Found October 25, 2012 on
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Generally the last remaining undefeated team in an NFL season is recognized as the best of the best.
Other teams around the league see them as a target. Fans expect to see them making a long playoff run. And the media throws more hype behind them than the next teen singing sensation.
Well, the Atlanta Falcons currently stand alone atop the National Football League with a sparkling 6-0 record. All other 31 teams have at least one blemish on their record.
Legendary head coach Bill Parcells once said that in the NFL “you are what your record says you are.”
So why, then, when fans and media are asked to name the league’s best, do so many of them confidently pronounce the 5-1 Houston Texans, or the 5-2 New York Giants, or someone else not the Falcons as the top dog?
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan walks off the field after Atlanta’s 27-3 win in San Diego over the Chargers. (Image via NFL.com)
The Falcons aren’t one of the traditional powerhouse teams of the last decade like the Pa...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Philadelphia fans infamously booed Santa Claus and yet Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, a former Eagle making his homecoming on Sunday, has insisted for weeks now that some of the country's toughest fans will cheer him when he and his unbeaten team takes the field as an opponent on Sunday.
"Oh, they better cheer for me," Samuel said. "They...
Linebacker Casey Matthews hinted at what he thought of Juan Castillo’s coaching when he summed up the first meeting of the Philadelphia Eagle defense in the Todd Bowles era on Monday: “We’re not going to be predictable anymore.”
Brandon Graham took those comments further on Wednesday by blaming Castillo for the Eagles defensive woes in the games of which he presided. Graham...
While talking to the media on Thursday, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel pretty much demanded that Eagles fans cheer for him when he returns to Philly on Sunday. “They better cheer … Continue reading »
Asante Samuel can't wait to return to Philadelphia with his unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.
The brash cornerback says he still has ''nothing but love'' for Eagles fans despite getting traded to Atlanta six months ago for a seventh-round draft pick.
It was an unceremonious departure for a four-time Pro Bowl pick who lost his starting job when Philadelphia acquired...
Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 6-0 On bye.
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Every time we get to the point in the season where the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles have to face each other I face a week of anxiety! I’ve mentioned this many times before — I’m a fan of both teams. And the past two weeks have been very nauseating since both teams had a bye the same week AND they’re playing each other right after it.
As much as people criticize...
Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia EaglesAtlanta: Coming off their bye week, the Falcons sort of slept walked through their week 7 game at home against the Raiders, and it took a last minute score to avoid overtime and squeak out the win. This week, expect the Falcons to be more prepared in playing against a dangerous Eagles team.Matt Ryan has been very good this season, although...
Coming off their week 7 bye, the upcoming home game against the Atlanta Falcons hopefully marks the turning point for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the wake of their collapse at home against the Detroit Lions in week 6, Head Coach Andy Reid terminated defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replaced him with secondary coach Todd Bowles, formerly the Dolphins’ interim head coach....
As I Tweeted out last night, the Week 8 schedule began with Doug Martin demonstrating precisely why fantasy owners salivated over him during the draft season. Martin was positively masterful during his 214-yard, two-touchdown performance.
The Buccaneers produced a dominant effort against the Vikings on the road, thus ending a long road losing streak. Once again, Josh Freeman posted...
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Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles face another tough test in Week 8 when they take on the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons in Battle of the Birds Part II. If the defense can take away the middle of the field, they’ll not only win the game, but they’ll cover the one-point spread on the game as provided by SportsBetting.ag.
The Falcons have a dynamic, well...