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  • Gonzalez Named No. 47 Player of 2013

    1 year, 5 months ago

    There were plenty of numbers surrounding Tony Gonzalez last year — 95, 97, 99, all numbers he used to describe his chances of retiring from the game after the Falcons’ loss in the NFC Championship game. More than a month after announcing his return, the number that matters today is 47 — the spot Gonzalez [...]

  • Falcons to Make ‘Top 100′ Debut

    1 year, 5 months ago

    The Falcons will finally be featured on the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2013″ on Thursday night as the countdown moves into the 40s, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, cracking the top 100 so far with one player. Last year, tight end Tony Gonzalez (No. 53), wide receiver Roddy White (No. 65) and running [...]

  • Taco Mac Goes Crazy After Kick

    1 year, 10 months ago

    We all know what it looked like inside the Georgia Dome when Julio Jones intercepted Russell Wilson and the clock hit all zeroes, giving the Falcons their first playoff victory under head coach Mike Smith. Watch the video above to see what it was like inside the Taco Mac at Lindbergh, as the place erupts [...]

  • Tony Gonzalez Named to All-Pro Team

    1 year, 10 months ago

    Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez earned his sixth All-Pro team nod Saturday, being named as a first-teamer over Dallas’ Jason Witten at the position. Gonzalez was the only Falcon named to the All-Pro first or second team. He received 24 votes. Also receiving votes, but not making the team: WR Julio Jones (1), tackle Tyson [...]

  • Ryan Sets New Career High

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Quarterback Matt Ryan is having quite a game with just one half gone in Saturday night’s tilt in Detroit. He came up just two completions shy of the NFL’s consecutive completions record with 22 straight, tying him for third in that stat. But a few plays later, he set a brand new career high for [...]

  • Playing Time Percentages: Falcons vs. Giants

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Click here to view all the playing time percentages and snap numbers for both teams Download the playing time percentages from Sunday’s 34-0 win over the Giants above. Here are some of the highlights: Defensive end John Abraham spent a lot of time on the field, playing 81 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday. Safety [...]

  • Jones Earns First 1,000-Yard Season

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Coming into Sunday’s game against the Giants needing just 3 yards for his first 1,000-yard season as a pro, it was a virtual certainty that he would reach the milestone in the Week 15 matchup. It was the second offensive series when Jones accomplished the mark — a bubble screen that went for 4 yards [...]

  • Jones Ties Career Mark With Long TD

    2 years 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 [...]

  • Spoon, Samuel Held Out Thursday

    2 years ago

    Things were looking up for LB Sean Weatherspoon on Wednesday and then took a turn Thursday as he was listed on the Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report as “Did Not Participate” with the same ankle injury that kept him out the past three games plus an illness, which is new to the report. Samuel also did [...]

  • Smith Confident in Injury Outlook This Week

    2 years ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said during his weekly day-after press conference that the injury outlook this week looks much better than it has in past weeks, even after Julio Jones, Asante Samuel and Peria Jerry all went out with injuries during Sunday’s win over the Cardinals. Peria Jerry left the game with a thigh injury [...]

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