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The Atlanta Falcons may be 8-1 but they have two issues to resolve as they make their championship run.
They must generate better play from their defensive line and they must run the ball with more force and consistency.
This week the team took a step towards correcting a mistake when they released defensive end Ray Edwards.
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The Falcons started 8-0 behind Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense. Is Ryan a legitimate MVP candidate?
We've entered the second half of the season and talk of league MVP will start heating up.
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Payton Manning - Manning not only switched teams but came back from neck surgery that caused him to miss all of...
Michael Turner says the Atlanta Falcons' rushing attack might not be as bad off as some people think.
Coming off their first loss of the season, Turner and the Falcons were punchless in short yardage situations last week at New Orleans.
The two-time Pro Bowl running back was held to his least productive day in five seasons with Atlanta, running 13 times for 15 yards.
Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons.
Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards.
Cliff Matthews and rookie Jonathan Massaquoi also are likely to earn more playing time when Atlanta (8-1) hosts Arizona (4-5) on Sunday.
Biermann originally lost the left end job when the NFL lockout ended last...
The Falcons lost a tough divisional game, I don't think anyone is surprised that they will not finish 16-0.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a bye.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff...
For the first time in three weeks the Atlanta Falcons have not ruled out linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who was their leading tackler when he injured his ankle on Oct. 28, for Sundays game, instead listing Weatherspoon as questionable.
In addition, wide receiver Julio Jones, who has an ankle injury that he suffered last Sunday at New Orleans, also was listed as questionable. Neither...
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury on Thursday and will be a game-time decision against Arizona.
Jones was injured in last week's loss at New Orleans.
Coach Mike Smith did not say which ankle is bothering Jones.
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is rehabbing a sprained right ankle and hopes to avoid missing his...
Last week: 3 (+0)
I’ve said it several times before. There’s only so long you can play inferior teams close before one of them beats out and that’s what happened in New Orleans last week. Fortunately, their remaining schedule isn’t that hard (vs. Arizona, @ Tampa Bay, vs. New Orleans, @ Carolina, vs. NY Giants, @ Detroit, vs. Tampa Bay), so they should probably...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones (ankle) missed Friday's practice and remains a game-time decision for Sunday. SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFantasy Spin:Jones left Week 10's game against the Saints with an ankle injury but returned after missing 28 offensive snaps and made a 52-yard catch. The Falcons indicated Thursday that they'll wait as long as possible to make...
Falcons running back Michael Turner has heard the critics say that hes too slow and too old to convert short-yardage downs.
He couldnt disagree more.
Everybodys going to nitpick, Turner said Thursday. Were a different team this year, obviously, with philosophies and things like that, but I mean were 8-1. Thats the bottom line. To get Ws. Were not worried about...
Wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will be game-time decisions on Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons.
Both players are battling to return from ankle injuries and coach Mike Smith said the team will take it as long as it can to make a decision, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jones tweaked his ankle in Sundays loss to...
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered an ankle injury against the New Orleans Saints, did not practice Wednesday.
He left the game with was announced as a leg injury. On television, they announced that he had a calf injury.
On Wednesdays injury report, Jones injury was listed as an ankle.
Jones returned against the Saints and made a big play on a 52-yard reception...
Just when I think I have this league figured out, the Bengals upset the Giants, the Chiefs catch the Steelers off guard and we get a tie game. What is happening? Major shifts for some this week. Atlanta Falcons (8-1) [No Change] – Okay, so they can’t go undefeated. Look, a loss to a divisional The post No Coast NFL Power Rankings — Week 11 appeared first on No Coast Bias.