4:58 PM EDT, Sun October 24, 2021
27 mins ago
Matt Ryan ties John Elway for 7th in game winning drives in a big play, big anxiety win

Matt Ryan ties John Elway for 7th in game winning drives in a big play, big anxiety win

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Atlanta’s defense came close to giving it away, but #2 and company got the job done. Matt Ryan has not had enough easy wins in his career, to put it mildly. This Falcons team has tended to disappoint or surprise with a last second win, and on Sunday against the Dolphins, they did the latter again. Atlanta drove downfield and gave Younghoe Koo a short field goal attempt he inevitably converted. That gave Ryan and company a crucial win that brought this team to .500, but it also gave the Falcons quarterback his 40th game winning drive. That...
34 mins ago
Falcons vs Dolphins Week 7 Postgame Show: The Falcoholic Live

Falcons vs Dolphins Week 7 Postgame Show: The Falcoholic Live

Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 4:25 PM ET as they discuss the Falcons last-second 30-28 victory over the Dolphins in Week 7! The Atlanta Falcons have their first winning streak of the 2021 season after a last-second victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. It was a back-and-forth affair, with Atlanta surging in the middle of the game but Miami coming back strong late. Killer performances from Matt Ryan, Kyle Pitts, and Younghoe Koo sealed the victory—but it certainly wasn’t pretty. Join the crew as they break down all the biggest news from the game. Watch the...
44 mins ago
Falcons 30, Dolphins 28: Another Matt Ryan 4th quarter comeback spares fans heartbreak

Falcons 30, Dolphins 28: Another Matt Ryan 4th quarter comeback spares fans heartbreak

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Also, Kyle Pitts may literally be unstoppable. The Falcons came into this game fresh, but with Dante Fowler freshly put on injured reserve. The Dolphins came in off a loss to the Jags in London and a week full of rumors about their starting QB. Did Atlanta take advantage of the rest and a Miami team that was on a 5 game losing streak? Read on to find out. First quarter Atlanta wins the toss and defers. Miami’s offense starts from their 25 with a run by Malcolm Brown for 4. The screen to brown loses a yard and on 3rd and 7 Tua Tagovailoa...
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Erik Harris exits game with arm injury

Erik Harris exits game with arm injury

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The veteran safety looked to be in pain on the sideline. Erik Harris was not able to play against the Jets, but he worked his way back in this one and played most of the game. Unfortunately, he appears to have been injured on a tackle attempt on Tua Tagovailoa. Now, Harris is questionable to return to this game. 23 S Erik Harris is questionable to return with a shoulder injury.— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) October 24, 2021 He’s been the more effective of the team’s two veteran safety additions to this point, so this loss will...
1 hour ago
A.J. Terrell questionable to return with head injury

A.J. Terrell questionable to return with head injury

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The team’s top cornerback might miss the rest of this one. Bad news of the injury for the Atlanta Falcons, in Week 7’s matchup agains the Miami Dolphins, as starting cornerback AJ Terrell has left the game with an injury. Terrell got hurt making a potential touchdown saving tackle on a long Jaylen Waddle catch and run in the second quarter, but was able to return. He left again later and is now officially questionable to return. 24 CB A.J. Terrell is being evaluated for a potential head injury and is questionable to return.— Falcons...
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Falcons @ Dolphins Week 7 open thread

Falcons @ Dolphins Week 7 open thread

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The bye week is long over, and it’s time for the Falcons to shoot for a .500 record. The Falcons are off their bye week and looking to win their third game in four weeks, a victory that would bring them to .500 for the first time since Week 2 of the 2019 season. Their opponent will be the struggling Miami Dolphins, a team with plenty of talent but awful results to this point. I don’t have to tell you how nice it would be to see this team win and win handily, adding more evidence to the idea that this is a franchise headed in the right...
5 hours ago
Falcons vs. Dolphins: Inactives for Week 7

Falcons vs. Dolphins: Inactives for Week 7

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Feleipe Franks joins Kendall Sheffield, Avery Williams and others on the inactive list, while the Dolphins are down a couple of key players. The inactives are in for the Falcons and Dolphins, and Miami looks a little worse for wear after the announcements. The Falcons are down their punt returner, but the Dolphins are missing a pair of starters on offense, and can ill afford that given that their offense has not exactly been a strength to this point. Let’s look at the full lists. Falcons inactives 15 QB Feleipe Franks 20 CB Kendall...
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Calvin Ridley missed Jets game for mental health break

Calvin Ridley missed Jets game for mental health break

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Fans finally have some clarity for why Atlanta’s WR1 missed the New York Jets game in London. Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley unexpectedly missed the trip to London to face off against the New York Jets in Week 5. The Falcons nonetheless came away with a decisive win despite missing both Ridley and Russell Gage. The team was tight-lipped about Ridley’s missed game, with fans unsure of why Ridley missed the game or when to expect him to return. Ian Rapoport had the scoop on Ridley, and in what is becoming quite common around the league, Ridley took...
6 hours ago
Final score predictions for Falcons - Dolphins in Week 7

Final score predictions for Falcons - Dolphins in Week 7

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Kickoff is this afternoon for the game between Atlanta (2-3) and Miami (1-5), and we’ll hopefully enjoy a win this afternoon. Does our team think we’ll see one? Fresh off the bye week and with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage back in the fold, the Falcons will fly south to battle a natural enemy of the raptor: Dolphins. This team has seemingly made slow but steady progress in the last three weeks, winning two of their last three games and heading into the bye week with a fun London win over the Jets. Whether that progress is linear and this...
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Week 7 Preview: Falcons vs. Dolphins

Week 7 Preview: Falcons vs. Dolphins

Clive Rose/ Coming off a bye, the Falcons look to nab another win to get to .500 A voyage across the pond resulted in a much needed victory for the Atlanta Falcons against the New York Jets in week five. An early season bye week allowed the team to gain proper rest and for a few early-season wounds to heel. Now the team is on the road against another AFC East opponent. One that is desperate for a victory and also played across the pond last week. Game: Falcons vs. Dolphins Location: Miami, Florida Time and television: Oct 24th, 1:00 PM EST, Fox Network Key in-game...
10 hours ago
How to watch Falcons vs. Dolphins in Week 7

How to watch Falcons vs. Dolphins in Week 7

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Hopefully the 2-3 Falcons can beat the 1-5 Dolphins and get to .500 for the first time in a long time. The Falcons are fresh off a bye week and will be a much healthier football team this week than they were against the Jets. They get to face a reeling Dolphins team that has dropped each of their last five games, has yet to put together a stellar end-to-end effort on offense, and is coming off a game in London just a week ago. If you can think of a better recipe for the Falcons to earn a win coming off the bye, I can’t really think of one, but...
20 hours ago
Falcons vs. Dolphins: a look at the series history

Falcons vs. Dolphins: a look at the series history

Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ The Dolphins have the upper hand overall, but recent history has been more balanced. The Falcons and Dolphins square off against one another after each having played their last game in London. Luckily for the Falcons, they’re coming off of a bye week, while Miami did not get that luxury. Another game against an AFC opponent means that our analysis in the all time series history will yet again not be too extensive, as these teams have not played each other often. In fact, they’ve only played 13 times in total, with the Fish owning...
22 hours ago
Avery Williams will miss second straight game

Avery Williams will miss second straight game

Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The talented rookie returner and corner will hopefully be back in Week 8 against the Panthers. Avery Williams was doubtful to play in this Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, so it’s fair to say we weren’t counting on him playing tomorrow. As part of a flurry of moves and announcements on Saturday, though, the Falcons went ahead and downgraded Williams to out. With Kaleb McGary set to miss the game due to a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Falcons have also flexed practice squad outside linebacker James Vaughters...
Oct 23, 2021
What if the Falcons win/lose against the Miami Dolphins

What if the Falcons win/lose against the Miami Dolphins

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ The Falcons have a big schedule advantage this week. Much like the Falcons, we hope that you enjoyed a stress free bye week and are recharged and re-energized for a run of 12 consecutive weekends which feature Atlanta’s football club in action. Well, one of those will be a Thursday night game, but you get the point. This week, the Falcons face off against a reeling Miami Dolphins team that just allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars to get their first victory of the season. In a big scheduling advantage for Atlanta, the Fish are having to travel back...
Oct 23, 2021
Falcons vs Dolphins: final health and standing updates

Falcons vs Dolphins: final health and standing updates

Todd Kirkland/ A bye week helped, but Atlanta isn’t fully healthy. The Falcons travel to Miami with a bye week behind them and having won 2 of their last 3 games. The Dolphins are just coming off their London game and have now lost 5 in a row, including the loss to Jaguars, who had not won in their last 20 games. Here’s a quick recap of where both teams stand going into their weekend matchup. Health Status The early bye week was just what the doctor ordered for the Falcons. After beating the Jets without their top two receivers it will be nice to have both Calvin...