If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road. The Falcons haven't done much right since losing last year's opener at New Orleans, dropping 10 of 11 road games as they prepare to visit Tampa Bay this weekend. Smith hopes to reverse the trend by finishing games better. A fourth-quarter meltdown as the home team...
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November 05, 2014 | Discuss
Sunday’s loss against the Detroit Lions was one of the worst under the current regime. (Mike Smith) Blowing a 21-point lead was the largest in Atlanta Falcons history, setting a new low for the franchise and the current regime. The Falcons lost their fifth consecutive game after losing 22-21 to the Detroit Lions in London after jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. Matt...
Remember when the Atlanta Falcons rolled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a 56-14 count on Thursday Night Football? That victory seems like ages ago, as it was the last time Atlanta got a W; since that big night, the Falcons are 0-5. The losing ways continued on Sunday, this time in unbelievable fashion. The Falcons blew a 21-0 lead, tying the largest blown lead in franchise history....
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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