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  • Franks Serving as Secondary’s Utility Man

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Dominique Franks, left, is like the Tony Phillips of the Falcons We’ve heard it over and over again from head coach Mike Smith, but it’s true: When one man goes down, it’s the next man up. The Falcons have truly embraced that philosophy this season as the injury bug hasn’t exactly kept itself away from [...]

  • Playing Time Percentages: Falcons vs. Giants

    2 years, 2 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 [...]

  • Key to Sunday’s Win Began Monday

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Mondays at the office this year have been generally pleasant. Not last Monday. Last Monday was the pits. It was less than 24 hours after a 30-20 loss that provided a wakeup call that Falcons didn’t want to admit they needed, but that Monday was the awakening. Fast forward to Sunday and the Falcons sat [...]

  • Help Doesn’t Come in Clinching Scenario

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons did their part with a 34-0 win over the New York Giants on Sunday, but two teams that could have helped at least guarantee the Falcons one of the top two seeds in the NFC during the postseason didn’t come through. The Falcons needed the Packers to lose to the Bears and the [...]

  • Turner Moves Into Second All-Time in Rushing Yards

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Running back Michael Turner made yet another move in the Falcons record books as he moved into sole possession of second place in career rushing yards. Turner passed the 5,986 yards that William Andrews put up during his career to move into second place behind Gerald Riggs’ 6,631. Click here to see the impact Turner [...]

  • Jones Earns First 1,000-Yard Season

    2 years, 2 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 [...]

  • New York Giants Injury Report

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Click here to view the Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report for the Falcons FRIDAY Did Not Participate CB Prince Amukamara – Hamstring (Out) RB Ahmad Bradshaw – Knee/Foot (Out) S Kenny Phillips – Knee (Out) S Tyler Sash – Hamstring (Out) Limited Participation WR Hakeem Nicks – Knee (Probable) DE Jason Pierre-Paul – Back (Probable) LB [...]

  • Time Lapse Shows Busy Three Days at Dome

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The last time the Falcons were in the Georgia Dome, there was plenty of hustle and bustle to be done as the Falcons’ home field had to be turned very quickly into the host field for the SEC Championship game between Georgia and Alabama. As soon as the clock hit all zeroes at the end [...]

  • Weatherspoon Earns Voices in his Head

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has taken major leaps forward in his three years since coming in as a highly-touted defensive player, and he has taken an even bigger step forward this year. As D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote this week, Spoon received the honor of calling the defensive plays this season, and 13 [...]

  • White Could Be a Game-Time Decision

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Roddy White missed his second practice in a row due to a knee injury suffered during the 30-20 loss to Carolina on Sunday, but head coach Mike Smith said after Thursday’s practice that White feels better today than he did on Wednesday. Smith said he doesn’t expect White to do much work on the field [...]

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