Packers DB on going up against Julio Jones: ‘You’ve got to pray’

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is a monster force. He makes defensive backs look silly. Heck, Jones makes entire defenses look silly. Just ask the Carolina Panthers after he netted 300 yards against them earlier this season. Jones heads into his Week 8 outing against the Green Bay Packers on pace to put up 1,897 receiving yards, numbers that would challenge the single...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Headlines: Ryan, Rodgers Set for Big Matchup

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.
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1 hour ago

5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov get into the area the Falcons need to repair immediately. Plus, they update the RB situation and what defenses are doing to WR Julio Jones. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) makes a pass during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The Packers won...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
6 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons: Is there another collapse in the works?

With a 4-1 record and owners a four-game winning streak, the Atlanta Falcons didn’t appear to be getting the love and attention other teams leading their division were receiving. There’s a simple explanation. When you start a season 5-0 and eventually 6-1 and miss the playoffs with an 8-8 record, there are going to be skeptics. Such was the case with Dan Quinn’s team a year...
Via EndZoneScore
15 hours ago

With Coleman hurt, Freeman ready to handle Falcons' RB load

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have relied heavily on a 1-2 punch at running back. Devonta Freeman may have to carry the load for a while. Tevin Coleman is hobbled by a hamstring injury, keeping him out of practice Wednesday and raising doubts about his status for Sunday's game in Atlanta against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons (4-3) already juggled the 53-man...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

What They're Saying: McCarthy, Rodgers Talk Falcons

The Falcons will return to action Sunday against the Packers. Here's what Green Bay's head coach and quarterback had to say about Atlanta as they prepare for their upcoming game at the Georgia Dome
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
19 hours ago

Devonta Freeman wears black non-contact jersey in practice

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was the man in black Wednesday at practice. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Freeman wore the black non-contact jersey. Tevin Coleman is expected to miss Sunday’s home game against the Packers with a hamstring injury. The Falcons had to promote Terron Ward from the practice squad and sign Stevan Ridley off the street Tuesday....
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign 3 RBs following Coleman's hamstring injury

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons added insurance for injured running back Tevin Coleman on Tuesday by signing three running backs, including Stevan Ridley, who began his NFL career with New England and also played for the Jets. The Falcons also signed Terron Ward from their practice squad. Free agent Jhurell Pressley was signed to the practice squad. Coleman left Sunday's overtime...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Falcons pass rush is, finally, coming along

Lost in the justified angst over the defense is the fact that the Falcons are suddenly getting sacks and real pressure. A year ago, an anemic Falcons pass rush managed to pile up just 19 sacks, and while sacks don’t tell the whole story, they certainly successfully conveyed just how lousy Atlanta was at chasing down opposing quarterbacks in 2015. Fast forward a year ago and...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley could care less about individual statistics; he just wants to win

Fact: Vic Beasley once ate seventeen corn dogs in four minutes Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley was unfortunately the target of a lot of unfair criticism last season. Playing through a torn rotator cuff in a position that doesn't really suit you isn't the ideal way to transition to the NFL. Complicating matters further was the tutelage of an arguably subpar defensive line...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is confident Tevin Coleman can bounce back, but he's already looking at Plan B

Fact: Tevin Coleman's finger nail clippings contain trace amounts of uranium The Atlanta Falcons offense took a precipitous dive after Tevin Coleman left the game yesterday. From that point forward, they just weren't the same. It felt different. So it's perfectly natural that Falcons fans are freaking out, wondering what we will do in Coleman's absence Sunday against the Green Bay...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons choked away a win

The Atlanta Falcons faced the San Diego Chargers today in Atlanta, and fell to the Chargers by a score of 33-30 in overtime. The Falcons led for majority of the game, but allowed the Chargers to fight their way back into it and eventually emerge victorious on an overtime field goal. The Falcons could not stop San Diego running back Melvin Gordon all game, as he totaled 121 and three...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons troll NFL over highlight ban with ‘Madden’ replay

The NFL has tightened its grip on who can create and share highlights, extending the restrictions to its own teams. The Atlanta Falcons are having none of it. Various teams have been creative in how to get around the new restrictions, flirting with the idea of a fine that could cost the team $100,000. Atlanta might have found the ultimate loophole - Madden: Julio Jones with...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mohamed Sanu wears Pink Power Ranger cleats

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has gone above and beyond most others for Breast Cancer Awareness month. In a month where the NFL is awash in pink to fight for the cause, Sanu has decided to look back and use an iconic figure as a way to promote the fight - the Pink Power Ranger. The reveal: Pink Power Ranger should do just fine to help fight breast cancer...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodwin's injury gives Collins a chance to play

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) An injury to Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin will give Jalen Collins his first chance to play this season. Collins failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs and was suspended earlier this year without pay for the first four games. He was inactive the last two weeks, but Goodwin's sore hamstring puts Collins in line to contribute on defense and special...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Atlanta Falcons will wear 1966 black throwbacks on Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons will be going deep into their history this weekend….. The modern interpretation of this historic fifty-year-old design features a black Nike jersey with a bold white name and number font trimmed in red, and the original Falcon crest on both sleeves. The jersey will be paired with white pants and socks – both highlighted by a distinctive...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman takes to Twitter to defend controversial play

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t one to hold back. He’s never afraid to speak up about the issues surrounding the NFL, and society itself as a whole. So we shouldn’t be surprised that Sherman himself took to social media Monday night in an attempt to fend off criticism directed at him regarding the controversy that Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett avoids serious knee injury, rips Falcons OT

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is fortunate he avoided a major knee injury after he was cut-blocked on Sunday, but that probably won’t make him feel any better about what happened. On a play where Matt Ryan threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews dangerously dove at Bennett’s knee. While the play was technically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Richard Sherman disagree on P.I. no-call

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman does not feel he interfered with Julio Jones on a key play in the fourth quarter Sunday that would have given the Atlanta Falcons a chance to win. Not surprisingly, Jones disagrees. On what turned out to be Atlanta’s final offensive play of the game, Matt Ryan threw a ball up to Jones and Sherman broke up the play. Video replays appeared...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs rob Atlanta with no-call on Richard Sherman pass interference

The Seahawks got bailed out by the officials at home once again. An unbelievable, controversial no-call on Richard Sherman's mugging of Julio Jones on a late fourth-and-10 bomb in a two-point game gave Seattle an ill-gotten victory and possibly changed the entire landscape of the NFC playoff race.The Seahawks had taken a 26-24 lead late in the game on a Steven Hauschka field goal...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons will continue to soar

The Atlanta Falcons shocked everybody last week by defeating the Denver Broncos by a score of 23-16. Vic Beasley was a big reason for that, sacking Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch for 3.5 sacks. The Falcons have made themselves legit with this victory. The Falcons face another tough test against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday in Seattle. The Falcons have shown nothing but resilience...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman Recorded One of the Fastest Speeds in NFL History During His Breakout Week 5 Performance

You've seen the box scores. Now, it's time to go deeper. With NFL.com's Next Gen stats, fans can see the game in a whole new way. Zebra Technologies has outfitted every NFL player with a tracker that collects data like velocity, distance traveled and proximity to opposing players. Every week throughout the 2016 season, STACK will provide extra insights into the NFL's mo st amazing...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons players join Russell Wilson at children’s hospital

There’s a false narrative out there that opposing players somehow don’t get along. The competition they show on the field bleeds over to real life. If you see a player on a rival team, you don’t communicate with him off the field. Of course, this is what the most die-hard of fans would like to believe. It also couldn’t be further from the truth. In the NFL, these players...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons TE condemns Donald Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ excuse

Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme has received attention for his tweets condemning Donald Trump’s excuse for his comments seemingly condoning sexual assault against women. On Friday, audio was released that shows Trump boasting about how he can get away with inappropriately touching women. The controversial comments were a big topic during Sunday night’s presidential debates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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