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The Atlanta Falcons' offense lived up to expectations in the season-opening rout of Kansas City.
Now, to keep it going.
The Falcons had all the same weapons a year ago, but the offense struggled to maintain consistency over the course of the season. The offense sure looked good in a 40-24 victory over the Chiefs, scoring on its first eight possessions before finally punting late in the game.
Second-year receiver Julio Jones looks poised for a huge year, making six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Ryan had a big day, throwing for 299 yards and three TDs. The Falcons struggled to run the ball, but center Todd McClure says that's just a matter of taking what the defense gives.
Next up: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
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The Atlanta Falcons have lost cornerback Brent Grimes to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.
Grimes went out in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 40-24 win at Kansas City in the season opener. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday the cornerback will need surgery, costing Atlanta one of its best defensive backs.
Grimes was a Pro Bowler in the 2010 season and got the franchise...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones lived up to expectations in Week 1, physically dominating an injury-ravaged Chiefs secondary for six catches, 108 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Matt Ryan went to Jones early and often, hitting him three times on the opening drive. The second-year receiver is going to be a tough cover every week, especially with Roddy White on the other side and...
Last week: 9 (+4)
Their offense was as advertised as they put up 40 on the Chiefs in Kansas City, though the Chiefs were missing their top two defenders. Speaking of missing defenders, the Falcons will be without top cornerback Brent Grimes for the entire season with a torn Achilles, which puts a damper on an otherwise good day for Falcons fans as they won on the road...
With former Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes out for the season, the Atlanta Falcons are counting on four career backups to fill the void.
Losing Grimes to a torn Achilles tendon means the Falcons must face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday night without their best cornerback.
Christopher Owens and Dominique Franks have struggled in the past for Atlanta, but the team...
The Georgia Dome.
Negotiations between the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia World Congress Center on a new facility to replace the aging Georgia Dome are continuing. The new building would be the future home for the Atlanta Falcons, and presumably that of the SEC Championship Game, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, and other college football and basketball-related events...
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...
2012 will hold a lot surprises for the Falcons, but one thing is virtually guaranteed: White will be the all-time pass catcher in Atlanta Falcon history.
Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes, a 2010 Pro-Bowler whom the Falcons
used their franchise tag upon this past offseason, was placed on
the injured reserve list and will miss the rest of the season, head
coach Mike Smith said on Monday.
Final Score: 40-24 Falcons. And yes, Tony Gonzalez did find the end zone.
One of the few games I had a feel for this weekend, the Falcons went into Arrowhead and their high powered offense was almost on full display for their Week 1 showcase. The only reason it wasn’t on full display is because the running game (outside of a Matt Ryan rushing touchdown) was basically nonexistent...
After Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs head into Buffalo next Sunday with a few items that need some corrective measures. But one of them isn't at the quarterback position.
With 11:14 remaining in the second quarter Sunday, rookie defensive end Chandler Jones beat the Titans’ veteran left tackle, Michael Roos, to the outside with a swim move.Jones then quickly turned on Jake Locker, stripping the ball from unsuspecting quarterback.The loose ball bounced to about the six-yard line, where Jones’ fellow first round rookie Dont’a Hightower scooped...