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Field Gulls Oct 16, 2017
Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons have blown three 17+ point leads in the span of a year

Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons have blown three 17+ point leads in the span of a year

The Seattle Seahawks got some help from the Miami Dolphins, whose moribund offense rattled off four consecutive scoring drives to turn a 17-0 halftime deficit into a 20-17 road win over the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan drove Atlanta into field goal range, but in going for the win, the reigning MVP threw an interception in the closing seconds. After a 3-0 start calmed early concerns about a “Super Bowl loss hangover” for the defending NFC champions, consecutive home losses on either side of the bye week has some Falcons fans panicking, especially since they have three straight road games...
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2017
The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast: Falcons vs. Dolphins, 2017 Week 6

The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast: Falcons vs. Dolphins, 2017 Week 6

Mike and Cory parse through the second loss of the 2017 Falcons season. The Atlanta Falcons dropped their second game of the 2017 season in a disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins, and Mike and Cory of Rise Up Reader are here to help you scoop those metaphorical scoops out of that peculiar pint of Falcons ice cream. The guys break down the loss, discuss potential reasons as to why Atlanta seems to be in a slump and survey some positives from the afternoon’s debacle. In the discussion: Mike and Cory offer different ideas as to why Atlanta has struggled as of late The guys look at...
Atlanta Falcons Oct 16, 2017

Social Media Recap: How the Falcons' loss to the Dolphins played out on Twitter

As always, let’s dive into some of the best tweets from the Falcons’ game in this week’s social recap.
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2017
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 6 loss to Dolphins

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 6 loss to Dolphins

What the hell happened? The Falcons, healthy and coming off a bye week, and looked primed to prey on an struggling Dolphins team. Instead, Atlanta fell 20-17 to Miami, blowing a 17-0 lead in the process and dropping their second straight game at home to an AFC East opponent. Who’s up and who’s down in the loss? Up Wes Schweitzer It looked as if right guard was going to be a major problem this season after the Chicago Bears’ Akiem Hicks took Schweitzer to task back in Week 1. That game has proven to be the outlier as the second-year player has played extremely well since, including...
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2017
Miami Proves It – The Falcons, Like You and Me, Still Aren’t Over Super Bowl 51

Miami Proves It – The Falcons, Like You and Me, Still Aren’t Over Super Bowl 51

The Dolphins beating the Falcons unearthed an awful truth we’ve all been running from. This week, I learned a very, very valuable lesson – do not make Super Bowl 51 jokes. Ever. Seriously – don’t do it. Please. I’m begging you. Don’t do it! You’re making a huge mistake! Wednesday evening, late into the night while my brain was slowly becoming sleep mush, I made a Super Bowl 51 joke on Twitter. It went poorly. Though, it has taught me a good lesson about covering this team that I’ve seen hints at here and there amongst its fans – we don’t like talking, thinking or even...
The Phinsider Oct 16, 2017
Pro Football Focus: Jay Ajayi Dominates in Dolphins' Heroic Comeback

Pro Football Focus: Jay Ajayi Dominates in Dolphins' Heroic Comeback

Jay Ajayi carried the Miami Dolphins' offense to a shocking victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Miami Dolphins teetered on the edge of another disappointing outing before rallying in the second half to overcome a 17-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons. Jay Cutler and the passing game once again had trouble carrying the offense, but Jay Ajayi's 130 yards on the ground proved to be enough to tote the Dolphins to victory. After failing to reach 100 yards rushing for three consecutive weeks, Ajayi's strong performance captured the attention of Pro Football Focus. The former Boise...
Atlanta Falcons Oct 16, 2017

Archer's Take: Avoidable mistakes cost Falcons

In his weekly breakdown, Falcons analyst Dave Archer gives his thoughts on the Falcons 20-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Matt Ryan, Keanu Neal earn top PFF grades for Falcons in Week 6

Matt Ryan, Keanu Neal earn top PFF grades for Falcons in Week 6

The Atlanta Falcons blew another big lead yesterday, this time against the lowly Miami Dolphins in a home game they were supposed to win. (...)
Atlanta Falcons Oct 16, 2017

Early Bird Report 10/16: Grades from Falcons' loss to Dolphins; Saints make big statement

Today’s Early Bird Report includes several thoughts on Atlanta’s performance on Sunday as well as some notable outcomes within the division.
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2017
Falcons vs. Dolphins recap: A second half ass kicking dooms Atlanta

Falcons vs. Dolphins recap: A second half ass kicking dooms Atlanta

The Falcons got beat up and ultimately just plain beat in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This is my eleventh year running The Falcoholic, and in all that time, I can count on two hands the number of games that have truly disgusted me. As unimaginably bad as the losses in the Super Bowl and the 2012 NFC Conference Championship Game were, they were at least hard-fought games against stellar opponents. The truly disgusting games are the ones where you get blown off the field by teams that shouldn’t be much better than you, like Mike Smith and company’s death knell against the Panthers in 2014,...
The Falcoholic Oct 16, 2017
The Falcons have become unbalanced on offense the last two games

The Falcons have become unbalanced on offense the last two games

The team probably could stand to run more. It is evident in the numbers that the Falcons did not do a good job of achieving a balance on offense against the Miami Dolphins. They wound up throwing the ball 35 times against just 19 carries, and only six of those carries came after halftime, despite the fact that the Falcons got the ball back in the third quarter with a 17-7 lead. If your passing game is incredibly crisp and effective, that’s perfectly fine. When you do as the Falcons did in this one and go three and out with basically no commitment to the run on multiple drives, however,...
The Phinsider Oct 16, 2017
The Splash Zone 10/16/17: Dolphins Stun The Falcons

The Splash Zone 10/16/17: Dolphins Stun The Falcons

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. I’m not going to lie. I woke up yesterday morning expecting the Dolphins to get dominated by the Falcons. After one half of play, it looked grim. But as they say: “Any given Sunday”. The Dolphins found a way to pull of a great comeback. Jay Cutler looked sharp in the second half and Jay Ajayi was running angry. Thanks to some great play from the defense the Dolphins closed out the game with a Reshad Jones interception....
The Falcoholic Oct 15, 2017
Falcons-Dolphins post-game injury report: team stays healthy in disappointing loss

Falcons-Dolphins post-game injury report: team stays healthy in disappointing loss

Fact: Jake Matthews makes his own cheese The Atlanta Falcons forgot they were in the middle of a football game and came out completely flat in the second half of their loss to the Miami Dolphins this afternoon. It was a disappointing loss, one that will surely spark some intense debate in the week ahead. But before you go find a cliff to jump off of, let’s break down the injuries, or rather, the lack thereof. If there’s a silver lining after today’s loss, it’s that everyone stayed relatively healthy. Julio Jones, Ricardo Allen, and Ryan Schraeder returned from injury, and they all...
Blogging Dirty Oct 15, 2017

Why the Falcons collapse in the second half of games

Atlanta Falcons fans are well aware that their team is notorious for taking big first half leads into halftime and losing said leads in the second half. Question is, why does this happen? There I was, enjoying my October 15th, 2017. The Atlanta Falcons had a seventeen point lead against the Miami Dolphins heading into […] Why the Falcons collapse in the second half of games - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Blogging Dirty Oct 15, 2017

Atlanta Falcons: 3 Players whose stock dropped in Week 6 loss

After losing for the second game in a row in Week 6 to the Miami Dolphins we look at three Atlanta Falcons players who saw their stock take a fall. It was a tough game to watch for Atlanta Falcons fans. The first half saw them jump out to a 17-0 lead, but then they […] Atlanta Falcons: 3 Players whose stock dropped in Week 6 loss - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
ATL All Day Oct 15, 2017

Atlanta Falcons: Collapse Against the Miami Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons took a commanding 17-0 lead against the Dolphins early and would eventually collapse and lose to the Dolphins 20-17 with a Matt Ryan interception losing the game for the Falcons. The Atlanta Falcons were in complete control early against the Miami Dolphins early putting up 17 straight points against the Dolphins and […] Atlanta Falcons: Collapse Against the Miami Dolphins - ATL All Day - ATL All Day - An Atlanta Sports Site - Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia State Panthers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and More
The Falcoholic Oct 15, 2017
Falcons inactives: Marvin Hall, Vic Beasley active against the Dolphins

Falcons inactives: Marvin Hall, Vic Beasley active against the Dolphins

The young receiver may get some looks today against Miami. The Falcons are fairly healthy for their matchup against the Dolphins, and they’ve thrown us one twist on their inactives list: Veteran scrapmaster Nick Williams will hit the bench in favor of Marvin Hall, who was just called up. Here’s the full list of inactives: WR Mohamed Sanu WR Nick Williams G Sean Harlow T Austin Pasztor DT Courtney Upshaw LB Jermaine Grace CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Falcons, Dolphins release inactive lists for Week 6 matchup

Falcons, Dolphins release inactive lists for Week 6 matchup

Before the weekend, we knew that the Atlanta Falcons would have Mohamed Sanu, Jermaine Grace and Courtney Upshaw out for the game. The (...)
The Falcoholic Oct 15, 2017
Final score predictions for Falcons vs. Dolphins

Final score predictions for Falcons vs. Dolphins

Our expectations? A bloodbath. Adam Schultz Falcons 38 - Dolphins 14 The heavens shall open and the hearts and minds of the warrior nation will see that you, Jay Cutler, are the true enemy. The spirit of the warrior shall infect the lowly Dolphin offense and the warriors will rise above such petty things as physical limits. Your time has come, Jay Cutler. They will feast upon your negligence and apathy. DW Falcons 24 - Dolphins 10 The Miami defense is a pretty good unit, but their counterparts are led by Jay Cutler, who literally retired before 10 million dollars lured him back long...

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