Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Afternoon Edition 8/14

After missing two weeks of training camp and being gone for a week for personal reasons, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. – Bears Gab Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt dismissed a report by ESPN that John Skelton is the favorite in the race for the starting quarterback […]

Potent Falcons Trounce Tampa Bay; 45-24

the Falcons set a team record with 42 first-half points, including two touchdown runs by Turner, and Atlanta cruised to a 45-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to clinch the No. 5 seed. Julio Jones caught two touchdown passes in a span of 26 seconds in the first quarter as the Falcons […]

Saints QB Drew Brees Following the 45-16 Thrashing of Atlanta on Monday Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE_4eYjJXlA Drew Brees set the NFL single season passing record on Monday Night, exceeding Dan Marino’s 1984 mark of 5,084 yards. The Saints shattered the Falcons to clinch the NFC South, annihilating Atlanta 45-16 behind Brees’ 307 yards (5,087 for the season) and four touchdowns (41 TD’s). The Saints are now 12-3 and host the […]

Falcons HC Mike Smith Says Heart is Fine After Appointment

Good news from the Atlanta sidelines. Falcons head coach Mike Smith went through additional health testing and announced that his heart is in fine condition, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said there was a discovered ailment but he did not reveal what it was. “I want to be as transparent as […]

Ryan, Jones hookup to help Falcons down Carolina 31-23

Matt Ryan led Atlanta to a comeback victory over the Carolina Panthers, keeping the Falcons in the playoff chase. Ryan threw two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth-quarter to rookie Julio Jones and the Falcons erased a 16-point deficit for a 31-23 victory on Sunday. Ryan finished with 320 yards and his four TD passes matched a […]

Foster, Texans top Falcons 17-10

Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday. The Texans (9-3) have won a franchise-record six straight games, a remarkable feat considering they’re down to their third-string quarterback and have played […]

NFC Week Two Previews

NFC EAST Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals New York Giants vs. St. Louis Rams NFC NORTH Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers NFC SOUTH Tampa Bay […]

NFC Editor Russ Loede’s Week Two NFL Picks

Last week ATS: 8-7-1 Lock: 0-1 Upset: 1-0 NFL Week Two Announcing Schedule SUNDAY Chicago (+7) at New Orleans – I’ll take the Bears and the points, however, I have this NFC showdown as a “push.”  The potential playoff preview will come down to Gregg Williams’ group rallying behind a boisterous Superdome, combined with the […]