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Falcons’ return home spoiled by Browns in 26-24 defeat

  Despite the loss, the Falcons are miraculously still in first place in the NFC South. (Brynn Anderson) I took more time than usual to put this recap together because I couldn’t figure out what to say about this Atlanta Falcons team. And it’s not as if there’s a shortage of things to say. Any unflattering adjective fits the bill. This team manages to find ways to weasel...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan defends beleaguered Falcons head coach Mike Smith

Rumors have been swirling about the status of Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith’s job security. After his team’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, the speculation on Smith’s job got even more cloudy. The crazy thing about the Falcons is that they are still in the driver’s seat to win the NFC South. QB Matt Ryan admitted that the loss to Browns was disappointing, but doesn’t...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird is the Word Podcast: Falcons still on top at 4-7

ATLANTA -- It's a strange NFL world where every team in the AFC North is at least three games above .500, and every team in the NFC South is at best three games under .500. It's the first time in NFL history for both occurrences. What that means for the NFC South is this: Atlanta and New Orleans are tied at 4-7, and the Falcons still own the tiebreaker for first place. Why...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three head coaches who won't be with current team in 2015

We have roughly a quarter of the 2014 NFL season remaining and the races for divisional and wild card playoff spots begin to really heat up as December approaches. It has been a wild and unpredictable season in the NFL as we have come to expect over the years. While we have the teams competing for playoff spots, there are also those teams that have underachieved and have their head...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Soar Into First Place, Beat Carolina: 3 Things We Learned

First place. That is where the Atlanta Falcons stand after Sunday afternoon. If anyone told Atlanta head coach Mike Smith that after 10 games and a five game losing streak, these Falcons would be in first place at 4-6 on the season, he may have laughed. But the Falcons, two games below .500 are ahead of the New Orleans Saints, who lost to Cincinnati on Sunday.The 19-17 win over Carolina...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will another NFL coach be fired this season?

Through the first nine weeks of the NFL season, former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was the only major coaching casualty around the league. With some teams now coming to the realization that they may be out of contention for a playoff spot, there promises to be some rumors about coaches potentially getting their walking papers. Here is a look at some head coaches who...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints fans must see these five bold predictions for Week 8

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Saints
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2014 Regular Season Schedule

Head coach Mike Smith is confident his Falcons will return to the playoffs this season. (Kevin C. Cox) The NFL regular season schedule for the 2014 season has been released. After last season’s 4-12 campaign, the Atlanta Falcons have just two primetime games: Week 3 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football and Week 14 at the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith hopes Atlanta keeps creating turnovers

Falcons coach Mike Smith hopes his defense is finally starting to understand how to create takeaways. Despite being eliminated from playoff contention in a Week 11 home loss to New Orleans, Atlanta has four interceptions and eight fumble recoveries in three games since. Strong safety William Moore, rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux were...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith snaps at critics, defends Falcons' toughness

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The irony could not have been more apparent. About six minutes after New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks went unpenalized for a blow to the head on quarterback Matt Ryan in the second quarter, Falcons right tackle Jeremy Trueblood received an unnecessary roughness call for a blow to Hicks' head. The call wiped out a 12-yard gain that would have...
Via Fox Sports South
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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