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This Day in Sports History: May 27

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks 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, May 27 is a day in which a legendary golfer was born...

This Day in Sports History: May 9

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 6 days 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, May 9 is a day in which an emotional NBA playoff...

Atlanta Falcons Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Here's the Atlanta Falcons' football schedule with a full list of their 2020 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.   Atlanta Falcons 2020 Schedule   Week 1 Sun., Sept. 13 — Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), 1 p.m. ET on FOX   Week 2 Sun., Sept. 20 — Atlanta Falcons at...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It could be argued that no position has changed more in the NFL's history than the tight end. Once primarily a sixth offensive lineman who would catch the occasional pass, tight ends have become key cogs on offense.   Some tight ends are so critical to a team's passing attack in the current NFL that entire packages are designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra...

5 Largest Head Coach Age Differences in Super Bowl History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Super Bowl LIV will feature one of the largest age gaps between head coaches in the big game's history. Does this mean the older Andy Reid has the distinct advantage over the younger Kyle Shanahan? We’ll find out on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are the biggest age differences among the head coaches in Super Bowl history.   5. Super Bowl XXX: Barry Switzer and Bill Cowher (19 years, 7...

Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction and Preview

By Ben Weinrib, 7 months 4 days ago
The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the most pleasant surprises of the NFL season, in large part thanks to the offensive creativity of head coach Kyle Shanahan. Despite lacking name-brand players, the Niners rank fourth in the league in passing offense.   Of course, it wasn't so long ago that Shanahan was calling plays for the Atlanta Falcons, against whom the 49ers will play on...

Thanksgiving Day: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 7 months 2 weeks ago
For the second time in three weeks, NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta will meet, this time on Thanksgiving night in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This marks the second straight season the teams will play each on the holiday. The Saints won last year's Turkey Day meeting, 31-17.   New Orleans (9-2) can clinch the division title by beating the Falcons, something they weren't able to...

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 8 months 1 week ago
Both the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will be coming off of a bye and ready to embark on the second half of their schedules when they meet Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But that's pretty much where the similarities end for the NFC South rivals, as the Saints (7-1) have the second-best record in the NFC, thanks to a six-game winning streak, while the Falcons (1-7) have lost...

Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction and Preview

By Scott Whittum, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The first half of the 2019 NFL season comes to a close for the Seattle Seahawks (5-2) on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when they take on the struggling Atlanta Falcons (1-6).   Seattle got a bit of a reality check last Sunday when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 30-16. Russell Wilson proved that he was human, throwing his first interception of the season to Marcus Peters, who...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals Prediction and Preview

By Jake Rose, 9 months 1 week ago
The Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons have a lot of things in common: bad defense, good offense, one win each, and both named after birds. But the Falcons and Cardinals are two teams trending in different directions.   The Falcons are now eons away from “28-3” in Super Bowl LI and are fading faster than John Travolta’s and Nic Cage’s movie careers after...