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Following the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal during the offseason, the Atlanta Falcons were pegged as the favorites to win the NFC South. They had finished second in 2011 and were set to take the reigns as division champions this year.That is exactly what they have done, clinching the division back in Week 13. At 11-2 they currently own the best record in the NFC and are considered by some as the best team in football.Atlanta has been playing some very good football this season and they have a five-game lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their division. They are also just two wins away from the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in the playoffs.Record wise they seem like the obvious pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Getting to the big game is not easy, however, and the Falcons need to show a lot more before they can be considered contenders.Here are five reasons why they will choke in the playoffs.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons have one of the best offenses in the NFL and some of the best players in the league at the skill positions yet twice in the last two weeks the unit has stalled for prolonged periods.
The Falcons survived doldrums in the second and third quarter of a 23-13 win over New Orleans on Nov. 29, but largely because the defense came up with five interceptions...
Fantasy Football News - According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White underwent an MRI on Wednesday and will be listed on the teams injury report when it is released later today.
FFLockerRoom Take - This is some unexpected news for White owners. Many were hoping to have their stud WR ready for the playoffs. It is unclear what ailment Roddy is suffering...
The Atlanta Falcons have a few more years in their current stadium, the Georgia Dome, as the Georgia state agency approved the terms for a new $1 billion stadium for the team which would replace the Georgia Dome.According to Yahoo Sports, the stadium would be partly financed by $300 million in revenue from a hotel tax. The stadium will also be backed by new bonds backed by revenue...
The Atlanta Falcons finally played a stinker of a game.
They don't want it to become a habit.
Mindful of how important it is to go into the playoffs with momentum, the Falcons reported to their training complex Monday to begin assessing what went wrong in their worst performance of the season.
Atlanta (11-2) lost to division rival Carolina 30-20 in a game that wasn't really...
While Atlanta Falcons
wide receiver Roddy White missed practice Wednesday due to a minor knee injury,
the dynamic wide out is expected to play Sunday when the team takes on the New
York Giants, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
who adds that cornerback Asante Samuel was limited in his first practice in two
Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday Georgia State University announced that it had hired Jeff Jagodzinski as its offensive coordinator for its football team, meaning that he will work games in the Georgia Dome just as his former quarterback, the Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan will.
Jagodzinski served as Boston Colleges head coach in 2007, which was Ryans senior year. The Eagles went 11-3...
Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was more than happy to return Matt Ryan’s trash talking words following Carolina’s 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
You may recall that after Atlanta’s comeback win over Carolina in Week 4, Ryan barked at the Panthers players “get the f— off our field!”
The Panthers called Ryan’s behavior “disrespectful” last week...
The Georgia Dome, current home of the SEC champiojship game.
The SEC championship game could be closer to getting a new home in Atlanta. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority approved anon-binding framework agreement that would lead to a new retractable roof stadium in the ATL to serve as the home for the Atlanta Falcons, as well as events like the SEC championship...
The battle of who has the best wide receiver duo will take place this week and just in case you need a refresher on the situation, we got all the info for you right here. Back in late September during an interview with NFL Network, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said that he Julio [...]
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Earlier this season, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White claimed that Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is only a slot receiver and that he can’t play on the outside with the “big boys”. He also claimed that he and Julio Jones are the best receiver tandem in the league.
Cruz stated that he didn’t care about White’s comments because he now has a Super Bowl ring.
The Atlanta Falcons went down to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, 30-20. One of the most spectacular plays came from spohmore QB Cam Newton. Newton had a rocky start to his second year in the NFL but has come on as of late. This 72-yard touchdown was surely a sweet reminder that Cam Newton shouldn’t [...]
Jim RacaltoNothing like a little beef between NFL receiving corps, right? Back in September the Falcons’ Roddy White claimed that he and Julio Jones were the best receiving duo in the NFL, saying Victor Cruz was “too small” and “numbers don’t lie.”
With the Giants and Falcons set to duke it out this weekend, Big Blue’s freakish receiver Hakeem Nicks had some words for...
The Atlanta Falcons were exposed for the frauds they are in their 30-20 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers. Atlanta, at 11-2, may be the third or fourth best team in the NFC right now.
The Giants don’t need to beat just any opponent this Sunday, they need to beat the 11-2 Falcons. And they won’t face just any pair of receivers, they’ll face Roddy White and Julio Jones, who many consider the best tandem in the league. Nicks would make a different argument, for himself and Victor Cruz. “We’re going to always feel like we’re the best. We strive to be the...