Packers report card: Offense bails out passing defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Handing out grades following the Green Bay Packers' 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 of the 2014 season: Passing Offense: A Aaron Rodgers' 100th career regular-season start was a lot like many of his first 99 starts. Given Atlanta's passing defense is one of the worst in the NFL, Rodgers took the Falcons apart in the first half and got the Packers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons vs. Packers: Saturday (Sunday) Scoop

The Green Bay Packers finally get an appearance on Monday Night Football this season as they host the Atlanta Falcons to kick off the December portion of their schedule.  The Packers are 6-0 at home and are playing some inspiring football over the past month.  With big wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, the Packers must be taken seriously and especially...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense. Atlanta will need to build on that win to help give the Falcons' defense a chance in Monday night's game at Green Bay. Led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers rank second in the NFL in scoring. The Packers (9-3) have scored...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Browns-Falcons Preview

There have been several surprises and disappointments throughout this wild NFL season. We’ve witnessed bizarre moments and matchups as well. I’m not sure that a 6-4 team currently in last place has ever played a 4-6 team that is currently in first place in their respective division. Somehow the Browns have been one of the feel-good stories this year, yet are in last place in...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Falcons back at practice after week off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off. A look at the standings also gives them a reason to be hopeful. Amazingly, the Falcons are still in the mix despite a five-game losing streak. No one in the NFC South has a winning record midway through the season. The New Orleans Saints (4-4) lead pro football's weakest...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta's running game shows definite improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week. Ryan prefers to recognize another group that isn't getting quite so much attention. The running game. A point of emphasis throughout the offseason...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football Breakdown

Tonight we have a battle of two NFC South teams, one of which can't put points on the board and the other has played some really bad defense. The Bucs are 0-2 after a 20-14 loss to the Panthers and a 19-17 loss to the Rams. The Falcons are 1-1 with a 37-34 OT win against the Saints and a 24-10 loss to the Bengals.#453965631 / gettyimages.comAfter a great comeback win against the...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the Atlanta Falcons to Start Leaning on Jacquizz Rodgers a Little More

When fans of the Atlanta Falcons watched running back Jacquizz Rodgers put the spin move on the Saints Sunday and dash in to the end zone from 17 yards out to give their team a 31-27 lead over rhe New Orleans Saints they went a little crazy. They had every right to go crazy too.Not only were they ahead, but they were getting a glimpse of the future of the Atlanta running game.via...
Via FatManWriting
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Jacquizz Rodgers Breaks Multiple Tackles for a 17-Yard Madden-esque TD Run

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have put on a show in their Week 1 matchup, but the highlight of the game came from Falcons’ running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Trailing by three points in the fourth quarter, Matt Ryan handed the ball of Rodgers who weaved his way through the Saints defense en route to a 17-yard touchdown. That looked more like a Madden run than a NFL play...
Via Standing O Sports
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Have Discussed The Possibly Signing FB Vonta Leach

  According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons have discussed the idea of signing veteran FB Vonta Leach to a contract. Ledbetter projects the Falcons to keep four running backs including Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith and Devonta Freeman, so there could be room to add a fullback. Leach mentioned a month ago that has received...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Falcons fall to Titans, but starters impress

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons enjoyed an early 17-3 lead on Saturday, but fell to the Tennessee Titans in the Georgia Dome, 24-17. The loss drops Atlanta to 1-2 this preseason, with one game left to go in Jacksonville next week against the Jaguars. Here are four observations from the Falcons' loss to Tennessee: 1. DEVIN HESTER SURE LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOING TO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN ATLANTA...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who were the top playmakers from the Atlanta Falcons’ offense in week 1?

It’s always great to come out with a win, even if it’s just the pre-season. Hopefully, this gives the Falcons some confidence moving forward. The team played generally well, although there were definitely a fair share of problems, namely a boatload of penalties and the first team pass defense and a very weak special teams game. While the offense only produced one touchdown, there...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp Notes: What We Learned From Beating the Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons were able to score early and allow their defense to prevent Miami from taking the lead in a 16-10 win on Friday night. Solid play early by quarterback Matt Ryan, coupled with second and third team players making contributions were key in the team’s first preseason game of the year.The team in general was able to show improvement over last season. Here are a...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons camp: Four observations from Monday workout

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- On Tuesday, the Falcons will board a flight to Houston in preparation for some joint practices/Saturday preseason game with the Texans. On Monday, the Falcons completed one of their last Georgia-based afternoon sessions of training camp, which breaks in seven days. That alone should get the juices flowing for those who can't wait for the regular season to begin...
Via Fox Sports South
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Traing Camp Notes: What We Learned From Beating the Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons were able to score early and allow their defense to prevent Miami from taking the lead in a 16-10 win on Friday night. Solid play early by quarterback Matt Ryan, coupled with second and third team players making contributions were key in the team’s first preseason game of the year.The team in general was able to show improvement over last season. Here are a...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Battles: Running Backs

Devonta Freeman is gaining a lot of momentum so far in camp. The all-purpose back out of Florida State had a impressive showing in the Falcons first preseason game (107 total yards). However, as we head into another week of camp, Freeman is still #3 on the depth chart. Jacquizz Rodgers is getting the reps with the #1 offense, but is being pushed hard from his back-ups. It is a likely...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for tonight: Falcons vs Dolphins

The Falcons kick off preseason game action tonight in the Georgia Dome when they welcome the Miami Dolphins in for a 7:00PM start. Both teams are coming off disappointing seasons last year, and both have made significant organizational changes they hope will bear fruit. For Falcons fans, just seeing the team on the turf of the Dome is exciting enough, especially as we put last year...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year and...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Atlanta Falcons to Avoid

Jacquizz Rodgers (24 years old, 4th season in the NFL, contract expires end of 2014)Jacquizz Rodgers has been the bane of my FF-existence for a couple of years now. I don't know how in the world he got to be a 'hopeful' for the Falcons, or for Fantasy Football GMs, from day-one. No matter how poorly Jacquizz plays...the Falcons stick right with him, wasting opportunities that could...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons get back to their 2012 form?

All of us would like the Falcon’s to repeat the success they had in 2012, and bounce back from last season’s car-wreck. Missing the Superbowl by less than 5 yards is one of the most disappointing instances in recent Falcons’ history, if not of all time. If this year’s team expects to achieve relative success in comparison to the Falcons’ team that should have made the Superbowl...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Outlook

Matt Ryan may have lost Tony Gonzalez to retirement, but he will get a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones and Roddy White back!  Sure the Atlanta Falcons face some stiff competition in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers (sorry Buccaneers fans), but when this offense is healthy, there is no stopping them!Be sure to read our Julio Jones Effect on...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Previews: Running Backs look to improve 2014 output

The Atlanta Falcons’ running back corps is coming off of a dismal 2013 — one in which the team finished dead last in the NFL with a paltry 77 rushing yards per game. A lot of blame could be thrown at the offensive line, and rightfully so, but the running backs weren’t particularly impressive in their own right. The Falcons invested heavily in the offensive line this offseason...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints have the edge over the Atlanta Falcons

The first of my in-depth looks at the regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on the hated arch-rivals – the Atlanta Falcons. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Falcons to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and the games against the Falcons...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

Offensive projections for the 2014 NFL season: Atlanta Falcons

This offseason the Falcons spent a majority of their money and draft picks to beef up their offensive and defensive lines. While these transactions aren’t viewed as the “sexy” picks they are the directly effect the production of the skill players. This season the addition of Jake Matthews, Jon Asamoah on top of the return of Sam Baker and Mike Johnson from injuries gives the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Option to use Hester at WR position? Grade “C”

The return game for the Falcons has looked like a revolving door for 2013. Jacquizz Rodgers took on the role of kickoff returner for the most part of last year, and after a concussion knocked him out of the game for the rest of the season, Jason Snelling stepped in. Harry Douglas and Robert McClain took turns at punt returning but didn’t leave too much of an impression. It was...
Via cover32 - Falcons
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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