Found October 09, 2012 on
In the NFL, injuries are simply part of the game. The Falcons have seen it first hand this season when they lost Brent Grimes and rookie Bradie Ewing for the season. Let's take a look at which injuries are making the news right now for the Falcons....
Hopefully Nicholas will be able to get on the field vs the Raiders
Stephen Nicholas (ESPN NFC South Blog):
Outside linebacker Stephen Nicholas suffered an ankle injury at Washington and his status for Sunday’s Oakland game remains unclear. Nicholas and fellow outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon have been getting the majority of the playing time. But the Falcons have been leaving middle linebacker Akeem Dent on the field a little more in recent games. Robert James and veteran Mike Peterson also can play the outside.
The Stephen Nicholas injury is a pretty big deal. He's been playing very well so far in Nolan's defense and when he leaves the field we simply don't have someone who can step right into his sho...
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Matt Ryan threw for 369 yards, Michael Turner had 171 total yards and Roddy White had 169 yards and two touchdowns.Conspicuously absent from that list is Julio Jones, who finished the day with just one catch for 30 yards. Jones had eight targets over the course of the afternoon, so it wasn’t a lack of opportunity to make more plays that kept him from joining the rest of the...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. After taking a look at Dunta Robinson's first two seasons following the Atlanta Falcons' decision to award the cornerback a six-year contract with 25.5 million guaranteed, some Falcons fans might have been left to scratch their heads.
Among the most headline-grabbing things that Robinson did in his first two seasons were hits for which he was fined by...
When Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter gathered with the players over the offseason, he shared his vision, goals and objections for the new offense. Through five games, the offense is working how Koetter and the players envisioned. Washington became the latest team forced to make a choice on how to defend against the Falcons' potent offense. In Week 4, Carolina...
Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who exploded for 169 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4, was mostly quiet on Sunday in the face of constant double teams.Fantasy Spin:Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez both benefitted from the attention White got from the Redskins secondary. It appears each week Ryan is going to take what the defense gives him, instead of forcing in to a receiver. For fantasy...
It wasn't all good news and moonbows coming out of Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, the Falcons may be missing Stephen Nicholas against the Raiders.
Nicholas had a lights-out start to the reason and has remained a terrific starter for the Falcons throughout the first five games, so this would be a pretty significant loss. At the moment, he has 39...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On a day when the Atlanta Falcons scored their fewest points of the season they still managed 24 they owed their victory on Sunday over Washington mainly to their defense, which had one of its best performance of the season, if not its best.With quarterback Matt Ryan having spotted the Redskins a 7-0 lead with an interception returned for a touchdown, the Falcons...
The Atlanta Falcons improved their record to 5-0 with a 24-17 comeback win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
The game featured some big performances by Falcons players. Tony Gonzalez caught 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and Julio Jones hauled in 10 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The biggest performance, though, and the hero of the game goes to quarterback Matt...
Off to the best start in team history, the Atlanta Falcons have tried not to make too much of their early accomplishments.Based on the way the Oakland Raiders have played this season, the Falcons appear to have a good chance to continue that success.Looking to remain the NFC's lone undefeated team, the Falcons can help coach Mike Smith match the franchise mark for victories while...
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Oakland is coming off a bye and they can hopefully put together a solid performance to get this season going.
Carson Palmer against Matt Ryan is a mismatch on paper since one is running for the MVP whereas the other is just trying to maintain his job and get a few victories down the road.
Darren McFadden needs to run the ball...
When the Atlanta Falcons gather in the meeting room at the beginning of each week, they can always count on coach Mike Smith putting one thing on the board.
Smith has made that a priority during his five years as coach, and the Falcons are sure following his lead this season. Atlanta is 5-0 for the first time in franchise history and has a plus-10 edge in turnovers...
After suffering a mild concussion in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it was unclear whether Robert Griffin III would be able to play in next week's game. He has been cleared to take the first step in getting that chance. Doctors have cleared him to practice today.
According to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times, Griffin has passed all the concussion tests...
The Atlanta Falcons are in uncharted territory.
Then again, this feels downright routine.
Since Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith took over as general manager and coach in 2008, the Falcons are tied for the second-most wins in the regular season, their 48-21 record surpassed only by the New England Patriots (51-18).
Atlanta improved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history...
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith plans to make sure that his 5-0 squad stays grounded moving forward. Instead of basking in the glow of the NFC's shiniest record, Smith, unsolicited, rips off a list of things that need to be "fixed" on his team as it prepares to face the Oakland Raiders before heading into a bye week. Among the items were the run defense, the coverage...
Off to the best start in team history, the Atlanta Falcons have tried not to make too much of their early accomplishments.
Based on the way the Oakland Raiders have played this season, the Falcons appear to have a good chance to continue that success.
Looking to remain the NFC's lone undefeated team, the Falcons can help coach Mike Smith match the franchise mark for victories...