FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job. Shanahan is the only apparent candidate for the last available head coaching position in the NFL. The son of former NFL coach Mike Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers when...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madden Sim: Ryan, Jones Dominate Packers Defense

Each game week, AtlantaFalcons.com will simulate the Falcons’ upcoming game on Madden 17. During our NFC Championship Game sim, Atlanta's offense exploded for 48 points en route to victory.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
11 hours ago

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says a sprained toe won't keep him from playing in Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones said he felt a ''snag'' in last week's win over Seattle and decided not to play the fourth quarter with Atlanta holding a big lead. He was inactive in Weeks 14 and 15 with a similar injury. Jones didn't practice...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons lineman's pregnant wife attended playoff game while in labor

While Atlanta Falcons left guard Andy Levitre was battling against Seattle Seahawks defenders on Saturday during their Divisional Round game, his wife Katie was in the stands enduring contractions in the early stages of childbirth.Katie Levitre bravely held on while Atlanta soundly defeated Seattle 36-20, after which Andy caught wind of his daughter's impending birth. Watch the...
Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago

Headlines: How the Defense Got So Good So Fast

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
17 hours ago

Jones Sidelined as Falcons Begin NFC Championship Prep

Julio Jones was the only Falcon to not practice on Wednesday, but the Falcons full expect the WR to "be ready to rock" on Sunday
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Packers don’t have Jordy Nelson or Davante Adams at Wednesday practice

The Green Bay Packers are preparing for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a hobbled group of receivers for red-hot quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that neither Jordy Nelson (ribs) not Davante Adams (ankle) would practice on Wednesday, with Adams potentially unable to participate until Saturday. Nelson is still dealing with multiple broken ribs. Adams...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons coaches told Shanahan is 49ers' new coach

Nothing will be official until the Atlanta Falcons’ season ends, but Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a virtual lock to be the next coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Starting with owner Arthur Blank, the entire Falcons organization knows how much Shanahan will be missed. Still, Atlanta’s other assistants were happy to see Shanahan get promoted. “Dan Quinn...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice Wednesday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones injured his toe during the team’s NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend. He did not return to the field after suffering the injury. While the expectation is that Jones will be ready in time for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, the All Pro receiver did miss practice on Wednesday...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Falcons’ Defense Got So Good So Fast

Things are going exactly to plan for Atlanta’s defense. Two years ago, coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff drafted defensive end Vic Beasley and corner Jalen Collins in the first two rounds. This year they took safety Keanu Neal in Round 1 and linebackers Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell in Rounds 2 and 4. All five of these players, plus unearthed gem Brian Poole (a rookie...
Via MMQB
1 day ago

Falcons release ‘official’ depth chart for NFC championship game

January 14, 2017, Atlanta: Leroy “Holy Moses” Silvester is looking for the Falcons to lead the way to “The Promised Land” against the Seahawks in a NFL football NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com The Falcons released their depth chart for the NFC championship game vs. the Green Bay Packers at 3:05 p.m. Sunday...

Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed playing in the Georgia Dome

The last ever game at the Georgia Dome will include a quarterback that has very much enjoyed his time playing in Atlanta. And we’re not talking about Matt Ryan. According to NFL Research, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers—who will lead his team into the Georgia Dome on Sunday for the NFC Championship Game—has thrown for 1,352 yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A key question for Packers vs. Falcons: Will Jordy Nelson be able to play?

The team’s best wide receiver is very uncertain to play. It’s no great secret that the key to victory for Atlanta is slowing down the Packers’ attack. Green Bay is going to need to turnovers to slow down the Falcons’ offense, but this Aaron Rodgers-led offense is one of the few in the NFL that’s capable of keeping up with the Falcons. Rodgers is a wizard, but there’s...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

Future denies being on Falcons sideline to mess with Wilson

The Atlanta Falcons had some special guests on their sideline before their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, and there is some speculation that they were there to distract Russell Wilson. Rapper Future says that was not the case. A source close to Future, who used to date Wilson’s wife Ciara and has a child with her, told TMZ that the musician’s presence at Saturday’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn: Julio Jones will be 'ready to rock' vs. Packers

Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons continue to be unconcerned about star receiver Julio Jones re-aggrevating his toe injury during Saturday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round. Quinn said Monday that Jones will be “ready to rock” for Sunday’s NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. However, Quinn said he...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson not commenting on his status for Falcons game

The Green Bay Packers are moving on in the playoffs, which means wide receiver Jordy Nelson will have another week to heal. But Nelson is not ready to say whether or not he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. Nelson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein that he is feeling “a lot better” than how he did the day...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Clayborn out for playoffs with torn biceps

Adrian Clayborn exited the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday with a biceps injury, and the extent of the injury apparently is pretty severe. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Falcons defensive end is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a torn biceps. Source: #Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn tore his bicep and is out for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Doug Baldwin trash talks Falcons while team is down 17 late in 4th quarter

When the NFL acts like the “No Fun League,” and cracks down on excessive celebrations or taunting, it’s usually for something that isn’t that big of a deal and isn’t worth the trouble of issuing a 15 yard penalty for something that brings a bit of fun into the game. However, this is something completely different. With just a little over three minutes left in the Seattle...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor rips Seahawks’ defense for losing composure

It’s never uncommon to see post-play shoving matches at the end of plays in the NFL. Those are even more common in Seattle Seahawks games. According to Kam Chancellor, his team needs to cut down on those. Chancellor on @Q13FOX: Any time we started arguing with other team on the field, we lost. Have to keep our composure. — Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) January 15, 2017 Kam...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Deion Jones makes unbelievable hot potato INT to seal Falcons win

This looked like a completed pass and then the Atlanta Falcons ripped the ball out and it started to get batted around. Falcons LB Deion Jones started as an innocent bystander but then the ball bounced his way and he grabbed it for a game sealing INT. Check out this wacky play….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/Gt9sjcIBaS — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 15, 2017
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Atlanta takes 12-10 lead after Bryant field goal

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 12-10 in the second quarter after field goal by Matt Bryant. Following a safety when Russell Wilson fell into the end zone, Atlanta hit a big play to Taylor Gabriel for 37 yards and Bryant capped the drive with a 35-yard field goal. Seattle backup guard Rees...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle lineman trips Russell Wilson; causes safety

Devin Hester had just returned a punt down to the Atlanta Falcons 10 yard line and the Seattle Seahawks looked like they were taking control of their NFC playoff game. A penalty negated the return and Seattle started inside their own 10 yard line instead of at the Atlanta 10 yard line. Two plays later, one of the Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen tripped Russell Wilson causing...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Falcons are trolling Russell Wilson by hosting Ciara’s ex-boyfriends at Saturday’s game

The Falcons seem to think they’ve found a way to get inside Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s head during Saturday’s divisional playoff game. Atlanta appears to have invited several ex-boyfriends of Wilson’s wife, pop singer Ciara, to rattle the QB. Present at the Georgia Dome for the game will be rapper Future, whom Ciara has a son with, and rapper-actor Bow...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Divisional Playoff Preview: (3) Seattle Seahawks at (2) Atlanta Falcons

How much does playoff pedigree matter? That’ll be a big question when the divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off with a Saturday afternoon matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. That’s because the Seahawks have an 8-3 playoff record with two Super Bowl appearances in quarterback Russell Wilson’s first five seasons, while the Falcons have just one...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are set for their toughest test yet

The Atlanta Falcons finally have had their playoff opponent determined. Next week the Falcons will square off with the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup that is filled with headlines. Can the Falcons defense stop the extremely mobile Russell Wilson; can Julio Jones beat Richard Sherman in the secondary? Those are the two biggest questions for the Falcons, and if they can get those answers...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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