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Corey Peters: up and coming Here are my picks for the Falcons players most deserving of these superlative awards through the first half of the 2011 season: Offensive MVP: Tony Gonzalez This was tough because in recent games, Michael Turner is probably the most valuable player on offense. When Turner runs well, the Falcons tend to win. But I thought Gonzo is deserving because he’s been consistent throughout the entire first half of the season. Turner was pretty average through the first 4 games of the year, although part of that could be blamed on the changes up front. But he just didn’t look like the same Michael Turner that he has been in the past month. He’s now running harder than he was early on, and thus part of his struggles were on him. With that said, Gonzo has been money throughout the year, particularly in the redzone where he is basically our entire redzone offense. Another reason for putting him here, is because I was one of those people that thought after last year, Gon...

Turner wants bulk of Falcons' carries

Mike Smith says he's looking to find more help for Michael Turner in the Falcons' running game. The plan worked last week, when it was easy to rest Turner in Atlanta's lopsided 31-7 win at Indianapolis. Turner had less than half of Atlanta's 41 carries. By comparison, Turner had all but one of the carries given to running backs in the Falcons' previous game...

Injury report: Moore, Baker miss practice

By Chris Vivlamore FLOWERY BRANCH — Starting strong safety William Moore (quadriceps) missed practice again Thursday, putting his status for Sunday’s game in doubt.  John Abraham, Ray Edwards, Tony Gonzalez and Todd McClure returned to practice. Brent Grimes, Julio Jones and Corey Peters were limited in practice. Sam Baker (back) did not practice but again worked with trainers...

Atlanta Falcons poised for serious NFC playoff run starting this week

The Atlanta Falcons were the NFC’s number one seed in the playoffs last season and have sort of fallen out of the discussion regarding the upcoming playoffs. However, the Falcons, at 5-3, are perfectly poised to make a run at not only the playoff, but a repeat performance as NFC South division champions. The Atlanta Falcons were sluggish this season right out of the...

Falcons have amensia about Saints posing on logo

Former Falcons defensive line coach Bill Johnson posing with some of the Saints on the Falcons logo last season's Monday Night's game in late December. FLOWERY BRANCH — In the movie Men In Black they had this little contraption that would a flash white and make you forget that you saw aliens. I think the Falcons used one of those on the players. None of them seem to remember...

Falcons receiver White is a declining option

It was difficult to see coming — he was underrated in his 2007-09 peak seasons — but many analysts missed it: Roddy White is in decline.

Falcons ready for another tough matchup vs. Brees

Facing Drew Brees is never easy for the Atlanta Falcons. New Orleans' record-setting quarterback is 8-2 in the NFC South rivalry and has put up some staggering numbers: 3,010 yards passing, a 68.1 completion percentage and 20 touchdowns. Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't believe the Falcons can stop Brees, so their focus will be to slow him down. Sunday's home...

Moneyball 2011 – 1st Half Statistics

Here are the accumulated stats from the first 8 games of this year based on Moneyball rules. Here is a link to the glossary. Also you can check out the stats from the first quarter of the season by clicking here. The numbers in the parentheses () indicate the totals accumulated in the last four games. PASSING1st3rd20+40+TDPTINTSkdTOTALS Matt Ryan40 (12)33 (16)14 (6...

Falcons vs. Saints: 3 key matchups

  DOUBLE TAPPED - Washington Redskins quarterback # 17 Jason Campbell is hit from both sides as he is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive end # 55 John Abraham, left, and defensive tackle # 95 Jonathan Babineaux, right, for a sack during 2nd quarter action knocking him out of the game on the play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc...

Saints Nation: Q&A With Falcons Blog - Blogging Dirty

This week I caught up with another opposing team blogger: Jamie Kelly of Blogging Dirty. He was kind enough to share his time and thoughts on the upcoming game. We dug into the rivarly and meaningfulness of this game so I hope you enjoy. Thanks to Jamie for taking the time and please go visit Blogging Dirty and give him some love on his twitter page.Saints Nation: Jamie, how far...

“Mouth of the South”…New NFC South Podcast

Check out my new weekly NFC South … [visit site to read more]“Mouth of the South”…New NFC South Podcast - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

NFL Preview - New Orleans (6-3) at Atlanta (5-3) (ET)

NFC South bragging rights will be on the line this Sunday afternoon when the Atlanta Falcons take on the division-rival New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome.
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