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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s very compelling newest 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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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan has 2 highest pick totals against Cardinals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan cringed on Wednesday when remembering his most recent games against Arizona's defense. In seven seasons as the Atlanta quarterback, Ryan's only games with more than three interceptions were his last two against the Cardinals. ''I appreciate you bringing it up,'' he said with a slight smile. Well, it's difficult to avoid. Ryan threw a combined nine...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Falcons Preview

The Arizona Cardinals defense is playing at a very high level. The offense is a different story, potentially putting the NFC West lead in jeopardy down the stretch. Heading to the Georgia Dome on Sunday seemingly provides that unit a good opportunity to get going despite facing a fellow division leader. Not only do the Atlanta Falcons have a record five games worse than Arizona ...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bet the Mortgage: Week 13, 2014 NFL Best Bets

When things went bad for us in the point spread picks last season, it snowballed. One bad week would lead to another and before you knew it, we were scraping the bottom half of our bankrolls with a half a season left. Week 12 presents a good sign for 2014. Coming off of our worst week of the year we combined to hit five of eight bets and both of us made profits. I still haven’t...
Via Zone Blitz
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Falcons Capsule

ARIZONA (9-2) at ATLANTA (4-7) Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 8-3, Atlanta 4-7 SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 16-12 LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Falcons 27-13, Oct. 27, 2013 LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Seahawks 19-3; Falcons lost to Browns 26-24 AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 4, Falcons No. 23 CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Week 13 NFL Pick

Arizona Cardinals (9-2) at Atlanta Falcons (4-7) The Falcons lost at home last week, but that hasn’t been the norm for them at home in the Matt Ryan/Mike Smith era. They are 31-21-1 ATS at home (38-15 straight up) since those two came in back in 2008, as long as Matt Ryan is healthy, including 7-3 ATS as home underdogs, as they are here. The fact that they lost last week actually...
Via The Football Fan Spot
12 hours 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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The Browns defense was able to slow down the high-powered Falcon offense, allowing just 24 points. The...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons News and Notes: Dealing With Loss to the Browns

The Atlanta Falcons took a step back toward reality on Sunday with the last minute 26-24 loss to Cleveland in the Georgia Dome. Despite the 18th touchdown thrown by Matt Ryan and the play of Julio Jones, the Falcons could not extend their winning streak to three games and inch closer to .500.Oddly enough, Atlanta is 4-0 in the NFC South division and 0-7 against the rest of the NFL...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons: Behind the Box Score

Brian Hoyer’s two late, fourth-quarter interceptions nearly gave the game to the Atlanta Falcons as Matt Bryant connected on a 53-yard field goal to give Atlanta the lead with just under 50 seconds to play. But Hoyer rebounded in the final minute, completing four straight passes, and engineering a flawless hurry-up offense to set up Billy Cundiff’s game winning 37-yard field...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from Sunday's Week 12 NFL action

The 12th Sunday of NFL regular season action lived up to the hype. From Tom Brady and the New England Patriots destroying a previously first-place Detroit Lions team at home to the Seattle Seahawks coming through big time in a must-win matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, the playoff race in both conferences just heated up a tad. This doesn’t even take into account some late...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Same Problems Cause Another Missed Opportunity for Atlanta

The lows continue to occur on a monthly basis for the Atlanta Falcons. In September, their defense allowed Teddy Bridgewater, Jerick McKinnon, and the Vikings offense to combine for 558 yards of total offense. Then in October, they allowed the Lions to go 70 yards downfield in forty seconds without any timeouts. Now they’ve managed to allow 463 total yards to the Browns, along...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Falcons drop stunner, lose to Browns on last-second FG

ATLANTA --In the span of 44 seconds, the feeling inside the Georgia Dome went from jubilation to agony. Matt Bryant's 53-yard apparent game-winning field goal was matched by Billy Cundiff, who nailed a 37-yard shot of his own to put the Cleveland Browns on top of the Atlanta Falcons, 26-24, with no time left on the clock. Here are four observations from Atlanta's heartbreaking loss...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns overcome self-inflicted wounds to beat Falcons 26-24

It seemed like nobody wanted to win this game. Better stated, nobody was willing to take it until the very last second. The teams traded possessions like crazy with the game in the balance. Matt Ryan yielded to his punter. Brian Hoyer threw not one, but two interceptions in the fourth quarter in his attempts to ice the game. One of those interceptions is about as unforgivable as...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan Helps Browns DL Paul Kruger Sack Him

The Atlanta Falcons were actually competitive in a game thanks to quarterback play, but not there own quarterback. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had three interceptions on the day, but was still able to lead his team on a game winning field goal drive at the end of the game (final score 26-24, Browns).Matt Ryan, on the other hand, didn't have a terrible day, but it certainly wasn...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones Scores First Touchdown Since Week Three

As bad as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have been playing this season if you drafted wide receiver Julio Jones it is hard not to insert the man in your fantasy line up. Guys as talented as him are capable of breaking out at any given time and could have an epic game when you least expect it.Against the Cleveland Browns he rewarded the fantasy owners that still had enough faith...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Week 12 NFL Pick

Cleveland Browns (6-4) at Atlanta Falcons (4-6) This is probably the game I have a least feel for this week. On one hand, the Browns are a little bit better than the Falcons and this line at 3 suggests that these two teams are even with homefield advantage. The Browns rank 17th in rate of moving the chains differential, moving the chains at a 70.40% rate, as opposed to 70.12% for...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Sunday two teams fighting for playoff spots will meet up when the Cleveland Browns travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Browns (6-4) and Falcons (4-6) each are within striking distance for playoff spots as the season moves along. Coverage of the game between these two will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 PM ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Odds: The Falcons are...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sleepers and busts for Week 12

Puzzled on who to start for you team this week? Check out our weekly rankings here. We’re past the bye week storm and fantasy skies are clear. There will be no more talk of storms and if you’re still here reading along then congratulations my friend, you’ve surviving the fantasy-life threatening catastrophe that has been the last three weeks. With only a mini bye week ...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record. They shouldn't have to. This one is on the NFL. The league should seriously consider realignment - or, at the very least, a revamping of the playoff system - to prevent a repeat of this looming postseason embarrassment: the Falcons or New Orleans Saints or whoever emerges...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons avoid Week 12 hot seat; Super Bowl contending head coach doesn’t

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Eleven 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. John Fox People in Denver are getting fed up with Fox He’s won three straight AFC West titles...
Via cover32 - Falcons
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Week 12: Falcons Fantasy Football Preview vs. Browns

The first-place Falcons are on the rise, although it hasn’t been shown from a fantasy perspective. It was somewhat of a disappointing performance against Carolina. The offense only scored one touchdown, while failing to put together long successful drives. Matt Ryan was unable to throw downfield, as the offense went more for a “dink-and-dunk” style. Hopefully that changes this...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons K Bryant might be having best season at 39

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Bryant shows his age a bit when trying to describe the feeling that comes over him before he goes out on the field to attempt a crucial field goal. ''Once you cross that line, it's kind of like `The Twilight Zone,''' Bryant said Wednesday, standing in a corner of the Atlanta Falcons locker room before practice. ''Things...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s newest, eye opening 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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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