FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

5 Things to Know About Falcons’ Week 3 Win

The Falcons moved above .500 in front of a national audience Monday night, taking down the New Orleans Saints in a fast-paced, high-scoring affair. Here are five things to know from the Superdome.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
2 hours ago

Falcons put up 45 points to keep the Saints winless

NEW ORLEANS -- Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, Matt Ryan passed for two TDs, and Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the winless New Orleans Saints 45-32 on Monday night.The game was played nearly 10 years to the day after the Saints' memorable return to the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006, 13 months after Hurricane Katrina...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Matt Ryan hilariously avoids making block

Matt Ryan showed off his veteran smarts when he pulled a Deion Sanders and thought better of giving up his body to block a massive defender on Monday night. Late in the Saints-Falcons game, Atlanta was trying to run out the clock and gave the ball to Devonta Freeman. Freeman ran to the right but then reversed course and headed left, which gave Ryan an opportunity to throw a block...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman goes wild, scores three TDs in Falcons’ win

While you were watching the Presidential Debate, Tevin Coleman put on a show on Monday Night Football Struck by bad luck last season with an injury costing him valuable snaps, Tevin Coleman has burst onto the scene this season, specifically on Monday night. In a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints, Coleman ran for three touchdowns...
Via Crimson Quarry
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Falcons 45, Saints 32

The Falcons clinched their first division win of the season by taking down the Saints on Monday night with a 45-32 victory.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 hours ago

Watch: Falcons rookie Deion Jones takes INT 90 yds for TD

The rookie out of LSU, and New Orleans native, returned home on Monday night and made a huge impact for the Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints. Check out this interception return for a TD that put the Falcons up 45 to 25 in the 4th quarter….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/7xu0HYpdIo — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) September 27, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Sanu Ruled Out to Return to Falcons at Saints

WR Mohamed Sanu has been ruled out to return to Monday's primetime matchup between the Falcons and Saints with a shoulder injury.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 hours ago

WATCH: Saints collide on punt return horror show

The Atlanta Falcons owe a tip of the hat to the New Orleans Saints’ punt return unit. Leading 7-0, the Saints forced a punt. The handling of the punt didn’t exactly go to plan. He ran into his own guy!?!This muffed punt set up the @AtlantaFalcons' first TD. #ATLvsNO https://t.co/7Sr4EtUbn3 — NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2016 We actually have to give De’Vante Harris a nod...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones active, Kenny Vaccaro inactive on Monday night

The Falcons listed wide receiver Julio Jones as questionable to play because of a calf injury kept him from practicing twice last week, but it won’t keep him from playing on Monday night. As he predicted after getting in a limited practice on Saturday, Jones is in the lineup for the NFC South matchup. The…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 hours ago

Falcons’ Jones to pay tribute to Hurricane Katrina anniversary

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Deion Jones (45) works on his kick blocking skills during an NFL football practice Friday, July 29, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) NEW ORLEANS — Falcons linebacker Deion Jones, a native of New Orleans, will pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the devastating effects from Hurricane Katrina, by wearing some special commemorative...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
7 hours ago

The Atlanta Falcons are in for a shootout

The Atlanta Falcons travel to New Orleans tomorrow to take on the New Orleans Saints in Monday Night Football. The Falcons and Saints barely have defenses so this game is expected to have a lot of points scored. The Falcons will have rookie safety Keanu Neal make his NFL debut tomorrow, which will bring some reinforcements to the defense. Matt Ryan seems to have regained his old...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: 2016 Week 3 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-2) One of my favorite things to do as a bettor is go against significant week-to-week line movements. This game has a significant one, as the Saints were favored by 4 points on the early line, but the line has since dropped to 3, as a result of Atlanta’s upset victory in the road in Oakland last week. That might not seem like a huge...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago

Julio Jones questionable, but he says he’ll play

Officially, Falcons receiver Julio Jones is questionable for Monday night’s game at New Orleans with a calf injury. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday, and he participated on a limited basis on Saturday. He nevertheless says he’ll play. “Yes, yes I’ll play Monday night,” Jones said. “I wouldn’t chance it if I didn’t [feel…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Raiders P Marquette King fined over $18K for horse collar tackle

It’s not often you see an NFL punter getting a stiff fine from the league office, but that’s exactly what happened to Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders. The talented punter was dinged $18,231 for a horse collar tackle during Week 2, when he took down Atlanta Falcons return man Eric Weems from behind. Punters are hitters, too. #Raiders P Marquette King fined $18,231 for...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Keanu Neal’s back at practice

The rookie strong safety was limited, but this is a good sign regardless. The biggest news on today’s injury report is that the Atlanta Falcons’ first round pick, strong safety Keanu Neal, returned to practice today in a limited fashion. Neal has been out since the preseason recovering from a minor knee scope he underwent after suffering an injury in Week 3 against the Miami...
Via The Falcoholic
4 days ago

Falcons waive RB Terron Ward to make room for O’Brien Schofield

4 corners and 2 running backs - oh my In what will come as a very surprising move, the Falcons opted to make room on the 53-man roster for new signing O’Brien Schofield by waiving running back Terron Ward. Falcons Sign LB O'Brien Schofield and Waive RB Terron Ward https://t.co/4MAw3jtVwy— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) September 22, 2016 The Falcons 2016 roster...
Via The Falcoholic
4 days ago

Atlanta Falcons: how penalties are impacting the early season

Penalties hurt the Atlanta Falcons just like they did in week one.  Atlanta kicked off to start the second half and the defense stopped the Raiders on their own 36-yard line and forced a punt. Right before the ball was snapped to punt, Jack Del Rio noticed that the Falcons were scrambling to get a man off the field. The ball was snapped and Oakland punted. Dashon Goldson did not...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach credits player toughness with turning Falcons' fortune

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes in the law of averages evening out. After watching his team struggle to score touchdowns for two years in the red zone, Quinn finally got some relief in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 35-28 win at Oakland. It looked disastrous for a couple of seconds when Matt Ryan's hard, short pass to Tevin Coleman ricocheted high into...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Justin Hardy catches ball for TD after it bounces off teammate

One of his teammates couldn’t hold onto the ball but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy was in the right place at the right time and had the awareness to wrap up the ball for a go-ahead TD for the Falcons. OMG THIS TD https://t.co/8d4RQvJOyB — Matt Clapp (@Matt2Clapp) September 18, 2016
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are looking at 0-2

The Atlanta Falcons travel to the black hole of Oakland and face the very young and very talented Oakland Raiders on Sunday. This is shaping up to be a tough matchup for the Falcons, and it unfortunately seems like the Falcons will lose this game, but hey, anything can happen on Sunday. Derek Carr and Co. are going to come out firing on Sunday. The Falcons lack defense big time and...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons face a familiar issue after no sacks in Week 1 loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) New players. New coaches. New schemes. Same ol' results. For the better part of a decade, the Atlanta Falcons have been trying to figure out how to get more pressure on the other team's quarterback. Coming off a season with their lowest number of sacks since the 1980s, the shortcoming quickly cropped up again when the Falcons failed to bring down Jameis...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ra’Shede Hageman charged in domestic violence situation

Third-year Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was inactive for the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a surprising move for head coach Dan Quinn and Co. considering Hageman started 11 games last season and sits atop the depth chart at his position. Atlanta had initially indicated that Hageman not suiting up had to do with the team’s...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston knows Falcons will remember Bucs' sweep in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) For Dan Quinn, success came quickly one year ago as a rookie coach with the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn won his first five games as the Falcons appeared a certainty to make the playoffs. The Falcons were 6-1 before their season began to unravel when another rookie, quarterback Jameis Winston, led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 23-20 overtime win in Atlanta. The Buccaneers...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Atlanta Falcons stadium to feature world’s biggest bird statue

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium will cost $1.5 billion, with taxpayers paying roughly $200 million. After seeing videos of what the venue looks like — it will be money well spent. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as it will be called, will feature tons of unique artwork and even a few statutes, most of which was designed by the Savannah College of Art and Design. One of them, a statue of...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

World's biggest bird statue will be at Falcons’ new stadium

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium is already going to be ridiculously amazing. The stadium, which will open before next season, it going to cost $1.5 billion, and will cost taxpayers $200 million. But it’s okay because part of the cost will cover a record breaking statue. The Falcons’ new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, will have over 100 pieces of specially commissioned art work...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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