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Falcons rookie kicker Matt Bosher is near the bottom in punting average, but first in fair catches. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH — Rookie punter Matt Bosher has had a jagged start to his NFL career. He is averaging 36.9 yards on 32 punts, which ranks him 35th in the league. He has placed 11 punts inside the 20 and has forced 15 fair catches with his hang-time. The 15 fair catches is tops in the league. “When you look at him over the last four weeks, three of the four weeks have been pretty good,” special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong said. “He’s done a pretty good job for us. He’s done a really good job of placing the ball.” Bosher, who’s attempting to replace Michael Koenen, who signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent, also has been inconsistent on his kickoffs. He has 10 touchbacks on 36 kickoffs (27.8 percent), which is 29th in the league for players with more than 20 kickoffs. Denver’s Matt Prater leads the league with 26 touchbacks on …

Video: Too early to judge Julio Jones trade?

CineSport’s Noah Coslov turns to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC to discuss rookie WR Julio Jones’ impact and how the bye gives them an advantage against the Colts. –D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog Get instant updates on Twitter at AJCFalcons and you can join the Facebook Fan page at AJC Falcons.

Mid-Season Falcons Grades – Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

This is the final installment of Blogging Dirty’s mid-season grades. We have already graded the Defensive Line,Linebackers, Defensive Backs, Offensive Line and QBs/RBs.Now it is the turn of the Falcons Wide Receivers and Tight Ends.WR Julio Jones (A-) – Julio has made an incredibly promising start to his Atlanta Falcon career. Snagging 25 catches for 358 yards in only four...

Falcons LT Sam Baker to miss 3 to 4 weeks

Falcons lineman Sam Baker blocks Carolina's Charles Johnson, giving Matt Ryan time to pass. Curtis Compton / FLOWERY BRANCH  – Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will be out three to four weeks with a back injury head coach Mike Smith announced Wednesday. Baker had been playing well after a slow start to the season. He had tough matchups in the opener against Chicago’s...

Falcons LT Baker out 3-4 weeks with back injury

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will miss three to four weeks with a back injury, coach Mike Smith said Wednesday.

Falcons at Colts: 5 keys to the game

GROUND AND POUND: Falcons RB Michael Turner tries to break through the tackle of Lions DB Amari Spievey. (Associated Press) FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (4-3) face the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts (0-8) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are the five keys to the game: 1. Keep the running game rolling: The Falcons leaned on running back Michael Turner in their...

Falcons vs. Colts preview

Falcons vs. Colts Game Snapshot KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11611 SURFACE: FieldTurf TV: FOX, Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Drea Avent PREDICTION: Falcons 28-7 KEYS TO THE GAME: The Colts' young offensive line has been under constant duress trying to protect QB Curtis Painter while attempting to play from behind. With Falcons DE Ray Edwards closer to full strength and...

FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 10 “Dead Duck”

Coming off the Falcons bye week, Ryan and I are back to discuss the team’s upcoming matchup against the Indianapolis Colts and whether or not the Falcons victory is a foregone conclusion. We also get into a heated debate over whether the Falcons are the best team in the NFC South, and whether or not this team is headed in the right direction. Later, after both of us calm down,...
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