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The Chiefs and Falcons both enter the 2012 season with aspirations of a division title, and potentially, a game in February. Atlanta comes into the season as one of the most frustrating teams in the NFC, as they have had plenty of success during the regualr season under quarterback Matt Ryan, only to see those seasons come to frustrating ends in the postseason. Ryan, in fact, is still in search of his first postseason win.Kansas City is looking to build upon a strong finish in 2011 under then interim-head-coach Romeo Crennel, and the return of Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki bolsters a roster that was ravaged by injury down the stretch last year. Atlanta pulled away down the stretch to win 40-24, with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones leading the way. Here are five things we can take away from the game:Matt Ryan is a brilliant regular season quarterbackMatt Ryan comes in to the game with arguably the best receiving corps in the NFL, and he used it to his advantage, compiling 299 yards an...
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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan cashed in against an injury-ravaged Chiefs defense Sunday, throwing for 299 yards and three scores and rushing for a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Ryan looked the part of an elite fantasy quarterback Sunday. While it's too early to say if he'll be able to do this on a week-to-week basis, the myriad weapons the Falcons possess makes him a good bet to...
Matt Ryan looked elite on Sunday as is ranked no.5 in this week’s FantasyPPR.com quarterback rankings.
Week one of the fantasy football season is in the books and either your team is off to a 1-0 start or you are staring 0-2 in the face. So believe it or not, it is a critical time in the fantasy season because no matter how you slice it, in a 13 or 14 game season, an...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and the Atlanta Falcons pounded the short-handed Chiefs 40-24 on Sunday.
Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores.
The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defense missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended...
Getting Matt Ryan in the Seventh Round is Looking Pretty Good Right Now
Fantasy football draft decisions are all about speculation, leading up to drafts we speculate on playing time, how well players can bounce back from injuries, contract status, and what all this could mean for a player’s value over the course of the year. After week one we finally got to see some games which...
Many fantasy football experts had Matt Ryan and Julio Jones ranked highly entering the NFL season, and the predictions are looking clairvoyant through the first week of the season.
Jones, a first-round pick last year whom the Falcons traded several picks to draft, scored Atlanta’s first two touchdowns of the season on passes from Matt Ryan. The second-year wide receiver was targeted...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Falcons gladly took advantage of a short-handed Chiefs defense Sunday.
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to tight end Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.
Ryan also ran for a TD, and Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores,...
Week One: Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs
Final Score: ATL 40, KC 24
Matt Ryan: 23-31, 299 passing yards, 3 TD passes - Matt Cassel: 21-33, 258 yards passing, 1 TD pass, 2 INT’s
Micheal Turner: 11 carries, 32 yards rushing - Matt Ryan: 3 carries, 25 yards, 1 TD - Jamaal Charles: 16 carries, 87 yards rushing - S. Draughn: 6 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD
The Falcons will begin the 2012 regular season on Sunday with a trip to Kansas City to face the Chiefs. Most experts are predicting the Falcons to win the game and they are also saying that the Falcons will win at least nine games and clinch their third straight playoff spot.
But how good is this Falcons team? Can get over the playoff hump and make a Super Bowl run? Here’s a look...
The Falcons opened their 2012 regular season strongly with a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. It was the first opening day win for Mike Smith on the road in his tenure, and the third time in five seasons that the Falcons have begun their season with a win.
Matt Ryan had an excellent game, completing 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The best assist that Matt Ryan dished out Sunday wasn't one of the two touchdown throws to Julio Jones, or even his pass that found Tony Gonzalez for a third-quarter touchdown.
It was after Gonzalez had scored, when Ryan picked up a loose ball rolling around in the end zone. The Falcons quarterback ran over to Gonzalez, shoved it into his arms and told...
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was not expecting boos after he was convinced by quarterback Matt Ryan to dunk the ball through the goal post (Credit: AP Photo)
After spending 12 years in Kansas City, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez didn’t want to offend his old friends.
But after catching a touchdown Sunday, he let Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan talk him into a reprise...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Now that's more like it.
After a confounding up-and-down season that ended with a dismal playoff loss, the Atlanta Falcons were determined to take advantage of their myriad offensive weapons.
They sure looked impressive in a season-opening win over Kansas City. Led by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, the Falcons scored on their first eight possessions...
Welcome back NFL. It was a crazy week for football with many exciting games coming down to the wire. The Kansas City Chiefs on the other hand did not participate in one of those games. The Chiefs were over powered by the Atlanta Falcons 40-24. Before too much panic ensues I am here to let you know that not all the news is bad. First off, the Atlanta Falcons are a very good...
Kansas City at Buffalo Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 708 *TV announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein *Keys to the game: The Bills brought in a quarterbacks guru to work on Ryan Fitzpatrick's footwork, and the NFL's interceptions leader in 2011 promptly went out and kicked off this season with three picks in the blowout loss...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Returning to the city where he began his career as the most prolific tight end receiver in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez rolled into Arrowhead Stadium and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a decisive 40-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Gonzalez spent 12 seasons with the Chiefs and became the franchise's leading receiver, but was traded to the Falcons in...