3:26 PM EST, Mon December 05, 2022
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Falcons - Steelers recap: Wearing throwback duds to a throwback dud

Falcons - Steelers recap: Wearing throwback duds to a throwback dud

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta drops another winnable game and scores under 20 points for the fourth time in five weeks. The Falcons needed to win this one to keep what you either earnestly or derisively referred to as their “playoff hopes” alive. Instead, they lost in the same way they have so often this season, by less than a touchdown, with very few points scored, and thanks to a couple of agonizing mistakes. They’ve been a bad football team of late, and what really gets under your skin is that they’ve been this bad and have nearly won games nonetheless....
23 hours ago
Falcons – Steelers: 5 takeaways from another deflating loss

Falcons – Steelers: 5 takeaways from another deflating loss

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Atlanta lost a game it needed to win. Here are some thoughts. The Falcons lost an all-important home game to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and they fall to 5-8 on the season. It remains to be seen how this loss impacts their standing in the division with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints playing on Monday night, but it will undoubtedly be a big setback. At long last Atlanta enters its bye week, but it may have let a golden opportunity slip past. Now, with a true uphill climb to reach the postseason, the Falcons may turn their...
23 hours ago
Falcons vs Steelers Week 13 Postgame Show: The Falcoholic Live

Falcons vs Steelers Week 13 Postgame Show: The Falcoholic Live

The Falcons fell to the Steelers, 19-16, after a pitiful offensive performance capped off by another game-ending interception by Marcus Mariota. Join hosts Kevin Knight and Allen Strk as they break down the game on our Week 13 Postgame Show. Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons vs Steelers Week 13 Postgame Show! The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19-16, after another pitiful offensive performance capped by a second consecutive game-ending interception by Marcus Mariota. Join hosts Kevin Knight and Allen Strk as they break down the...
23 hours ago
Falcons vs. Steelers instant recap: The end of the line

Falcons vs. Steelers instant recap: The end of the line

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A long, frustrating day for the Falcons ends in yet another tough defeat. Atlanta has struggled against the Steelers since the beginning of time, and Sunday was no different. The Falcons struggled early, rallied late, and then fall apart at the very end to ensure the Steelers would pull off a close win, moving Atlanta to a dismal 4-8 in one score games on the season. The Falcons needed this win, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way they came out. Atlanta’s defense allowed Pittsburgh to score on all four of their first half drives, with...
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AIR RAID: Marcus Mariota throws 2nd touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt in 2 weeks

AIR RAID: Marcus Mariota throws 2nd touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt in 2 weeks

Photo by Greg Fiume/ Pruitt has tied Kyle Pitts’ 2022 touchdowns. Marcus Mariota struggled early against the Pittsburgh Steelers but it didn’t stop him from keeping at it — the quarterback took to the ground to move the chains then finally uncorked another pass to the sudden red-zone specialist MyCole Pruitt. Watch the pass below which helped put the Falcons within one possession. MyCole Pruitt dives in for 6 ❌ CBS || NFL+#ProBowlVote pic.twitter.com/aG791QQGhW— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 4, 2022 Looks like the linebacker should have...
Dec 4, 2022
Troy Andersen questionable to return to Steelers game with ankle injury

Troy Andersen questionable to return to Steelers game with ankle injury

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via The rookie linebacker was ruled questionable in the third quarter. The Falcons, in the middle of a losing effort against the Pittsburgh Steelers, lost rookie linebacker Troy Andersen to an ankle injury. The defense has looked exceptionally poor today, and things are unlikely to improve without the linebacker. Dean Pees has to be hoping Andersen returns with the defense playing a significant number of snaps already. The offense can’t stay on the field and the defense can’t get off the field. For Andersen, the rookie is...
Dec 4, 2022
Why isn’t Desmond Ridder playing yet? Falcons fans voice their opinion

Why isn’t Desmond Ridder playing yet? Falcons fans voice their opinion

Todd Kirkland/ Fans have differing opinions on why it isn’t Ridder time, yet. Week 13 is upon us, as the Atlanta Falcons will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a likely must-win matchup to help keep their playoff chances alive. With only a handful of games remaining this season, the Falcons find themselves in a NFC South battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the division lead, so every game matters right now. With that, the Falcons have shied away from benching quarterback Marcus Mariota for rookie Desmond Ridder, as the coaches seem to dismiss any changes while the...
Dec 4, 2022
Falcons vs. Steelers Week 13 open thread

Falcons vs. Steelers Week 13 open thread

Photo by George Gojkovich/ Atlanta’s big chance to win one and keep pace in the NFC South before the bye is here. It’s the final game before the bye week for the Atlanta Falcons, and one that could mean the difference between having some kind of chance of making the postseason going forward or pivoting to planning for the future. Kind of a big game, in other words. You’ll want to watch today to see if the Falcons can reverse a long, slow slide—they were 3-3 in their first six games but just 2-4 in their last six, which is why they’re currently two games under...
Dec 4, 2022
Arnold Ebiketie, Chuma Edoga among inactives for Steelers vs. Falcons

Arnold Ebiketie, Chuma Edoga among inactives for Steelers vs. Falcons

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ As we prepare for the kickoff of the Falcons’ Week 13 tilt against the Steelers, both teams have released their lists of inactive players for Sunday’s matchup. OLB Arnold Ebiketie has been dealing with a forearm injury, and despite being limited in practice all of last week instead of being held out, he will be sidelined for today’s contest. Same thing for guard Chuma Edoga, who missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury. He was upgraded to limited participation in Friday’s practice, but he will not be on the field for...
Dec 4, 2022
What if the Falcons win/lose against the Pittsburgh Steelers

What if the Falcons win/lose against the Pittsburgh Steelers

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Atlanta can go into the bye feeling good. The Atlanta Falcons are finding themselves closer and closer to the wall, their back facing it, more so now than ever following last weekend’s brutal defeat against the Washington Commanders. They had better start swinging and fighting themselves closer to safety before it’s too late. This week, the Birds host the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers, in a game which they cannot afford to lose for theoretical and practical purposes, even if it won’t eliminate them mathematically just...
Dec 4, 2022
Allow me to introduce myself

Allow me to introduce myself

Photo by George Gojkovich/ “Time to get to work.” As I write this article, I think back to my first memories in the Georgia Dome. The strangers who became family that we sat next to (shoutout to everyone who was in section 346 rows 2-4). The astroturf with the black endzones. The teal seats. That’s when my journey into Falcons fandom began. Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Watkins, and I couldn’t be happier writing for The Falcoholic. Now that I’m living in the Bay Area, this site has been one of the ways I’ve been able to keep tabs on my favorite team. Now...
Dec 3, 2022
NFL Week 13 game picks from The Falcoholic

NFL Week 13 game picks from The Falcoholic

Photo by Kevin Sabitus/ Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off with the Bills whooping the Patriots on Thursday Night Football, and we’ve got a tremendous lineup of games this weekend. Read on for our picks and predictions. All odds are taken from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change. See the current odds here. Week 12 was a tough one for the Atlanta Falcons, as they once again lost in frustrating fashion to fall to 5-7. With just five games left in the season, the path to the playoffs—even in the dreadful NFC South—continues to narrow....
Dec 3, 2022
Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Steelers

Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Steelers

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Naming the five most captivating and alluring Falcons entering their Week 13 matchup against the Steelers. The Atlanta Falcons face another tough matchup at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. Of course, there are many intriguing players entering the weekend for both teams. Yet, it is impossible to name more than five Falcons that pique such interest, as we all know. However, I am tasked each week to do my utmost to select the five most captivating and alluring Falcons, and it is a duty I take seriously. Drake London Given the...
Dec 3, 2022
Falcons defense vs. Steelers offense: Stopping the youth movement

Falcons defense vs. Steelers offense: Stopping the youth movement

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Kenny Pickett and George Pickens are lurking problems for Atlanta. The Steelers looked like one of Atlanta’s easiest matchups heading into the season. Now that both teams are headed in different directions, the matchup looks uncomfortably even. That’s true when matching up the Falcons offense versus the Steelers defense, and it’s true when matching Atlanta’s defense against this Pittsburgh offense. The question really comes down to health and who takes advantage of their opportunities, because as we’ll cover here, the Falcons and...
Dec 3, 2022
Falcons vs. Steelers: a look at the series history going into 2022

Falcons vs. Steelers: a look at the series history going into 2022

SetNumber: X76880 TK1 R3 The Steelers have bludgeoned Atlanta in this series. The Falcons gear for up for an inter-conference matchup against a team that has been a boogeyman for them throughout their history — the Pittsburgh Steelers. Atlanta has gone a pitiful 2-14-1 in the face of the Steel Curtain throughout their history. That’s the second-worst mark in their existence against any other franchise, topped only by the 2-15 record they have against the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers are one of the legacy franchises that had already been in existence for over...