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Coming off of a last-second win over the Carolina Panthers, there is a lot to like and also a lot to dislike about how the Falcons performed. In the NFL you simply aren't going to go 16-0 and teams that you don't expect to challenge you will jump up and smack you in the mouth on occassion. That's what happened this week with the Panthers in the Georgia Dome. Let's take a look at the plus and minus of Sunday's performance by the Birds....
What to Like
- Dirk Koeter's use of different formations (Joe Hawley lining up at TE and at FB, Mike Johnson lining up at TE, Julio Jones dotting the I and Michael Turner lining up at FB). The Falcons saw some success with these formations in the first half and it's good to get stuff like this on tape just to make other teams have to prepare for additional things.
- Tony Gonzalez is ageless. So far in four games, Gonzalez has 26 receptions and is on pace for 100 for the season. He's still a go to guy when y...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its as if Michael Turner started the 2012 season under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter by dipping his toe in the water to check the temperature to see how it suited him.
Thirty-two yards in the first game followed 42 in the second for the player who led the NFC in rushing last season. But over the last two games, Turner has gotten the Falcons running...
During an interview with ESPN’s Sportscenter, Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas Decoud played “the meow game.”
“Fans of the movie “Super Troopers” will recognize what Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud did in this interview with ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” He played the meow game, and tried to insert the word “meow” as often as he could in a four-minute interview without...
Matt Ryan delivered in crunch time for the Falcons. He also delivered a message for the Panthers. Thanks to the bigleadsports.com for the GIF
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Juan Man’s Thoughts On Week 4
If you ask the Carolina Panthers, there was plenty of blame to go around for losing in the final seconds at Atlanta last Sunday.
From safety Haruki Nakamara, who blamed himself for the defeat, to coach Ron Rivera, plenty of mistakes were made that proved costly. Even quarterback Cam Newton shares culpability. His fumble that may have turned a first down into a fourth down with less...
ATLANTA -- Cam Newton's grey suit, checkered dress shirt and purple sweater were the final articles of clothing hanging in the Carolina Panthers' locker room Sunday evening.
They hung in perfect unison above the second-year quarterback's head, which was covered with a dark blue towel for 25 minutes following his team's 30-28 last-second loss to the Atlanta Falcons...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones didn't make his first catch of the afternoon until mid-way through the fourth quarter. He finished Sunday's game with just one reception for 30 yards.Fantasy Spin:Jones has been a bust since Week 1, hauling in just 10 catches for 111 yards over his last three contests. Jones will try to get back on track next week against Washington.
While Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he isn't second-guessing his decision making in Sunday's heartbreaking 30-28 loss to the Falcons, he is considering a change at free safety.
Haruki Nakamura had a nightmarish day for the Panthers. He had a hand in allowing all three Atlanta touchdowns, and the 59-yard reception by Roddy White when the Falcons were backed up at their 1...
Last week: 2 (+0)
Well, it wasn’t pretty, but the Falcons got their 4th win to become the NFL’s 3rd 4-0 team this season. Arizona is think is a complete fluke, but both Houston and Atlanta are for real and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see these two teams in the Super Bowl. Houston has the edge right now because none of their games have been really close. Plus...
While Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 25 passes
for 369 yards, wide receiver Julio Jones had only one catch for 30 yards Sunday
against the Carolina Panthers. The team had an explanation for the receiver’s disappointing
output, as offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter told reporters, including Dan Hanzus
of NFL.com, that Jones is dealing with the effects of...
ATLANTA -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn't confident that Cam Newton could pick up one yard. The Atlanta Falcons took advantage of Rivera's decision and put together a last-minute scoring drive that started on their own 1-yard line and ended with Matt Bryant's winning 40-yard field goal with five seconds to play in a 30-28 win over Carolina, Sunday at the Georgia...
Carolina Panthers’ receiver Brandon LaFell is still smarting from the heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The upstart target for Cam Newton didn’t feel like punting was the right choice in the waning moments of thier Sunday game. In the NFL it’s a game of inches, and pound of courage, they had the inches, just not the courage. Protecting a one point lead, the Panthers...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton held up the team bus after Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Falcons.
Cam Newton held up team buses for long time while sitting in locker room alone and setting record most lotion applied post shower.Nfl
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 1, 2012
Cam Newton also walked off while questions still being...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons are an imperfect 4-0.
That was the message from coach Mike Smith on Monday, one day after Atlanta's 30-28 win over Carolina.
Matt Ryan, whose health is crucial to the Falcons' continued success, was sacked a career-high seven times.
Smith said the defense gave up too many explosive plays to Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is delivering on his potential this season.
I’m still reeling from the amazing finish to the Falcons/Panthers game on Sunday. With mere seconds left and all the way at their own 2 yard line, the Falcons, or shall I say Matt Ryan and Roddy White with a little help from Matt Bryant’s leg, pulled off the kind of thing that makes last year’s non...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar says the Atlanta Falcons did something no team has done since at least 1981. Also: an Aaron Rodgers comeback, New England's rout, and the Cardiac Cardinals/Eagles strike again.