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The Falcoholic Oct 20, 2019
Falcons down to Rams 13-3 at half as defense comes to life, offense falters

Falcons down to Rams 13-3 at half as defense comes to life, offense falters

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Falcons find a new way to look pitiful in the first half every single week. It’s halftime, and the Falcons are losing by 10. This isn’t surprising, but the how might be a little surprising. The Falcons defense has held up fairly well today, limiting the Rams to 13 first half points despite no turnovers and only a little bit of pressure. That should have the game in reach, but it doesn’t, because the offense has faltered again and again and Matt Bryant missed another field goal. That’s left Atlanta with just three points and a world of frustration,...
The Falcoholic Oct 14, 2019
Nothing but despair left for the Falcons following a crushing defeat

Nothing but despair left for the Falcons following a crushing defeat

Photo by Norm Hall/ A plethora of missed calls, along with a missed extra point by one of the all-time greats, doesn’t overshadow the state of Dan Quinn’s helpless team. As Matt Bryant missed a pivotal extra point, questions arose about Dan Quinn’s decision not to go for two. Why trust a defense that continues to give up big plays? Why not trust an offense that is firing on all cylinders against Arizona’s overmatched defense? Quinn rarely goes against his methods of believing in his defense, which is why it wasn’t surprising to see him go for the tie. The next question...
FOX Sports Oct 13, 2019
Missed PAT sends Falcons home empty from long trip

Missed PAT sends Falcons home empty from long trip

The struggling Atlanta Falcons found a new way to lose, falling 34-33 to the Arizona Cardinals after Matt Bryant missed a potential tying extra point
FOX Sports Oct 13, 2019
Cardinals beat Falcons 34-33 after Bryant's extra point miss

Cardinals beat Falcons 34-33 after Bryant's extra point miss

Cardinals beat Falcons 34-33 after Bryant's extra point miss
FOX Sports Oct 13, 2019
Matt Bryant missed PAT sinks Falcons, Kyler Murray and Cardinals hold on, 34-33

Matt Bryant missed PAT sinks Falcons, Kyler Murray and Cardinals hold on, 34-33

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray had a career day with 340 passing yards and three touchdowns. When the Falcons appeared poised to tie the game at 34 in the closing minutes, veteran kicker Matt Bryant missed the PAT, costing his team the game.
The Falcoholic Oct 13, 2019
The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons at Cardinals Postgame Special

The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons at Cardinals Postgame Special

The Falcons fell to 1-5 after a soul-crushing loss to the Cardinals, 34-33, on a missed Bryant XP. Come chat about it with the crew of The Falcoholic Live, starting at 7:30 PM ET. Watch the live broadcast below or on YouTube at 7:30 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons vs Cardinals Postgame Special. We just witnessed the Falcons lose, 34-33, in soul-crushing fashion, as Ryan and the offense drove down the field to potentially tie the game, only to have Matt Bryant miss the XP. We’ll be breaking down the positive performance of the offense, the awful...
The Falcoholic Oct 9, 2019
Falcons vs. Cardinals odds: Falcons favored on the road in Week 6

Falcons vs. Cardinals odds: Falcons favored on the road in Week 6

Photo by Tim Warner/ Fact: Matt Bryant’s head shaves itself The Falcons travel to Arizona this week to take on the 1-3-1 Cardinals. On paper it’s arguably the easiest game the Falcons will play over the next couple of months. So if they can’t win now, well, then I guess we’re headed for a top five pick. So what odds are the Falcons facing 4 days before their Week 6 contest against the Cardinals? Let’s break it down. The Falcons are currently favored by 3 points, according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They opened as 1 point favorites, for what that’s worth. 63 percent of...
The Falcoholic Oct 6, 2019
Falcons special teams may look very different in 2020

Falcons special teams may look very different in 2020

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ With so many change on the wind, it’s not surprising, but it is something to brace for. Stability has defined the Falcons special teams units for almost the entire current era of Falcons football, which I would loosely define as beginning with Matt Ryan and Thomas Dimitroff’s addition to the team. Since 2009, Matt Bryant has served as the team’s kicker, with a couple of injury-and-contract-related hiccups here and there. Since 2011, Matt Bosher has been the team’s punter and Kemal Ishmael has been roaming around looking for guys to tackle. Since 2012, Josh...
The Falcoholic Oct 5, 2019
A conversation with Morten Andersen, Part 3: 1998 NFC Championship kick and advice for young kickers

A conversation with Morten Andersen, Part 3: 1998 NFC Championship kick and advice for young kickers

Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/ We had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Falcons legend and NFL Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen. Here’s the third part of the conversation, where Morten recalls his legendary game-winning kick in the 1998 NFC Championship and gives his advice for young kickers. After an offseason where the Falcons had a kicking controversy for the first time in what seems like a decade, Atlanta eventually brought back franchise icon Matt Bryant. But long before Bryant started his exceptional run, the Falcons had another legendary...
The Falcoholic Oct 1, 2019
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 1

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 1

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Bryant has six times as much processing power as a TI-83 calculator The Falcons are 1-3 and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. There, I said it. That’s the state of the franchise on Tuesday, October 30, 2019. But wait, we’ve been here before, haven’t we? We’ve suffered through the unthinkable as a franchise and lived to tell the story. At least these are the things I tell myself while lying awake at night, staring at my popcorn ceiling. How about a triple grande skinny pumpkin spice link latte to get your mind right? The...
The Falcoholic Sep 30, 2019
Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 4

Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 4

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports A carbon copy of Week 3. Well, this just feels like deja vu from last year at this point — the Falcons suffer a disappointing road loss against a conference opponent in Week 1, have a promising home-opening win in Week 2, then lose two games we expected them to win in weeks 3 and 4. The Falcons are sputtering in every facet of the game at this point. The defense got diced by a Titans offense that had scored just seven points while allowing nine sacks in Week 2. The offense couldn’t manage more than 10 points at home. Matt Bryant missed a field goal, and...
The Falcoholic Sep 28, 2019
A conversation with Morten Andersen, Part 2: State of kicking, rule changes, and Falcons stories

A conversation with Morten Andersen, Part 2: State of kicking, rule changes, and Falcons stories

Photo by Rex Brown/ We had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Falcons legend and NFL Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen. Here’s the second part of the conversation, where Morten discusses the state of kicking in the NFL and recalls his favorite stories from his time with the Falcons. After an offseason where the Falcons had a kicking controversy for the first time in what seems like a decade, Atlanta eventually brought back franchise icon Matt Bryant. But long before Bryant started his exceptional run, the Falcons had another legendary kicker: Morten Andersen....
The Falcoholic Sep 24, 2019
Falcons vs. Vikings: 5 things we learned from the Week 3 loss

Falcons vs. Vikings: 5 things we learned from the Week 3 loss

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Matt Bryant invented barbecue sauce Sunday’s loss to the Colts was ... unpleasant. From Matt Ryan’s sixth interception of the year to Keanu Neal’s season-ending achilles tear, there were plenty of lowlights. The path ahead is less than clear. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and resilience to bounce back from this 1-2 start. So what did we learn from the loss? 1. This is not a disciplined football team The Falcons have somehow racked up a league-leading 35 penalties (264 penalty yards) in only 3 games. They committed 16 penalties...

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