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Rookie Julio Jones caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal and the Atlanta Falcons led the Jacksonville Jaguars 10-0 through one quarter on Thursday night.
The Falcons, seeking their fourth victory in five games, took a 7-0 lead on their first drive when Ryan stepped up in the pocket and connected with Jones, the NFL's No. 6 overall draft pick, over the middle.
Roddy White had four receptions for 39 yards in the opening quarter to become the first Falcons receiver with 1,000 yards receiving in five straight seasons and the eighth NFL player to have at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards receiving in five consecutive years.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season, particularly now that his team can rest this weekend while other NFC playoff contenders compete.
Atlanta (9-5) has won four of five and closes the regular season with games at New Orleans on Dec. 26 and...
26-year old QB Matt Ryan has really stepped up in the last six weeks for the Falcons. In his last six games, Ryan has completed 134 of 227 passes (59%) for 1,791 yards with 14 TD passes and 4 INTs. He has now played in 13 games for the Falcons overall this year and he has completed 288 of 479 passes (60.1%) for 3,474 yards with 23 TD passes and 12 INTs (88.0 QB Rating). He...
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan and Roddy White hooked up on two touchdowns and the Falcons completely shut down the Jaguars en route to a 41-14 throttling at the Georgia Dome.
The Falcons (9-5), who scored 24 unanswered points in a comeback win over the Panthers on Sunday, put up the first 41 points Thursday night to cruise to their fourth win in five games.
As I sat down to begin my rankings process for Week 15, it suddenly hit me. The weight of the world started to press upon my ample shoulders as I pondered the gravity of this week's games. For many members of our fantasy universe, the season has ended. Some of those people are relieved, as they can roll out of bed just a few minutes shy of kickoff on Sundays without pondering...
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game.
They finally got it.
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in less than three quarters of work, John Abraham had 3 sacks and the Falcons clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.
"Hopefully we can play like we did tonight for the...
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in less than three
quarters of work, John Abraham had 3½ sacks and the Falcons
clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 rout of the
Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.
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There really wasn't much to complain about if you're a member of the Atlanta Falcons. They dominated the game from start to finish. Roddy White and Julio Jones were able to open up the field for Matt Ryan. There were a couple drives that stalled in the first half, but their defense and special teams units came up big.
This type of win is the definition of a...
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin were named the NFC’s players of the week for Week 14. Ryan won the offensive player of the week award after his phenomenal second-half effort led the Falcons to a come-from-behind win at Carolina. The Falcons trailed 23-7 at halftime, but…
The Jaguars throttled Tampa Bay while the Falcons staged a furious comeback to win in Carolina.
After falling behind 14-0, the Jaguars outscored the Buccaneers 41-0 the rest of the way thanks to two defense/special teams scores and a phenomenal day from Maurice Jones-Drew. Blaine Gabbert continued to be little more than a caretaker, as he threw for 217 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs...
<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";">Hot- Start'em if ya Got'em<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";">QB – Matt Ryan – Matty Ice is hot as Fire right now. Over his last 4 games he is averaging...