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Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction and Preview

By Rob McVey, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Atlanta Falcons (1-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1) were both popular preseason picks to win their divisions and make a serious run at the Super Bowl. Both teams now find themselves in desperation mode, residing at the bottom of their respective divisions, with just one win apiece heading into Sunday’s highly anticipated cross-conference tilt at Heinz Field.   If not for three...

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction and Preview

By John La Fleur, 12 months 4 days ago
After barely scraping by at home last week, New Orleans hits the road to take on rival Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium as both teams look to jockey for early positioning in the NFC South. The Saints’ offense looked inept against the Browns until the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. Scoring 18 of their 21 points in the final nine minutes of the game helped the Saints escape the...

Thursday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prediction and Preview

By Tom Bowles, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles are the last two NFC Super Bowl representatives. The difference between them is the Falcons lost a historic comeback to the New England Patriots while the Eagles found a way to sneak past them.   Now, the defending champions of Super Bowl LII kick off the year on Thursday night with a Patriots-like target on their back. There are few who want to...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC South Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
New Orleans is the defending champion in the NFC South, which produced three playoff teams last season. The Saints know their championship window with Drew Brees won't be open forever, which is why the team made a big move in the draft to add another pass rusher.   Atlanta snagged the last playoff spot and then upset the Los Angeles Rams on the road in the Wild Card Round. The...

Biggest 2018 NFL Draft Needs for NFC South Teams

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 5 months ago
The NFC South was arguably the toughest division in the NFL in 2017 as three teams posted double-digit wins and made the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints benefitted from one of the best home-field advantages in the league to capture the division title.   However, after beating the rival Carolina Panthers for a third time in their NFC Wild Card Game, New Orleans couldn’t overcome...

Tony Gonzalez Talks Guacamole, Basketball, and Gronk

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 6 months ago
Tony Gonzalez is arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history, playing 17 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons. It’s easy to forget that Gonzalez, 42, also played college basketball at Cal, advancing to the Sweet 16 in the 1997 NCAA Tournament. We caught up with the two-sport star to talk hoops, Martyball, life philosophy and a great guacamole recipe.   You...

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

By Tom Bowles, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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...