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The Atlanta Falcons don't need much motivation for their rematch with the New Orleans Saints.
However, they've done a good job of giving the desperate Saints more reason to get amped up for this contest.
The Falcons look to avenge their lone defeat by trying to avoid a fifth consecutive loss to the Saints on Thursday night at the Georgia Dome.
Atlanta (10-1) was rolling along at 8-0 when New Orleans ended that run with a 31-27 home victory Nov. 11. The Falcons were held to 46 rushing yards, settled for two field goals inside the red zone and turned the ball over on downs late in the game from inside the Saints' 5-yard line.
Though Atlanta bounced back from that defeat with two close victories to maintain the NFC's best record, some Falcons believe they were the better team at the Superdome.
"It's not like they came out here and won a game," said Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who caught seven passes for 114 yards in that contest. "I think we ki...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons head coach Mike Smith presented right cornerback Dunta Robinson with the teams defensive game ball for his performance in Sundays 24-23 win over Tampa Bay.
Robinson ranked second on the team in tackles with six, had one of the units two sacks, registered two tackles-for-loss and added a quarterback hurry.
Earlier this season Robinson had said that he...
You have to give credit where credit is due and the New Orleans Saints have found a way to dig themselves out of a 0-4 hole and crawled back to a respectable record.
The playoffs aren’t out of the question for Drew Brees and company, but a brutal schedule could leave the Saints on the outside looking in.
With only a handful of games remaining, the Saints are only one game out of...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith have a busy few days coming up. Thursday night, they will play a crucial game against the Falcons in Atlanta. Friday morning, they will be in Washington, D.C., as part of their appeal of suspensions handed down in the Saints' bounty scandal. ESPN.com reported that the NFL Players Association will...
The Falcons are in much need of defensive line help. They recently released defensive end Ray Edwards as he immensely underperformed over the last two seasons.And if you remove John Abraham from the mix, no one on the Falcons has more than 3.5 sacks this season. So with the news that the Eagles have released Jason Babin, some might think the Falcons will be a front runner for his...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Leading the NFC with a 10-1 record isn't nearly enough to satisfy Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.
His team is playing too many close games and still making too many mistakes for Smith to say that Atlanta is one of the NFL's few elite teams.
He will only say that if the Falcons keep winning, they will put themselves in position to earn a top...
The New Orleans Saints bus was allegedly egged...by Atlanta airport employees.
First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!!#WhoDatNation— Will Herring...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
On the verge of clinching their division before December, the Atlanta Falcons don't look so dominant when their longest, most intense rival is on the field with them.
The New Orleans Saints have won four straight and 11 of 13 in the series, including a 31-27 home win over Atlanta on Nov. 11. It remains the only loss for the Falcons (10-1), who otherwise have dominated the NFC...
Atlanta Falcons (10-1) face off against their hated rival New Orleans Saints (5-6) in prime time on Thursday Night.This game is the second match up of the season for these two teams. In their earlier matchup, the Saints were able to hand the Facons their only loss of the season so far.Something the Falcons have not forgotten. The Falcons are out for revenge and this time the game...
Drew Brees and Matt Ryan are two of the top fantasy options at the quarterback position in week thirteen. The Saints struggle on the road and the Falcons excel at home which leads us to believe that the Saints may be throwing a little more thus leading to Brees being ranked ahead of Ryan this week in my rankings.
RGIII has a date with the New York Football Giants on Monday...
Are these Atlanta Falcons Dirty Birds? Because it’s hard to imagine Matt Ryan, Michael Turner or Roddy White as one.
When the Atlanta Falcons made their Super Bowl run in 1998 with Chris Chandler and Jamal Anderson, they picked up the nickname “Dirty Birds”. It mostly stemmed from their style of play. Simply put, it was dirty. They would beat you up on offense with their...