Atlanta Falcons

Redskins, Falcons, Lions and Eagles Among NFL's Biggest Surprises

Through four weeks of the season, the Redskins, Lions, Eagles and Falcons are some of the surprise teams.
<p> Through four weeks of the season, the Redskins, Lions, Eagles and Falcons are some of the surprise teams.&nbsp;</p>

by Josh Kipnis

The rules to trash talking are simple-if you are up, let ‘em have it; if you are down, shut your mouth.  But either way, beware, because the tides turn quickly.

A quarter of the way through the 2011 NFL season, we can already distinguish between the teams that have a right to rant, and the teams that are biting their tongues.

Right to Rant: Washington Redskins

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 3

A look at every NFL game for Week 3, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A quick look at every NFL game for Week 3, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

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:

NFL Prime Time Players - Week 2

Charles Woodson schooled Cam Newton, while Tom Brady continued his record pace in Week 2.
<p> Charles Woodson schooled Cam Newton, while Tom Brady continued his record pace, Tony Romo played through pain and Tony Gonzalez stole the show from Michael Vick and Matt Ryan in Week 2.</p>

Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons
With all eyes on quarterbacks Michael Vick and Matt Ryan, it was the 35-year-old future Hall of Fame tight end Gonzalez who stole the show in Atlanta on Sunday night. The 15-year veteran had seven catches for 83 yards and two acrobatic TD receptions — the 89th and 90th of his illustrious career — during an especially sweet 35–31 victory over the Eagles.

Vick Goes Down, The Lions Go Up: Our NFL Week 2 Recap

It was a wild, injury-filled second week of the NFL season
<p> It was a wild, injury-filled second week of the NFL season</p>

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 victory over the franchise that discarded him?

Michael Vick Spits Up Blood, Gets Concussed, Possibly Out for the Season

The Eagles quarterback has a lot of fantasy football players very nervous today
<p> The Eagles quarterback has a lot of fantasy football players very nervous today</p>

Michael Vick was spitting up blood and walking off the field the last time fantasy football owners saw him. And that's not good.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 2

A glance at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors.
<p> A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors.</p>

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:

Michael Vick: Atlanta's Favorite Quarterback

Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome.
<p> Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome, and that will be proven when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night.</p>

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 Arthur Blank could ever dream of.

The NFC South Leads the Way in QB Play

With Cam Newton's big splash, the NFC South is stacked with top quarterbacks
<p> With Cam Newton's big splash, the NFC South is stacked with top quarterbacks</p>

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, Newton still has a long way to go before he can claim kingship over the division. With Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Josh Freeman leading the other three teams in the NFC South, 2011 should be a very promising year for this division.

NFL Monday Morning Recap

Jay Cutler's 2011 season started much better than 2010 ended
<p> Jay Cutler's 2011 season started much better than 2010 ended</p>

We take a look at some of the top storylines from Week One of the NFL's 2011 season.

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