Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are right behind. Ryan and the Falcons will face the Rivers-led Chargers on Sunday in a showdown of the league's top scoring offenses. The Falcons (4-2) have had good balance and a surprising downfield passing...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madden Simulation: Atlanta Steps Up in 4th Q

Each game week, AtlantaFalcons.com will simulate the Falcons’ upcoming game on Madden 17. During our seventh sim, a late surge got the Falcons back on track at home.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
16 hours ago

What They're Saying: McCoy, Rivers Talk Falcons

Coming off an emotional victory last week over the Broncos, the Chargers are preparing for a tough matchup Sunday in Atlanta. Here's what their head coach and quarterback had to say about the Falcons.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Falcons add veteran DL Matthews to ever-evolving defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Another week brought another series of moves for the ever-evolving Atlanta Falcons' defense. The Falcons on Wednesday released safety Dashon Goldson and signed defensive lineman Cliff Matthews. The Falcons needed help on their defensive front after end Derrick Shelby was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season, on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
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Falcons sign veteran defensive lineman Cliff Matthews

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released safety Dashon Goldson and signed defensive lineman Cliff Matthews. Matthews, who played for the Falcons from 2011-14, was released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 3. The Falcons needed more depth on their defensive line after placing defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Look: Atlanta Falcons will wear 1966 black throwbacks on Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons will be going deep into their history this weekend….. The modern interpretation of this historic fifty-year-old design features a black Nike jersey with a bold white name and number font trimmed in red, and the original Falcon crest on both sleeves. The jersey will be paired with white pants and socks – both highlighted by a distinctive...
Via This Given Sunday
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Falcons Sign DL Cliff Matthews, Release Goldson

The Falcons have signed defensive lineman Cliff Matthews to the active roster and linebacker Josh Keyes to the practice squad. Atlanta has released S Dashon Goldson
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Ryan confident Falcons can ‘go down the field on anybody’

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons failed to finish off the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6, but the league’s leader in passing yards remains confident in his offense’s ability to move the football—regardless of opponent. “Obviously, we didn’t get the job done,” Ryan said, via ESPN. “But at the same time, we also know when we’re playing the way we’re capable of, we...
Via The Sports Daily
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Richard Sherman takes to Twitter to defend controversial play

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t one to hold back. He’s never afraid to speak up about the issues surrounding the NFL, and society itself as a whole. So we shouldn’t be surprised that Sherman himself took to social media Monday night in an attempt to fend off criticism directed at him regarding the controversy that Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett avoids serious knee injury, rips Falcons OT

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is fortunate he avoided a major knee injury after he was cut-blocked on Sunday, but that probably won’t make him feel any better about what happened. On a play where Matt Ryan threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews dangerously dove at Bennett’s knee. While the play was technically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Richard Sherman disagree on P.I. no-call

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman does not feel he interfered with Julio Jones on a key play in the fourth quarter Sunday that would have given the Atlanta Falcons a chance to win. Not surprisingly, Jones disagrees. On what turned out to be Atlanta’s final offensive play of the game, Matt Ryan threw a ball up to Jones and Sherman broke up the play. Video replays appeared...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs rob Atlanta with no-call on Richard Sherman pass interference

The Seahawks got bailed out by the officials at home once again. An unbelievable, controversial no-call on Richard Sherman's mugging of Julio Jones on a late fourth-and-10 bomb in a two-point game gave Seattle an ill-gotten victory and possibly changed the entire landscape of the NFC playoff race.The Seahawks had taken a 26-24 lead late in the game on a Steven Hauschka field goal...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons will continue to soar

The Atlanta Falcons shocked everybody last week by defeating the Denver Broncos by a score of 23-16. Vic Beasley was a big reason for that, sacking Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch for 3.5 sacks. The Falcons have made themselves legit with this victory. The Falcons face another tough test against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday in Seattle. The Falcons have shown nothing but resilience...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman Recorded One of the Fastest Speeds in NFL History During His Breakout Week 5 Performance

You've seen the box scores. Now, it's time to go deeper. With NFL.com's Next Gen stats, fans can see the game in a whole new way. Zebra Technologies has outfitted every NFL player with a tracker that collects data like velocity, distance traveled and proximity to opposing players. Every week throughout the 2016 season, STACK will provide extra insights into the NFL's mo st amazing...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons players join Russell Wilson at children’s hospital

There’s a false narrative out there that opposing players somehow don’t get along. The competition they show on the field bleeds over to real life. If you see a player on a rival team, you don’t communicate with him off the field. Of course, this is what the most die-hard of fans would like to believe. It also couldn’t be further from the truth. In the NFL, these players...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons TE condemns Donald Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ excuse

Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme has received attention for his tweets condemning Donald Trump’s excuse for his comments seemingly condoning sexual assault against women. On Friday, audio was released that shows Trump boasting about how he can get away with inappropriately touching women. The controversial comments were a big topic during Sunday night’s presidential debates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are playing great football

The Atlanta Falcons have been nothing but money through the first four weeks of the season. Matt Ryan has lead the team to a 3-1 record, which has them seated atop the NFC South. Ryan has not done it alone however, as wide receiver Julio Jones and running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman have been extremely impressive in their given roles. The offense has obviously been rolling...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Norman has funny response to Julio Jones' big day

The Falcons, their fans and Julio Jones fantasy owners all loved Jones’ 12-catch, 300-yard game on Sunday. You know who else loved it? Josh Norman. “I’m just gonna sip my tea on that one,” the Redskins cornerback told CSN Mid-Atlantic via NFL.com, invoking the Kermit the Frog “None of my business” meme. Jones still might have had himself a game if the Panthers hadn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has ruptured Achilles

A day removed from the team’s outstanding win over the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons got some bad news in the form of an Achilles injury for linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. On Monday, Weatherspoon told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure his right Achilles tendon ruptured. Weatherspoon made his way back to Atlanta this offseason after spending a year in Arizona with the Cardinals...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones on 300-yard game: ‘They’re just numbers’

Julio Jones became just the sixth player in NFL history to produce a game with at least 300 receiving yards on Sunday, but stats don’t do much for the Atlanta Falcons’ star receiver. “To me, they’re just numbers. Stats,” Jones said, via Peter King of MMQB. “I went out and did what my team needed me to do today for us to win. Just like Matt did, just like the line did...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan and the Falcons are the NFL’s must-watch team

At the turn of the decade, the Atlanta Falcons were an annual contender in the NFC. With Matt Ryan leading the way at quarterback, they made three straight trips to the playoffs, capturing two NFC South division titles from 2010-2012 under head coach Mike Smith. And if it weren’t for one bad half of football, they may have made a Super Bowl appearance as well. Things fell apart...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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