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  • Ryan’s Consecutive TD Streak Ends

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Coming into Sunday night’s game, quarterback Matt Ryan had quite the regular-season streak going, throwing for touchdowns in 22 straight games dating back to last season. Against the Cowboys, the streak snapped as the Falcons’ only scores came from a Michael Turner touchdown and a handful of Matt Bryant field goals. Ryan’s streak was the [...]

  • What They Said: Oct. 31

    2 years, 4 months ago

    This is how John Abraham looks at you when he knows he can beat you Here’s a quick look at some of the things Falcons players and coaches were talking about Wednesday: John Abraham on Mike Nolan’s defensive system: “It’s just a lot of preparation. It’s more knowledge than it is physical stuff. We do [...]

  • Falcons Expect Some Unknowns with New Philly DC

    2 years, 4 months ago

    Todd Bowles creates some unknowns the Falcons will have to prepare for this week News came last week, when the Eagles were also into their bye, that head coach Andy Reid would be replacing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo with position coach Todd Bowles. As soon as that happened, a wrench had been thrown into the [...]

  • Falcons Focused on Improving Tackling

    2 years, 4 months ago

    Several Falcons spoke during the media’s open locker room period Monday, and the hot topic was the Falcons’ tackling struggles against the Raiders before the bye. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say: DT Vance Walker on his success this year: “I guess, I’d say just my experience. This is my fourth year [...]

  • Falcons Preparing for Wide Array of Chiefs

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Going into Sunday’s game against Kansas City to kickoff the 2012 season, the Falcons already know they’ll not have to face one of the Chiefs’ most prolific players in linebacker Tamba Hali. The question is: Will there be more? The Chiefs have several starters in question this week as injuries have plagued the team a [...]

  • Michael Turner Continues to Show Receiving Skills

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Get used to watching Michael Turner doing his best Roddy White impression. It certainly seems like his pass-catching abilities — perhaps the best kept secret in the NFL — are going to be on display more and more. Through two quarters Friday night, Turner has caught three passes for 36 yards. While it may not [...]

  • Michael Turner Shows Up in Passing Game

    2 years, 6 months ago

    When did you ever think running back Michael Turner would have more yards receiving than rushing? Well, it’s happened. Turner got involved in the passing game quite a bit — well, at least by his standards — during Thursday’s preseason game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome. Turner caught three passes for 14 yards [...]

  • Julio Jones, AJ Green Provide Tough Tests for Tonight’s Defenses

    2 years, 6 months ago

    The starters will be on a snap count tonight, as head coach Mike Smith said earlier this week, but until they reach that number, there are some interesting matchups that will occur and could provide a test for both teams. The Falcons will have to handle Bengals wide receiver AJ Green while Cincinnati will be [...]

  • Young Defensive Ends Could Match Up Well Vs. Ravens

    2 years, 6 months ago

    With the Falcons set to start the 2012 preseason slate against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome tonight, we take a look at what could be the four key matchups in the exhibition game, including the important experience rookie guard/center Peter Konz could get should he find himself faced with guarding against Pro Bowl [...]

  • PFT.com Names Falcons No. 12 Team of Preseason

    2 years, 7 months ago

    The popular site ProFootballTalk.com has been naming its top teams of the preseason this week, and after a long — and good — wait, the site has ranked the Falcons as the No. 12 team heading into August in their power rankings. Calling the Falcons a team that “might be built for the long haul,” [...]

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