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Falcons' quirky rise to NFC South penthouse should be enjoyed

ATLANTA -- From a subjective-resume standpoint, the 2010 Seattle Seahawks aren't the worst team of this century to reach the NFL playoffs. That honor might go to the 2004 St. Louis Rams (8-8 overall; seven losses of 10 points or more, three defeats to sub-.500 clubs) or 2004 Seahawks (9-7 overall; four losses of 10-plus points, negative-point differential). But since Seattle's 2010...
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Browns vs. Falcons: Game Preview, Key Matchups and Prediction

This Sunday the 6-4 Cleveland Browns head to Georgia to take on the 4-6 Atlanta Falcons. With Atlanta holding a share of first place in the NFC South, and Cleveland ‘last’ in the AFC North, in which the division has pretty much got the same record (First place is Cincinnati at 6-3-1), the heat is […] The post Browns vs. Falcons: Game Preview, Key Matchups and Prediction appeared...
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FEMALE FRIDAY: Check out this super sexy Atlanta Falcons fan from Twitter

It’s Friday and the work week is finally almost over! If that’s not good enough to make your day, check out this super sexy Atlanta Falcons fan we found on Twitter: #Falcons pic.twitter.com/Nd1XEfMPbZ — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) November 17, 2014 Nice! Your move, Browns. You may also be interested in:FEMALE FRIDAY: Check out this super sexy Atlanta Falcons fan from TwitterAtlanta...
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Falcons activiate WR Drew Davis from PUP list

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have activated receiver Drew Davis from the physically unable to perform list. The Falcons (4-6) announced the move Friday heading into their game against the Cleveland Browns. Receiver Freddie Martino was waived to make room for Davis, who has 16 receptions for 216 yards and three touchdowns in 32 career games for Atlanta. He also has...
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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 as champion...
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Atlanta Falcons fans will love Matthew Stafford’s fiancée’s classy, stunning Instagram

Things are going pretty well right now for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. His team sits atop the NFC North at 7-3 and he’s had a pretty solid season even without a healthy Calvin Johnson for large parts of it. A showdown in New England awaits Stafford and the Lions this weekend, but with one of the NFL’s most stout defenses and an emerging star in Golden Date, Detroit has...
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Atlanta Falcons vs Cleveland Browns Preview

Desmond Trufant is expected to shadow Cleveland’s Josh Gordon. (Mike McCarn) The Atlanta Falcons haven’t played a true home game at the Georgia Dome in six weeks. But on Sunday, they return home to host the 6-4 Cleveland Browns. At 4-6, the Falcons are leading the NFC South. They’re riding a two-game winning streak with back-to-back road wins over division foes. In fact...
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Falcons Activate WR Drew Davis From PUP List, Cut WR Freddie Martino

The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they have activated WR Drew Davis from the physically unable to perform list and waived WR Freddie Martino. Davis, 25, returned to practice a few weeks ago after he was forced to begin the 2014 season the PUP list Davis, due to foot injury that required surgery during the summer. Davis signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Atlanta Falcons fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

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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Bird is the Word Podcast: In depth with Falcons' foes, the Browns

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 and in first place in the NFC South. The Cleveland Browns are 6-4 and tied for last place in the AFC North. No one will argue, though, that this is a classic matchup between a first- and last-place team. The Falcons have faced two of the the four AFC North opponents on their schedule this season, and came up short in Week 2 against the Bengals...
Via Fox Sports South
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Atlanta Falcons: Gordon's Return a Concern for Team

As if game planning for the upstart Cleveland Browns wasn’t enough, the Atlanta Falcons are now planning for the Falcons and the return of Josh Gordon.After 10 weeks, the stud receiver is now part of the Cleveland offense, which has had a misstep or two lately.Gordon returned to the Cleveland practice field on Wednesday and it appears he could be a major part of the Browns’ offense...
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Falcons sign veteran linebacker James Anderson

Today the Atlanta Falcons signed former Tennessee Titan linebacker James Anderson. Anderson is a very solid veteran who has spent time with Carolina, Chicago, New England and recently the Titans. @BradBiggs: Former #Bears LB James Anderson has been signed by #Falcons Anderson will add much needed veteran leadership to the Falcons linebacker core. Do you […] The post Falcons sign...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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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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Do the Atlanta Falcons have the best offensive line in the NFL?

Recently Robert Griffin III got into hot water over some comments he made about his Washington Redskins teammates. In essence Griffin said that quarterbacks don’t play well unless their teammates help out. Some people might read that as Griffin throwing his teammates under the bus, but he’s not completely wrong. If you don’t think having great teammates matters then try throwing...
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Falcons Sign LB James Anderson

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed LB James Anderson to a contract. The Falcons have signed veteran LB James Anderson. #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) November 20, 2014 Anderson, 30, signed with the Patriots in early June, but he was among the team’s final roster cuts before the start of the regular season. The Tennessee Titans later...
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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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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...
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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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Fantasy Fallout: NFL Week 11

QBs In a week where Peyton Manning and Tom Brady fell to the middle of the pack in fantasy QB values, my Matt Ryan and RGIII picks don’t look THAT bad...especially compared to QBs of similar status. I tried to WILL Matty Ice to a stellar performance, but the Falcon offense continues to stumble over itself.  RGIII missed DeSean Jackson on THREE go routes and then talked himself...
Via Football By Football
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Bird is the Word Podcast: Falcons' playoff push now seems real

The bad news is that the Atlanta Falcons are 4-6. The good news: 4-6 is good enough to be in first place in the NFC South. Let that sink in for a moment. At 4-6 with six games left in the regular season, the Falcons are the front-runners for the NFC South's playoff spot. Or are they? The Falcons are tied with the New Orleans Saints at 4-6. But since Atlanta won its Week 1 game over...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons lead NFC South despite 4-6 record

There was no way this was happening again. The Atlanta Falcons were up 19-17 in the waning seconds of Sunday’s game at Carolina. As Panthers kicker Graham Gano lined up on the 46-yard line to attempt a 63-yard field goal to cap yet another Falcons’ blown lead in the fourth quarter, Falcons’ fans had all but happy thoughts in their heads. It’s blocked. Rookie defensive lineman...
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Falcons Hope To Pit Lessons To Use Against Browns

The Atlanta Falcons may have won their contest against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday for their second victory in a row and share of first place in the NFC South Division, but the news was not all celebratory.Team officials announced that running back Antone Smith will be lost for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.Smith has a broken leg and will be placed on season...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Updates: Jonathan Babineaux, Robert Alford, Antone Smith

The Atlanta Falcons had a rough game injury-wise Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.  The injuries tainted the victory which launched the Falcons into first-place in the NFC South.  Early in the first-quarter starting corner back Robert Alford suffered a wrist injury and did not return to the game. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday that Alford is likely to miss two to four weeks...
Via NFL Injury Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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