11:54 PM EST, Sat November 28, 2020
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
Falcons vs. Raiders: a quick look at the series history

Falcons vs. Raiders: a quick look at the series history

Fact: Julio Jones doesn’t like to be tickled The Falcons and the Raiders are two teams headed in different directions. At 6-4, the Raiders are still fighting for a playoff spot. (Remember, there are 6 AFC teams that have 6-4 or 7-3 records.) The Falcons, well, they stink. Let’s take a look at the series history headed into tomorrow’s game. This series is currently all tied up at 7-7. The Falcons have won their last 4 contests, including their last matchup on September 18, 2016. The Falcons won that game, 35-28. Matt Ryan completed 24 of his 36 passes, racking up 396...
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
Brian Hill gets his big 2020 opportunity against the Raiders

Brian Hill gets his big 2020 opportunity against the Raiders

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via With Todd Gurley out, the veteran back will audition for a larger role with the Falcons in 2021...or with another team entirely. The Falcons ground game has, to the surprise of basically no one, not been a huge stretch in 2020. Todd Gurley’s addition has given the Falcons a potent short yardage weapon but has not had an effective week since the first game against the Panthers, a combination of factors that might include his arthritic knee and certainly includes the team’s awful down and distance run habits and...
The Falcoholic 15 hours ago
One reason to worry, one reason to feel confident against Raiders

One reason to worry, one reason to feel confident against Raiders

Good luck containing the passing attacks in this one. At this point in the season, you’re probably either worried about the Falcons every single week or numb to their unpleasant surprises. Either way, you’ve got a Falcons game against the Raiders coming right up. This won’t be an easy matchup, to put it mildly, given that the Raiders just played the Chiefs to the hilt and are a well-rounded, winning football team. Here’s what I’m feeling confident about heading into Sunday—it’s really just the one thing, but I have a lot of confidence in it—and my biggest...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2020
Falcons injury report: Todd Gurley OUT vs. Raiders

Falcons injury report: Todd Gurley OUT vs. Raiders

Dylan Buell/ Falcons practice report for Friday, Nov. 27 As the Atlanta Falcons prepare for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the team has been practicing virtually as two members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, it was announced that the Falcons would be without starting running back Todd Gurley who has been ruled out with a knee injury. The team released its official estimated practice report for Friday, giving us insight into where certain players stand health-wise. FULL PARTICIPATION TE Luke Stocker (foot) LB Foye...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2020
Falcons offense vs. Raiders defense: who wins this matchup?

Falcons offense vs. Raiders defense: who wins this matchup?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Can Atlanta bounce back after a dreadful performance against the Saints? The Falcons offense has been a disappointment again this year. Todd Gurley can’t get going in this running scheme. The team has scored 30 points just 3 times in 10 games and has been held to 25 points or less 6 times. Will a matchup against the Raiders help fix these poor trends? Let’s take a look. In the trenches The Falcons offensive line got abused by the Saints. This is a capable unit, but they were a disaster last Sunday. On the positive side, Chris Lindstrom looks...