Takeaways from Week 16
Dec23

Takeaways from Week 16

We’ll get the chance to see the Atlanta Falcons tonight against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night football. I don’t have particularly high hopes for the Falcons, although the last time I expected them to get blown out was in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. During that week, the Falcons had the factors of playing at home and against a familiar opponent in their favor. They will be in a hostile environment...

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Pudge’s Picks – Week 16

Another good week to finish the season, where I went 10-6 against the spread last week. That brings my season total to 111-113, just two games below .500. Now of course what will happen is now that I’ve gotten so close, I’ll probably go 6-10 this week and kill any chance I have of reaching .500. I also went 10-6 with my straight up picks, bringing my season total to 142-82. Atlanta Falcons (4-10) at San Francisco 49ers...

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Moneyball 2013 – Week 15 Review

After reviewing the All-22, no doubt this was an ugly win for the Atlanta Falcons over the Washington Redskins. As I noted yesterday, the offense was fairly conservative in terms of taking deep shots down the field. It appeared that the Falcons only drew up three plays in which Matt Ryan was looking to throw the ball beyond 15 yards. I noticed how often the Falcons run plays that require the receivers to run to the sticks or a yard...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 52 “Post-Turner Stress Disorder”

Allen and I are joined by Dave Choate of the Falcoholic to recap the Atlanta Falcons’ Week 15 win over the Washington Redskins as well as preview their primetime Week 16 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Takeaways from Week 15
Dec16

Takeaways from Week 15

The Atlanta Falcons offense sunk to new depths of ineptitude and ineffectiveness, despite defeating the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Against the league’s worst scoring defense, the Falcons offense was only able to mount two successful offensive series, and netting just seven points off those two drives. Thankfully the Redskins turned the ball over seven times, which helped give the Falcons 20 points thanks to short fields and...

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Redskins Turnovers Lead to 27-26 Falcons Win
Dec15

Redskins Turnovers Lead to 27-26 Falcons Win

The Atlanta Falcons pulled out a 27-26 win over the Washington Redskins to get their fourth win of the 2013 season in a game that saw the Redskins turn the ball over seven times. The Falcons got off to an early lead, but the Redskins were able to come back and take a lead at the end of the first half. But the Falcons responded and retook the lead. But the Redskins were able to mount of a potentially game-tying drive in the final...

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Pudge’s Picks – Week 15

Thursday Night Football hasn’t been that kind to me over the past six weeks, where I’ve compiled a 1-5 record when picking against the spread. Here’s hoping that I pick Sunday’s slate of games as well as I did a week ago where I went 9-6 against the spread. Washington Redskins (3-10) at Atlanta Falcons (3-10) Sunday, December 15 at 1 pm ET on FOX Line: Falcons (-6.5) Sure, the Redskins are in disarray, but this...

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Moneyball 2013 – 3rd Quarter Stats

These are the stats through the first twelve games of the 2013 based off the Moneyball game reviews of the All-22. If you’re unfamiliar with the rules of Moneyball, you can check out this thread in the forums that explains things. You can also click here to see a glossary of some of the abbreviations used in the following tables. Also if you want to check out the stats from the first four games of the season, you can here by...

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Pudge’s Picks – Thursday Night Week 15

Things are off to a good start as I indicated last week I’d need to pick at least 9 games correctly against the spread in the last four weeks to get my season record to .500. Well I went 9-7 last week against the spread, bringing my season total to 101-107. Straight up, my picks were 11-5 last week, bringing my season total to 132-76. There’s really no benchmark I’m trying to hit there at this point, although...

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Boise State Finds Coach and It’s Not Dirk Koetter

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports tweets that Boise State University is expected to hire Bryan Harsin as it’s next head coach. Harsin was a candidate for the vacant position, alongside current Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Bryan Harsin is taking the #BoiseState job, source tells cbs. — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2013 Both Harsin and Koetter interviewed for the position this past Monday,...

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