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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a full participant in Friday's practice. He's been dealing with a left finger issue.Fantasy Spin:Ryan suffered through his worst game of the season last weekend, throwing five interceptions and zero touchdowns, but the Falcons still won the game. Facing the Bucs' underperforming secondary, Ryan should return to top-five fantasy form.
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The Falcons have not performed in the playoffs with Matt Ryan at QB. This is the season to show what this team is really made of.
After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day. For the season that makes it 106-57. I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season.
Let's take a look at week 12.
Minnesota at Chicago - The Vikings...
Mike Smith, Matt Ryan and Roddy White know all about winning. You see, they have been here before and quite often.
It started back in 2008 when Mike Smith was named NFL Coach of the Year and quarterback Matt Ryan earned the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year coming off a 4-12 record and a dog fighting scandal, but the Falcons shocked everyone...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and
running back Michael Turner (groin) practiced in a limited capacity yesterday,
while quarterback Matt Ryan (finger) was a full participant.
Jones returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday due
to an ankle injury. His participation in Thursday’s practice is an encouraging sign
as he prepares for this weekend’s matchup...
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hopes he never has to endure another five-interception game.
It sounds simple, but Ryan breaks down last week's narrow victory over Arizona as a learning experience that could have ended much worse.
Despite his career-high five picks, Ryan still helped the Falcons (9-1) squeak past the Cardinals to maintain a three-game lead over second...
Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon returned to practice Wednesday, albeit in a work jumpsuit. He missed the last three games with a right ankle injury. “This is just my coming back to work suit,” he said.“That’s all that it is. I got a chance to get out there with the guys a little bit for the walk-through. I’m feeling pretty good, so I’m looking forward to practice...
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and cornerback Asante Samuel have returned to practice in a limited role on Friday for the Atlanta Falcons.
Another defensive starter, nose tackle Peria Jerry, misses his third straight practice with a quadriceps injury.
All three players are listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay (6-4).
The Falcons (9-1) list reserve defensive tackle...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host one of the best teams in the NFL and the NFC South division leader Atlanta Falcons. But Atlanta has seen it’s fair share of close calls this season and the Bucs could very well hand them their second loss of the season. Secondary needs to step up this week. Bucs have been at the bottom of the NFL ranks all season against the pass. Matt Ryan and the...
Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon hopes to be cleared to play after practicing on Wednesday for the first time in three weeks.
Weatherspoon, Atlanta's top three-down linebacker, has been out with a sprained right ankle. His participation was limited, but coach Mike Smith indicated Weatherspoon should be able to fully participate on Thursday.
Receiver Julio Jones (right...
If week 11 in the NFL had one name assigned to it, it would be Houdini. The smoke and mirrors used by Houston, Dallas, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta to magically pull victories out of strait jackets is nothing short of miraculous. The top suicide picks all managed to inch out wins in dramatically late fashion: Matt Ryan throws five interceptions yet the Falcons fly passed the Cardinals...
*This article was originally written for AccuScore.com
At the midpoint of the NFL season, two of the biggest surprises have been from two NFC South teams, the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though the Falcons have made the playoffs three out of the previous four seasons, no one expected the Mike Smith coached team to sport the league’s best record while winning multiple...
It's been a slow week here at the Grits Blitz as we've been filling our bellies full of turkey and hoping that the Falcons can pull out of this funk that they have been in recently. That sounds weird for a 9-1 team, doesn't it? I bet the Jets (4-7) sure wish that their funk had a 9-1 smell to it.
Anyway, this is a big divisional game with the Bucs. The Falcons come...
Atlanta Falcons (9-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4)
The Falcons may be 9-1 and the Buccaneers may be 6-4, but the Buccaneers are playing better football right now. They’ve had 5 wins by a touchdown or less against sub .500 teams, including 4 at home. Denver is the only team better than .500 they beat and that was back week 2 before Denver got hot. Despite their 9-1 record, they...
Eric Wright has been down but still is not out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Wright, who aggravated an Achilles/ankle injury and did not finish the game against Carolina, was limited in practice on Friday.
Coach Greg Schiano said Wright has not been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
"We're going to have to wait and see...
Last week: 23 (+1)
I’ve watched a lot of football, but I saw two things I’ve never seen before in the Falcons/Cardinals game this week. First, Matt Ryan won despite throwing 5 interceptions and no touchdowns, the first time that’s happened since the merger (Bart Starr did it last). Second, the Cardinals benched John Skelton despite a 13-0 lead. I don’t have any...
LAST WEEK: 13-1
SEASON: 106-52-1 (67%)
I'm just going to say what happened last week against the Jaguars was a fluke. The Texans need this win to prove that they are still the best in the NFL.
I could really go either way on this one, but the Cowboys are still a better team. Because of that, I think the Cowboys will pull off the...