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Quinn getting message of starting fast through to Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn has been trying to get the Atlanta Falcons to start games fast. His message seems to be taking effect. In Sunday's blowout win over Houston, the Falcons did as he instructed, avoiding a sluggish first half by taking care of the ball on offense and taking it away on defense. ''For us, it was going to be about the ball, so for us to be plus...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tevin Coleman may be back at practice Wednesday

The Atlanta Falcons are rolling right along, even without rookie running back Tevin Coleman. Fortunately, it's been Devonta Freeman who has not only stepped up, but has dominated in Coleman's absence.While Coleman is fighting to return back from a fractured rib he suffered against the New York Giants in Week 2, the Falcons got some good news according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 players who helped seal the Atlanta Falcons’ fourth win

The Houston Texans struggled offensively and defensively against the Atlanta Falcons. If it wasn’t for three late touchdowns, the Texans would have been shut out. The Texans had more passing yards (374) and total yards (428) than the Falcons. However, the Falcons still controlled both sides of the ball. Here are three players that troubled the Houston Texans AROUND COVER32 Gut...
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Devonta Freeman is scoring touchdowns at a historic rate

Not since 2005 has an NFL running back scored as many touchdowns in the first quarter of the season as Devonta Freeman, who now has seven rushing touchdowns in four games for the Atlanta Falcons. Almost all his production has occurred in the past two games. Against both the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 and then again on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Freeman scored three touchdowns...
Via Sportsnaut
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Watch: Falcons score TD after Arian Foster stripped by teammate

It’s just mind boggling how a play like this happens. Arian Foster had the ball knocked out of his hands by one of his offensive linemen and then Desmond Trufant was off to the races for the Atlanta Falcons… Arian Foster with a strange fumble.. Scooped up by Desmond Trufant who takes it to the HOUSE! #HOUvsATL — NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2015
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How Good are the Atlanta Falcons?

Atlanta Falcons (3-0) View image | Power Ranking: 5 Click to see full power rankings Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have looked like the best QB-WR combo so far this season, as the Falcons have the second-best passing attack in the NFL, averaging 305.3 YPG through the air so far. Dan Quinn has started his head coaching career at 3-0, and the Falcons seem to...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons: 2015 Week 4 NFL Pick

Houston Texans (1-2) at Atlanta Falcons (3-0) I had the Falcons as one of the least talented teams in the league on paper going into the season, but they’ve started 3-0. What’s gone differently? Well, the Matt Ryan to Julio Jones connection hasn’t just been great, it’s been record breaking, as Jones has caught 34 passes (most in the first 3 games of the season in NFL history...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Will Devonta Freeman take the starting running back job?

Devonta Freeman (24) runs with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. The Falcons beat the Cowboys 39-28. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports In the off-season the Atlanta Falcons and new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan were looking for which of their two young running backs would emerge. While both gave strong efforts, the starting...
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Friday web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

A closer look at the Falcons' defensive line rotation Dallas running back Randle (21) leaps over Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Jackson (94), Grady Jarrett (97) and William Moore (25) ... Jones Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for his performance through the month of ... Can Atlanta Falcons WR...
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NFL Notes: Antone Smith, Bears, Ravens, Seahawks & Texans

Antone Smith According to Adam Schefter, free agent RB Antone Smith is now “full go” to resume football activities, as he has now recovered from his lingering hamstring injury. It is worth mentioning that Smith was released from the Falcons this past offseason with an injury settlement. Bears QB Jay Cutler returned from a hamstring … The post NFL Notes...
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Atlanta Falcons: What is Wrong with Roddy White?

Wide receiver Roddy White was a model of consistency for the Atlanta Falcons from 2007 to 2014. Over that time, the former first-round draft pick broke a number of franchise records including most career receptions (765) and total touchdowns (62). Along with those numbers, White was a virtual ironman--playing in all 16 games in each of his first eight NFL seasons. But a high...
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Chris Redman Will Represent UofL In ACC Class Of Football Legends

Former Louisville Cardinal quarterback Chris Redman will represent UofL in the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Class of Football Legends the league announced on Tuesday. Redman and Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn, Georgia Tech coach Bobby Ross and Miami running back Clinton Portis will join 10 other all-time greats as honorees […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Falcons Release Veteran OT Tyler Polumbus

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve released veteran OT Tyler Polumbus to make room for TE Mickey Shuler, who signed to a contract. Polumbus, 30, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2008. He has since played for the Lions, Seahawks and Redskins. The Falcons signed … The post Falcons Release Veteran...
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Leonard Hankerson runs Falcons' Twitter, loves some Grey's Anatomy

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is obviously enjoying his time with the Atlanta Falcons. Even more importantly, he's probably enjoying the 3-0 start for his team. Recently, the 26-year-old took over the Atlanta Falcons' Twitter account to answer questions from fans. Below you can find some of the best questions and answers, including Hankerson admitting that the only show he watches...
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Falcons Re-Sign TE Mickey Shuler

Jason Bernstein, the agent for TE Mickey Shuler, announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that his client has signed with the Falcons. Congratulations to TE @Mickey_Shuler for signing with the Atlanta #Falcons! — Jason Bernstein (@J_Bernstein) September 29, 2015 On Sunday, veteran TE Jacob Tamme sustained a concussion, so this move is likely to bolster their … ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Falcons Schedule 2015: Atlanta Football Game Dates & Start Time

The Atlanta Falcons have suffered through two of the worst years in their franchise history over the past two seasons. The 2015 season is bringing new hope to Atlanta with a new running back in Tevin Coleman, a healthy Roddy White and the continued improvements of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Atlanta appears to be a team that could surprise a lot of people in 2015. A difficult late...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Leadership, Atlanta Falcons’ style

Three late comebacks in three games! It make you wonder whether the Atlanta Falcons are good and getting better, or just outperforming their limited ability. It’s my opinion that it’s the former and here is my reasoning. AROUND COVER32 Gut Reactions: Five things that became clear after Week 3 of the NFL season Tweetcap: How did Week 3 of the NFL season play out on Twitter...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

So Mercedes Benz is official Naming Partner for Atlanta MLS team stadium

    A lot of construction is going on in Downtown Atlanta.  Condos along with Hotels and street renovations all taking place.  All of those things are great but the biggest and most talked about construction going on in Atlanta, GA involves the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons and new Major League Soccer team Atlanta United FC.  This state of the art stadium will have a retractable...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman makes case to remain Falcons’ starting RB

The Atlanta Falcons were disappointed that rookie running back Tevin Coleman would miss this week against the Dallas Cowboys, but they came away with a very intriguing question. That question is about who they will start at running back when Coleman is back on the field and able to play again. Devonta Freeman ended up starting in his place and came through with an absolutely monstrous...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons legitimate NFL playoff contenders?

The Atlanta Falcons have gotten off to a quick 2-0 start this season with wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. They won those two games by a combined six points and it is time to figure out whether or not the Falcons are legitimate playoff contenders in the NFC moving forward. Dan Quinn is in his first year as the Falcons’ head coach and has already made a huge...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: The most beautiful women to ever wear an Atlanta Falcons jersey

It’s friday and I think we all need a nice sendoff into this awesome weekend. And as we all know, if there’s one thing that beats a gorgeous woman, it’s a gorgeous woman in a Falcons jersey. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 3 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 3 QB Rankings: Who’s at the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: New offensive line leads the way to a promising season

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws the ball behind the block of Jake Matthews (70) at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz – USA TODAY Sports Fans of the Atlanta Falcons can breathe a sigh of relief and rest easy knowing their offensive line is finally creating a solid wall for quarterback Matt Ryan. Through week two they have allowed only two total sacks...
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Warrick Dunn still giving to back to community after NFL career

With all the negative news surrounding professional football players, it's always good to find a way to focus on the positive. And there really are a lot of public personalities doing good work within the community.We mainly hear about Russell Wilson's community work in Seattle and what Tim Tebow has done while using his faith as a guide to help those in need.Here's a relatively...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Witten couldn’t walk Monday, confident he’ll play on Sunday

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is as tough as nails. The veteran was reportedly unable to even walk on Monday, due to a couple sprained ankles and a sprained knee. “Talk about a tough dude,” quarterback Brandon Weeden said, via The Dallas Morning News. “I heard he couldn’t even walk in here on Monday and he’s doing pretty good.” He spent most of his day...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julio Jones makes incredible catch over defender

It’s deja vu all over again for the New York Giants, as they watched a fourth quarter lead evaporate for the second straight week. This time, it was the Atlanta Falcons who traveled to the Northeast and broke the hearts of Big Blue and its fans. One of the reasons for the win by the Falcons was the play of wide receiver Julio Jones, who had a career high 13 catches on the day...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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