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Would the Atlanta Falcons fire Mike Smith if the season ended today?

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
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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...
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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...
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Atlanta Falcons Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
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Atlanta Falcons off Week 11 failures list, key players on Super Bowl contenders aren’t

Eleven weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
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Atlanta Falcons Power Rankings spot you wouldn’t have believed 3 months ago

Well, so much for everyone knowing what the NFL is all about. Eleven weeks into the season, the things people thought they knew a few weeks ago have been turned upside down, with teams rising and falling in dramatic fashion. And the way the league works, it’ll probably flip again during the stretch run. With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s...
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Atlanta Falcons freshly adjusted, quite interesting national confidence level

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately started to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
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Atlanta Falcons shocking surprises, huge letdowns, Bortles’ hot GF, more

We’re almost two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (sad trombone) and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who should be thinking about the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 11! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after...
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Atlanta Falcons fans must see these crazy bold predictions for Week 11

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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Atlanta Falcons fans will love Blake Bortles’ insanely hot girlfriend on Instagram

Right around draft time people were talking more about Blake Bortles’ girlfriend than they were about him. The former UCF star went No. 3 to the Jaguars (a surprise) and people searching to learn about the QB probably stumbled upon more pictures of his gorgeous lady friend than they did Bortles’ stats. In his first year in Jacksonville two things have gone terribly wrong. First...
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Atlanta Falcons should emulate 10 teams with a legit shot of winning the Super Bowl

Right now, there are 18 NFL teams that boast a winning record. Throw in the leader of the NFC South, since someone from that division has to make the playoffs, and there are 19 franchises that currently believe they have a shot of making a run down the stretch, rolling through the postseason and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona. They may think they have...
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Atlanta Falcons clear of Week 11 hot seat, four NFL head coaches not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just 10 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. Ron Rivera Rivera is right back where he was a year ago At the beginning of last year, Rivera...
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Atlanta Falcons Week 11 showdown claimed as a top NFL tilt?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only seven weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Two weeks before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan’s 1-32 NFL quarterback ranking that can’t be ignored

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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Atlanta Falcons affected by these 10 shocking NFL surprises in 2014 so far

Ten weeks into the season, the NFL has once again proven to be full of surprises. Nearly every week, something happens that almost nobody could have predicted, setting the stage for great drama game in and game out. But a few of these unexpected turn of events have stood out more than others; a few happenings have been more stunning than others. As cover32 breaks down the first 10...
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Atlanta Falcons evade latest NFL goats; some Super Bowl contenders don’t

Ten weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into...
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Atlanta Falcons compelling Week 10 Power Rankings spot a fair one?

It’s a crazy league. That’s the most accurate way to describe the NFL, especially on the heels of a week where the Steelers lose to the Jets, the Packers pound the Bears but would currently be on the outside looking in come playoff time, and the Browns worked their way atop the AFC North. Go figure! With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s...
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Atlanta Falcons curious national media confidence level after Week 10

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe early November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately started to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons rankings shake up, bold predictions, insanely hot Miami cheerleaders

We’re more than halfway through the NFL season (wait… what?!) and we’re getting an idea of the contenders and the pretenders. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Have fun watching Week 10! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 9 (READ) • QB Ratings...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Atlanta Falcons logo got redesigned by Disney?

Have you ever wondered what the Atlanta Falcons logo would look like if it got redesigned by Disney? Me too! Well today’s our lucky day, because some genius came up with this: Dumbo? Not what we would have expected, but ok. If you like this one you can find more like it here. You may also be interested in:What if the Atlanta Falcons logo got redesigned by Disney?Atlanta Falcons...
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Atlanta Falcons season could be impacted if these Week 10 bold predictions ring true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith squarely on the hot seat entering Week 10

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just nine 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. Mark Sanchez The Eagles playoff hopes are in Sanchez’s hands No other first-place team faces...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons announced as part of one of the NFL’s 10 best rivalries right now

Tonight, the Browns and Bengals face off in the battle of Ohio, a game that always gets the attention of pro football fans in the Buckeye State, but doesn’t normally register on the national scene. This time around, however, it’s a notable game, as both teams enter the second half of the season with five wins and in the AFC North mix. This is a sign of how things are in today’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Week 10 game announced as a top NFL tilt to watch?

November. It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached that part of the year, with only eight weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. A week after Halloween, there are big games involving teams that no one...
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Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan’s improbable 1-32 QB ranking halfway through 2014

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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