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Will Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith still have a job come Monday?

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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Julio Jones Back At Thursday's Practice, Ready To Go For Week 8

Falcons receiver Julio Jones was limited in Wednesday's practice, but was a full participant in Thursday's session and should be in all fantasy lineups Sunday morning.Fantasy Spin:Many players take Wednesday's practice off and it's not a real indicator of whether a player is ready for Sunday. Jones and the Falcons face a Lions defense which has stubbornly yielded...
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Why aren’t the Atlanta Falcons giving Antone Smith more touches?

Does the name Antone Smith mean anything to anyone? It should, because this dude is making the most out of anytime he gets on the field for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has five touchdowns this season already and he’s gotten his money’s worth on all of them. Two were rushing touch downs for 38 and 48 yards respectively. He also had three catch and run touchdowns of 41, 54, and...
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Julio Jones practices on Thursday for Falcons

Getty Images Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones practiced in full during Thursday’s practice. Jones is not expected to have any trouble suiting up for Sunday’s game against Detroit but he has been given a few practice days off recently as his left foot has been bothering him. Twice Jones has had surgery on his right foot. In seven games this season Jones has 49 catches...
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Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
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Atlanta Falcons’ infographic about London trip has team traveling to Spain (photo)

The Atlanta Falcons will face the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London this weekend. Thankfully, the team was not responsible for flight plans and itinerary. The team posted an infographic ahead of its transatlantic flight that illustrated the thousands of miles the team would fly to make its long trip across the pond. Unfortunately,...Read More The post Atlanta Falcons...
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Falcons Coach believes London will get NFL team soon

Tweet London, England— NFL teams have been playing regular season games in London for seven years, and every coach is asked: Will the British capital eventually get its own franchise? Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it’s going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league. “There’s some logistical...
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Falcons make huge mistake with London infographic

NFL players are known more for their athletic ability than they are for their brains, but the marketing teams for these organizations are the opposite. But in this specific instance, the Atlanta Falcons really messed up. Take a gander at what might be the absolute worst graphic a NFL team has ever published. Worst graphic ever? 1) It’s two planes to London. 2) That’s not even...
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Roddy White sees heavy second half usage on quiet day for Julio Jones (NFC South Touches and Targets)

Touches and Targets Week 7: Atlanta Falcons The other shoe finally dropped with Antone Smith, who finished Week 7 with five touches and nine total yards, on the field for a total of 11 of 69 offensive snaps. No doubt, anyone who started Smith counting on the TD streak continuing is still kicking themselves today, but, the narrative here hasn’t changed. He remains an explosive back...
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Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons in London: 2014 Week 8 NFL Pick

Detroit Lions (5-2) at Atlanta Falcons (2-5) in London This is technically a home game for the Falcons, but it’s a neutral site game in London. Given that, we’re getting significant line value with the Lions as either the Lions are being overrated or the Falcons are being underrated. The Lions rank 7th in the NFL in rate of moving the chains differential, moving them at a 70...
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Twitter Tuesday: Atlanta Falcons fan sets Matt Ryan critics straight

One of the most annoying things that an NFL fan can do is to pin all of their hopes and dreams on their team’s quarterback. When something goes right and the team wins, the quarterback gets the credit. When something goes wrong and they get upset, it’s also all on the quarterback. News flash: there are 22 grown-ass men playing football on the field at a time and all of them...
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The Falcons are going to Spain!

It’s been a real struggle for the Atlanta Falcons this season, as it has for everyone in the NFC South.  This week, the Falcons travel to Wembley Stadium in London to face the Lions. Someone should tell the Falcons that London is in England… not in Spain. @awfulannouncing This has the Falcons flying to Spain on the map.This is why they suck.No idea where they are going. pic...
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This Halloween cartoon featuring Falcons QB Matt Ryan is funny because it’s true

If you’ve been paying close attention to the Atlanta Falcons this season then you already know that their offensive line has been decimated by injuries. Quarterback Matt Ryan got sacked five times yesterday by the Baltimore Ravens and it looks like things are only going to get worse from here on out. According to ESPN, the Falcons have lost an entire line’s worth of players...
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Falcons are expected to start undrafted rookie James Stone at center

NEXT MAN UP… That is the approach the Atlanta Falcons have had to take this year regarding their center position. Yesterday, starting center Peter Konz went out with an injury and according to Adam Caplan it is not looking good at all. vaughn mcclure    @vxmcclure23 Initial word on Pete Konz is that the injury […] The post Falcons are expected to start undrafted rookie James...
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Ravens wide out Steve Smith slams his former division; It’s a “finesse” division

What is finesse? Finesse is intricate and refined delicacy according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. But the Urban Dictionary gives a better more slang version of the definition saying: To talk someone out of their things. Not stealing persuading someone out of their belongs, or to do you a favor. “I finessed her out of her […] The post Ravens wide out Steve Smith slams his...
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