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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
3 months ago
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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
1 year ago
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A betting preview (against the spread) in the NFC and AFC Championship Games of the NFL Playoffs. Lock of the Week The great Colin Kaepernick takes his one-man band on the road to Atlanta this weekend, after passing for 263 yards, rushing...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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NFL Playoffs previews and predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship Games: AFC Championship Game Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS How the Ravens can win: None other than Ray Lewis himself has put...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
The Seattle Seahawks bring their road show to the Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC Divisional Playoff showdown that kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. In beating Washington 24-14 in last Sunday’s Wild Card matchup, the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Lock of the Week These two teams played in prime time six Sundays ago in Week 14 of the regular season, with New England beating Houston, 42–14...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Seemingly half-man, half-machine, Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson — the All-Pro wideout known simply as “Megatron,” a nickname inspired by the Transformers character, broke the single-season receiving yards record held by Jerry Rice — the...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
The New Orleans Saints will get together with the Atlanta Falcons for the second time in less than a month when the two NFC South foes square off at 8:20 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Falcons (10-1) will not only be looking to avenge a Week 10...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Just when it looked like the New Orleans Saints were down for the count, the fleurs-de-lis from the French Quarter bounced back off the mat with a 31–27 upset win over the previously unbeaten NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons. There had been...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season: Most Valuable Player Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons “Matty Ice” has been as cool as they come this season. The fifth-year signal-caller out of Boston College has completed 68.9 percent of...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Two NFC teams with drastically different 2012 results will clash on Sunday Night Football, when the Atlanta Falcons host the Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC. Mike Smith’s club is the only undefeated team left in the NFL, especially...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Matt Ryan’s homecoming could not have gone much better. A product of Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School, “Matty Ice” led the Atlanta Falcons to a 30–17 statement victory against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in the “...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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An excellent quarterback battle will be the focus on Monday Night Football, when the Atlanta Falcons host the Denver Broncos at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN. Matt Ryan and Peyton Manning led their respective clubs to double-digit victories in Week 1,...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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It's fantasy football time, which means millions of fans will be drafting their teams over the next few weeks. Here's a look at 15 sleeper picks that could mean the difference between winning or losing your league this season. NODDING OFF...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Bengals (9-7) at Texans (10-6) Saturday, Jan. 7, 4:30...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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I’m going with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan as a confident start in Week 13 at Houston. It’s a tough matchup. Ryan’s got injuries on his side of the ball; the Texans are tough on the defensive side of the ball. But Ryan will come...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones jumped back on the fantasy radar after his two-touchdown, 131-yard performance in a quarter and change against Indianapolis last week. However, he did not come out unscathed from the Colts game. He has again...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Complete Week 5 NFL Fantasy Rankings Week 5 Start & Sit: Quarterbacks Week 5 Start & Sit: Running Backs Week 5 Start & Sit: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Week 5 NFL Byes: Dallas,...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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Michael Vick returned to the city where he first electrified NFL audiences before his stunning fall from grace and equally stunning climb back to glory. Would he complete his return from scandal and ignominy by leading his team to a dramatic...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
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A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Seahawks (0-1) at Steelers (0-1) The Hawks will fly...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
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By Nathan Rush Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome. Vick is more popular than Ryan in Atlanta and always will be. In fairness, Ryan would be the most exciting, charismatic CEO of Home Depot that...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
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By Josh Kipnis This past weekend, we all witnessed history as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers broke the record for most passing yards in a quarterback’s NFL debut. Even with his astonishing 110.4 passer rating, 2 TD, 422-yard performance,...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
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Athlon Sports looks at the sleepers and busts at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions this week. These are the players we think you can wait on and still get solid production from and the players we think have an...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Matt Ryan
The Saints and Packers rode the explosive offense and opportunistic defense formula to the past two Super Bowl titles. The Falcons appear to be following a similar plan. Few teams can match the Falcons’ firepower on offense. Their weaponry at...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
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ATLANTA • Inside the Locker Room With Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Do you see Michael Turner getting the same 325-plus carry workload this season? If things go as planned, the Falcons should be playing with a lot of leads...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago