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Raiders P Marquette King fined over $18K for horse collar tackle

It’s not often you see an NFL punter getting a stiff fine from the league office, but that’s exactly what happened to Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders. The talented punter was dinged $18,231 for a horse collar tackle during Week 2, when he took down Atlanta Falcons return man Eric Weems from behind. Punters are hitters, too. #Raiders P Marquette King fined $18,231 for...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keys to Victory: Falcons at Saints

Head coach Dan Quinn provided his insight to AtlantaFalcons.com on what his team must do to come out of Monday's game with their first division win of the 2016 season
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
23 hours ago

Falcons at Saints preview: Podcast with Saints beat writer Josh Katzenstein

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/284281481" params="visual=true&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=640&maxheight=960" width="100%" height="400" iframe="true" /] FLOWERY BRANCH — While stuck in traffic on I-285, I joined NOLA.com’s Josh Katzenstein on his podcast to talk about the 2006 game and preview the upcoming Monday night game between the Saints ...

Madden Simulation: Offense Explodes at Superdome

Each game week, AtlantaFalcons.com will simulate the Falcons’ upcoming game on Madden 17. During our third sim, the offense shined in a key NFC South matchup
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

The Atlanta Falcons prepare to snap the ball during the fourth quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2015 in New Orleans. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) FLOWERY BRANCH — After posting a thrilling 35-28 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Falcons (1-1) are set to face the rival New Orleans Saints (0...

Falcons Injury Report: Keanu Neal’s back at practice

The rookie strong safety was limited, but this is a good sign regardless. The biggest news on today’s injury report is that the Atlanta Falcons’ first round pick, strong safety Keanu Neal, returned to practice today in a limited fashion. Neal has been out since the preseason recovering from a minor knee scope he underwent after suffering an injury in Week 3 against the Miami...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Falcons Get Neal Back on the Practice Field

Safety Keanu Neal was able to participate in practice on Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee in Week 3 of the preseason
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
2 days ago

Falcons waive RB Terron Ward to make room for O’Brien Schofield

4 corners and 2 running backs - oh my In what will come as a very surprising move, the Falcons opted to make room on the 53-man roster for new signing O’Brien Schofield by waiving running back Terron Ward. Falcons Sign LB O'Brien Schofield and Waive RB Terron Ward https://t.co/4MAw3jtVwy— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) September 22, 2016 The Falcons 2016 roster...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

Atlanta Falcons: how penalties are impacting the early season

Penalties hurt the Atlanta Falcons just like they did in week one.  Atlanta kicked off to start the second half and the defense stopped the Raiders on their own 36-yard line and forced a punt. Right before the ball was snapped to punt, Jack Del Rio noticed that the Falcons were scrambling to get a man off the field. The ball was snapped and Oakland punted. Dashon Goldson did not...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons sign O’Brien Schofield, making it official

More Dirty Bird dances are in the Falcons’ immediate future. A familiar face is finally returning to Atlanta after an offseason of speculation. O’Brien Schofield told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure he expects to rejoin the Falcons sometime this week, and now we have confirmation from veteran NFL reporter Adam Caplan. #Falcons agreed to one-year deal with DE/OLB O'Brien Schofield...
Via The Falcoholic
3 days ago

Coach credits player toughness with turning Falcons' fortune

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes in the law of averages evening out. After watching his team struggle to score touchdowns for two years in the red zone, Quinn finally got some relief in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 35-28 win at Oakland. It looked disastrous for a couple of seconds when Matt Ryan's hard, short pass to Tevin Coleman ricocheted high into...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Justin Hardy catches ball for TD after it bounces off teammate

One of his teammates couldn’t hold onto the ball but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy was in the right place at the right time and had the awareness to wrap up the ball for a go-ahead TD for the Falcons. OMG THIS TD https://t.co/8d4RQvJOyB — Matt Clapp (@Matt2Clapp) September 18, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan on Khalil Mack: ‘I think his talent, his skill level is as good as anybody’

Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack has been quickly gaing the attention of the NFL as one of the premier defensive players and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan added more comments to bolster that claim. “I think his talent, his skill level is as good as anybody, but he’s got the combination of really high-end talent, and an unbelievable motor. You’re going to see him every...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are looking at 0-2

The Atlanta Falcons travel to the black hole of Oakland and face the very young and very talented Oakland Raiders on Sunday. This is shaping up to be a tough matchup for the Falcons, and it unfortunately seems like the Falcons will lose this game, but hey, anything can happen on Sunday. Derek Carr and Co. are going to come out firing on Sunday. The Falcons lack defense big time and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons face a familiar issue after no sacks in Week 1 loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) New players. New coaches. New schemes. Same ol' results. For the better part of a decade, the Atlanta Falcons have been trying to figure out how to get more pressure on the other team's quarterback. Coming off a season with their lowest number of sacks since the 1980s, the shortcoming quickly cropped up again when the Falcons failed to bring down Jameis...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ra’Shede Hageman charged in domestic violence situation

Third-year Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was inactive for the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a surprising move for head coach Dan Quinn and Co. considering Hageman started 11 games last season and sits atop the depth chart at his position. Atlanta had initially indicated that Hageman not suiting up had to do with the team’s...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons defense struggles in Week One loss

The Atlanta Falcons defense struggled mightily against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 31-24 loss. Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston put on a superb display today, picking apart the Atlanta defense for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Matt Ryan performed admirably for the Falcons however, as he threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately, Matt Ryan was really the only bright...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston knows Falcons will remember Bucs' sweep in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) For Dan Quinn, success came quickly one year ago as a rookie coach with the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn won his first five games as the Falcons appeared a certainty to make the playoffs. The Falcons were 6-1 before their season began to unravel when another rookie, quarterback Jameis Winston, led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 23-20 overtime win in Atlanta. The Buccaneers...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Atlanta Falcons stadium to feature world’s biggest bird statue

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium will cost $1.5 billion, with taxpayers paying roughly $200 million. After seeing videos of what the venue looks like — it will be money well spent. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as it will be called, will feature tons of unique artwork and even a few statutes, most of which was designed by the Savannah College of Art and Design. One of them, a statue of...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

World's biggest bird statue will be at Falcons’ new stadium

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium is already going to be ridiculously amazing. The stadium, which will open before next season, it going to cost $1.5 billion, and will cost taxpayers $200 million. But it’s okay because part of the cost will cover a record breaking statue. The Falcons’ new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, will have over 100 pieces of specially commissioned art work...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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