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The Falcoholic Dec 10, 2017
Is Alex Jones a Saints fan? We now have insane conspiracy theories why the Falcons beat the Saints.

Is Alex Jones a Saints fan? We now have insane conspiracy theories why the Falcons beat the Saints.

This is getting pathetic. As a reminder, the Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, icing out a back and forth game with an interception by Deion Jones. This game had Sean Payton screaming “choke” at Devonta Freeman, and Drew Brees blaming Thursday night games for, I dunno, forcing a red zone pass to a triple covered tight end. Time to put on your tin foil hat, interrogate Alexa because she knows something, and hop into a sad, delirious existence where you can’t accept your team has lost three games in a row to the Falcons. Well, here it is, and I give a hat tip to...
The Falcoholic Dec 9, 2017
Falcons snap counts from that win, you remember the one, against the Saints

Falcons snap counts from that win, you remember the one, against the Saints

Parsing the snap counts from Week 14. Offense Matt Ryan: 74 Jake Matthews: 74 Ben Garland: 74 Alex Mack: 74 Wes Schweitzer: 74 Ryan Schraeder: 74 Julio Jones: 54 Mohamed Sanu: 54 Devonta Freeman: 51 Austin Hooper: 50 Levine Toilolo: 43 Taylor Gabriel: 31 Derrick Coleman: 24 Tevin Coleman: 24 Justin Hardy: 22 Marvin Hall: 10 Ty Sambrailo: 5 Dontari Poe: 2 The weird and wonderful sight of Dontari Poe and Ty Sambrailo running a route was one of the many odd things we saw on Thursday night, and I don’t necessarily think it’ll be the last time we see something like that. Poe keeps defenses...
Cincy Jungle Dec 7, 2017
NFL Week 14 2017: Thursday Night Football

NFL Week 14 2017: Thursday Night Football

An NFC South battle on Thursday evening Tonight, the Saints take on the Falcons at 8:25 p.m. ET in Atlanta, Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This could determine who ends up taking the division so it should be a hard fought game. Will Drew Brees come out and light it up, or will Matt Ryan continue to try his form from last season? Will the Falcons be able to contain emerging star, Alvin Kamara? Will their own running back duo in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman be a force to reckoned with? Can Julio Jones replicate the game he had a couple weeks ago? We shall find out soon. Let the...
The Falcoholic Dec 1, 2017
Devonta Freeman will return to a full workload against the Vikings

Devonta Freeman will return to a full workload against the Vikings

After what amounts to a three week layoff, Freeman returns just in time for a tough matchup. The Atlanta Falcons certainly missed Devonta Freeman, though you wouldn’t know it from the results on the field. Tevin Coleman was predictably good as a fill-in, and the Falcons won the Dallas game Freeman exited, plus their next two. What the Falcons missed was Freeman’s physicality, balance, and general excellence, which manifests itself in so many big carries, timely receptions, and big-time blocks in the passing game. Freeman is just one of the best backs in the NFL, and having him and...
The Falcoholic Dec 1, 2017
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is staying focused as he prepares for return

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is staying focused as he prepares for return

Fact: Devonta Freeman is an accomplished meteorologist Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will see game action for the first time in weeks on Sunday against a nasty Minnesota Vikings defense. His backup, Tevin Coleman, has played well over the past few weeks. It can’t be easy for Freeman to watch Coleman play so well. Of course he wants the offense to perform well. But those are his carries. That’s his job. Freeman is excited to be back and he’s got a healthy mindset: I’m excited just to be back out here. Be in the mix of things. Just try to keep a level head through...
The Falcoholic Nov 30, 2017
The Falcons will find the going tough against Minnesota’s run defense

The Falcons will find the going tough against Minnesota’s run defense

The Vikings are tough. Big surprise. One of the questions we haven’t lingered on for this weekend’s matchup with the Vikings is whether the Falcons will be able to run against them. That’s not a given, and the answer to that question may well help to determine the outcome of this one. On one hand, you have Tevin Coleman fresh off three quality games in a row, and Devonta Freeman returning from the concussion protocol. That gives the Falcons one of the best running duos in the NFL, and one certainly good enough to give even a good defense fits. The problem is that the Vikings are not...
The Falcoholic Nov 29, 2017
Devonta Freeman clears concussion protocol; expected to play on Sunday

Devonta Freeman clears concussion protocol; expected to play on Sunday

Dan Quinn announced the running back has cleared concussion protocol. The Atlanta Falcons are getting star running back Devonta Freeman ahead of their toughest matchup all season. The team may be short Desmond Trufant, but they desperately needed Freeman back at full strength to have a chance against the Minnesota Vikings. Dan Quinn says Devonta Freeman will be back practicing today and has cleared concussion protocol. "Pumped to have him back."— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) November 29, 2017 Freeman cleared the protocol just in time. He should get in a full week of practice, and be...
The Falcoholic Nov 26, 2017
Falcons name Devonta Freeman, Sean Weatherspoon inactive for Week 12

Falcons name Devonta Freeman, Sean Weatherspoon inactive for Week 12

As expected for Freeman, and Spoon’s status helps clarify the situation at linebacker. For the second straight week, the Falcons are without stud running back Devonta Freeman, who is working his way back from his second concussion of the year. That’s not a surprise, but hopefully this is the last week where that will be true. The Falcons also have Ty Sambrailo listed as inactive, as he’d injured, and will have Austin Pasztor at swing tackle. With Duke Riley returning, the Falcons are listing Sean Weatherspoon as inactive, too. Poor guy. Otherwise, there are no surprises here. Nick...
The Falcoholic Nov 24, 2017
Devonta Freeman is out, Duke Riley is in for Sunday’s game against the Bucs

Devonta Freeman is out, Duke Riley is in for Sunday’s game against the Bucs

Nothing unexpected, but confirmed nonetheless. The Falcons will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a little short-handed again on Sunday, with running back Devonta Freeman officially ruled out. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Tevin Coleman will start at running back for the second straight week with Terron Ward as the backup. https://t.co/l73r9Dgse1— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 24, 2017 Freeman has missed most of the last two games due to a concussion suffered early in the game against the Dallas...
The Falcoholic Nov 24, 2017
Devonta Freeman practicing, but still not cleared for contact

Devonta Freeman practicing, but still not cleared for contact

We remain dubious about his chances to play Sunday. As of yesterday afternoon, the Falcons didn’t look like they would have Devonta Freeman on Sunday. While we probably won’t get final confirmation until tomorrow or even Sunday, we don’t expect him to suit up against the Buccaneers. That’s because Freeman remains in the league’s concussion protocol, and both the league and the team have a vested interest in getting this one right and ensuring Freeman is as good as he possibly can be before putting him back on the field. He’s suffered two concussions in the last few months, and...
NFL Trade Rumors Nov 22, 2017

NFL Notes: Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Texans

Eagles Eagles HC Doug Pederson said that K Jake Elliott remains in the league’s concussion protocol but believes he will play in Week 12: “I feel in my heart Jake will be ready.” (Reuben Frank) Falcons Falcons RB Devonta Freeman remains in the league’s concussion protocol and will not practice on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport) Giants The … The post NFL Notes: Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Texans appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
The Falcoholic Nov 22, 2017
Falcons - Buccaneers odds: Atlanta’s a ten point favorite over Tampa Bay

Falcons - Buccaneers odds: Atlanta’s a ten point favorite over Tampa Bay

The oddsmakers are smelling a bloodbath. The Atlanta Falcons have scored 71 points over their last two games, allowed 38, and just beat the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Their next game is going to be at home against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that has been reeling all season and is starting Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. You will be shocked—shocked, I say!—to learn that Atlanta is the heavy favorite here. As of the time I wrote this article, the Falcons are ten point favorites virtually everywhere you look. Considering that this team is pretty healthy outside of Devonta Freeman’s...
The Falcoholic Nov 21, 2017
Report: Devonta Freeman likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers

Report: Devonta Freeman likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers

Per ESPN, the Tevin Coleman show will last at least two games. We expected the very worst when Devonta Freeman went down with a concussion. This is his second concussion since preseason, which typically means players see a longer absence than normal. Per Chris Mortensen last night on ESPN, that’s exactly what is happening. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he expects RB Devonta Freeman to miss another game before he returns to action. Would mean he'd miss the Tampa Bay game next week. Target to return looks like Minnesota.— Rise Up Reader, Home of The Sacklanta Falcons (@RiseUpReader)...
Cincy Jungle Nov 20, 2017
NFL Week 11 2017: Monday Night Football

NFL Week 11 2017: Monday Night Football

A tough NFC battle awaits our viewing eyes Tonight, the Falcons take on the Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. ET in Seattle, Washington at CenturyLink Field. The seasons has head its ups and downs for the Falcons so far and it got worse last week after losing Devonta Freeman, but with the help of Tevin Coleman, it doesn’t have to be an utter implosion like their former home stadium, the Georgia Dome, took this morning. The Seahawks have lost some major contributors this season as well as Kam Chancellor went down, but they somehow continue to power on, even with a worse offensive line than the...
The Falcoholic Nov 20, 2017
Duke Riley, Devonta Freeman inactive against the Seahawks

Duke Riley, Devonta Freeman inactive against the Seahawks

The Falcons’ list of inactives is a lot more encouraging than Seattle’s. At the end of the day, the Falcons are at least heading into tonight’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks as the healthier football team. They’re down All-Pro caliber back Devonta Freeman and rookie linebacker Duke Riley, but otherwise their list of inactives looks more or less like it does every week. That’s a good thing, because they’re going to need a healthy squad to win tonight. Freeman is out at least this week as he works his way through the NFL’s concussion protocol, and it’s certainly possible...

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