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5 X-Factors for Super Bowl LI

By Rob McVey, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Marquee players tend to grab most of the headlines heading into any Super Bowl. Super Bowl LI is no different with standouts such as Tom Brady, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones dominating the storylines leading into Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. All of the attention garnered by these star players is well deserved. And there is a very good chance that...

5 Reasons Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win Super Bowl LI

By Rob McVey, 1 month 1 day ago
The Atlanta Falcons could not have provided a more fitting end to the NFL franchise’s storied 25-year history inside the Georgia Dome. The final chapter being a dominant 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game to earn a trip to Houston to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. It marks just the second Super Bowl berth in the Falcons’ 51-year...

DraftKings Lineup Picks for the NFL Conference Championship Games

By Rob McVey, 1 month 5 days ago
Trying to pick the optimal DraftKings lineup for the NFL's (NFC and AFC) conference championship games on Sunday? Our football experts are here to help.   Here’s what our optimal DFS lineup looks like.   QB Matt Ryan ($7,700) – Green Bay at Atlanta The NFL MVP front-runner against a beat-up and very generous Green Bay secondary? YES PLEASE! The fact that Ryan...

NFC Championship Game Preview and Predictions: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

By Rob McVey, 1 month 6 days ago
The Georgia Dome is set to host its final football game ever on Sunday. And what a way to go out, as the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers square off against the NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. Two of the NFL’s premier passing games will be on full display, led by league MVP candidates Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers.   The Packers enter Sunday...

NFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

By Scott Whittum, 1 month 1 week ago
It’s rematch time in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs as the Seattle Seahawks will head to the Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons. These two clubs met earlier this season back in Week 6 at CenturyLink Field with the Seahawks winning a 26-24 thriller.   Seattle comes into this matchup with the Falcons with some much-needed momentum as they used a power-running game...

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Despite the Saints’ two-game winning streak, their slim hopes for a wild card spot died before last week’s kickoff of their eventual home victory over Tampa Bay. Instead, New Orleans will spend the first day of 2017 trying to deny its archrivals a bye in the first round of the postseason. The Saints also can finish at .500 with a win in Atlanta.   The Falcons are on a three-...

San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 2 months 1 week ago
The Atlanta Falcons are finally living up to their potential. After the final two seasons of the Mike Smith era ended in a total of 10 wins, the Falcons showed signs of improvement last season under Dan Quinn going 8-8. But still, it seemed like Atlanta was better than it showed on the field. Enter the 2016 edition, which sits atop the NFC South at 8-5 with three games remaining. The Falcons...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles (4-8) will host Atlanta (7-5) on Sunday, in a game the Falcons desperately need to win to improve their postseason chances. The Rams return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following an unsuccessful two-game road trip that culminated in a 26-10 loss to the Patriots last week. Sentiments of dysfunction have emerged, as Jeff Fisher’s team has now lost three games in a row...

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 2 months 3 weeks ago
A refreshed Atlanta Falcons (7-4) team returned to winning form last week with a decisive 38-19 victory over Arizona. The win helped Atlanta maintain a narrow one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for first place in the NFC South. The Falcons will now be charged with an even bigger test in their bid to maintain control of the division, playing host to a very dangerous Kansas City Chiefs...

Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 3 months 1 day ago
The Atlanta Falcons (6-4) will host the Arizona Cardinals (4-5-1) on Sunday in a crucial NFC showdown between two teams in desperate need of a win. The Falcons return from their bye week looking to regroup following a rough stretch that culminated in three losses over their last five contests, including a Week 10 loss to the Eagles in which they scored a season-low 15 points. Atlanta leads the...