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Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones
By the time Julio Jones crumpled to the turf of the Georgia Dome in Week 5, his season-ending foot fracture was just one of countless injuries to an Atlanta franchise many had considered to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Falcons, 1...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
Don’t let the disparity between the top and bottom of last season’s NFC South standings fool you – this could be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL in 2014. Carolina may be the reigning champion, but New Orleans...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan
2014 was a fun year in the football universe, culminating in a Super Bowl championship for the Seattle Seahawks and a runner-up finish for the Denver Broncos. Though these two squads enjoyed deep postseason runs, not every city is blessed with...
Evan Buhler
1 month ago
Atlanta Falcons
Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Atlanta Falcons
Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are champions of the NFL and while the celebration in the Pacific Northwest is just getting started, the focus elsewhere across the league has already shifted to next season. As far as the 2014 campaign goes, one thing is for...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Locks of the WeekInner division games featuring teams in must-win (or must-lose) mode are ripe for the picking in the regular-season finale.Colts (-11) vs. JaguarsIndy stampeded J-Ville, 37–3, in Week 4. The Colts are fresh off of big wins...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Sean Payton
Drew Brees and the 8-2 New Orleans Saints travel to the Georgia Dome to take on their NFC South division rival in Matt Ryan and the 2-8 Atlanta Falcons on the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" at 8:25 p.m. ET. Just two wins in...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Saints (8-2) at Falcons (2-8)Matt Ryan’s nickname, “Matty Ice,” is intended to be a reference to his cool under pressure. But lately, Atlanta’s quarterback has been ice cold, throwing eight INTs — including two pick-...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Locks of the WeekThese two are division showdowns featuring the AFC West’s “haves” and the NFC South’s “have nots.”Patriots (+2.5) at PanthersCam Newton loves the spotlight and Charlotte will be abuzz Monday...
Nathan Rush
9 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Halfway through the NFL season and some things are exactly as they’re supposed to be. The Broncos and Patriots are in first place. The 49ers and Seahawks are locked in a battle in the NFC West. Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson and Calvin...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Locks of the WeekSmart money bets against these two quarterbacks with a combined six career NFL starts.Chiefs (-6) vs. TexansHouston Cougar legend Case Keenum makes his first NFL start for the Houston Texans on the road at Arrowhead against K.C....
Nathan Rush
10 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Sean Payton
The two teams that have ruled the NFC South the past four seasons kickoff their 2013 campaigns against each other as the Atlanta Falcons face the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX. The Falcons are aiming to defend their division title...
Mark Ross
11 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan
Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best 13 games apparently wasn’t good enough for GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. They...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
Joe Flacco
It has been more than five long, football-free months since the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But rejoice NFL fans, because the country's most popular sport will be back soon. While the 2013 season doesn...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
Darren McFadden
While the term "hot seat" is typically associated with head coaches and their job security, they are not the only ones who feel the heat during an NFL season. Along those lines, the official "start" to the 2013 season is less...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
After finally getting over the playoff hump last season, the Atlanta Falcons have their sights set squarely on Super Bowl XLVIII. The path to the NFC crown will be anything but easy, but the pieces are in place for this Falcons team to play in...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Young star...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. Some fans, in Minnesota and St. Louis for example, should be ecstatic about their new toys (Sharrif Floyd, Tavon Austin) while others, in Cleveland, Dallas or Oakland perhaps, might be wondering what just...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
The beauty of the NFL Draft lies in its unpredictability. Teams move up in the draft to nab a player they particularly covet. Others move back in the process because the guy they have targeted can be selected later. Some teams reach on a player...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is complete and 32 new faces have joined the ranks of professional football. Some will play right away and become instant Pro Bowlers like first-rounders Matt Kalil, Andrew Luck, Doug Martin and Robert...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
The NFL has got it all figured out. The most powerful, popular and lucrative sport in the history of sports has turned its annual schedule release into saliva-inducing, must-see TV for football-starved fans across the country. And for the most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Atlanta Falcons
When it comes to winners in free agency, hopeful Super Bowl contenders Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Seattle each made big moves to improve their respective rosters. The new coaching staffs in Chicago, Kansas City and Philadelphia also didn’t...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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