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Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision

Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision Not only is Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones going to be a game-time decision, but the other Falcons’ wideouts, Roddy White and Harry Douglas missed practice today along with Jones. #Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) will be a … The post Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week. In the first season of a six-year, $103.75 million contract, Ryan was hoping to steer Atlanta back to respectability, but that has not been the case. The Falcons (5-9) have lost three of four heading into Sunday's game at New Orleans (6-8)...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta at New Orleans: 5 Things to Know

With everything on the line on Sunday for the game in New Orleans, the Atlanta Falcons hope having already beat the Saints once this season will be a good luck charm in helping to decide the NFC South. The team is also hoping stud wide receiver Julio Jones will be available when Atlanta faces the Saints defense.Here are five things to know about this game.BIGGER, BETTER, MORESo much...
Via Football Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Falcons
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons lose 27-20 to Steelers

The Falcons can still win the division by winning their two final games. (Curtis Compton) Even with the 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 5-9 Atlanta Falcons can still win the NFC South by winning their next two games. It was a home game for the Falcons, but it certainly didn’t seem like it. Steelers fans are exceptional travelers, and Sunday’s game was no different...
Via In The Neutral Zone
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Punt returner power rankings: Did Adam “Pacman” Jones crack the top five?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
Via cover32 - Bengals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Punt return power rankings: Is Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons still on top?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Promoting CB Ricardo Allen To Active Roster

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons are placing CB Robert Alford (wrist) on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday and promoting CB Ricardo Allen from their practice squad. The Falcons announced that Alford was heading injured reserve on Monday after he underwent surgery on his wrist, so this is really more of a confirmation in regards to Alford. Atlanta...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work. Since finishing 10 yards shy of the Super Bowl two years ago, the Falcons have been a model of dysfunction on the field. They are 9-21 over the last two years and have lost three of five entering Sunday's game at New Orleans. ''Every time we go out there, we...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16

Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16 Atlanta Falcons’ stud wide receiver, Julio Jones was sidelined this past week due to a hip injury he endured in his Week 14 matchup against the Green Bay Packer. However, worry no more if you are proceeding to your fantasy football … The post Falcons Confident Julio Jones Will Play in Week 16 appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
Via Fantasy Football Chick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford To Have Wrist Surgery, Will Go On I.R.

  The Atlanta Falcons announced that CB Robert Alford will have wrist surgery Monday, and will be placed on injured reserve. Robert Alford will have surgery on his wrist today and will go on IR. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 15, 2014 Alford was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Atlanta, and has had mixed results in his brief career. He did...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow Start Leads to Another Deficit Falcons Can't Overcome

For the first time in five weeks, the Atlanta Falcons are no longer in first place. The bizarre run has come to an end following a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Carolina taking care of business against Tampa Bay, that has left Atlanta on the outside looking in. The season is far from over, but they’re now in a must-win situation. A win against Pittsburgh would have...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss to Steelers shows Falcons have yet to answer playoff urgency bell

ATLANTA -- No matter what Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said, this season in the NFC South has been absolutely bonkers. After the Falcons lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday, Smith was asked how he felt about the way this season has played out, and the fact that if Atlanta handles its business in its final two games it will win the division. "Nothing is odd...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White adds to Falcons' legacy, breaks franchise record for TDs

ATLANTA -- This one was 10 seasons in the making. On Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Falcons wideout Roddy White became the franchise's all-time touchdowns leader (excluding quarterbacks), eclipsing the previous record of running back Michael Turner, who notched 61 TDs (60 rushing) for Atlanta from 2008-12. White, who tallied seven catches and 58 yards in the Falcons' 27-20 loss to the...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 15 Injury Update: Julio Jones’ Status Still Uncertain

8 a.m.: Julio Jones has been on some kind of a role lately. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver has battled all injury, but had been healthy in recent weeks. The results have been insane, as Jones has racked up 21 catches for 448 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. However, Jones’ injury woes reappeared late in Atlanta’s loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Steelers vs. Falcons

1. If the Falcons don't take the NFC South crown (maybe even if they do), is Mike Smith done in Atlanta?David: With all due respect to Smith, he should be gone after this season. Even if Atlanta squeaks into the playoffs as the 4th seed, they would most likely be playing against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Basically, what I’m saying is that Atlanta doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Week 15 NFL Pick

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons (5-8) The Packers lost last week in Green Bay, but now they return home. The Falcons are 32-21-1 ATS at home (39-15 straight up) since Matt Ryan and Mike Smith came in back in 2008, as long as Matt Ryan is healthy, including 8-3 ATS as home underdogs, as they are here. The fact that they lost last week actually makes it more likely that...
Via The Football Fan Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carl rips Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith a new one

When you’re looking for input on who will win in the NFL on any given Sunday you can trust all kinds of sources. There’s the bookmakers in Vegas, the ESPN talking heads, the football literati, and so on. I bet you never thought to ask a cartoon character, but this week it’s hard to go wrong with Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who’s picked the Pittsburgh Steelers over the...
Via cover32 - Falcons
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: WR Julio Jones, S William Moore End Week Listed As Questionable

We will have to wait until the Sunday inactive lists are released to find out whether or not Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers as the final injury report shows him listed as questionable. Jones injured his hip late in the Monday night loss to the Green Bay […] Falcons Injury Report: WR Julio Jones, S William Moore End Week...
Via Steelers Depot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers travel to Atlanta to take on the Birds

It’s not every week that two NFL teams from different conferences fight to stay alive in the race for their division title. When the Pittsburgh Steelers head to the Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15 that is exactly what will be happening. Despite being just 5-8, the Falcons rest calmly atop a battered NFC South and welcome the Steelers with every intention...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind One Line: Can Falcons Continue Their Offensive Pace?

The Atlanta Falcons aren’t in a must-win situation. Although every win is important at this stage of the season, the season wouldn’t be greatly impacted by a Falcons loss here. It would simply put their backs against the wall and make their final two games into playoff eliminators.The overall team is banged up from a dramatic 43-37 loss to Green Bay on Monday night. It’s been...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eddie Lacy trucks Falcons DB, shows off spin move

Eddie Lacy showed off the entire arsenal during the Packers’ 43-37 win over the Falcons on Monday night. Lacy rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 33 yards and a score in Green Bay’s impressive show. In one impressive play, Lacy caught a dump-off from Rodgers and trucked Atlanta DB...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Robert Alford, Harry Douglas, Roddy White

The Atlanta Falconsdon't expect to be dealing with too many new injuries when they take on the Green Bay Packers on “Monday Night Football,” but could be missing some significant players. #459462468 / gettyimages.com Atlanta has just five players listed on its final Week 14 injury report. Of those, only starting cornerback Robert Alford has been officially ruled out...
Via NFL Injury Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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