these first three weeks they will beat the Panthers. They simply are a better team. But they cannot take the Panthers lightly, because as mentioned earlier, the Panthers can do a couple of things that can hurt the Falcons. The...

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Week 4 Preview: How the Panthers Could Beat the Falcons

First off, let me say that I do not believe the Falcons will lose to the Panthers. I’ll get into some of those reasons later, but I think our offense will just be too much for their defense. Carolina’s secondary is weak, a glaring weakness on their entire team. If anything surpasses it, that would be their run defense. It was atrocious last year, and this year it has graduated to horrible. Now granted the Falcons run...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 3 Review

Sorry for the late update, I got busy earlier this afternoon and couldn’t check out the All-22 until a few hours ago. This was about as low-key a blowout as you’re going to find. The Falcons never really broke a sweat in this game. This was what I would call very much a ball-control gameplan via the pass. The Falcons did have their best game running the ball so far this year. Michael Turner had a couple of nice runs and...

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Falcons add Vaughan to practice squad

The Falcons announced the addition of running back Josh Vaughan to their practice squad today. Vaughan replaces safety Mark LeGree, who was released. Vaughan is a former Carolina Panther, a team that the Falcons take on this Sunday. Vaughn played 10 games over the course of the 2010-11 seasons with the Panthers. During that time, he carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards (3.1 avg) and a touchdown. An undrafted free agent out of...

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Palmer ruled out against Panthers

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that Falcons head coach Mike Smith has already ruled tight end Michael Palmer out for this weekend’s matchup against divisional rival Carolina Panthers. Palmer suffered a shoulder injury early in Sunday’s win over the San Diego Chargers. He managed a single catch for a yard before he left the game. Given the quick turnaround on when Palmer was declared out for the game, it’s...

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Abraham arrested for obstruction

For the second time in as many weeks, a Falcon player was arrested. This time, defensive end John Abraham was arrested for obstructing police and firefighters on Monday night. Abraham was charged with misdemeanor offenses. Per the AJC, Abraham was asked repeatedly by officers to exit a scene surrounding a woman threatening to jump from a building in midtown Atlanta. Last week, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for a DUI...

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Falcons smash Chargers
Sep23

Falcons smash Chargers

The Falcons pushed their record to 3-0 by taking down the undefeated San Diego Chargers with a 27-3 victory on the road. The Falcons got off to a strong start and never looked back, as the Chargers were scoreless through the first half of the game. Matt Ryan had another strong performance, completing 30 of 40 passes for 275 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception. On the ground, Michael Turner bounced back from a slow start this...

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Owens and Smith to miss Charger game

Yesterday, the Falcons released their injury report for this weekend’s road game against the San Diego Chargers. Cornerback Chris Owens and running back Antone Smith were declared out for the game. Both players were injured during last Monday’s win against the Denver Broncos, Owens suffering a concussion and Smith injuring his hamstring. Neither player participated in this week’s three days of practice. Also on the...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 2 Review

This game was won in the first quarter by the Falcons with their ability to generate 4 turnovers, and score 13 points off those turnovers. Because otherwise, the offense was fairly mediocre for the Falcons on most of the night. The offense did generate 14 points of their own volition, but other than those two drives, they really looked lackluster. First off the Broncos defense should get a ton of credit for that. They are a tough unit...

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