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The Falcoholic 1 hour ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Sept. 21

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Sept. 21

Friday mornings are the best time to try and avoid doing as much work as possible. Let these links assist you. It’s a bit over 48 hours before Falcons-Saints, so the nerves are probably heightening by the hour. There’s always a different kind of excitement prior to these two teams meeting — the kind that settles firmly in your chest and radiates down your extremities until your hands tremble. Or maybe that’s my body telling me I’ve had far too much caffeine already. Sunday is the first opportunity for Atlanta to put New Orleans firmly on notice in the NFC South, so while the...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago

NFL picks: The Falcoholic staff’s predictions for Falcons vs. Saints and other Week 3 games

Let’s see if the Falcons can lock up yet another divisional victory against the Saints this week. We were all so excited to see what Deion Jones would do to ruin Drew Brees’ day this time around. Sadly, we don’t get that opportunity this week with Jones...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago

By the Numbers stats preview: Falcons vs. Saints

How do the 1-1 Falcons and 1-1 Saints compare statistically on offense and defense heading into Sunday’s Week 3 match-up? Hate week—part 1—is here! Week 3 brings to us a very important game against our archrival—the New Orleans Saints (1-1). The Falcons (1-1) have played two tough games back-to-back,...
ClutchPoints 11 hours ago

Week 3 Preview: Battle for L.A. and Saints-Falcons clash headline weekend

It’s hard to believe the NFL is already entering Week 3. The first two weeks featured several surprises, including two ties, an undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a winless Seattle Seahawks. Here is a quick look at Week 3’s games, headlined by the Battle for Los Angeles and a NFC South class between...
Bucs Nation 50 mins ago
The Crow’s Nest: Stopping the Steelers, the national stage, and Week 3 picks

The Crow’s Nest: Stopping the Steelers, the national stage, and Week 3 picks

Web links on the Bucs and the rest of the NFL. ICYMI: The Crow’s Nest: Own a piece of the Fitzmagic! Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick T-shirt. - Bucs Nation"Stay Humble" tee is straight fire. "They Can't Play Man. They Can't Play Zone. They Can't Really Get After The Passer The Way They Want To." - JoeBucsFan.comAnd the consensus is the Steelers’ defense is brutal. Stop The Steelers? Stop Two Guys - JoeBucsFan.comIt’s a passing league. NFL Week 3 game picks: Falcons top Saints; Steelers edge Bucs - NFL.comWill the Rams or Chargers claim L.A. supremacy? Can the Steelers earn their first win of...

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Injury report: Jones, McKinley, Shelby and Freeman miss practice

Injury report: Jones, McKinley, Shelby and Freeman miss practice

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed the open portion of practice with a calf injury on Thursday.
ClutchPoints 16 hours ago
Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s ‘fine’ after missing practice with calf injury

Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s ‘fine’ after missing practice with calf injury

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an encouraging 31-24 win over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, but it had featured star wide receiver Julio Jones suffering a calf injury late in the contest. This had led to Jones not participating in practice on Wednesday that drew some concerns about his availability for Week 3 action […] The post Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s ‘fine’ after missing practice with calf injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
Falcons injury update: Julio Jones eases concerns about calf; DEs McKinley, Shelby still out

Falcons injury update: Julio Jones eases concerns about calf; DEs McKinley, Shelby still out

At least the Jet seems to be okay. As the Falcons get in gear for their first rivalry bout with the Saints in Atlanta Sunday, the injury bug continues to crawl around. Falcondom clutched its pearls when word came in of Julio Jones and a calf injury that held him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. Though, he spoke with reporters about the issue around missing his second practice and tried to calm any worries it was major. Julio Jones said missing practice yesterday was a precaution. Nothing serious. Said his calf tightened his up during the Panthers win.— Jason Butt...
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
Falcons offense vs Saints defense: Who wins this matchup?

Falcons offense vs Saints defense: Who wins this matchup?

A rivalry promises to deliver another hard-fought game. Falcons vs Saints is one of the under-appreciated rivalries in the NFL. These games are almost always nail-bitingly close no matter what the record or standing of either team. The Falcons offense will look to continue their high-scoring ways against a Saints defense that has been inconsistent so far this year. Here’s how things could shake out. Note: Assessments based on PFF grades where possible. In the trenches When they play at their best, this Falcons offensive line can be a top 5 unit. In the middle, Alex Mack is a steadying...
In a rush to find more pressure

In a rush to find more pressure

It’s no secret that the Falcons’ chances of beating the Saints Sunday will improve if defenders consistently pressure quarterback Drew Brees, and the Birds figure to have even better odds if they can get after their NFC South nemesis with minimal blitzing.
The Falcoholic 18 hours ago
The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 50: it’s time to smack the Saints

The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 50: it’s time to smack the Saints

Carlos Medina of 680 the Fan comes on to discuss the game. DW and Jeanna are joined by Carlos Medina of 680 the Fan to talk about the victory over the Carolina Panthers and what we should look for when the Falcons take on the Saints in week 3. The topics discussed on the podcast include: Why targeting Julio Jones less is the best thing for this offense How using guys like Austin Hooper and Taylor Gabriel makes this offense more dangerous The prospect of the Falcons offense having a repeat performance against a suspect Saints defense What hope fans should have of the Falcons defense being...
The Falcoholic 20 hours ago
For the Falcons, recent injuries a test of The Brotherhood

For the Falcons, recent injuries a test of The Brotherhood

The team is facing a rash of injuries early, and it will test the true strength of the squad. The first two weeks of the 2018 NFL season have been incredibly unkind to the Atlanta Falcons. Sure, the team sits at an even 1-1 record, but an injury maelstrom suddenly finds the S.S. Brotherhood running a skeleton crew. It’s the first time since Dan Quinn took the helm that the injury scourge has befallen so many so soon, and the burden now rests on the players and coaches to show that the bonds they’ve forged can withstand the tempests of a season that already finds them taking on...
The Falcoholic 21 hours ago
A Closer Look: Five Falcons flashes in a thrilling victory

A Closer Look: Five Falcons flashes in a thrilling victory

In a game filled with highlights, here are five plays that stood out in the Falcons’ victory. It’s that time of year again. The film review sessions are back, although it returns with a twist. Instead of focusing on a certain player or situation, I’ll be centering each review on some of the biggest high-points following each game. The Falcons have one of the most talented rosters in the league. It seems only fitting to highlight the entire roster. I’ll be breaking down five memorable plays after each GIF review on my personal Twitter page. Here are some of the most impressive and...
Kazee bracing for fine from the NFL

Kazee bracing for fine from the NFL

Falcons free safety Damontae Kazee will likely hear from the league office today about his fine for the hit he put on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday.
What Drew Brees had to say about the Falcons

What Drew Brees had to say about the Falcons

Here’s what Saints quarterback Drew Brees had to say during his Wednesday press conference with the New Orleans media:
The Falcoholic 23 hours ago
Falcons vs. Saints: How (and can) Atlanta stop Alvin Kamara?

Falcons vs. Saints: How (and can) Atlanta stop Alvin Kamara?

The biggest threat on the field is one of the better running backs in the game. Alvin Kamara is a great running back. I think we can acknowledge that and still loathe him for his association with the Saints, and so we shall. The question this week is how the Falcons plan to stop him, and whether that plan will be successful. The good news is that Kamara has scuffled a bit in back-to-back weeks on the ground, with 21 carries for just 75 yards, though he’s scored twice. The bad news is that he’s doing his usual fine work through the air, with 15 receptions for 165 yards already. Were...
The Falcoholic Sep 20, 2018
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

I gambled on Austin Hooper leaping over a guy and made money. Hey, it’s one day closer to game day. Have a look at Thursday’s Falcholinks. Wes Schweitzer assumes starting duties Andy Levitre’s season-ending triceps injury was yet another tile to fall in this game of Devil’s Dominoes the Falcons have been playing on the health front. Levitre likely played his last snap for the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, and in the three seasons he’s been with the team he’s proven a solid asset when fully healthy. Third-year guard Wes Schweitzer assumed left guard duties in Levitre’s...
The Advocate Sep 19, 2018
Battle of Saints, Falcons backfields might be down to just Alvin Kamara and Tevin Coleman this week

Battle of Saints, Falcons backfields might be down to just Alvin Kamara and Tevin Coleman this week

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons boast arguably the top two running-back tandems in the NFL.

Falcons Player News

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    Deion Jones

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  • 1 Devonta Freeman

    Devonta Freeman

    No changes to Saints' participation report; Falcons' Jones misses second straight practice

  • 1 Damontae Kazee

    Damontae Kazee

    Kazee bracing for fine from the NFL

  • 1 Tevin Coleman

    Tevin Coleman

    NFL Week 3 Panthers & TNF Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice

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