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Louis Riddick: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
"Monday Night Football" has a new broadcast team this year. Louis Riddick and Brian Griese are the analysts, while Steve Levy is covering play-by-play. Here are five facts you may or may not know about Riddick (above, far left).   1. He is a two-time Academic All-American Riddick played safety at Pittsburgh and was a four-year letter-winner. He was also a two-time Academic All-...

Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction and Preview

By Rob McVey, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Green Bay Packers will host the Atlanta Falcons on "Monday Night Football" in a matchup of teams headed in entirely different directions. Both entered the 2020 NFL season with high hopes, but just three weeks into their respective campaigns, the Packers are undefeated and the Falcons are winless. Nevertheless, a showdown between two of the league's most potent offenses should...

Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction and Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season features a matchup between two teams heading in different directions. The Chicago Bears (2-0) are looking to remain undefeated as they head south this Sunday to take on an Atlanta Falcons (0-2) team that's very hungry for a win.   The Bears held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Giants to win their home opener last week, while the Falcons came up short in...

10 Oldest Players in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 11 hours ago
At 43 years, one month, and 10 days, Tom Brady became the oldest player in NFL history to score a touchdown when he carried the ball into the end zone against the Saints in Week 1. For the past several years, it has seemed that he could play as long as he wants. But now that the "oldest" distinctions are kicking in on a weekly basis, it is important to remember that Brady would need to...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys Prediction and Preview

By Scott Whittum, 2 months 6 days ago
Two teams that should be "mad as hell" after Week 1 — the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys — will meet up on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium. The Falcons (0-1) need to get a win to keep pace in the NFC South. Meanwhile, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy desperately wants to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start in his first season after taking over for Jason...

Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction and Preview

By Scott Whittum, 2 months 1 week ago
The Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons will get together on Sunday afternoon to start off an unprecedented 2020 NFL season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. These two teams met last October, as Seattle sprinted out to a 24-0 lead at halftime and held off a second-half Falcons rally for a 27-20 victory.   It was an interesting offseason for the Seahawks, which continued to...

This Day in Sports History: August 24

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 1 day ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, August 24 is a day in which an MLB great was banned...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC South Teams

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 weeks ago
New Orleans has ruled the NFC South for the past three seasons but Tampa Bay is the team generating the buzz this offseason. That's what happens when you add the Super Bowl-winning tandem of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to a roster that didn't lack for talent.   But the Saints certainly won't cede their crown without a fight with New Orleans boasting its own deep, talented...

Atlanta Falcons: 2020 Preseason Predictions and Preview

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
The hopes were high for the Atlanta Falcons heading into the 2019 season. After a skid driven by injuries and questionable coaching in 2018, the team reverted to Dirk Koetter as its offensive coordinator and let head coach Dan Quinn call the shots on defense. It didn't work. Rather than rejuvenate the play calling, the Falcons cratered to a 1-7 record just before Halloween and looked like...

5 Best Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had the best dual-threat quarterback season of all time (and one of the best for his position period), rushing for 1,206 yards and throwing for 3,127 yards. It was little surprise that he was the unanimous choice for NFL MVP. He hasn't gotten over the hump in the postseason just yet (0-2), but Jackson's record-setting season has helped usher in...