Found October 04, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
New York Jets (2-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-3) Ordinarily, the Falcons dominate at home and ordinarily they dominate off of a loss, at least in the Matt Ryan era. In which started by Matt Ryan, the Falcons are 34-8 straight up at home, including 25-16 ATS. Off of a loss, Matt Ryan is 18-5 ATS. However, they were at home off of a loss last week and they still lost to the Patriots, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score would have suggested. Though the Falcons lost by just 7, the Falcons’ win probability was about 1% with 6:18 left to go in the 4th quarter. It took an onside kick recovery to even make it competitive. It’s very, very likely the Falcons just aren’t that good. I had them going 8-8 at the beginning of the season (thanks to a tougher schedule, off-season losses, and the fact that they’d have less “luck” recovering fumbles and winning close games). However, thanks to the Falcons’ injuries (Sean Weatherspoon, Steven Jackson, Kroy Biermann, Roddy White, Sam Baker), t...

Matt Ryan ‘Matty Ice’ Player Profile

Twenty-eight year old Matt Ryan is the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. Drafted from Boston College in 2008, he is in the midst of his sixth NFL season as a starting quarterback.  After growing up athletically talented and a clutch performer in all of the sports that he played, he earned his nickname because of his cool demeanor under pressure.  His high-school teammate’s...

Atlanta Falcons: all or nothing

For the upcoming week five home game against the New York Jets on Monday, October 7 at 8:40 p.m. the Atlanta Falcons have adopted yet another mission statement: score touchdowns. The New York Jets are off to a surprising 2-2 start after narrowly losing to the Patriots in week two and getting dominated by the Tennessee Titans in week four. The Falcons will have to do the latter in...

How To Fix the Atlanta Falcons

I have always been an Atlanta Falcons fan. I have supported them my entire life and I intend to do so until the day I die. But no Falcons game has infuriated me like the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. While it was a hard fought game with star power and top notch coaching, the Falcons lost, causing me to go to bed upset and stay off Twitter for the night...

Falcons RB Jackson has been ruled out against the Jets

Today head coach Mike Smith made the announcement that the Atlanta Falcons ruled out Steven Jackson for their Monday night game against the New York Jets. Falcons coach Mike Smith told media members that Jackson would miss his third straight game after not practicing all week with a hamstring injury. This is not huge bews, […]

Dirty Bird is down but not out

If you want to get through rush hour traffic in Atlanta you have a few options: you can carpool with your buddies at the office, public transportation is always a great way to save on commuting and you also get to reduce your carbon footprint at the same time, or you can go through the Atlanta Falcons secondary. To be fair, Asante Samuel has been banged up. Both Brent Grimes and...

Falcons starters Jackson, Baker ruled out for Jets game

On Saturday, the Atlanta Falcons ruled out injured running back Steven Jackson for a third straight week. Jackson, for whom the Falcons hinted might play against the Jets on Monday night a few day earlier, has not played since the opening drive of Week 2, after injuring a hamstring on a touchdown reception against the Rams, his former team. The Falcons also ruled out two other...

Rex Ryan calls on familiar face for help against Falcons defense

In week one, the Atlanta Falcons were shut down by a tough Saints defense and picked up their first loss. On Monday night, the Falcons take on the New York Jets and a face that might look familiar, but looks can be deceiving. Jets head coach Rex Ryan is tasked with trying to stop  Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and possibly Steven Jackson depending on how his health is holding up on Monday...

Falcons Injury Report, AKA The Walking Dead

Injuries are part of the game but man does the game hate the Falcons this year. I'm not going to list all the injuries the Falcons have had this season because, quite frankly, I just don't have that much time but let's take a look at this weeks injury report.   First of all, starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent will not...

Roddy White Suffers Setback with Sprained Ankle

Falcons receiver Roddy White (ankle) re-injured his ankle in the Sunday night game against New England, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report.Fantasy Spin:White played almost every down against the Pats, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be healthy until after their Week 6 bye ... at the earliest.

Falcons WR Roddy White suffered setback vs. New England

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. suffered a set back in his recovery from his high ankle sprain. He played his most action of the season against New England. He played 74 of 76 (97 percent) of the offensive snaps. “Yeah and I learned a very valuable lesson from that” White said. “I ain’t where I need to be yet.” Asked if he was 100 percent White said “I don’t know...

Falcons rule RB Steven Jackson out against Jets

getty images The Atlanta Falcons have ruled running back Steven Jackson out for Week 5′s game against the New York Jets. Jackson, 30, will be missing his third consecutive game. The Falcons have a Week 6 bye and Jackson is expected to be able to play following the bye. The Falcons did not have Jackson practice this week. Jacquizz Rodgers will tote the ball again this week. Thus...

Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets Preview

A win versus the New York Jets can build a little bit of momentum heading into the bye week.  (John Bazemore) For the first time under the current regime, the Atlanta Falcons find themselves two games under .500. Last week’s 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots put the Falcons on a two-game losing streak, which hasn’t happened since 2009. With the New York Jets coming to...

Rex on Gonzalez: 'I wish he would've retired'

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets have been pretty good against tight ends this season, but they haven't faced Tony Gonzalez yet. Jets coach Rex Ryan would just assume they keep it that way."Quite honestly, I wish he would’ve retired," Ryan quipped Wednesday, via "But man he still does it, tremendous receiver."Gang Green will be faced with...

Film Session: Falcons vs. Patriots (by Atlanta Falcons)

Film Session: Falcons vs. Patriots (by Atlanta Falcons)

Struggling Falcons look for turnaround vs Jets

The Atlanta Falcons are hurting - on the field and in the standings. There's not much they can do about the injuries. If they don't start winning, they can forget about those Super Bowl hopes as well. The Falcons (1-3) are two games below .500 for the first time in the Matt Ryan era and mired in their first losing streak since 2009 going into Monday night against the New...
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