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Tom Brady, J.J. Nelson among Players of the Week

20 Sep

The silver lining of having an off day in the season opener — if there is one — is the chance you might get overlooked the following week. That certainly wasn’t the case with a certain 40-year-old playing in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday […]

Falcons’ romp over Packers helps bury Super Bowl memories

20 Sep

ATLANTA — It is an annual truism of the NFL: Defenses are ahead of offenses early in the season. The fine tuning required for perfectly timed passes is not completed in a few half-hearted preseason games. In the first two weeks of this season, the situation has been particularly acute. This week, 19 teams failed […]

Falcons’ romp over Packers helps bury Super Bowl memories

19 Sep

ATLANTA — It is an annual truism of the NFL: Defenses are ahead of offenses early in the season. The fine tuning required for perfectly timed passes is not completed in a few half-hearted preseason games. In the first two weeks of this season, the situation has been particularly acute. This week, 19 teams failed […]

Falcons’ romp over Packers helps bury Super Bowl memories

19 Sep

ATLANTA — It is an annual truism of the NFL: Defenses are ahead of offenses early in the season. The fine tuning required for perfectly timed passes is not completed in a few half-hearted preseason games. In the first two weeks of this season, the situation has been particularly acute. This week, 19 teams failed […]

Falcons’ romp over Packers helps bury Super Bowl memories

18 Sep

ATLANTA — It is an annual truism of the NFL: Defenses are ahead of offenses early in the season. The fine tuning required for perfectly timed passes is not completed in a few half-hearted preseason games. In the first two weeks of this season, the situation has been particularly acute. This week, 19 teams failed […]

Falcons’ Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR ‘a possibility’

15 Sep

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. “Can it be done? It’s a possibility,” Jones said, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It definitely can be done. I mean, Calvin Johnson was close. He had, what, 1,900-something? So, he […]

Falcons’ Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR ‘a possibility’

15 Sep

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. “Can it be done? It’s a possibility,” Jones said, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It definitely can be done. I mean, Calvin Johnson was close. He had, what, 1,900-something? So, he […]

Falcons’ Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR ‘a possibility’

14 Sep

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. “Can it be done? It’s a possibility,” Jones said, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It definitely can be done. I mean, Calvin Johnson was close. He had, what, 1,900-something? So, he […]

Falcons’ Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR ‘a possibility’

14 Sep

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. “Can it be done? It’s a possibility,” Jones said, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It definitely can be done. I mean, Calvin Johnson was close. He had, what, 1,900-something? So, he […]

Falcons’ Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR ‘a possibility’

13 Sep

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. “Can it be done? It’s a possibility,” Jones said, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It definitely can be done. I mean, Calvin Johnson was close. He had, what, 1,900-something? So, he […]