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Playoff hopes erased as New Orleans Saints falter at home

Despite a difficult campaign this season the New Orleans Saints were given a final chance to earn themselves a spot in the postseason this week . All that stood in their way was Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, a team that had been 1-5 in its last 6 trips to the big easy. Despite a huge play from special teams on the opening kick and a quick 7-0 lead for New Orleans it would be...
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Saints Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Falcons

The defense did a decent job against the run (81 yards, 3.7 per carry) and kept the Saints and underperforming offense longer than most of us expected. I wouldn’t say this was a good performance by any means but we saw some good things. That said the unit produced no sacks and no turnovers, so when you compare that to what the Falcons did it’s pretty night and day. On to the...
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Atlanta Falcons survive Saints, set up divisional showdown

For the second time this year, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 30-14 in a game where both teams had everything to lose . With a win and a Panthers loss, the Saints (6-8 entering the week) could have clinched the NFC South on Sunday , rendering week 17’s games useless. That’s no fun. This is the part of the season where you want to be playing for something...
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Falcons and Panthers to Play for NFC South Title in Week 17

By virtue of the Carolina Panthers win over Cleveland and the Atlanta Falcons victory over New Orleans, these two teams will match up in a winner take all game next week in Atlanta. Matt Ryan and the Falcons went into the Superdome and handed the Saints their fifth consecutive home loss, eliminating New Orleans from playoff contention. For his part, Ryan put up yet another stellar...
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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Not Fined For Hit On Falcons QB Matt Ryan

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds made it known Friday that he wasn’t fined for his hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan last Sunday. Jason Worilds said he did not get fined for his penalized hit on Atl QB Matt Ryan. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) December 19, 2014 Worilds, who had sacked Ryan on 2nd […] Steelers LB Jason Worilds Not Fined For Hit On Falcons...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan Gets Crushed With Clean Hit; Steelers Get Flagged Anyway (Video)

It might be early in the day, but go ahead and credit the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most crushing hit of the day. During the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Jason Worilds absolutely destroyed Matt Ryan with what appeared to be a perfectly clean tackle. This embed is invalid" /> The hard hit caused Ryan’s...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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