Found December 22, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
The final Monday Night Football game of the season will take place on Saturday when the Falcons head into Detroit with a chance to clinch the top spot in the NFC.
Detroit is reeling after six straight losses, which puts them in a far different situation than last year when they were fighting for a playoff spot.
The Falcons lost only their second game of the season two weeks ago to the Panthers, but it has not affected their chances at home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They are currently the top seed in the NFC, and a win would give them home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, along with the top overall seed in the NFC.
The loss against the Panthers two weeks ago could have easily slowed down the Falcons, but they responded with a dominant 34-0 win over the Giants last week. It was a rematch from last year’s playoffs, when the Giants won 24-2.
Atlanta’s defense held Eli Manning to 161 yards passing and no touchdowns. They forced two interceptions, a...
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The Atlanta Falcons made relatively easy work of the Detriot Lions Saturday night 31-18, led by Falcons QB Matt Ryan (25 of 32 for 279 yards), who matched his career high TD total for a season (27), throwing four TD passes, including two to Roddy White.
The 13-2 Falcons pulled away in the 4th quarter as the Lions were within five points, with Ryan's fourth TD to a wide-open...
WHAT WAS HE THINKING?
Mike Tirico says it all here: “There have been more bizarre, bad, bonehead decisions by Stefan Logan as a returner than I have seen by anyone else as a returner this year.” What are you thinking here? This is just absolutely horrific decision making by Logan, and he should probably be cut in the off-season; literally inexcusable. That play was a microcosm of the Detroit...
Atlanta has an identity problem and it bothers them. They are the top team in the NFC, but everyone ignores that fact, they have already crowned the San Francisco 49ers.
The Falcons are fighting their own image, like punching water, a lot of swings but very little damage.
Even the beat down they gave the world champion New York Giants didn’t convince many. The trickle down...
I should start by saying that by MNF, I really mean SNF.
Saturday Night Football, that is.
Saturday games are rare in the NFL, but with Christmas Eve falling on a Monday this year, the scheduling change was made and the Detroit Lions will battle with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday instead.
The game airs at 8:30p.m. on ESPN.
For Lions fans who will be in attendance or watching on...
Earlier I gave a shout out to Matt Ryan for giving me 37 fantasy points in my championship game last night. Well, I also had Lions running back Joique Bell. Bell got me 17 points, mostly all in the air. He grabbed 9 catches for 73 yards. Just couldn't have gone better last night for me. For that reason I had to give the man a shout out, and it's a funny one. Check...
Atlanta Falcons safety Chris Hope was fined $30,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit against New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Friday. Hope was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in the third quarter of last Sunday's game. Hope told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier in the week that he thought he...
There’s a notion floating around right now that Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has lost his team. These assumptions come with no merit, are not based on any tangible evidence and are an inaccurate assessment of the Lions current situation.
DETROIT Sorry, Jerry Rice, you have one fewer NFL record.
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson surpassed Rice for the most receiving yards in a season with a brilliant performance Saturday night in a 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field.
Johnson broke the record on a 26-yard reception with 2:57 remaining in the game to give him 1,871 yards on the...
Last week: 4 (+1)
Net points per drive: 0.71 (4th)
DVOA: 11.7% (9th)
Weighted DVOA: 7.3% (12th)
Atlanta finally got that one signature win last week, blowing out the Giants, even though the Giants might not even make the playoffs now. You can question their talent all you want and I think they might be the least talented of the top-5 teams, but their home field advantage...
It’s Saturday Night Football in Detroit tonight as the Lions welcome in the Atlanta Falcons to Ford Field.
For years a complaint of Lions fans was the NFL doesn’t give Detroit any respect when it comes to the spotlight games. But over the course of the past couple of seasons the NFL has given the Lions a nice share of prime time matchup’s however unfortunately the Lions haven’t...
The Atlanta Falcons came out roaring in their Saturday night game against the Lions. The Falcons took a 21-3 lead and held on to win 31-18. A regular season win is nice but more significant is that the Falcons have clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
On a night where Calvin Johnson would break Jerry Rice's individual single season receiving yard...
The Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions kicked Week 16′s high-stakes action into swing on Saturday evening.
Sunday’s slate of games features plenty of cupcake contests that will affect the 2013 NFL Draft order, like the Raiders (4-10) at Panthers (5-8), Bills (5-9) at Dolphins (6-8), Chargers (5-9) at Jets (6-8) and Rams (6-7-1) at Buccaneers (6-8).
A handful of playoff hopefuls...
Adrian Peterson‘s pursuit of Eric Dickerson‘s single-season rushing record seemed to be all the rage as this NFL season slowly wound down. The chase was so captivating that it even overshadowed some other notable quests. Not anymore, though.
Calvin Johnson stole the attention from Peterson on Saturday night as a season full of hardship, defeat and a whole boatload of receptions...