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Julio Jones isn't interested in discussing his accomplishments. Bravado is not his style.
When the Atlanta Falcons (11-2) host the New York Giants (8-5) on Sunday, Jones could move into a bigger role and become quarterback Matt Ryan's top target.
Roddy White, the team's leading receiver, has a sore right knee and did not practice this week.
If Jones becomes Ryan's primary option, the second-year wideout says he is prepared for the challenge. But don't expect Jones to pound his chest or do some fancy dance in the end zone.
Long before he became the NFL's sixth overall draft pick 20 months ago out of Alabama, Jones preferred a lower profile, saying ''I've been like this my whole life.''
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Falcons WR Roddy White didn’t practice again today, according to the team’s Twitter account.
“He will not probably do a whole lot tomorrow or Saturday, and then we’ll get him out there on Sunday and see where he’s at,” said Falcons HC Mike Smith. “But it’s hard to keep Roddy White out of a football game.”
White is suffering from a knee injury but is not an injury...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee) hasn’t practiced at all this week and has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Down here in Atlanta, WR Roddy White did not practice again. Listed as questionable.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 14, 2012
I don’t believe White has missed a game in his NFL career and I don’t expect him...
While Atlanta Falcons
wide receiver Roddy White missed practice Wednesday due to a minor knee injury,
the dynamic wide out is expected to play Sunday when the team takes on the New
York Giants, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
who adds that cornerback Asante Samuel was limited in his first practice in two
Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy...
The Atlanta Falcons will face a shorthanded secondary on Sunday when they host the New York Giants at the Georgia Dome in a game freighted with meaning for the NFC playoff race, but the Falcons themselves have some injury questions about their receivers.
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee), whose 1,140 receiving yards leads the team, is listed as questionable, as is No. 3 wide...
The Atlanta Falcons (11-2) play host to the visiting New York Giants (8-5) this Sunday. This will be a rematch of last seasons NFC Wild Card round in which the Giants thrashed the Falcons 24-2 on their way to an eventual Super Bowl Championship. The Falcons are hoping to bounce back from an embarrassing loss last week to the rival Carolina Panthers. With a win this week, the...
There was something of a controversy that came about following the Panthers' upset victory over the Falcons last Sunday, when Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy told Falcons players to "get the f**k off our field."
Proving payback is indeed a female dog, it was the same comment quarterback Matt Ryan made after Atlanta's Week 4 win.
Though, as we've come...
The Falcons need to win this postseason to silence critics.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
NY Giants at Atlanta - This is a great match...
1. Atlanta Falcons: – Atlanta, at 11-2, is coming off a tough loss to Carolina. — The Falcons, though have nothing to worry about. It was just a case of Cam Newton having a good game/performance. To address Matt Ryan’s recent five pick performance, it was simply not one of Ryan’s better games, overall [...]
Last week: 4 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.54 (7th)
DVOA: 5.2% (11th)
Weighted DVOA: 0.6% (14th)
It’s not so much concerning that the Falcons lost in Carolina than it is that no one was really surprised. The Patriots lost to the Cardinals. The 49ers lost to the Rams. The Giants lost to the Redskins twice last season. But it wasn’t surprising because they’ve been...
The Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants face off on Sunday in a very important game for both teams. The Falcons are looking to cement their spot in the playoffs by taking another step towards home field advantage. The Giants are looking to stay one step ahead of their divisional foes.
Here are some predictions from the Grits Blitz crew:
Eric: The Falcons have a...
Too much of this week’s talk is based on January’s New York Giants’ home playoff win against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife. It shouldn’t be. Stop with the “two points” talk. It’s nearing the end of the 2012 NFL season and while the Giants are the reigning World Champions, that game was technically a part [...]
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New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
Every year in the Tom Coughlin era, the Giants have a 2nd half slide. Since he took over in 2004, they are 53-19 in the first 8 games of the season and 29-40 in the second 8 games of the season. This year has been no different as they started 6-2, but thanks to a 2-3 stretch, they are now 8-5, not bad, but not as good as it once looked...