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5 Things to Watch for During the Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons Game

The Dolphins have gotten off to a pretty rough start this preseason, finishing their first two games with a record of 0-2 against the Chicago Bears and the Carolina Panthers.However, when you take into account that the starting players have greatly outplayed their opponents' starters, it would indicate that the Dolphins current record is not an accurate picture of what the team's...
Via PhinManiacs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan heaps praise on Ndamukong Suh: 'He's a special player'

When the Atlanta Falcons head into their third preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, the team as a whole is obviously expecting to get their biggest test yet. The third preseason game is when the bulk of the starters tend to play the most, which is exactly what Matt Ryan was asked about Ndamukong Suh and the rest of Miami's defense. When the topic of Suh came up, Ryan didn...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week One DFS Cheat Sheet: Quarterbacks

1. Matt Ryan- Atlanta Falcons Vs Philadelphia Eagles (DK-7500) Matt Ryan is diffidently my favorite pick here.  In 2014 the Eagles where 28th in total defense giving up 6,009 yards and 25 points per game.  Expect a big day from Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.   2. Tony Romo- Dallas Cowboys Vs New York Giants (DK-7300) Tony Romo is in a similar situation as Ryan, playing at home...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: Falcons offense will be “explosive”

Julio Jones shredded defenses with regularity last season, and the fifth-year wide receiver is expecting more of the same for the Atlanta Falcons offense in 2015. In an interview of The Rich Eisen Show, Jones said the Falcons’ attack will be explosive under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. “It’s definitely gonna be different from the previous years, but I think...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones on Roddy White: 'I think Roddy will be Roddy in Week 1'

While wide receiver Roddy White will miss a few weeks due to minor elbow surgery, there's still a strong belief that he'll be ready by Week 1. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, both WR Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan apparently aren't sweating it, and expect the receiver to be out there right out of the gate. "I think it was in and out, just a scope," Jones told ESPN. "I...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan. Grossman, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2011, helped Chicago go 13-3 in 2006 and reach the Super Bowl. He's 26-22 in his career since getting drafted in the first round 12 years ago. He joins T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree in the competition for the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why this season will be special for the Atlanta Falcons

The secret is starting to get out of Atlanta. Usually people, outside of real Falcons fanatics, know that Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are pretty good football players but that is about all. Lately, there are a few others that are taking notice, however reluctantly. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran QB Rex Grossman Visiting With Falcons

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that veteran QB Rex Grossman is in Atlanta taking a physical for the Falcons. Previous had said that the Falcons coaching staff would like to upgrade their backup quarterbacks position, as there’s some question as to whether or not T.J. Yates is really the team’s preferred option as Matt Ryan‘s backup. Grossman, 34, previously found interest...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South QB Rankings: Where Does Matt Ryan Rank?

NFC South QB Ranking: 2 Read Full NFC South QB Rankings While Matt Ryan is arguably one of the best pocket passers in the NFL. Ryan threw for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014 with a 66.1% completion rate. The Falcons QB also threw 14 interceptions in 2014. For the past several seasons, Ryan has had to deal with a shaky offensive line, but his performance has still been up...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Matt Ryan needs fullback Collin Mooney

Who is Collin Mooney? Collin Mooney is a 6’4, 247-pound fullback who played college football for the Army Black Knights. He is their all-time single season rushing leader with 1,339 yards. He played for the Tennessee Titans during the 2012 and 2013 season. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two of the preseason Bold Predictions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White’s surgery could have him slipping to the third receiver slot

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is expected to have a minor surgery to clean up some loose particles in his elbow, and it could potentially have an impact on his spot in the lineup. While he reportedly is on course to return in time for the Week 1 season opener, the 33-year old wide receiver could be taking a backseat to wideout Leonard Hankerson. Reunited with his offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets have plenty to work on despite preseason win

NEW YORK (AP) Two preseason games in, and the New York Jets are truly a work-in-progress. On offense. Defense, too. And, special teams. The starters weren't sharp early and the Jets were called for an eye-popping 17 total penalties - including 10 in the first half - in a 30-22 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night. ''You aren't going to win ballgames having...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC Quarterback Rankings

1. Drew Brees Drew Brees is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, making him the top dog in the NFC South. Last season, Brees threw for nearly 5,000 yards and 33 touchdowns. Brees, however, did throw 17 interceptions and had 7 fumbles. The 36-year-old has been blessed with an exceptional offensive line, and he will look to Brandin Cooks to be his primary receiver. With all he...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Jets DL Leonard Williams Sacks Falcons QB Matt Ryan--Again!

The New York Jets have to be strong against the pass if they are going to compete in the AFC East (that Tom Brady guy and Ryan Tannehill are kind of good). Last season they were not too bad ranking 14th in yards allowed (3746), sixth in sacks (45), and tied for last with only six interceptions.Leonard Williams will probably not intercept too many passes, but he will certainly make...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Jets Rookie DL Leonard Williams Sacks Falcons QB Matt Ryan For A Safety

With two young guys on the defensive front already in Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson it came as a surprise to most when the New York Jets took another defensive lineman with the No. 6 pick in the draft, Leonard Williams from USC. Any who still thought he was a waste of a pick changed their minds Friday night when he sacked Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan for a safety.Well...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan comes through with second strong preseason performance

Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the Falcons' 30-22 loss to the New York Jets on Friday night. Ryan finished 4 of 5 for 75 yards, including a 60-yard completion to fullback Collin Mooney, and a 2-yard touchdown toss to Leonard Hankerson. Rookie Terron Ward also had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the Falcons' 30-22 loss to the New York Jets on Friday night. Ryan finished 4 of 5 for 75 yards, including a 60-yard completion to fullback Collin Mooney, and a 2-yard touchdown toss to Leonard Hankerson. Rookie Terron Ward also had a 4-yard...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons

It’s safe to say the New York Jets preseason opener against the Detroit Lions was not the greatest start to the season. Although Ryan Fitzpatrick showed poise and command of Chan Gailey’s offense in just one series, the rest of the offense looked lost, lead by rookie quarterback, Bryce Petty. The starting defense was also a let down. Missed tackles, poor paths to the football...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who to Watch: Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets

Justin Hardy: Hardy had some mixed results his first game against the Titans. Although he finished the game with a handful of nice catches and added 41 yards receiving he did most of his damage against the Tennessee back ups. He also dropped a couple of balls, one that led to an interception. Despite a few mistakes in his first NFL game, Hardy has earned praise from the likes of...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 82: A Ryan's dealt

On Thursday's episode of the Fantasy Football Helpers podcast, we mention Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and why he's a strong QB choice in DraftKings.com first ever $10 million contest. That's right. They're giving away $10 million total with $2 million going to the first place finisher. Link to original photo  
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good is the Falcons Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The Falcons have great depth at wide receiver and have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Matt Ryan, but their offensive line and running game worry me a little bit. Last year they averaged 93.6 yards per game, and with veteran Steven Jackson gone, it’ll be up to rookie Tevin Coleman and the...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players that surprised in the Atlanta Falcons first preseason game

The game last Friday between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans brought about quite a bit of optimism for the Falcons fan. Matt Ryan looked great  and in midseason form. Julio Jones was undoubtedly ready. The offensive line wasn’t a disaster like last year. The defense was ball hawking and playing good. There is a long way to go before this team is ready for prime time September...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons QB Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback. He does intend to use his legs more in the Atlanta Falcons' new offense. After Ryan took a brutal beating the last two years sitting in the pocket, the Falcons want to get their star quarterback moving around a bit more. He'll be rolling out, looking to make plays on the edge, and even getting the green...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons post game analysis

The Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans both out on a spirited first showing during their pre-season week one clash. Falcons’ fans would have been happy to see that none of that chemistry between Matt Ryan and star receiver Julio Jones has faded out. Their opening drive, Ryan connected with Jones three times, twice across the middle, en-route to a 13-yard touchdown grab. On...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Observations from the Titans’ First Preseason Game

Observation #1: Awful Pass Coverage View image | gettyimages.com Last season, the Titans struggled to stop the running game. Last night, they could not cover the pass. On the Falcons’ first offensive drive of the game, Matt Ryan threw the ball with great efficiency and marched his teammates straight down the field for a touchdown. Nothing against Matt Ryan, but he isn’t...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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