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The Penalty Flag:
Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons know all about winning in the regular season. In fact, no team in the NFC has won more games in the last five seasons combined than the Atlanta Falcons. The problem? What do they have to show for it? It seemed as if this season would be different for the Falcons. A strong 20-0 start over the Seattle Seahawks and with Michael Turner running over the defense, Matt Ryan started 12-18, 135 yards and 2 touchdowns. Finally, the Falcons were showing they were serious. But, the pressure couldn’t be any higher for Matt Ryan who is nicknamed Matty Ice. With 56 regular-season victories since the start of the 2008 season, he has more than any other quarterback in the NFL.… Read more
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Matt Ryan has been cool under pressure since he took over the alpha dog position for the Atlanta Falcons.
The quarterback has made come-from-behind victories look easy.
In just five seasons Ryan has pulled off 16 fourth-quarter comebacks and 23 game-winning drives overall.
There has been a lot said about him.
But what can not be stated is that he cracks in stressful situations...
The Falcons and Ryan finally got their first playoff win this weekend, now how can he follow it up?
The Divisional round did not disappoint, there were some outstanding games. The elite quarterbacks were on display and you can see why there is such a premium on quarterbacks in the NFL.
This week on my radio show, Football Extra Points, I reviewed the Divisional games...
Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.
Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner said ''I'm glad I'm not on defense.''
Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons' offense want to hold the ball and limit Kaepernick's time on the field in Sunday's NFC championship game.
It is a commonly-held tradition in the NFL for quarterbacks to treat their offensive lineman to a complimentary meal from time to time. After all, the big guys are responsible for making sure their signal caller is well protected.Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is aware of this and I guess that is why he is starring in this awkward, animated clip from Yahoo! Sports. Ryan and...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.
Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner said "I'm glad I'm not on defense."
Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons' offense want to hold the ball and limit Kaepernick's time on the field in Sunday's NFC championship...
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner limped off the field of Sunday's NFC title game against San Francisco in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.
He never returned.
Turner had eight rushes for 30 yards when he was hurt. It appeared he aggravated the ankle on a 3-yard run with Atlanta leading 24-21.
Jacquizz Rodgers replaced Turner as the primary running back, but...
Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner grinned Thursday and said ''I'm glad I'm not on defense.'' Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons' offense want to hold the ball and limit Kaepernick's time on the field in Sunday's NFC championship game.
Matt Bryant really made a name for himself on Sunday by nailing a game-winning, 49-yard field goal to put the Falcons in the NFC Championship. It appears Bryant was already well-known in reptile circles, however.
Bryant, who has been called Atlanta’s other “Matty Ice” — in addition to quarterback Matt Ryan — in the wake of Sunday’s thrilling victory, apparently has the...
It’s hard to believe that it doesn’t happen more often, but the two top seeds in the NFC did their job; they protected home field and have advanced to meet each other for the right to head to New Orleans as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.
With a dominating performance over my preseason Super Bowl pick, the Niners demolished the Packers to head to Atlanta to take on...
The NFL Divisional Playoffs are always one of the most exciting weekends in all of sports. The two games on Saturday certainly lived up to the high expectations NFL Fans have for postseason action. The Ravens pulled off a thrilling 38-35 Double-Overtime upset over the Broncos. The 49ers, led by QB Colin Kaepernick, dominated the Packers Defense with a franchise record of 579 total...
It may seem a bit like dodging a pair of difficult questions, but a Patriots, Falcons Super Bowl makes too much sense to ignore. The simple justification for such a prediction is that those teams are fielding the best quarterbacks this weekend, but really, there's much more to it than that.
While Tom Brady and Matt Ryan may be the best passers this weekend, their defenses...
Editor Note: the wild playoff win this weekend over the Seattle Seahawks inspired long-time Altanta Falcons fan Alex Webster to write about the great Falcons win:
I have been a Falcons fan since the early 70's when my dad would take me to see them perpetually lose in the old Atlanta Fulton County baseball stadium. You had to be a long time Falcon fan watching the Falcons...