Defense lifts Falcons over Saints
Nov30

Defense lifts Falcons over Saints

The Falcons defense stepped up and created a number of turnovers against the New Orleans Saints to pull out the ugly 23-13 victory. The game came down to the wire with a strong defensive effort and lackluster offensive one for the Falcons. The Falcons are now a loss by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday from clinching the NFC South division crown this week with their 11-1 record. Matt Ryan struggled in this game, completing 18 of 33...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 12 Review

A solid game for the offense particularly when it came to producing some explosive plays at key moments. Most of those plays came via the legs and speed of Jacquizz Rodgers. Rodgers had a career high in earnings, collecting as a runner, receiver, blocker, and on special teams. It’s probably about as good a game from him that you might be able to expect from him. The disparity in burst and elusiveness between Quizz and Turner has...

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Falcons miss opportunity with Babin going to Jaguars

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles released defensive end Jason Babin, sending small shockwaves around the league. Babin had 18 sacks a year ago, ranking third in the league. He was also currently leading the Eagles with 5.5 sacks. It was a slight disappointment for the Eagles after last year’s monster season. But the Eagles seemingly looking towards their future and wanting to give more reps to young pass rushers like Brandon...

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Samuel questionable against Saints
Nov28

Samuel questionable against Saints

The Falcons announced their weekly injury report this afternoon, earlier than normal due to the fact that they will host the New Orleans Saints tomorrow on Thursday Night Football. On the report, cornerback Asante Samuel and defensive tackle Peria Jerry were listed as questionable after sitting out all three days of practice this week. Samuel was nursing a bum shoulder, which he has been limited with in recent weeks. He re-injured the...

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Falcons scoot by Bucs
Nov25

Falcons scoot by Bucs

The Falcons extend their record to 10-1 with a 24-23 win over division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. It was another nail-biter that potentially came down to the final play, as the Bucs had a chance to win with a hail mary as time expired. Matt Ryan started off strong, as he completed his first 10 passes. He finished the game completing 26 of 32 passes for 353 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Jacquizz Rodgers led...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 11 Review

An underwhelming performance for the offense. Granted, the Arizona Cardinals feature probably the best defense the Falcons will see all year long, and the fact that Julio Jones was not healthy all contribute to the poor performance. But the Falcons still managed to have opportunities in this game that they did not take advantage of. I have to give the line some credit, as pressure was not a major issue in this game. Blalock had a few...

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Falcons add Gunn to the roster

The Falcons announced today that they have signed guard Harland Gunn off the New Orleans Saints practice squad to their roster. He will be replacing Joe Hawley, who is currently serving a four-game suspension. Gunn adds depth at guard, and potentially could get looks as a reserve center. During his summer with the Dallas Cowboys, he worked some at center due to injuries sustained along the Cowboys line. Gunn was cut by the Cowboys at...

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Hawley suspended 4 games for PEDs

The Falcons announced earlier this afternoon that reserve lineman Joe Hawley would be suspended for the next four games due to a violation of the NFL’s policy against the use of performance enhancers. Players can choose to appeal their suspensions and continue to play until a second ruling is made, however Hawley will elect not to do so and his suspension will begin immediately. He will not be eligible to return to the team...

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Falcons squeak by Cardinals
Nov18

Falcons squeak by Cardinals

The Falcons had to scrap and claw for an ugly victory over the Arizona Cardinals today by a score of 23-19. The Falcons played from behind until the very end of the game. The offense struggled with 6 turnovers on the day. But the defense held firm with a strong performance, which including a turnover-turned-touchdown on their part. Matt Ryan struggled with 5 interceptions, three of which came off deflected passes. He completed 28 of...

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Super Bowl or Bust for 2012 Falcons?
Nov17

Super Bowl or Bust for 2012 Falcons?

This is an idea that has been rattling around my brain for a couple of weeks now, and only now am I really putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) on the subject. I have been thinking about where this team’s future lies, and it makes me wonder that if this year’s Falcon team doesn’t go deep into the playoffs, and I’m talking like conference championship deep, then they might live to regret it. I have come...

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