Atlanta Falcons Articles

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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
While the 2013 NFL season may not start on the field for another six months, the off-the-field business begins in earnest on Tuesday when the new league year officially begins. More specifically, the action will really heat up when free agency...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Baltimore won the Super Bowl, but as it relates to Athlon Sports’ early ranking of NFL teams for next season, not ALL of the spoils go to the victor. San Francisco, who came up short against the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night in New...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Even though the celebration in Baltimore will go on throughout the week and beyond, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2013 season, right? With that in mind, here’s Athlon Sports’ early look at which teams could be playing in Super Bowl...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Few positions in football have evolved as much as the tight end — which has morphed from that of old school glorified sixth offensive lineman to modern giant slot receiver. Keeping that role reversal in mind, we rank the 25 greatest tight...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Few positions in football have evolved as much as the tight end — which has morphed from that of old school glorified sixth offensive lineman to modern giant slot receiver. Keeping that role reversal in mind, we rank the 25 greatest tight...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall weekend is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The top two teams in the NFC meet on Sunday to determine who will represent the conference in Super Bowl XLVII, as the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons face off in the NFC Championship game at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. The 49ers find themselves in...
Mark Ross
2 years ago

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