Posted October 01, 2013 on
The Patriots held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night in the Georgia Dome. Who deserves credit (Game Balls) and who deserves blame (Goats)? We hand out ours here.

Five teams that I think should call Tampa Bay for Josh Freeman

Well now that it is official, and Josh Freeman is on the trade block, I feel there are several teams that could benefit from a trade.  Some of the teams need help at quarterback right now, while some could have a very solid veteran on their roster. Here are five teams that I think could […]

Atlanta Falcons: to score or not to score

Atlanta, GA- The now 1-3 Atlanta Falcons have quite a hole to dig out of after losing 30-23 to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday night. After attempting to mount a fourth quarter comeback the Falcons once again fell short while in a position to at least send the game into overtime. The final failed drive came in an all too familiar place, the redzone. These 20 yards...

Atlanta Falcons Come Up Short Again. How Good or Bad is This Team?

(Image Credit:Kevin Cox/Getty Images)  I never liked to pen a column immediately after a game, particularly after a loss. Too much emotion. I want to think clearly and take the time to evaluate what I saw. I want to read what other columnists and experts say about the Atlanta Falcons, and soak it all in to a big stew. I want to take time to let it simmer. Let it marinate. Let it breathe.

Atlanta Falcons: Do or Die

This week the Atlanta Falcons (1-3) take center stage in another prime time game Monday night against another AFC East team, the New York Jets (2-2). The Falcons hope to recover from their losses in injuries and hope to win this week to keep their chances alive to make it into the playoff picture even though winning the division seems to be nearly out of reach. The Falcons are still...

Hey Yo Mister White

You’ll notice a reoccurring theme on here.  I really like the show Breaking Bad.  That’s the first part of the theme.  The second part of the theme is I don’t have cable so I’m always behind on everything.  My wife and I are currently acquainting ourselves on the series as a new season finally came out on Netflix this Summer.  We’re going back through seasons one...

Falcons Defense Not Creating Turnovers

With one-fourth of the NFL season in the books, the Atlanta Falcons sit at 1-3 with more questions than answers. Through four games, the Falcons are averaging just 2.5 less points per game than their opponents and they haven't lost by more than seven points this season. The Falcons aren't that far off, but all that matters in the NFL is the win and loss columns. ...

Falcons to focus on themselves after 1-3 start

Roddy White and Osi Umenyiora say that the Atlanta Falcons can fix their mistakes. Coach Mike Smith says the team has no other choice after stumbling to a 1-3 start. In losing consecutive regular season games for the first time in six years under Smith, the Falcons have a myriad of problems to correct. Several starters are injured. Atlanta's red zone offense and defensive...

Falcons lament giving up big plays in loss to Pats

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. It's the kind of play that wins and loses games. The Atlanta Falcons had the Patriots' offense backed up to New England's 12-yard line. It was third down and 19. The Falcons trailed by only three (13-10) early in the fourth quarter. The Patriots converted a 26-yard pass to Kenbrell Thompkins and, on the tackle, safety William Moore received a 15...

Falcons frustrated by missed chances in red zone

The bottom line doesn't look good for the Falcons' red-zone production. After failing to score touchdowns in five of six possessions inside New England's 20 last week in a 30-23 loss, the Falcons rank 29th in the league in red-zone production. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Wednesday the reason for optimism is the offense is providing so many opportunities...

Tony Gonzalez Gives Nod to ‘Anchorman’ During Sunday Night Football Introduction (Video)

A staple of nearly every primetime NFL broadcast is the personalized player introductions. The majority of the intros are rather standard (“Tom Brady, Michigan”), but some guys take it as an opportunity to have a little fun. The king of the creative intro is Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who for the last four years has channeled Anchorman‘s Ron Burgundy while announcing...

Falcons Lose Another Nail-Biter

You are what your record says you are. Yes that is a very over-used cliche, but there is no more accurate statement in sports. Coach Mike Smith, after the game, stated the same thing in a few different words, “You get what you earn in the NFL. And we have earned a 1-3 record.” If you are looking for my usual “the good” and “the bad” from this game, read any of the previous...

Falcons Fall Short in Comeback Attempt, Lose to Patriots 30-23

Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox) Matt Ryan threw for a career-best 421 yards, Tony Gonzalez set a new career record with 149 yards, and yet it still wasn’t enough. The Atlanta Falcons fell to the New England Patriots 30-23, and for the first time since 2007, are two games below .500 with a 1-3 record. It was...

Downtrodden Atlanta Falcons must rise up with wings as eagles

The Atlanta Falcons (1-3) are two games under .500 for the first time in the Matt Ryan and Mike Smith era after losing by a score of 23-20 to the New England Patriots (4-0) in primetime. This marks the first time they have lost back to back games since 2009. Four weeks into the 2013 […]The post Downtrodden Atlanta Falcons must rise up with wings as eagles by Chris Pennell appeared...

Jets-Falcons Preview

While the Atlanta Falcons caught their fair share of breaks last season, they haven't been nearly as fortunate this time around. A visit from the New York Jets and their struggling rookie quarterback could be just what they need to regroup. Hoping to avoid losing three straight for the first time during the Matt Ryan era, the Falcons try to add to Geno Smith's woes Monday...

Five takeaways from New England'€™s win over Atlanta--cover32

Five takeaways from New England'€™s win over Atlanta--cover32: Latest on cover32: The Atlanta Falcons are frauds — they are the Houston Texans of the NFC. Atlanta is loaded with talent across the field and will dominate the inferior teams but can’t hang with the “big boys.” Entering Week 4, not too many people gave the Patriots a chance — despite the team being 3...
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