Found August 17, 2012 on
John Parker Wilson
St. Louis Rams
The loss of Travelle Wharton with a knee injury last week was evident on some plays, as blitz overloads forced Andy Dalton to run right in order to avoid the hit.
Dalton’s connection for a 50-yard touchdown to A.J. Green caught Asante Samuel napping, as Dalton hit Green in stride after beating the veteran corner by a good two or three steps.
In general, Dalton wasn’t afraid to take chances on a Falcons’ defense that poached 19 passes a season ago, and added a pair of good hands in Samuel. Though 8 for 14, Dalton completed three passes of 20 yards or more, including the touchdown.
Brad Gradkowski’s night as second fiddle is best summed up from a poor decision made late in the second. With Atlanta burning timeouts to try and get the ball back and extend their lead, Gradkowski through an out-pass to Donald Lee headed to the sideline, and his tight end was easily shoved out to stop the clock.
Matt Ryan’s longest pass of his first six completions: a...
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ATLANTA-Even in defeat the Falcons first team offense continues to look nice in pre-season action. QB Matt Ryan continued to hit a variety of targets including his apparent main man Julio Jones.
Ryan went 18-of-21 for 174 yards and a touchdown as he took the Falcons to a halftime lead of 13-10.
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In what we can only hope is a one-time experiment, FOX introduced the “Goose Cam” during tonight’s Falcons-Bengals pre-season broadcast, giving viewers a wildly unnecessary view of Tony Siragua, their portly and distracting sideline analyst:
Worst. Idea. Ever. (Image via SBNation.com)
Early in the game, Siragusa gave us a tour of his on-field rig, where he spends most of...
We welcome Mr. Timm Bates back to the program this week. Timm was fortunate enough to get some good seats at last Friday night’s preseason opener vs the Jets and tells us a bit about his experience.
In this week’s show:
Timm tells us about his Friday night at PBS
Timm says that Tim Tebow, NOT Mark Sanchez, is the better quarterback of the two
Injuries plagued the Bengals win...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. More than the shorn locks that gave him a new offseason look, Julio Jones performance in the Falcons first preseason game last Thursday against Baltimore certainly created a buzz.
In one quarter, the 6-foot-3 Jones caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown totals that have not gone unnoticed. In his Monday Morning Quarterback column this week, Sports...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham injured his right knee late in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
He was not expected to return to the game.
Gresham, a Pro Bowl alternate pick last year in his second season, caught a 25-yard pass from quarterback Andy Dalton to help set up a long field goal that gave...
I have written several articles in the past few weeks regarding running backs in the realm of fantasy football. I am not particularly high on Adrian Peterson this season and I think the term ‘buyer beware” comes into play if you select Chargers RB Ryan Mathews this year. I think it’s wise to issue the same warning for Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner.
Turner’s fantasy value...
Halfway through the preseason the Falcons are 0-2, but what does that really tell us? While the first-team offense has played very well and the first-team defense has played well enough, the Falcons have lost games because of poor play by their Nos. 2 and 3 quarterbacks, penalties (some of which are a direct result of bad calls by outmatched replacement officials) and by their second...
At this point last season, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone that believed the Bengals would be a respectable football team, much less a playoff contender.
Fast forward to today.
The Bengals are considered a legitimate threat to unseat the Ravens and the Steelers as the dominant teams in the AFC North, and the Bengals' hopes and dreams for 2012 hinge on...
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis indicated that tight end Jermaine Gresham is fine after last night’s preseason game.
“Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after the 24-19 win that tight end Jermane Gresham was fine. When Gresham walked off the field he said he was fine and thought he could play next week, but he doesn’t know...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and the Falcons' Matt Ryan each directed a pair of scoring drives before Cincinnati's reserves held on for a 24-19 preseason victory over Atlanta on Thursday night.
In a matchup of teams that lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs last season, Cincinnati (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) had the deeper roster.
The second- and...
Falcons QB Matt Ryan had one of the most impressive performances of the NFL preseason Thursday Night.
We all know that the NFL preseason doesn’t really matter. At least the final score at the end of the game doesn’t but for fantasy football owners there are plenty of things that can be taken away from these otherwise meaningless contents.
Now it is important to remember...