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Matt Ryan helps resilient Falcons regain swagger

21 Nov

SEATTLE — Matt Ryan stood on the rain-drenched CenturyLink Field turf and surveyed the opposing defense, detecting a gaping-wide gap in the depleted Legion Of Boom. And then the veteran quarterback’s eyes lit up, and he prepared to receive a shotgun snap and air-mail a leather package to the NFL’s most imposing pass-catching beast. It […]

Matt Ryan helps resilient Falcons regain swagger

21 Nov

SEATTLE — Matt Ryan stood on the rain-drenched CenturyLink Field turf and surveyed the opposing defense, detecting a gaping-wide gap in the depleted Legion Of Boom. And then the veteran quarterback’s eyes lit up, and he prepared to receive a shotgun snap and air-mail a leather package to the NFL’s most imposing pass-catching beast. It […]

Falcons beat Seahawks after Blair Walsh misses FGA

21 Nov

Blair Walsh‘s 52-yard field-goal attempt fell inches shy of the crossbar, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to cling to a 34-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting spectacle of big plays to close out Week 11. Here’s what we learned in Monday night’s action: 1. The rematch of last season’s Divisional Round clash featured […]

Adrian Clayborn considered retiring before season

17 Nov

Adrian Clayborn‘s incredible six-sack performance in the Atlanta Falcons‘ win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday only happened because his wife talked him out of retiring before the start of the season. Clayborn told reporters Thursday he was seriously contemplating retirement before the start of the season, saying he was “tired of being hurt.” […]

Falcons want to use Dontari Poe more on offense

16 Nov

The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to understand the power of Dontari Poe. The defensive tackle saw his first three offensive snaps of the season in the Falcons‘ blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. Poe blocked for two goal-line runs — the second Tevin Coleman blasted in for a score — and was […]

Luke Kuechly: Must have been a ‘hex’ on Julio’s drop

16 Nov

Matt Ryan‘s deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remaining. A microcosm of the Falcons‘ season, the dominant receiver had a […]

Luke Kuechly: Must have been a ‘hex’ on Julio’s drop

15 Nov

Matt Ryan‘s deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remaining. A microcosm of the Falcons‘ season, the dominant receiver had a […]

Luke Kuechly: Must have been a ‘hex’ on Julio’s drop

15 Nov

Matt Ryan‘s deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remaining. A microcosm of the Falcons‘ season, the dominant receiver had a […]

Luke Kuechly: Must have been a ‘hex’ on Julio’s drop

14 Nov

Matt Ryan‘s deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remaining. A microcosm of the Falcons‘ season, the dominant receiver had a […]

Luke Kuechly: Must have been a ‘hex’ on Julio’s drop

14 Nov

Matt Ryan‘s deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remaining. A microcosm of the Falcons‘ season, the dominant receiver had a […]