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The Atlanta Falcons game last night against the Jacksonville Jaguars was the best team game they have played all year. From the very beginning of the game until the starters left in the fourth quarter, the Falcons absolutely controlled every aspect of this game. Matt Ryan and the offense had a huge game as they put up 34 points on their own, but the defense is what impressed me the most. In the last six quarters of football, the Falcons defense has performed better than they have all year. They provided pressure on the quarterback, forced turnovers and even scored a defensive touchdown. If the Falcons want to go deep into the playoffs, they are going to need the defense to keep playing at this level.
In the last game and a half that the falcons have played, they have given up a total of seven points, keep in mind that the first touchdown the Jags scored was on a blocked punt which the defense had no chance to stop. Starting in the second half of Sundays game with the Panthe...
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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. AP
FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who tied a career-high with four touchdown passes last week, was named the NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday.
Ryan completed 22 of 38 passes for 320...
(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...
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has heard the knocks.
He needs to be flashier. He needs to be...
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...
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in less than three quarters of work, John Abraham had 31/2 sacks and the Falcons clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 rout of the Jaguars on Thursday.
ATLANTA All season long the Atlanta Falcons have befuddled with their inconsistency. Fans have bemoaned their inability to put away an opponent when the Falcons had one on the ropes or, as was the case last week, when they got off to a maddeningly frustrating start.
On Thursday against Jacksonville, the Falcons put together easily their most complete game of the season, as they...
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.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, center Brett Romberg, wide receiver Harry Douglas, linebackers Mike Peterson – Sean Weatherspoon – Akeem Dent – Curtis Lofton — Jam out in the locker room…Talented crew…I bet they jam far better at home than they do on the road…Thanks to Sweater Punch for the scoop. -TO
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The Atlanta Falcons improved to 9-5 after their crushing 41-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Atlanta has won four of their last five games and are the leading contender for the NFC Wild Card spot.
Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 224 yards and three TDs while completing 19 of his 26 attempts. Wide Receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones both had big games. White...
Tonight, the Atlanta Falcons play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game has a very lack-luster outward appearance, but it's a game that I'll be watching very closely for a lot of reasons.
The Jaguars come into the game at just 4-9, far removed from playoff contention. Despite that fact, they'd love to be the thorn in someone else's side.
The Falcons come into...
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The Falcons dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars with a 41-14 victory on Thursday Night Football. The Falcons got off to a fast start with a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Matt Ryan led the team with 224 yards passing on 19 of 26 completions with 3 touchdowns. Michael Turner rushed for 61 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. Jason Snelling added 22...