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Lions-Falcons Capsule

DETROIT (5-2) vs. ATLANTA (2-5) at London Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Lions by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 4-3, Atlanta 2-5 SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 23-21 LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Lions 31-18, Dec. 22, 2012 LAST WEEK - Lions beat Saints 24-23; Falcons lost to Ravens 29-7 AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 10, Falcons No. 25 (tie) LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH ...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Old Man's Picks - Week 8

San Diego Chargers (+7.5) at Denver Broncos (Thursday Night)Hopefully this game will be like the last two Thursday night contests, competitive. The Old Man took Rivers and company at home last Sunday with the opinion that they might lose the game. This week The Old Man goes in feeling they will lose the game, even though they give Denver fits. Denver is looking good and Manning is...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

FPPG: Run, DMC!

Through seven weeks, our Position vs. Fantasy Defensive Points Allowed tool is solidifying as a tool to help you find good matchups. It'll keep getting stronger as the weeks go by, and we'll have less reason to say things like, "But they played against Peyton Manning last week – of course their numbers are horrible!" As always, please remember that the players...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Eight

RECORD LAST WEEK: 11-9 OVERALL: 67-50-1 San Diego at Denver Start: Peyton Manning, QB, DEN Do not let the Chargers third ranked pass defense dissuade you.  Manning is a must-start at all times. Sit: Branden Oliver, RB, SD Oliver has been extremely efficient thus far, but the Chargers will find difficulty grinding it out in the mile high air. Detroit at Atlanta Start: Lions Defense...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 8: Halfway To Nowhere

Again, my pretties, no time for anything, as I'm traveling and working on business and have decks to present and people to talk to and sleep to not get. Let's just get through this and try to log another winning week, as those have been more common than not recently.San Diego at DENVER (-8)So much for the meme that Thursday night football is always terrible; the last two...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons seek 'home' advantage in faraway London

WATFORD, England (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are a long way from the Georgia Dome. But they are getting ready for a ''home'' game in London against the Detroit Lions. Reeling from a four-game losing streak and several injuries, the Falcons (2-5) are not out of it in the mediocre NFC South. The Falcons enter the week trailing the Saints (2-5) and Panthers (3-3-1). &...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons participating in a top Week 8 game to watch?

The leaves are turning. Halloween decorations are up throughout the neighborhood. And the days are getting shorter and shorter. What do those things signal? Football games are getting more and more important. This week certainly backs up that notion, as the NFL’s slate of games features plenty of match-ups with playoff implications. That may sound nutty in Week 8, but that’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Flacons QB Matt Ryan’s latest (and telling) 1-32 quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 8

The leaves are turning. Halloween decorations are up throughout the neighborhood. And the days are getting shorter and shorter. What do those things signal? Football games are getting more and more important. This week certainly backs up that notion, as the NFL’s slate of games features plenty of match-ups with playoff implications. That may sound nutty in Week 8, but that’s...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Atlanta Falcons fan sets Matt Ryan critics straight

One of the most annoying things that an NFL fan can do is to pin all of their hopes and dreams on their team’s quarterback. When something goes right and the team wins, the quarterback gets the credit. When something goes wrong and they get upset, it’s also all on the quarterback. News flash: there are 22 grown-ass men playing football on the field at a time and all of them...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Ravens have reclaimed their elite NFL status

Remember those 2010 and 2011 Baltimore Ravens? 12-4 records, no AFC title win? What about the 10-6 squad in 2012 that did win the Super Bowl? They may be easy to forget after a disappointing 8-8, non-playoff season in 2013. But that’s in the past. The Baltimore Ravens are now an elite team in the AFC. A 5-2 record is impressive. The defense is dangerous again, the team has put...
Via cover32 - Ravens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Halloween cartoon featuring Falcons QB Matt Ryan is funny because it’s true

If you’ve been paying close attention to the Atlanta Falcons this season then you already know that their offensive line has been decimated by injuries. Quarterback Matt Ryan got sacked five times yesterday by the Baltimore Ravens and it looks like things are only going to get worse from here on out. According to ESPN, the Falcons have lost an entire line’s worth of players...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Routed 29-7 by Ravens

Mike Smith’s tenure as head coach in Atlanta is coming to an end. (Gail Burton) Matt Bryant’s 57-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter bounced off the crossbar with a doink as if to signify the end of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 season. The Falcons extended their losing streak to four after coming up short 29-7 to the Baltimore Ravens. Atlanta is now 2-5 with an 0-4...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens reach 1st place by dismissing Falcons

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Ravens are playing defense with the kind of swagger usually associated with a first-place team. Baltimore chased quarterback Matt Ryan all over the field, blanked the Atlanta Falcons over the first 52 minutes, and moved into the top spot in the AFC North with a 29-7 victory on Sunday. Elvis Dumervil and Pernell McPhee each had two sacks for the Ravens...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta at Baltimore: Three Things We Learned

Maybe someone needs to remind the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan the goal in the NFL is to move forward, not in reverse.This may sound like a broken record, but the Falcons lost another football game on Sunday, the fourth in a row since the team beat Tampa Bay 56-14. This loss, a 29-7 defeat at the hands of Baltimore, just proved how woeful the team has been over the course of the...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons, Ryan Struggle vs. Ravens

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 29-for-44 for 228 yards and threw one touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Ryan and the Falcons offense was pretty bad. Atlanta scored just one touchdown, averaging 3.9 yards per play in the game. At least Ryan did not throw an interception.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Tracker: Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens

Coming off a week where Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco threw for 5-touchdown passes, he found things a bit more difficult to start the game when he and his team mates hosted the Atlanta Falcons this afternoon.#457507494 / gettyimages.comAtlanta 7  Baltimore 29He hit tight end, Owen Daniels with a 5-yard touchdown pass toward the end of the first quarter. Flacco then found wide...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens out-prepare Falcons, 29-7…

The national media will summarize this game as a “defensive domination” by the Ravens over the Atlanta Falcons. That is a factual truth— but I would go an extra layer beyond the obvious and theorize that the Falcons were simply unprepared to play on Sunday. In other words, the Ravens were not as “dominant” as they thought, because the Falcons were dead ducks in the water...
Via Ravens Football Machine
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 7: Sunday 6 Pack of Plays

Sunday 6 Pack Record: 14-15-2 Baltimore Ravens vs Atlanta Falcons +6.5 Baltimore is coming home to play Atlanta on Sunday afternoon in a game of two teams heading in opposite directions. Atlanta is really banged up on the offensive line and has struggled ever since the injury bug hit. Matt Ryan has struggled away from the dome in his career. Atlanta is 2-4 ATS this year and just...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta at Baltimore: Five Things to Know

The numbers 3 and 18.Those two numbers will forever be linked between the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2008, those two numbers – first round draft picks – changed these two franchises.The Falcons used the third overall pick to take Matt Ryan. The Ravens moved all around the draft board before it snagged Joe Flacco. The results we all know about. Flacco has won...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons should emulate these 10 NFL teams on the verge of a dynasty

SPONSORED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY What is a dynasty? How many championships does a team need to rack up in a certain period of time to qualify? The Niners of the 80s and 90s come to mind with their perfect 5-0 Super Bowl record. So do the Cowboys and Steelers, two proud franchises with multiple titles and dominant runs of their own. How about right now in the NFL, who’s on the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens tickets 18% above season average for Falcons game

The Baltimore Ravens opened up a can in Week 6, absolutely crushing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. For a team that hadn’t been great away from a home, it was a statement game. They have a chance to make another statement in Week 7, when a suddenly desperate Atlanta Falcons squad comes to Baltimore in search of just their third win of the year. This “battle of the birds”...
Via Ravens Football Machine
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Continues to Face Pressure, Injury Issues

The challenges continue to Atlanta, as they travel to Baltimore and play against one of the top AFC teams left. A physically imposing unit has been beneficial from remaining healthy for the most part. Terrell Suggs looks rejuvenated, while Elvis Dumervil has been consistent throughout the year. With so many questions in Atlanta, they will be focused in salvaging something significant...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan named to the hot seat entering Week 7

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just six weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Seattle Seahawks  Sherman and the Seahawks chirped all offseason The Seahawks are probably going...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan’s latest 1-32 QB ranking is must see

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Falcons
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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