Opponent Profile: Put Up or Shut Up Time As Falcons Face Bucs AgainThis is not just a must-win game for the Falcons. This is a should-win and if the Dirty Birds can't get it done, it's safe to assume Smitty will be out the door soon.
Despite Terrible First Half, Falcons Still Have A Shot At The PlayoffsIf Atlanta was in any other division in the NFL, it would be safe to assume their Playoff chances are zero at best. Fortunately, the terrible NFC South gives the Falcons hope.
Team Grades: Falcons Fall Apart In Second HalfAtlanta had the perfect opportunity to salvage their season with an upset victory against Detroit. The key word being "Had."
Smitty Unveils 'To-Do List' For FalconsHow do you fix a team that's lost three straight games? For the Falcons, their head coach has at least pinpointed several parts of the game his team definitely needs to improve if they are to turn the season around.
Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith Press Conference On Round 1 of 2014 NFL Draft
Falcons Preseason Hustle Results In Extra Padding In Some PositionsThis weeks practices at Flowery Branch saw players who did not practice but are expected to be starting Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, and some backup players who earned a spot through their hard work during the preseason.
Seattle Loses DE Chris Clemons, More Pressure On FalconsIf Atlanta didn't already have hopes to beat Seattle yesterday, with the announcement of Chris Clemons torn ACL and meniscus, they certainly do now.
Silver Lining For Injured FalconsWith an extra week off before their next game, the Falcons need to remember the positives when a teammate is injured. With Dunta Robinson and John Abraham injured in Week 17, the training staff has good news for Falcons Nation about their return.
Falcons Defense Will be Shallow Against BucsSpecifically, the secondary of Atlanta will be the most shallow. With two starting secondary players, this may be the game where Atlanta seed how deep their defense truly is.
Falcons Not Only Blowout Giants In Victory, They Pitch A ShutoutWhile not exactly avenging last season's Playoff loss to the Giants, the Falcons showed the NFL that they may actually be as good as their record is. Doubters beware: this Falcons team is dangerous.
Atlanta Clinches NFC South Title, No Plans To Take Final Four Games LightlyAs a twist on the famous Shakespeare quote: To bench or not to bench? That is the question that plagues many an NFL head coach once his team's place in the NFL Playoffs is determined. Just don't expect Atlanta to follow the norm.
Falcons And Saints Are Both Beat-Up For Round 2With less than four days after their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons must suit up and face another divisional foe. The question remains if the shortened work week will mean more injuries for either team.
Saints Game Took Its Toll On FalconsPlaying your conference rival is always a much more physical and emotional game. Following their first loss of the season, the Falcons may just need a few extra days to recover from this one.
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.