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Here's a capsule preview of the Atlanta Falcons' 2013 season, a much-anticipated campaign full of Super Bowl promise.
Three Things To Know
1. Replacing Michael Turner with Steven Jackson will make a huge difference
Last season, the Falcons ranked 29th in net rushing yards per game, as Turner, who finished third in the MVP voting in 2008, fell off a proverbial cliff with his production.
His yards-per-carry reached a career low of 3.6, which was down almost a yard from the previous season. It speaks volumes that he remains unsigned at this juncture, a sign that his career effectively could be over.
His declining ability to run the ball and limited receiving skills greatly hampered an offense taken over by new coordinator Dirk Koetter last season. The Falcons still finished eighth overall in total offense.
On the other hand, Jackson, a physical specimen if ever there was one, has not shown the same signs of decline. In the second preseason game (against the Ravens), he ra...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Falcons are set to kick off their season on Sunday, as the trip makes the trek to New Orleans to face off with the rival Saints in the Super Dome.
The Falcons look poised for a special season in 2013, as the offense looks ready to bring memories of St. Louis’s “Greatest Show on Turf” with big plays from former Ram Steven Jackson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White...
Finally, the time has arrived and we’re publishing our first set of weekly NFL ranks. Jon Collins’ FantasyPros Week 1 Fantasy Football Ranks are shared below for your convenience, with player notes to help make your lineup decisions. Agree, disagree, looking for advice? Hit us in the comments below. [Rankings displayed at the jump] I’m a few pegs too low on Colin Kaepernick...
The Atlanta Falcons have added 13 rookies to their squad: seven draft choices and six free agents. But it's a long-time veteran addition that might prove the most problematic for the Saints Sunday.
The Falcons have a locked and loaded team already don't forget they narrowly missed out on playing in the Super Bowl last year. Returning are key weapons like quarterback Matt...
Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.
White is guaranteeing he'll be on the field - just like every game of his career.
The streak of 128 consecutive games played - every regular-season game for eight seasons - appeared to be at risk when White sprained his left ankle in Atlanta's second preseason game...
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White sustained an ankle injury in the second exhibition game against Baltimore on August 15, returned to practice on Wednesday.
White has started 128 straight games and has not missed a start in his NFL career. He's been out ever since but hasn't suffered any setbacks. As a veteran who knows the system...
Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Saints. He's battling a thigh injury. SOURCE: Falcons on TwitterFantasy Spin:Samuel was a limited participant at practice on Friday. He'll have his hands full if he plays on Sunday. New Orleans has led the league in passing offense each of the last two seasons.
It's no secret that the new starters on Atlanta's offensive line, especially right tackle Lamar Holmes, will get a lot of attention from the Saints in Sunday's opening game.
The new-look line must adjust to the departures of center Todd McClure, who retired, and right tackle Tyson Clabo, who was not re-signed. Holmes, who has played in only one game, was rushed into...
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons receiver Roddy White (ankle) is questionable for Week 1.Fantasy Spin:White suffered a minor ankle sprain in the second preseason game and should be fine to play despite the questionable tag. He has played in 128 of 128 over his eight-year career. Make sure he's in your lineup Sunday against the Saints.
The Falcons and Saints are going to give us one of the best match-ups of the weekend.
After postings a record of 164-92 last season, I'm ready to breakthrough to 70% this season.
We've started off on the right foot by getting the Broncos game right.
Here's a look at Week 1.
Vikings @ Lions - Detroit wins. This game will give fans for both teams...
It's a bit of a tradition by now that twice a year I connect with Grits Blitz, an Atlanta Falcon blog, to talk about the game and get some pot shots in in the process. Always a good time and they are good enough sports to indulge me despite rooting for such filthy trash. Of course it's always in good fun, if you suspend my deep seated hatred for the Falcons. But seriously...
Prediction: 1st in division (13-3 overall)
Strengths: Offensively, they have so many weapons. Two top ten receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. Addition of Steven Jackson will be huge. Matt Ryan is a top 10 QB. Defense is pretty solid as well.
Causes for concern: Not too many causes for concern in Atlanta. Only concerns would result from injury.. Not a lot of...
Greetings! Ya’ll wanna see my face? Well, now’s your chance as for the second year in a row I’ve been handpicked by Andrew Siciliano to participate in DirecTV’s promotional fantasy football extravaganza. Receiving the opportunity to ask MJD and Roddy White questions pertaining to fantasy was like a dream come true for me, not so much unlike my other dream that came true...
What better way to start the 2013 NFL regular season than with a rivalry match between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons? This game has been eagerly anticipated since the schedule was first announced, and it is not likely to disappoint. Kickoff for this high-profile contest is noon CT and will be broadcast […]The post Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints renew rivalry...
Say what you want about the rest of the country, but there is no better way to start off the NFL season in the deep south than by pitting the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints against each other in Week One.
This is a rivalry that just seems to get more bitter with age. The teams don't like each other, the coaches don't particularly care for each other, and the fans...
Ah, football is back. This Sunday, Matty Ice takes on Drew Brees and his bountygate friends. The Falcons are the team to beat this season in the NFC South, and the road to the SuperBowl starts Sunday.
Here is my list of 10 things I want to see Sunday.....
Matt Ryan picking up where he left off in January.
Roddy White on the field to continue his streak.