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Matt Ryan was a MVP candidate though the first half of the season but the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been cool as his nickname recently, throwing two touchdown passes and six interceptions in the last three games. He posted season lows in completion percentage (54.5) and yards (165) against the New Orleans Saints last week.
Ryan and the Falcons aren't panicking just yet.
"I don't worry too much about the statistics or those types of things," Ryan said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We have to do a better job on third down. If we can convert third downs better, we'll have a better chance."
"You're trying to find ways to be better," Ryan said. "I think we have target areas where we need to be more productive. I think our red-zone touchdown percentage can be better than what it is. That's an area that we've been striving to get better at."
The Falcons have a tricky end to the season that should let us know what kind of team is entering the playoffs as a likely top-two seed. Road games against the ticked-offCarolina Panthers and pesky Detroit Lions and home games against the need-to-win New York Giants and NFC South rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Source: NFL.com Attached Thumbnails
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. To look at the arc of the career of Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens from a certain direction, one can see a downward trend.
As a rookie in 2009, Owens started six games. Then it was three the next season, two last and just one this one in 12 games.
Yet on Thursday, when Falcons starting left cornerback Asante Samuel went out of the game on the third play...
The Carolina Panthers may be out of the playoff hunt, but they have plenty to motivate them against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend. The Falcons are a far superior team, but they needed a miraculous comeback to beat the Panthers in Week 4. After leading the improbable come-from-behind victory, Matt Ryan apparently was not friendly to his division rival.
Several Carolina players...
The Atlanta Falcons approach this weekend’s matchup against
the Carolina Panthers with a banged up secondary, as safety William Moore and
cornerback Asante Samuel each missed practice again Thursday, while running
back Michael Turner practiced at a limited capacity for the second day in a
Samuel missed practice for the second day in a row due to a
shoulder injury. The...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer This could be Jacquizz Rodgers' week to be more than a complement to Michael Turner in the Atlanta Falcons' running game.
Rodgers has seen a steady increase in carries and has been the team's leading rusher in two of the last four games. Still, he has remained the clear backup to Turner, who has had more...
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his two interception performance in Atlantas 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
Moore posted one of the best games of his career, notching a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo) with two interceptions, and two tackles for loss. The Falcons defense intercepted Saints QB Drew Brees...
According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said that they are better than the Falcons. Panthers DE Greg Hardy says Panthers are a better team than the Falcons. No, really. He said it. — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) December 5, 2012 Well we are at the time during the regular season when players from around the NFL seem to be in denial with the...
Falcons HC Mike Smith hinted at the notion that Asante Samuel may not end up playing against the Panthers on Sunday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“He was only able to play three plays, so we are going to definitely be very cautious and make sure he’s ready to go,” said Smith. “He wants to be out there playing, I know that, but we want to make sure he gets cleared...
Falcons head coach Mike Smith hinted at the notion that Asante Samuel may not end up playing against the Panthers on Sunday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
He was only able to play three plays, so we are going to definitely be very cautious and make sure hes ready to go, said Smith. He wants to be out there playing, I know that, but we want to make sure he gets cleared...
Al Davis would've loved these Atlanta Falcons.
All they do is win, baby.
Sure, it's rarely with a lot of flare.
There's no voters to impress or computers to win over in the NFL.
''Style points don't get you a ring,'' linebacker Mike Peterson was saying the other day, holding court beside his locker before practice. ''Our goal...
Last week: 6 (+2)
Net points per drive: 0.64 (4th)
DVOA: 6.3% (10th)
Weighted DVOA: 2.1% (14th)
RB Michael Turner: Rushed for 83 yards (60 yards after contact) and a touchdown on 12 attempts, 5 broken tackles, 1 fumble, caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 1 attempt
LT Sam Baker: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 17 yards on 2 attempts...
The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Despite the Falcons being 11-1 the jury remains out on whether they are a true Super Bowl contender or just a team that looks pretty in Week 14. Their opponent on Sunday, Carolina has been inconsistent all season on offense.
So who is favored in the Falcons versus Panthers game? The Falcons will...
The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots have already wrapped up the AFC West and East, respectively. The Houston Texans are about to wrap up the AFC South and could take a huge step toward the AFC’s No. 1 overall seed by beating the Pats on Monday night. In fact, Houston would clinch the top seed with a victory and losses by the Ravens, Colts and Broncos.
The only AFC division...