5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Liz Gonzales chat about what to expect from the Falcons in the air, on the ground and on the other side of ball against the Panthers. September 11, 2016 ATLANTA: Falcons Vic Beasley Jr., who did not have a stat on the sheet from the game, lines up to rush in the second half against the Buccaneers in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
30 minutes ago

Jonathan Stewart won’t play against Atlanta, could miss 4 weeks

One of the many concerns for the 1-2 Carolina Panthers is the health of Pro Bowl running back Jonathan Stewart. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Thursday that Stewart will not play in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons and that he isn’t sure of Stewart’s timetable beyond that. However, Rivera did note last week that Stewart could be facing four weeks on the sideline, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 4 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the Atlanta Falcons. Why the Falcons? Because Matt Ryan entered Week 4 as the NFL’s highest-rated passer. Dude isn’t making mistakes, and now he’s benefiting from a running game that has been tearing it up as well. The defense...
Via This Given Sunday
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madden Simulation: LB Beasley Comes Through

Each game week, AtlantaFalcons.com will simulate the Falcons’ upcoming game on Madden 17. During our fourth sim, Atlanta took down an NFC South rival in familiar fashion.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
16 hours ago

Former LSU LB Deion Jones named NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month

Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz has earned all the attention for the hot start he’s had to his rookie season and deservedly won the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month award for September. But, on the defensive side of the ball, former LSU LB Deion Jones, now a member of the Atlanta Falcons, has made a quieter impact on his new team. Jones, a second-round pick, has recorded 25 tackles...
Via Saturday Down South
16 hours ago

Deion Jones named September’s top defensive rookie

Linebacker Deion Jones played his college ball at LSU before being drafted by the Falcons in the second round of this year’s draft and the New Orleans native made the most of his homecoming last Monday night. Jones picked off a Drew Brees pass and returned it for 90 yards for a touchdown early in…
Via Pro Football Talk
19 hours ago

Matt Ryan named NFC offensive player of the month

There are still questions about whether the Falcons have enough defense to contend in the NFC South. But their offense is back on track, thanks to quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan was named NFC offensive player of the month for September, a strong bounce-back month for a team that collapsed after a 5-0 start in 2015.…
Via Pro Football Talk
20 hours ago

Headlines: Coleman Off to Strong Start in Year 2

Only have a few minutes to get caught up on your football news? Each weekday, AtlantaFalcons.com will keep you updated with the latest Falcons information you need to know.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
21 hours ago

Falcons looking to make early statement in NFC South

The Atlanta Falcons are feeling pretty good about the start to their season, but defensive shortcomings are a concern. That could be just the tonic for a strangely sluggish offense for the Carolina Panthers. The teams meet Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome, with the Falcons anticipating an agitated opponent. "Plenty of us to shine a light on to improve on," Falcons coach Dan...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Quinn on Trufant: 'You Feel an Intensity From Him'

Cornerback Desmond Trufant has gotten off to a strong start in 2016, and by shining under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, he helped the Falcons pull out a thrilling victory on the road
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Thumb’s fine, Matt Ryan’s pride bruised after apparent business decision

Matt Ryan’s thumb seems to be OK. His pride, on the other hand, might be a little sore. The Falcons quarterback said his left thumb was no issue, after finishing Monday’s game with a glove on it following a hit from Nick Fairley. “I’m good,” Ryan said on his weekly radio show on 680 The…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Matt Ryan’s wife takes to Twitter to mock weak block attempt

Even Matt Ryan’s wife found his weak attempt to throw a block — or avoid throwing one, as it were — during Monday night’s 45-32 win over the New Orleans Saints deserving of ridicule. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback clearly had no interest in throwing his body in front of 6-foot-4, 308-pound Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a run by Devonta Freeman. NOPE. #ATLvsNO pic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons offense keeps building steam in 45-32 win vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) For all of Dan Quinn's background as a defensive specialist, the Atlanta Falcons' second-year coach is fielding an offense about as good as anyone right now. Matt Ryan has been efficient. Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are wearing down defenses while keeping one another fresh. The offensive line is winning praise for its run-blocking and pass...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Offense spoils ten year anniversary game in New Orleans

The Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints 45-32 to move into first place in the NFC South. ESPN announced several times throughout the night that the Falcons have not won on a Monday Night Football game since 1979, so it was good to see Atlanta come out on top. The Falcons won the toss and chose to kick off. The Saints marched right down the field and opened the scoring. Atlanta...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons put up 45 points to keep the Saints winless

NEW ORLEANS -- Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, Matt Ryan passed for two TDs, and Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the winless New Orleans Saints 45-32 on Monday night.The game was played nearly 10 years to the day after the Saints' memorable return to the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006, 13 months after Hurricane Katrina...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Matt Ryan hilariously avoids making block

Matt Ryan showed off his veteran smarts when he pulled a Deion Sanders and thought better of giving up his body to block a massive defender on Monday night. Late in the Saints-Falcons game, Atlanta was trying to run out the clock and gave the ball to Devonta Freeman. Freeman ran to the right but then reversed course and headed left, which gave Ryan an opportunity to throw a block...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman goes wild, scores three TDs in Falcons’ win

While you were watching the Presidential Debate, Tevin Coleman put on a show on Monday Night Football Struck by bad luck last season with an injury costing him valuable snaps, Tevin Coleman has burst onto the scene this season, specifically on Monday night. In a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints, Coleman ran for three touchdowns...
Via Crimson Quarry
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Falcons rookie Deion Jones takes INT 90 yds for TD

The rookie out of LSU, and New Orleans native, returned home on Monday night and made a huge impact for the Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints. Check out this interception return for a TD that put the Falcons up 45 to 25 in the 4th quarter….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/7xu0HYpdIo — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) September 27, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints collide on punt return horror show

The Atlanta Falcons owe a tip of the hat to the New Orleans Saints’ punt return unit. Leading 7-0, the Saints forced a punt. The handling of the punt didn’t exactly go to plan. He ran into his own guy!?!This muffed punt set up the @AtlantaFalcons' first TD. #ATLvsNO https://t.co/7Sr4EtUbn3 — NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2016 We actually have to give De’Vante Harris a nod...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are in for a shootout

The Atlanta Falcons travel to New Orleans tomorrow to take on the New Orleans Saints in Monday Night Football. The Falcons and Saints barely have defenses so this game is expected to have a lot of points scored. The Falcons will have rookie safety Keanu Neal make his NFL debut tomorrow, which will bring some reinforcements to the defense. Matt Ryan seems to have regained his old...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders P Marquette King fined over $18K for horse collar tackle

It’s not often you see an NFL punter getting a stiff fine from the league office, but that’s exactly what happened to Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders. The talented punter was dinged $18,231 for a horse collar tackle during Week 2, when he took down Atlanta Falcons return man Eric Weems from behind. Punters are hitters, too. #Raiders P Marquette King fined $18,231 for...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: how penalties are impacting the early season

Penalties hurt the Atlanta Falcons just like they did in week one.  Atlanta kicked off to start the second half and the defense stopped the Raiders on their own 36-yard line and forced a punt. Right before the ball was snapped to punt, Jack Del Rio noticed that the Falcons were scrambling to get a man off the field. The ball was snapped and Oakland punted. Dashon Goldson did not...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Justin Hardy catches ball for TD after it bounces off teammate

One of his teammates couldn’t hold onto the ball but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy was in the right place at the right time and had the awareness to wrap up the ball for a go-ahead TD for the Falcons. OMG THIS TD https://t.co/8d4RQvJOyB — Matt Clapp (@Matt2Clapp) September 18, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ra’Shede Hageman charged in domestic violence situation

Third-year Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was inactive for the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a surprising move for head coach Dan Quinn and Co. considering Hageman started 11 games last season and sits atop the depth chart at his position. Atlanta had initially indicated that Hageman not suiting up had to do with the team’s...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Atlanta Falcons stadium to feature world’s biggest bird statue

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium will cost $1.5 billion, with taxpayers paying roughly $200 million. After seeing videos of what the venue looks like — it will be money well spent. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as it will be called, will feature tons of unique artwork and even a few statutes, most of which was designed by the Savannah College of Art and Design. One of them, a statue of...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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