Falcons soar over Lions on Saturday Night
Dec23

Falcons soar over Lions on Saturday Night

The Falcons secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 31-18 victory on the road against the Detroit Lions. The Falcons record now stands at 13-2 and they will have home-field throughout the playoffs. The Falcons built an early lead against the Lions, and while the Lions made things interesting in the third quarter, the Falcons were able to pull away for the win. Matt Ryan got off to a strong start, completing his first 12 passes of the...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 15 Review

A solid performance for the Falcons against the Giants. It was probably their most balanced game all year long. If they’ve been more balanced, then I just don’t recall that game, because it’s been a while since it happened. The hat tip must go to the offensive line. After being manhandled by the Giants last January, they were very good. They were able to open enough holes to establish the run for the team early on....

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A Complete Performance by Falcons
Dec17

A Complete Performance by Falcons

The Falcons have faced their fair share of criticism this year. It all stems from the main question that hovers over their 2012 season like a specter: whether or not the Falcons can win a playoff game. Well, the Falcons appeared to exorcise that ghost with a dominant 34-0 shut out of the New York Giants. The Falcons have been accused of taking advantage of a very weak schedule this year. The Giants represent one of only four opponents...

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FalcFans Podcast – Episode 22 – Parts 1 & 2

Aaron is back and is joined by Allen Strk and Scott Carasik for a lively conversation on a wide range of Falcons-related topics. You’ll hear their thoughts on many of the current Falcon players and what sort of seasons they are having in 2012 and what they could be expecting in the future. You’ll also hear them opine on some past Falcon players as well. Scott shares many of his thoughts on what the Falcons could be looking...

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Falcons squash Giants in shut-out victory
Dec16

Falcons squash Giants in shut-out victory

The Falcons laid a beatdown on the defending Super Bowl champions, routing the New York Giants by a score of 34-0. It marks the first regular season shutout of the Giants since 1996. It is also the first time the Falcons have shut out their opponent since a 24-0 win over the Oakland Raiders in 2008, and their first time doing so in the Georgia Dome since a 30-0 victory over the Carolina Panthers in 2002. After a couple of lackluster...

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White to be a game-time decision vs. Giants

The Falcons practice report issued earlier today listed wide receiver Roddy White as out for the second consecutive day of practice with a knee injury. Falcons head coach Mike Smith indicated that while White made progress since Wednesday’s practice, White likely won’t practice on Friday. Roddy felt much better today than he did yesterday. We are going to be very cautious with Roddy in terms of getting ready for the ball...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 14 Review

To put it simply, the Falcons got their butts kicked in this game. They just really came out with zero intensity or passion for this game and seemed to be going through the motions. I thought Matt Ryan got off to a poor start. And it really wasn’t until late in the game did he really start to play at a relatively high level. He only looked comfortable when he was running the no-huddle. I know many will complain why did the...

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Offense struggles again in loss to Panthers
Dec09

Offense struggles again in loss to Panthers

The Falcons dropped their second game of the 2012 season with a 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons record goes to 11-2. The Falcons looked lackluster with another poor offensive effort following a 10-day layoff from their last game. They were shut out in the first half, down 16-0, the first time that’s happened to the team since 2009, and the first time it has occurred with Matt Ryan at the helm. Matt Ryan had a...

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Moneyball 2012 – 3rd Quarter Stats

Here are the Moneyball stats through the first 12 weeks of the season. Previously had stats from the first 8, and first 4 games of the season. If you’re new to this Moneyball thing, you can click here to read the rules as well as find a glossary for all these stats. You can also click here to view the stats from a year ago at the three-quarter mark as a way to compare. PASSING1st3rd20+40+TDPITINTSkdTOTAL Matt Ryan80 (22)49...

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Moneyball 2012 – Week 13 Review

This was a very bad game for the offense as the passing game never got into sync. The Falcons went nearly the full game without converting a third down and the lack of big plays was stark. I don’t think Ryan played poorly, but he certainly did not play well. He looked rattled early, as the Saints were effective pressuring him early. It caused him to be off on some throws and reads. Towards the latter part of the game, he seemed...

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