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NFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles

By Tom Bowles, 3 months 1 week ago
The opening game of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs pits the Atlanta Falcons versus the Philadelphia Eagles in a case of the underdog versus the favorite. Or is it the favorite versus the underdog?   It’s hard to tell.   For the first time in modern NFL history, the No. 1 seed of a conference opened up as the underdog in Vegas. The Eagles, despite a 13-3 record...

NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams

By Rob McVey, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Atlanta Falcons will make the long trip west to face the Los Angeles Rams for a prime-time NFC Wild Card matchup on Saturday. It will mark the first time the Rams have hosted a playoff game inside the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 7, 1979. It also marks the Rams' first playoff appearance since 2004.   That can largely be...

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Sunday’s NFC South clash between the Carolina Panthers (11-4) and Atlanta Falcons (9-6) looms as large as any game on the Week 17 schedule. That’s because this matchup between division rivals could play a significant role in shaping the final NFC playoff picture.   It may even be a matter of survival for the Falcons, as they host the Panthers for the first time inside Mercedes...

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 4 months 2 hours ago
Two weeks after a hotly contested matchup, Atlanta and New Orleans will go back at it; his time with first place in the NFC South on the line.   The Falcons (9-5) won the first game, 20-17, coming back from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The Saints (10-4) had the ball in the red zone needing just a field goal to tie, but Drew Brees was picked off in the end zone, allowing...

Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 4 months 3 days ago
The Atlanta Falcons will make their first road trip in almost a month to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an all-important NFC South matchup that could have serious division and playoff implications. This will mark the second meeting between these teams in the last three weeks. The previous meeting resulted in a 34-20 Falcons’ victory, tying the all-time series between these division...

Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 4 months 2 weeks ago
With just four games left in the regular season, New Orleans is two games up on Atlanta for first place in the NFC South. The Saints (9-3) finished off a season sweep of the Panthers with a 31-21 win at home last Sunday, while the Falcons (7-5) were held without a touchdown in a 14-9 home loss to Minnesota.   New Orleans is a perfect 3-0 in divisional play, but this will be the first of...

Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 5 months 1 day ago
Week 11 in the NFL concludes with a “Monday Night Football” pairing of teams that are at a crossroads due to a combination of key injuries and a Super Bowl hangover as the Seattle Seahawks (6-3) host the Atlanta Falcons (5-4) at CenturyLink Field. Seattle got back on track last week, beating Arizona 22-16 on the road on Thursday night in a brutally physical game. Atlanta is coming...

Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Matt Josephs, 5 months 1 week ago
Sunday’s game between Dallas and Atlanta pits a pair of teams that entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations arriving at a crossroads as they prepare to embark on the second half of their schedules.   The Cowboys (5-3) have won three straight, putting up 101 points combined against the 49ers, Redskins and Chiefs. However, Dallas still finds itself staring up at Philadelphia in...

Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

By John Gworek, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Since an ugly overtime loss to Chicago, Pittsburgh has won three of four. Meanwhile, Detroit has lost three of four since a 2–0 start. That doesn’t bode well for the home team when the Steelers and Lions meet Sunday night at Ford Field.   Pittsburgh appears to have found its stride offensively, putting up back-to-back games of 400-plus yards since an ugly five-turnover...

Sunday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

By John Gworek, 6 months 2 days ago
A couple weeks ago, it looked like the biggest worry for the Atlanta Falcons when they head to New England would be dealing with the many reminders that they blew a 28–3 lead in the Super Bowl and allowed the Patriots to claim another ring.   But after back-to-back home losses to Buffalo and Miami — the latter thanks to blowing another big lead (17–0) — the Falcons...