Falcons Make Use of "Mini-Bye Week", Key Players Back for CarolinaWhile whoever came up with the famous "Time heals all wounds" quote probably wasn't thinking about the Atlanta Falcons. Still, that doesn't mean the saying doesn't apply. With a double-digit number of players listed on the last several injury reports, the ten days off meant fewer than five would be listed this week.
Falcons And Panthers Round 2: Records Are For SuckersWhen it comes to rivalry games, statistics take a backseat. It doesn't matter than Atlanta has won eight more games than Carolina. It doesn't matter that Atlanta already defeated Carolina this season. In these games, emotion and luck take on much more importance than usual.
Falcons' Third Quarter Report CardIn the span of four quick weeks, Atlanta saw its franchise-record winning streak end, Matt Ryan setting an infamous career pass record and ended an NFL record. To say the newsworthy moments this past month have been fast and furious is an understatement. Now with four games left, how have the Falcons been doing so far?
Falcons Gets Revenge By Ending Brees' NFL RecordWhile a 10 point win may not be considered a nail biter, it certainly was close. With Atlanta putting up just 23 points, would their defense be able to slow down Drew Brees? That question wouldn’t be answered until deep in the fourth quarter
Falcons' Defense Makes Up For Ryan's INT's In Win Against CardinalsIf winning a football game was based on style points, Atlanta would have been crushed in their 23-19 win against Arizona. However, the only thing that matters in football is the scoreboard.
Falcons and Cardinals May Both Be Without Key PlayersQuarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, oh my! As the season continues to advance, the injuries continue to pile up for both teams. As always, the question of who has more depth may decide the outcome.
Atlanta's Michael Turner Not Living Up To His ContractHow do you rate the worth of each professional athlete? Is it simply the statistics they produce or does the money they make from merchandizing and everything else come into play? Regardless of the measurements, Michael Turner simply isn't worth what the Falcons are paying him.
Rising And Falling FalconsAs the only undefeated team left in the NFL this season, Atlanta goes into its bye week with a full-head of steam. With Atlanta at 6-0, who are the players that are contributing the most and who isn't performing up to expectations?
Falcon's First Quarter Report CardAs only one of three teams to start the 2012 campaign out 4-0, the Atlanta Falcons are doing very well. Even though their record may currently be perfect, not all aspects of their game has been. This is a quick breakdown of Atlanta's good, bad and ugly of their first 4 games.
Cam Newton Says Goodbye To Kitty, Still Falls Short To FalconsCam Newton may not be Superman, but he certainly put up a heroic effort against the Falcons. Amassing 300+ yards, Newton and the Panthers gave the Falcons everything they could handle leaving the game to be decided in the waning seconds.
Dirty Birds Quickly Becoming Jail BirdsDo football teams really need “bad citizens” to be successful in the league? With three straight wins to start the season and two straight weeks with a player arrested following the game, the Atlanta Falcons may unfortunately be proving that Allen Pinkett knew what he was talking about.
Michael Turner's Fire Burns Bright For The FalconsWith the NFL depending more and more upon a passing game, it’s refreshing to come across a player who still has the old-school running back “Three yards and a cloud of dust” mentality. Fortunately for the Falcons, their running back Michael Turner exemplifies that state of mind.
Falcons Feel Right At Home In San DiegoWhile Atlanta has an impressive home record since Matt Ryan became its quarterback, the Falcons may be more comfortable at QUALCOMM Stadium. With Atlanta’s 27-3 beat-down of the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta improved its all-time record in San Diego to an impressive 6-0.
Falcons And Chargers Are Mirror Images Of Each OtherJust as the Falcons did on Monday Night Football game against Denver, Atlanta will be facing a very capable quarterback this week inSan Diego's Philip Rivers. Both teams hope to leave QUALCOMM Stadium with a perfect 3-0 record.
Turner’s Arrest Biggest Topic During Smith’s Media ReportWith the arrest of Turner, several questions about his availability arose. Smith didn’t give any clear response as to whether or not the Falcons plan on having Turner suit up for the San Diego game. Simply put, Smith said “there are certain parameters that are set in place by the collective bargaining agreement which is between the NFL and the NFLPA. Those guidelines will be followed in terms of what we can and cannot do. If there is going to be any internal discipline, than that it will stay internal.”