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Kansas City Chiefs
As we close in on the season opener for the Falcons one thing is crystal clear. Both the Falcons and the Chiefs will rely heavily on their young players to get the job done. Not only are they being relied upon, but these young players are going to make their presences felt in a big way on Sunday.
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For Atlanta it all starts on the defensive side of the ball. 2011 Third round pick Akeem Dent is now the starter in place of Curtis Lofton at MLB. Dent is only in his second year in the league after being Atlanta's best special teams player last year as he picked up 20 tackles and forced two fumbles. Dent will be a big part of the defense when they take the field on Sunday. The Chiefs are getting star RB Jamaal Charles back from a knee injury and they also signed former Madden coverboy Peyton Hillis to back him up. Dent will have a full load when it comes to stopping the run and he'll gladly take on that challenge. The Falcons DTs like...
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The Atlanta Falcons signed cornerback Dominique Franks and waived-injured wide receiver Tim Toone Thursday. Franks was selected as a fifth round draft choice (135th overall) by the Falcons in the 2010 NFL Draft.
In two seasons, the 6-0, 197-pound defensive back recorded 22 tackles (14 solo) with three interceptions and six passes defensed. Last season, Franks posted 20 tackles...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones lived up to expectations in Week 1, physically dominating an injury-ravaged Chiefs secondary for six catches, 108 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Matt Ryan went to Jones early and often, hitting him three times on the opening drive. The second-year receiver is going to be a tough cover every week, especially with Roddy White on the other side and...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and the Atlanta Falcons pounded the short-handed Chiefs 40-24 on Sunday.
Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores.
The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defense missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended...
2012 will hold a lot surprises for the Falcons, but one thing is virtually guaranteed: White will be the all-time pass catcher in Atlanta Falcon history.
Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a calf injury.
Grimes left in the fourth quarter and did not return. It was unclear which calf the six-year veteran injured.
The Falcons used their franchise tag on the Grimes in the offseason. Source: Sports Network Attached Thumbnails
KANSAS CITY, Mo. When all you've got in the fridge is a pack of bologna, a loaf of bread and a 4-month-old jar of mayo, it's a little tough to make filet mignon.
The NFL is a filet mignon league. Roddy White and Julio Jones are filet mignon receivers. Tony Gonzalez is the filet mignon of tight ends.
You're trotting out Jacques Reeves.
Matt Ryan is a filet mignon quarterback...
There is talk every season about which coaches are on the hot seat. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said you can leave his coach, Mike Smith, off that list.
Hes not on any hot seat, Blank told SN correspondent D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Coach Smith, he and Thomas (general manager Dimitroff), I particularly feel really blessedand I dont...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Julio Jones hauled in six balls for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Tony Gonzalez caught a touchdown pass against his former team for the Falcons (1-0), who were eliminated in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs by...
Last January after losing to the Giants in the playoffs, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said, "Our goal is to win rings, to get championships and eventually win a Super Bowl for this community. The Falcons made changes by bringing in new offensive and defensive coordinators.
So it's natural to assume that head coach Mike Smith could be on the hot seat this year...
Alright Falcon fans, here we go! I know it has been a few weeks, but I am ready to hit the ground running. My thoughts on the preseason are irrelevant, because I do not put much stock in anything I saw. I witnessed our new coordinators showing off some new schemes, but overall I was not floored. I am extremely optimistic this season because I cannot foresee a scenario in-which...
Often when people look to see if a team has improved, they will measure it with wins and losses. And while that is not a bad way to do so, it is not a true measure of a team’s ability. Because you’re not playing the same schedule year to year, and even the teams that you do play annually aren’t always the same quality as they were in previous years. Every NFL season brings...
Week One: Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs
Final Score: ATL 40, KC 24
Matt Ryan: 23-31, 299 passing yards, 3 TD passes - Matt Cassel: 21-33, 258 yards passing, 1 TD pass, 2 INT’s
Micheal Turner: 11 carries, 32 yards rushing - Matt Ryan: 3 carries, 25 yards, 1 TD - Jamaal Charles: 16 carries, 87 yards rushing - S. Draughn: 6 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD
After Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs head into Buffalo next Sunday with a few items that need some corrective measures. But one of them isn't at the quarterback position.