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5 questions Falcons must answer after Super Bowl collapse

The Atlanta Falcons had a 25-point lead and needed to navigate only 17-plus minutes in order defeat the New England Patriots and win Super Bowl LI. And given the way the game had gone to that point, fans in the ATL had already begun celebrating.But fate had a different plan and suddenly the Falcons found themselves on the wrong side of history.The Patriots would go on to score 31...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten biggest winners and losers from Super Bowl LI

It started out slow, moved into a one-sided affair and concluded as one of the greatest Super Bowls in memory. Super Bowl LI came down to the wire, capping off an otherwise dull postseason with a classic for the ages.Led by Tom Brady, the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, winning with a touchdown on the first drive of overtime. It was an epic championship game...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Five heroes and goats of Super Bowl LI

In a game as big as Super Bowl LI, there are always going to be some players who can look back with pride after doing themselves justice in the biggest moments of their career. There will also, inevitably, be others who will rue what went down and feel they could have contributed more. After the astonishing comeback by the New England Patriots and the shocking capitulation by the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrong call on extra point costs Patriots a point

New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was wrongly called for a penalty on an extra point in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.After the Atlanta Falcons scored their second touchdown to go up 13-0, they attempted their extra point. But Matt Bryant didn't even try his kick because McClellin had hurdled the line, resulting in a failed try. Unfortunately for New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Falcons will win Super Bowl LI

The Falcons are looking for their first Super Bowl win in franchise history when they take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Despite being the underdogs, here are 11 reasons why Atlanta will finally win its first championship.
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bryant finally makes Super Bowl at Age 41

HOUSTON (AP) -- When Matt Bryant trots on the field to attempt a field goal, often with the game on the line, he wants his mind to be filled with nothing but positive vibes. Sometimes, he'll imagine he's sitting on the floor, playing with his seven children. "When you're with your kids, there are no negative thoughts," Bryant said with a wistful look. "It kind of takes the edge off...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

When the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in Super Bowl LI, New England quarterback Tom Brady will take the field at age 39. That will place him among the oldest players ever to be on Super Bowl rosters, but he's not the oldest. In fact, there have been several players whose teams made the big one after the big four-oh. Let's take a look at the 25 oldest...
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: Atlanta takes 12-10 lead after Bryant field goal

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 12-10 in the second quarter after field goal by Matt Bryant. Following a safety when Russell Wilson fell into the end zone, Atlanta hit a big play to Taylor Gabriel for 37 yards and Bryant capped the drive with a 35-yard field goal. Seattle backup guard Rees...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons' Matt Bryant, 41, relishes first Pro Bowl selection

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Through his first 15 NFL seasons, this has been the time of year when Matt Bryant would look at the Pro Bowl voting and shake his head in disappointment. Finally, this was Bryant's year. Bryant, the Atlanta Falcons' 41-year-old kicker, made his first Pro Bowl team this week. His 24th career field goal of at least 50 yards may have finally convinced voters...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Eight NFL players who could be cut or traded in training camp

It is the lull time of the year in the NFL while teams get ready to begin training camp later this month. But as soon as the action starts, it will be go time for guys to perform their best and assure themselves a position on their team’s final 53-man roster come September. Not all players will make it, obviously. And we’re certain to see some surprise cuts and trades. Due...
Via Sportsnaut
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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