FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones plans to just power through toe injury

Fact: Julio Jones is deathly afraid of bubble baths Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones can't seem to shake his toe injury. Truth be told, it's the worst damn toe sprain that doesn't technically qualify as turf toe I've ever seen. But heck, I'm no doctor. I'm just a casual observer cursing that damned toe. Let's start with the easy part. For Julio, sitting out is a non-option...
Via The Falcoholic
1 hour ago

Future denies being on Falcons sideline to mess with Wilson

The Atlanta Falcons had some special guests on their sideline before their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, and there is some speculation that they were there to distract Russell Wilson. Rapper Future says that was not the case. A source close to Future, who used to date Wilson’s wife Ciara and has a child with her, told TMZ that the musician’s presence at Saturday’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Key stats from the Falcons’ 36-20 Divisional Round win over the Seahawks

Just how big was this win, especially in the annals of team history? Let’s look. Your Atlanta Falcons didn’t just win, as we’ve noted. They put together one of the most impressive performances in team postseason history, and they cruised past the Seahawks Saturday with surprisingly good defense and unsurprisingly excellent offense. I’ve rounded up a few stats that help...
Via The Falcoholic
11 hours ago

Dan Quinn: Julio Jones will be 'ready to rock' vs. Packers

Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons continue to be unconcerned about star receiver Julio Jones re-aggrevating his toe injury during Saturday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round. Quinn said Monday that Jones will be “ready to rock” for Sunday’s NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. However, Quinn said he...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

What You Need to Know About the Packers

The Falcons and Packers will meet for the second time this season when they face off at the Georgia Dome. Here's what you need to know about Mike McCarthy's team.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
16 hours ago

For the first time in years, the Falcons have legitimate depth at wide receiver

The Falcons offense has developed into the most feared unit in the league. Addressing the lack of talent at wide receiver is proving to be one of the main reasons behind their success. The stage was set for one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history. After scorching countless defenses, it was time to make it count on a big platform. Could this decade’s version of “the...
Via The Falcoholic
16 hours ago

Headlines: Road to the Super Bowl Continues

Only have a few minutes to get caught up on your football news? Each weekday, AtlantaFalcons.com will keep you updated with the latest Falcons information you need to know.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
19 hours ago

Matt Ryan is keeping some special company these days

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Matt Ryan is keeping some special company these days. Well, maybe it's Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger who should be looking up to Ryan. The Atlanta passer is, after all, the All-Pro quarterback. When the conference championship games commence next Sunday, three of the most accomplished QBs of this millennium will be in action. Brady is seeking...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson not commenting on his status for Falcons game

The Green Bay Packers are moving on in the playoffs, which means wide receiver Jordy Nelson will have another week to heal. But Nelson is not ready to say whether or not he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. Nelson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein that he is feeling “a lot better” than how he did the day...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Clayborn out for playoffs with torn biceps

Adrian Clayborn exited the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday with a biceps injury, and the extent of the injury apparently is pretty severe. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Falcons defensive end is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a torn biceps. Source: #Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn tore his bicep and is out for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Special teams ace Devin Hester likely to retire

Devin Hester holds the NFL record for most combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns. He’s been an elite-level return man for the better part of the past decade. And after playing one game as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, it now appears that Hester is about to call it quits. “I told my wife it’s pretty much my last year,” Hester told reporters following Saturday’s...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arthur Blank, Falcons have epic dance party in locker room

The Falcons absolutely destroyed the Seahawks in Saturday’s Divisional Playoff game, 36-20. Matt Ryan threw for 338 yards, tossing three touchdowns and zero interceptions. That’s cause for celebration, so that’s exactly what the Falcons did. And team owner Arthur Blank joined them. Check out some of these dance moves. #InBrotherhood we break it down! pic.twitter.com/ZjudQC8Z65...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Doug Baldwin trash talks Falcons while team is down 17 late in 4th quarter

When the NFL acts like the “No Fun League,” and cracks down on excessive celebrations or taunting, it’s usually for something that isn’t that big of a deal and isn’t worth the trouble of issuing a 15 yard penalty for something that brings a bit of fun into the game. However, this is something completely different. With just a little over three minutes left in the Seattle...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor rips Seahawks’ defense for losing composure

It’s never uncommon to see post-play shoving matches at the end of plays in the NFL. Those are even more common in Seattle Seahawks games. According to Kam Chancellor, his team needs to cut down on those. Chancellor on @Q13FOX: Any time we started arguing with other team on the field, we lost. Have to keep our composure. — Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) January 15, 2017 Kam...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Deion Jones makes unbelievable hot potato INT to seal Falcons win

This looked like a completed pass and then the Atlanta Falcons ripped the ball out and it started to get batted around. Falcons LB Deion Jones started as an innocent bystander but then the ball bounced his way and he grabbed it for a game sealing INT. Check out this wacky play….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/Gt9sjcIBaS — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 15, 2017
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Atlanta takes 12-10 lead after Bryant field goal

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 12-10 in the second quarter after field goal by Matt Bryant. Following a safety when Russell Wilson fell into the end zone, Atlanta hit a big play to Taylor Gabriel for 37 yards and Bryant capped the drive with a 35-yard field goal. Seattle backup guard Rees...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle lineman trips Russell Wilson; causes safety

Devin Hester had just returned a punt down to the Atlanta Falcons 10 yard line and the Seattle Seahawks looked like they were taking control of their NFC playoff game. A penalty negated the return and Seattle started inside their own 10 yard line instead of at the Atlanta 10 yard line. Two plays later, one of the Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen tripped Russell Wilson causing...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Atlanta answers with long drive to tie game at 7

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:10 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have answered with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones to pull even with the Seattle Seahawks at 7-7 early in the second quarter. The Falcons have scored a touchdown on the opening drive of their last seven games. Jones had three catches for 27 yards...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julio Jones burns Seahawks secondary for easy TD

There isn’t a whole heck of a lot of defense being played early in Atlanta. A little more than a quarter had passed when Julio Jones tied up the ball game at seven apiece with a way-too-easy touchdown near the goal line. With Jeremy Lane lined up opposite him, Jones abused the corner as he tried to jamb him at the line, darted inside and caught the perfectly-timed throw from Matt...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Falcons are trolling Russell Wilson by hosting Ciara’s ex-boyfriends at Saturday’s game

The Falcons seem to think they’ve found a way to get inside Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s head during Saturday’s divisional playoff game. Atlanta appears to have invited several ex-boyfriends of Wilson’s wife, pop singer Ciara, to rattle the QB. Present at the Georgia Dome for the game will be rapper Future, whom Ciara has a son with, and rapper-actor Bow...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ludacris to perform at halftime of Seahawks-Falcons game, fans wanted Future

Ludacris attended high school in Atlanta, and has been something of a legend in the area ever since. So with that said, it certainly makes sense that he’ll be performing at halftime of Saturday’s Seahawks-Falcons Divisional Playoff game, which could be the team’s final game at the Georgia Dome. Welcome to Atlanta.@Ludacris will perform at halftime in the @GeorgiaDome this...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Divisional Playoff Preview: (3) Seattle Seahawks at (2) Atlanta Falcons

How much does playoff pedigree matter? That’ll be a big question when the divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off with a Saturday afternoon matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. That’s because the Seahawks have an 8-3 playoff record with two Super Bowl appearances in quarterback Russell Wilson’s first five seasons, while the Falcons have just one...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are set for their toughest test yet

The Atlanta Falcons finally have had their playoff opponent determined. Next week the Falcons will square off with the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup that is filled with headlines. Can the Falcons defense stop the extremely mobile Russell Wilson; can Julio Jones beat Richard Sherman in the secondary? Those are the two biggest questions for the Falcons, and if they can get those answers...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Defense wins championships, or does it?

After taking care of business in the final regular season game in the Georgia Dome, Matt Ryan and company secured the number two seed in the NFC and a first round bye. With a playoff berth already secured, and only playing for the first round bye, Matty Ice went to work throwing four touchdowns for the third time this season and a 75% completion percentage to go along with it. All...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons land a first-round bye

The Atlanta Falcons have officially shocked the National Football League today, as they have claimed the number two seed in the NFC. This seed will give them a first-round bye. The Falcons came into the season looking like they were not going to make much noise in the league, but they certainly made a lot. Matt Ryan stepped up in a major way for the team by leasing the offense. He...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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