Instead of a post-game pep talk from Dan Quinn, the Falcons might need to plop down by the fireplace listen to a little wisdom from Dr. Seaver.
In the thick of a promising season, the Atlanta Falcons (now 4-3) showed some growing pains in a home loss to the San Diego Chargers, a pre-game 2-4 team in a razor-sharp division who needed this win desperately to save their season. Continue reading →
The Atlanta Falcons (4-2) are going to try to keep the San Diego Chargers (2-4) from shocking the crowd Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Despite their record, the San Diego Super Chargers are far from the quality of most 2-4 teams. They’ve been in plenty of close fights this year, and if the ball hadn’t bounced in the other direction, might have a far-better record than what they have now. Continue reading →
The most important sentence in this article is this one – please don’t take any of this as a likely scenario.
The Atlanta Falcons have never been the type of team to make dramatic moves at the trade deadline – even during their dream-y 2012 season of flowers and magic, the team held pat with the roster at hand. They also notoriously didn’t move TE Tony Gonzalez in 2013 to a contender, though the veteran pass catcher would have certainly welcomed it in the face of a dismal Falcons 4-12 finish.
Look, let’s get this out of the way before we start not freaking out about a close road loss to a great football team.
Yes, polarizing-but-oft-right-and-reasonable Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman held Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones on the last play of the game, and the refs whiffed on calling it worse than Charlie Brown does when he can’t kick the football.
Everyone, get excited, because the Falcons have a winning record and sit atop the NFC South after five weeks! They have won games both at home and on the road and face a tough opponent on the road coming up in week 6. The offense is clicking and Kyle Shanahan is a genius who just defeated a team he is intimately familiar with, while the defense does just enough for the offense to win the game. Julio Jones is dominating through the air, while Devonta Freeman runs over people on the ground. The Falcons are clearly on their way to the 2015 NFL playoffs!
Five games into the Falcons’ season, the team, who squandered a hot 2015 start, have rebounded in full after their collapse. And, to prove it, they landed a KO on the top dogs.
Sunday’s 23-16 victory over the Denver Broncos, last February’s Super Bowl champs and one of the best teams in the NFL, solidified most, if not all, doubts about who this team really is and if they’re tough enough to play with the big boys after their 3-1 start.
It’s not easy to take down the division champs once – let alone twice.
But, the Atlanta Falcons, riding high off a monumental prime time win over the rival Saints, did just that when the Carolina Panthers came to town Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
The Falcons put on an offensive show against one of the league’s best defenses, showed some nice growth on defense and made a little history while they were at it in the 48-33 victory over their Carolina-based division foes.