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The Atlanta Falcons, even after dismantling a major rival on NFL Network to go to 11-1 on the season, still can’t get any respect. Why do the Atlanta Falcons get no respect? Well, you might be surprised that it has a lot to do with psychology. The theory known as social attention holding potential explains why the Atlanta Falcons get no respect. The definition of the term from evoyage.com “Refers to the quality and quantity of attention others pay to a particular person. This is strictly a human behavior. When group members bestow a lot of attention on an individual, that individual rises in status. Ignored individuals are banished to low status.” and I know I’ve probably lost a few of you.… Read more
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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons move to 11-1 with the win over Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. Ryan did just enough to get his team their 11th win. He completed 18 of the 35 passes he threw for 165 yards and 1 touchdown. The Falcons defense were on a shopping spree picking off Brees 5 times and putting a halt to his games with a touchdown pass at 54. The Falcons defense...
The Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up the fifth division title in franchise history with a month to go in the regular season.
The Falcons (11-1) clinched the NFC South on Sunday when Tampa Bay lost at Denver 31-23, handing Atlanta its second division championship in three years. With two more wins, it would secure home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.
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An Atlanta airport employee who allegedly egged the Saints team bus reportedly will be punished for his Wednesday night shenanigans.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up the fifth division title in franchise history with a month to go in the regular season.
The Falcons (11-1) clinched the NFC South on Sunday when Tampa Bay lost at Denver 31-23, handing Atlanta its second division championship in three years. With two more wins, it would secure home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.
The Falcons moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South and dealt a big blow to the Saints (5-7) and their fading playoff hopes. William Moore had two of the five interceptions...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith said that he slept for an hour and a half following Thursdays 23-13 win over New Orleans that pushed the Falcons to an NFC-best 11-1 and so the answer was, no, he would not watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday at Denver.
If the Broncos prevail, then the Falcons would clinch the NFC South title their second in three seasons before they played...
The Atlanta Falcons moved to the brink of clinching a division championship.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints wound up with egg on their faces.
After racing to a 17-0 lead, the Falcons turned to their defense to make it stand up, picking off five of Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak in a 23-13 victory over the Saints on Thursday night.
Boy, did Drew Brees lay an egg against the Atlanta Falcons.
Five interceptions for the first time in his career.
The end of his NFL-record touchdown streak.
And a timing mistake that cost the Saints dearly.
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead, then turned to their defense to make it stand up. The result was a 23-13 victory Thursday night that pushed Atlanta to the brink of a division...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons jumped out to a big lead and held on to bury the New Orleans Saints, 23-13, Thursday night in the Georgia Dome. Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez scored touchdowns, as the Falcons improved to an NFL-best 11-1 and crushed the Saints' slim playoff hopes. The Falcons' win snaps a four-game losing streak to their NFC South rivals. But it wasn...
The Atlanta Falcons had something to prove going into their matchup with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Earlier in the season, the Saints ended Atlanta’s unbeaten record and served the Falcons with their only loss of the season. Now frankly, Falcons really don’t need any motivation to face the Saints. These two teams have been bitter rivals for a long time. Regardless of...
Thursday Night Football has NFC South rivalry game on deck as the Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints.
Player View’s editor Adrian Glover and fantasy analyst Wade Thompson sat down to discuss the matchup.
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It only took 13 weeks to get a half decent Thursday night game on NFL Network. The Saints are taking on the Falcons in a game that could pretty much make or break their season. At 5-6 they don’t have much room for error. We like them +4 on the road, especially with how erratic Matt Ryan has been as of late.
A few other bets we like? Take the Eagles +10 against the Cowboys, the...