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  • Falcons Eager to Make Sunday A Bump in Road

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Tony Gonzalez didn’t try to sugarcoat it. He used the phrase “silver lining” just once, and seemingly begrudgingly. Instead, he showed a passion and fire in the locker room that the Falcons seemed to lack in the first half Sunday against Carolina. “Ridiculous. No doubt about it. We can’t leave our defense out there like [...]

  • Babineaux Returns After Rib Injury

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons just got defensive tackle Peria Jerry back for Sunday’s game and, within the first two quarters, lost another DT. Jonathan Babineaux left Sunday’s game against Carolina in the second quarter and was reported as questionable to return. We’ll have more info as it comes. UPDATE: Babineaux returned to the game in the third [...]

  • Owens Growing, and it Showed vs. Brees

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Two years ago, Chris Owens’ name was like a four-letter word for a contingent of the Falcons’ fanbase. Part of a crop of young cornerbacks, Owens was still learning the NFL when he was thrust into a nickelback position the Falcons need him to become reliable in. He struggled at times, and in turn, he [...]

  • Falcons Bring an End to Brees’ Streak

    2 years, 3 months ago

    The Falcons, whether they wanted to openly admit it or not, came into Thursday night’s game wanting to exact some revenge for their only loss of the season. They got that and more with a 23-13 win over the Saints, plus putting an end to Drew Brees’ consecutive touchdown pass streak of 54 games. The [...]

  • Samuel Goes Out on Game’s First Series

    2 years, 3 months ago

    The hopes were high once Asante Samuel was announced as one of the Falcons’ 46 active players for today’s game, but the excitement ended quickly as Samuel returned to the sideline with the same shoulder injury that has been a problem for him since the Cardinals game two weeks ago. Samuel started the game, but [...]

  • Turner Becomes Falcons’ All-Time TD Leader

    2 years, 3 months ago

    It took just less than four minutes Thursday night, but Michael Turner became the Falcons’ all-time leading touchdown scorer with a 3-yard run up right guard against the Saints. Turner came into the game tied with WR Terance Mathis for the team record at 57 total touchdowns. The record now stands with Turner alone at [...]

  • Short Week Looms for Falcons

    2 years, 3 months ago

    There is no such thing as the 24-hour rule this week. The Falcons will be right back to work before that time is up. Hosting the Saints on Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, the Falcons have a very limited amount of time to get ready for the team that handed them their only loss [...]

  • Weatherspoon Comfortable in Return

    2 years, 3 months ago

    With Doug Martin as the next running back up, the Falcons defense knew it had to have Sean Weatherspoon back from an ankle injury that kept him out the previous three games. After declaring himself ready on Wednesday, Spoon came into Raymond James Stadium fired up and high on the emotions of being back on [...]

  • Turner Ties Team Record with Touchdown

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Running back Michael Turner had a big run in the fourth quarter that gave the Falcons a 24-23 lead over Tampa Bay, but it was even bigger for the record books. The touchdown moved Turner into a tie with Terance Mathis most touchdowns scored in franchise history. Turner and Mathis each have 57 touchdowns for [...]

  • Jones Ties Career Mark With Long TD

    2 years, 3 months ago

    If there was any doubt about Julio Jones’ ankle, wonder no longer. Spotting a one-on-one matchup with rookie CB Leonard Johnson on the outside, Matt Ryan delivered a beautiful downfield pass to Jones, who hauled it in, broke a tackle and streamed down the sideline into the endzone for a one-play drive that took 11 [...]

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