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The Falcoholic 8 hours ago
Falcons vs. Commanders: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Falcons vs. Commanders: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via A comedy of errors against the Commanders. Another wacky game from these Atlanta Falcons, who somehow still have a shot at the NFC South with a 5-7 record. A highly questionable call and a boneheaded penalty highlight (lowlight?) the head-scratchers from the Falcons’s loss to the Commanders. Hat tips Arnold Ebiketie blossoming First-year pass rusher Arnold Ebiketie was a force to be reckoned with in the first half, and if you couldn’t help but think about his continued progression and what it will mean for the defensive...
The Falcoholic 11 hours ago
5 things we learned: Week 12 vs. Commanders

5 things we learned: Week 12 vs. Commanders

Photo by Rob Carr/ Atlanta has a number of reasons to be optimistic for 2023... and a few spots to address this offseason. The Falcons fell to 5-7 after Sunday’s loss to the Commanders, dropping three of its last four games during what many believed to be its more “winnable” stretch of the schedule. While we are looking for things we learned from the loss, it is tough to evaluate as the Falcons switch between rebuilding to competing for a playoff spot. Marcus Mariota has eclipsed 200 passing yards once since September, making it hard to evaluate pass catchers or...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
Opening odds: Falcons slight favorites at home against Steelers

Opening odds: Falcons slight favorites at home against Steelers

Photo by Rob Carr/ Atlanta looks to bounce back at home. The Falcons (5-7) found yet another comedic way to lose on Sunday, a questionable goal-line passing play leading to an interception when Atlanta was poised to take the lead with the clock expiring. Thankfully (mercifully?), the Falcons head back home to take on another woefully underperforming team in the Steelers (4-7). Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the Falcons are ever-so-slight favorites at -1.5 points, with the under/over currently set at 42 points. The Pittsburgh Steelers are fresh off of a win over the...
The Falcoholic 14 hours ago
While competitive, Falcons just aren’t built to contend this season

While competitive, Falcons just aren’t built to contend this season

Photo by Rob Carr/ The focus really needs to start shifting to 2023. There is no shame in the Atlanta Falcons missing the playoff this year. The team entered 2022 with most feeling they had bottom-feeding aspirations, with no clear path to excel on either side of the ball and a roster that looked more XFL than NFL in some spots. Matt Ryan was gone, the dead money was piling up, and the actual, painful rebuilding process had to finally get underway. Through 12 games, the 2022 Falcons know who they are and what they can do. They can play with just about anybody in the...
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
Elijah Wilkinson’s window to return from IR could open this week

Elijah Wilkinson’s window to return from IR could open this week

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Atlanta’s starting left guard might be back in action after the bye, but there are no guarantees. Atlanta’s left guard woes have piled up. After Elijah Wilkinson went down, the Falcons turned to Colby Gossett, then to Matt Hennessy (who was injured), then to Chuma Edoga (who was injured), and then back to Gossett. The team may finally be getting some good news on that front after a carousel of injuries, at least. Jalen Mayfield’s on his way back, the team seems hopeful that Edoga’s injury is a short-term one, and most crucially,...
Blogging Dirty 17 hours ago

Playoffs should be even more reason to start Desmond Ridder

The Atlanta Falcons keep leaning back on the fact that they are still in the playoff hunt as the reason for Marcus Mariota sticking as the starting quarterback, but, in reality, that should give them even more reason to start Desmond Ridder. Mariota is not going to get this team further than his teammates get […] Playoffs should be even more reason to start Desmond Ridder - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic 18 hours ago
Falcons snap counts from the loss to the Commanders

Falcons snap counts from the loss to the Commanders

Photo by Rob Carr/ Atlanta leaned heavily on Olamide Zaccheaus, while on defense they had a new-look defensive line rotation. The Falcons didn’t lose to the Washington Commanders because of any one thing. What was clear is that the injuries cropping up in recent weeks had an impact. Without Ta’Quon Graham, the Falcons went from a semi-admirable slowdown of the Bears to getting beat up on the ground against the Commanders. Without Kyle Pitts, a typically moribund passing game was just a tick less productive until a huge play late gave the Falcons a fighting chance....
Blogging Dirty 19 hours ago

Brady’s Bucs continue giving the Atlanta Falcons playoff life

Mariota’s goal-line interception against Washington on Sunday should have been the end of the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff hopes. Tom Brady and the Bucs, however, had other ideas with a late 4th quarter and overtime collapse against the Browns keeping the Falcons only a game back of the division-leading Bucs. Brady and the Bucs have no […] Brady’s Bucs continue giving the Atlanta Falcons playoff life - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2022
NFL Week 12 ‘Monday Night Football’ game picks and predictions

NFL Week 12 ‘Monday Night Football’ game picks and predictions

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season wraps up tonight with a matchup of two underwhelming AFC teams in the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. Read on for our picks and predictions. Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season is nearly done, and it featured a very entertaining slate of games. Our Atlanta Falcons fell in heartbreaking fashion to the Washington Commanders, while the Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the upset over the Baltimore Ravens. In other NFC South news, we saw the New Orleans Saints shut out by the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay...
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2022
Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 12 vs. Commanders

Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 12 vs. Commanders

Photo by Rob Carr/ A first-time stud this late in the season. The Falcons suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Commanders this weekend, which effectively made this season division or bust regarding to any sort of playoff chase (Washington now sits 2.0 games ahead for the final Wildcard spot, with the tiebreaker in hand as well). This was the game that Atlanta had to have, but which they let slip through their fingers. The Falcons were poor on offense, scoring just 13 total points as it’s continued to be difficult to trust anybody in Arthur Smith’s...
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2022
3 Up, 3 Down: Give those Falcons up front a beer

3 Up, 3 Down: Give those Falcons up front a beer

Photo by Rob Carr/ Plus, more praise and lamentations from the road loss. The Falcons are a team looking to always have a shot late in the game to win. Unfortunately, playing such tight games leads to increased volatility, and the ball didn’t bounce Atlanta’s way in its 19-13 loss to the Washington Commanders. Although the outcome was heartbreaking, the performance from Atlanta was at times commendable. Washington is one of the hottest teams in the NFL, and to take it to the Commanders in their home stadium on a stormy afternoon is not something to overlook....
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2022
NFC South report: The Falcons keep pace even while losing

NFC South report: The Falcons keep pace even while losing

Photo by Nick Cammett/ Three of the four teams in the division lost on Sunday. The four teams in the NFC South only have the dimmest of NFC Wild Card hopes at this point. The Seahawks and Commanders won, moving their respective records to 7-4 and 7-5, and that puts them streets ahead of all the sub-.500 squads in the division. I know there are five games left in the 2022 season, but two games (and more, in the case of the Falcons with the Commanders, given their recent loss) is a lot of ground to make up over that short time span. It’s very possible that none of the...
Blogging Dirty Nov 28, 2022

Atlanta Falcons could be undefeated if they made one cheap signing

The Atlanta Falcons have not had a terrible season by any means, especially when you compare them with how analysts viewed them prior to the season. They have won games and that is something they can build upon. However, they missed out — along with many other teams — on one cheap free agent signing […] Atlanta Falcons could be undefeated if they made one cheap signing - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Blogging Dirty Nov 28, 2022

New player takes over as the Atlanta Falcons leading receiver

Prior to the season, we all thought that the Atlanta Falcons’ leading receiver would be Kyle Pitts or even Drake London. It almost felt like a certainty as they are both extremely talented while also being the two highest-drafted players for the team over the past two years. That has not been the case as […] New player takes over as the Atlanta Falcons leading receiver - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Falcoholic Nov 28, 2022
Falcons - Commanders recap: Victory slips away again

Falcons - Commanders recap: Victory slips away again

Photo by Greg Fiume/ The Falcons seemed on the cusp of moving to 6-6, but two late plays led to yet another agonizing defeat. The Falcons had this one. Washington had just burned all three timeouts, Atlanta was inside the five yard line, and after Marcus Mariota was dropped for a two yard loss on a play that could’ve been far worse had he not escaped the initial sack attempt, Atlanta still had three downs and three timeouts of their own to go. All they needed to do was pick up four yards in three downs and score a touchdown to win, and they had backs who had been...

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