Found October 25, 2012 on
Atlanta got a great time for a bye week and allowing them to retool their team and take a well deserved breather. After a too-close-for-comfort win over the Panthers, then a lopsided effort against the Redskins, followed by a terrifying performance against the Raiders that they had no business winning, Atlanta can use our recent play as an illustration for how to not play football.
A good loss or two will usually help put some things into perspective, such as weaknesses in a team that need to be addressed. I think those problems tend to get glossed over in wins but the Falcons got their bye week just after winning as ugly as you can win. This becomes a bit more important with new coordinators working with our team, as the tweaks and changes will be bigger than perhaps a coordinator with personnel they are familiar with. So what needs work?
Does Michael Turner no longer run like he operates a motor vehicle? You know, with reckless abandon.
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The Falcons are undefeated and at the top of the league. Matt Ryan has had a lot of success in the regular season, but it has not translated into the post season. The Falcons offense has not been in question, now is their defense good enough to win it all?
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and the rest of their division.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Philadelphia fans infamously booed Santa Claus and yet Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, a former Eagle making his homecoming on Sunday, has insisted for weeks now that some of the country's toughest fans will cheer him when he and his unbeaten team takes the field as an opponent on Sunday.
"Oh, they better cheer for me," Samuel said. "They...
Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who suffered a left knee and ankle injury late in the game against Oakland on Oct. 14, was declared out for Sundays game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Douglas had his best game of the season against Oakland, with five catches for 37 yards. He has 16 catches for 149 yards and one rush for five yards this season. Drew Davis is listed on the...
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel is making a return to Philly to play his former team and he expects Eagles fans in Lincoln Financial Stadium to cheer for him.
Linebacker Casey Matthews hinted at what he thought of Juan Castillo’s coaching when he summed up the first meeting of the Philadelphia Eagle defense in the Todd Bowles era on Monday: “We’re not going to be predictable anymore.”
Brandon Graham took those comments further on Wednesday by blaming Castillo for the Eagles defensive woes in the games of which he presided. Graham...
While talking to the media on Thursday, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel pretty much demanded that Eagles fans cheer for him when he returns to Philly on Sunday. “They better cheer … Continue reading »
Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 6-0 On bye.
Asante Samuel can't wait to return to Philadelphia with his unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.
The brash cornerback says he still has ''nothing but love'' for Eagles fans despite getting traded to Atlanta six months ago for a seventh-round draft pick.
It was an unceremonious departure for a four-time Pro Bowl pick who lost his starting job when Philadelphia acquired...
Up to this point in the season, the NFL has produced several surprises, ranging from under performing teams like the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers, to overachievers such as the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals.Each week there are several upsets, and Week 8 in the NFL will be no different.As we enter the second half of the season, teams will continue to deal with key...
It's been a story of two seasons between the Falcons and the Eagles.While the Falcons have reached new heights and claim the NFL's only undefeated record left this season, the Eagles are once again sputtering to find a rhythm and make their Superbowl dreams a reality.Come Sunday though, we will truly find out if the Eagles will finally get it together and if the Falcons are...
Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia EaglesAtlanta: Coming off their bye week, the Falcons sort of slept walked through their week 7 game at home against the Raiders, and it took a last minute score to avoid overtime and squeak out the win. This week, expect the Falcons to be more prepared in playing against a dangerous Eagles team.Matt Ryan has been very good this season, although...
Coming off their week 7 bye, the upcoming home game against the Atlanta Falcons hopefully marks the turning point for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the wake of their collapse at home against the Detroit Lions in week 6, Head Coach Andy Reid terminated defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replaced him with secondary coach Todd Bowles, formerly the Dolphins’ interim head coach....