5:31 AM EDT, Tue October 16, 2018
9 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 6

Atlanta Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 6

A familiar face and the first ever two-time dud. How about that? A win for a change! The offense had their fourth 30-point performance of the season (ironically, all four came with Devonta Freeman not playing), and the fantasy football bounty was plentiful. We have a lot of great content analyzing the game here at The Falcoholic, but in this article, we’ll look at things strictly from a fantasy football perspective. Let’s look at Atlanta’s top fantasy performer and biggest fantasy disappointment from Week 6’s victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fantasy Stud/Dud 2018...
9 hours ago
Matt Bryant, Devonta Freeman ruled out for Monday Night Football against the Giants

Matt Bryant, Devonta Freeman ruled out for Monday Night Football against the Giants

That’s not a good sign this early, but thankfully the Falcons have a bye coming next. When Matt Bryant pulled up lame kicking what almost certainly was a game-sealing field goal, given what the Buccaneers managed to do shortly thereafter, many of us feared the worst. You’re talking about a 43-year-old kicker, after all, and as good as Bryant is nobody beats Father Time forever. Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like this is the kind of injury that will knock Bryant out for the rest of the year, which is all we could ask for. He is going to miss at least one week, however, and Devonta...
14 hours ago
Foye Oluokun may have passed Duke Riley on the depth chart

Foye Oluokun may have passed Duke Riley on the depth chart

The rookie outsnapped Riley for the first time this season. The Falcons defense has struggled all season, seemingly dealing with new injuries every single week. Other than injuries to countless Pro Bowl players, the team’s biggest problem may be Duke Riley. Riley was drafted as a raw project out of LSU, and his pro development has been slow. Riley had perhaps the best game of his career two weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he has otherwise been in a tight race with Jordan Richards for worst player on the defense. He’s slow to diagnose plays and has an uncanny ability to...
15 hours ago
Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has bone bruise, though MRI clear

Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has bone bruise, though MRI clear

Well, it could’ve been a lot worse, right? The Atlanta Falcons got some good news Monday afternoon about rookie sensation Calvin Ridley. The team’s 2018 first-round pick left Sunday’s win with what looked to be an ankle injury, but ESPN’s Vaughn McClure shared exactly what is ailing the young wide receiver. Looks like MRI on rookie Calvin Ridley's injured left ankle came back pretty clean. Believed to be just a bone bruise, according to source. We'll see how Ridley responds to rehab, with the Falcons playing the Giants next Monday night. Falcons have bye......
15 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons team gets Mike Smith fired for second time

Atlanta Falcons team gets Mike Smith fired for second time

The former Falcons head coach was just booted from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Atlanta Falcons have had the privilege of getting Mike Smith fired twice. The first time was a due to a only 10 wins total in 2013 to 2014 and countless confusing roster and scheme decisions. The second time was after walloping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their predictably weak defense. It has felt good but weird to watch the Falcons face off with a Mike Smith defense. There are simply no limits. 3rd and 20? No problemo. Despite one of the league’s top defensive tackles in Gerald McCoy, costly new pass...
15 hours ago
How every NFC South team but the Falcons fared in Week 6

How every NFC South team but the Falcons fared in Week 6

The Falcons were the only NFC South team to win in Week 6. It’s common knowledge in sports that, if you take care of your own business, you don’t have to worry about anybody else as far as the standings are concerned. While this is entirely true, getting some help along the way is never a bad thing. This column will be completely dedicated to the results of the other three NFC South teams throughout the season, and hopefully we’ll be able to bask in their failures together. With the New Orleans Saints on a bye week and Atlanta facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the only other NFC South...
17 hours ago
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 6 win over Bucs

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 6 win over Bucs

Eat a W. The Atlanta Falcons managed to get back on a track Sunday with a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who’s up and who’s down in the win? Up Matt Bryant The Falcons have been set at the kicker position since Bryant came to Atlanta as he’s made clutch kick after clutch kick. On Sunday the 43-year-old drilled a 57-yarder that gave the Falcons a 34-29 lead with 1:16 left in the game, but he injured himself in the process. Atlanta really can’t afford to lose him for an extended period of time. Matt Ryan If the Falcons defense is able to get stops against the New Orleans...
18 hours ago
Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for your defensive player of the game

Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for your defensive player of the game

The defense wasn’t a complete disaster. Progress! For the first time in decades, the Falcons defense did not give up more than 30 points (29 does count). In what will probably be a theme for this season, the defense won the narrow turnover battle and that ultimately made the difference in this game, since they mostly seemed incapable of stopping anything otherwise. Here are your potential DPOG candidates. Damontae Kazee For the third straight week, Kazee picked off another ball - this time on a poorly thrown pass by Jameis Winston. In a season where the team has been decimated by...
19 hours ago
On the back of two franchise greats, the Falcons finally prevail in another shootout

On the back of two franchise greats, the Falcons finally prevail in another shootout

The two Matts deliver when needed most, as Ryan and Bryant lead the Falcons to a crucial division win.  As Mike Evans grabbed the ball in a wild scramble and lateraled the ball to the left while doing a 360 spin, it seemed like the Falcons were on the verge of finding a new miraculous way to lose. A bold play call by highly rated offensive coordinator Todd Monken gave the Buccaneers a legitimate opportunity to pull off a remarkable comeback. With Jameis Winston scrambling up the middle and managing to find Adam Humphries on a lateral, Tampa Bay was in striking distance. A couple of more...
20 hours ago
Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for the offensive player of the game

Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for the offensive player of the game

Good options abound this week. After a debacle of a game last week, the Falcons returned home to face a defense so bad that sports writers are openly questioning if they could stop the Alabama offense. That showed up in a big way on Sunday, as the Mike Smith led defense was as bad as advertised. It led to another big offensive outing for the Falcons, with several strong offensive player of the game candidates. Matt Ryan What more can you say about his game? He completed his first 12 passes en route to another sterling performance. He was 31 of 41 for 354 yards and 3 TDs on the afternoon....
21 hours ago
Falcons vs. Buccaneers recap: A rekindling of hope with a cost

Falcons vs. Buccaneers recap: A rekindling of hope with a cost

Injuries hurt, but Atlanta’s season is not yet over. The Atlanta Falcons needed this win, and they got this win. Everything else doesn’t really matter at the moment, so you’re welcome to keep scrolling. For those of you who hung in, let’s note that this Falcons victory was one that fell just short of hollow. We knew the Falcons would have to hang in against a tough Buccaneers offense, and they just barely did so. We knew the offense would have to be great, and they were merely very good once injuries kicked in. The greatest concern is that the Falcons are going to be without Calvin...
23 hours ago
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Oct. 15

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Oct. 15

Kick off your week by getting caught up on the weekend’s Falcons’ coverage. The Falcons came out on the winning side of a wild one at home and advanced to 2-4. As we’re all used to, a game that appeared firmly in hand at the half came one DeSean Jackson lateral away from a loss. It was a tale of two halves at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with injuries once again hovering like an ominous cloud over the Falcons as we move into Monday. We’ll revel in the win, but keep a keen eye on injury updates throughout the week. For now, though: The latest edition of Falcoholinks. Recap time with...
Oct 15, 2018
Falcons-Buccaneers post-game injury report: Matt Bryant injures hamstring kicking epic field goal

Falcons-Buccaneers post-game injury report: Matt Bryant injures hamstring kicking epic field goal

Fact: Matt Bryant’s Keurig refills its own water tank That was an exciting game, Falcons fans. It had everything: porous defense, lots of Matt Ryan passing touchdowns, and an assortment of injuries! No, seriously, there were a lot of injuries. Let’s break ‘em down, folks. Jack Crawford injured his head/neck early in the first quarter. He was deemed questionable to return, but was back in the game by the second quarter. He had a sack in the second half as well. Calvin Ridley injured his left ankle late in the first quarter. He got some treatment on the sideline and seemed to be...
Oct 15, 2018
Falcons QB Matt Ryan passes Hall of Famer Joe Montana on all-time passing TD list

Falcons QB Matt Ryan passes Hall of Famer Joe Montana on all-time passing TD list

Fact: Matt Ryan invented popsicles Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has achieved a lot over the course of his decade-long career. He’s experienced highs, lows, and let’s be honest, really low lows. But Ryan will eventually confront the reality that he can’t be a franchise quarterback forever; and when that happens, questions about his legacy will surely arise. Ryan passed Joe Montana on the all-time passing touchdown list today. Yes, that Joe Montana, the same two-time MVP Joe Montana that won 4 Super Bowls. That Joe Montana, folks. Montana threw 273 touchdowns during his illustrious...
Oct 14, 2018
The Falcoholic Live’s Buccaneers @ Falcons Post-game Special

The Falcoholic Live’s Buccaneers @ Falcons Post-game Special

The Falcons win! Come talk about the game with the crew of The Falcoholic Live, starting at 4:30 PM ET. Watch the broadcast below beginning at 4:30 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to The Falcoholic Live’s Buccaneers @ Falcons Post-game Special! The Falcons got a win on the back of Matt Bryant’s heroic kick and a very good game by the offense overall, but a slew of injuries put a damper on the celebrations. Come talk about it with us at 4:30 PM ET. As always, we’ll also be taking your questions throughout the show. If you’d like to ask a question, there are two ways to do...