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So far, so good on my pick of the Falcons missing the playoffs. They’d make it in the AFC, but the NFC is so loaded and the Falcons schedule is so much tougher than it was last season. Add in that they have less talent and they’re unlikely to continue recovering a high percentage of fumbles that hit the ground and dominating the turnover battle like they did last season and I think they’ll be on the outside looking in.
Week 1 Studs
DT Corey Peters
DT Jonathan Babineaux
Week 1 Duds
LT Sam Baker
RG Garrett Reynolds
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Falcons have a great opportunity to make everyone forget about their Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, when the team has their home opener against the St. Louis Rams. The Falcons, who lost to New Orleans 23-17, will be taking on a Jeff Fisher-led St. Louis Rams squad that edged out the Arizona Cardinals 27-24 to begin the season 1-0.
Although Roddy White played last Sunday despite a high ankle sprain, he obviously need some rest as he understandably was absent from the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday practice. What was unexpected was fellow receiver Julio Jones' absence.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez called it "embarrassing" to give up his first sack in 13 years last week against the Saints and vowed not to do it again.
The Falcons allowed three sacks and six hits on quarterback Matt Ryan last Sunday and face on paper, at least an even better pass-rushing team (the 1-0 Rams) this week at the Georgia Dome...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:With Roddy White dealing with a high-ankle sprain, the Falcons can ill afford to lose Jones, but the third-year receiver is not in danger of missing Sunday's game at this point.
Earlier this week we looked at the Falcons and how they fared on third down in the season opening loss to the Saints. Spoiler Alert: it wasn't pretty. Another thing that I noticed as the game unfolded was that the Falcons were quite unbalanced on first down plays.
Let's break it down into quarters and see how the Falcons were at mixing it up on the all important...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Steven Jackson revealed an introspective and even sensitive side on Wednesday, as he talked about Sunday's looming matchup with the Rams, his first and only NFL team from 2004-12.
That might, at first, seem surprising for a figure of Jackson's chiseled physical stature (6-foot-2, 240). But the three-time Pro Bowler also possesses an artistic side, which...
Falcons wideout Roddy White (ankle) sat out of practice again Thursday.Fantasy Spin:White has a high-ankle sprain and likely will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams. White tweeted this advice to fantasy owners after Week 1: "As far as fantasy if I don't participate in practice than don't start me it's a red flag." Take his advice and bench him.
We reported yesterday that Roddy White’s ankle was not quite at 100% and that his presence in Sunday’s 23-17 loss against the Saints was merely as a decoy. With the fear that White may miss more time in the season, the Falcons have worked out veterans Lavelle Hawkins, Mohamed Massaquoi and Courtney Roby according to multiple reports.According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution...
ST. LOUIS -- Don't let all the happy talk fool you.
As cordially and professionally as Steven Jackson and his old team are talking about each other this week, you can be sure there's some resentment buried beneath all the platitudes.
How could there not be on Jackson's side? He gave the Rams nine strong years and became the franchise's all-time leading rusher...
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson left the Rams on good terms says his old coach. Steven Jackson has fit in great with the Falcons says his new coach. Steven Jackson still is one of the top running backs in the NFL says former teammate Chris Long. Steven Jackson should be a Hall of Famer says former teammate James Laurinaitis.
With so much talk about Steven Jackson this and Steven Jackson...
Falcons wideout Roddy White (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice.Fantasy Spin:White has a high-ankle sprain and likely will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams. If he does play, fantasy owners should avoid him. He had just two catches in the opener while Harry Douglas stepped up with four catches for 93 yards.
One of the basic keys to football is to keep the chains moving. If you do that, then your offense can stay on the field and get into a rhythm and the opposing defense gets tired. Last Sunday against the Saints, the Falcons weren't very good on third down on offense or defense.
On offense the Falcons were a paltry 27% (3 of 11) and on defense they allowed their opponents...
With Roddy White’s 129-game streak already in jeopardy, the Falcons may have more problems to deal with. Wide receiver Julio Jones joined White on the sidelines at practice on Wednesday with a knee injury according to Mike Florio. Earlier today we had reported that the Falcons had veteran receivers Lavelle Hawkins, Mohamed Massaquoi and Courtney Roby in for a tryout. ...
Start Dwayne Bowe vs. DAL. Bowe didn't exactly shine in week 1 but neither did Dallas' secondary. Expect the connection between QB ALex Smith and his No. 1 wide-out to get better as the season goes. In Bowe's only game against Dallas he had 5 reception for 74 yards and a touchdown.Start Harry Douglas vs. STL. Harry seems to be the only healthy receiver in Atlanta right...
The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to buy a
church property that sits at the site of a proposed stadium.