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Football Extra Points:
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 are coming off their bye week to face a Bears team that got destroyed last week by the 49ers. The Vikings started off hot but lost several games after Ponder started to turn the ball over. A weeks rest will help AP with his recovery and he'll be fresh to run the ball. If Ponder can manage the game against the Bears defense the Vikings will win this game.
The Bears were embarrassed last week on the national stage. Everyone got to see why Cutler is always so mad at his offensive line, they're terrible. Cutler covers up so many issues on offense it's crazy. Anyone that criticized Cutler for his a...
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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.
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...
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 Atlanta Falcons have listed wide receiver Julio Jones as
questionable for today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he continues
to deal with a lingering ankle sprain. The amount of playing time he receives
and the role he plays in the contest may depend on the pace of the matchup,
reports Jeff Darlington of NFL Network.
NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reported...
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...
TAMPA, Fla. -- Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Atlanta Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Ryan teamed with Julio Jones on an 80-yard TD in the third quarter, but the NFC South leaders found themselves trailing 23-17 after the Bucs marched for a touchdown, then forced a...
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...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Atlanta Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Ryan teamed with Julio Jones on an 80-yard TD in the third quarter, but the NFC South leaders found themselves trailing 23-17 after the Bucs marched for a touchdown, then forced...
*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...
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...
The Falcons extended their NFL-best record to 10-1 with a win in Tampa Bay on Sunday. But while the standings may tell you Atlanta is the team to beat in the NFC, some glaring flaws could keep them from realizing their championship dreams.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ passing attack rebounded from the five-interception performance of a week ago, airing it out for 353 yards on the...
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Atlanta Falcons escaped a close call for the second consecutive game to remain in the driver's seat in the NFC, outlasting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium for a 24-23 win that came down to the wire. The Buccaneers had a chance to take the lead on Connor Barth's partially blocked field goal attempt a few minutes earlier and...