Archive for September, 2010

Atlanta Falcons – Feel the Moment!

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Feel the Moment

Wes Durham and Dave Archer capture the epic moments of the overtime period in last Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. DaveFM and the Atlanta Falcons Radio network is the place to catch the Falcons all season long.

via Atlanta Falcons – Feel the Moment!.

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Huge Win – Falcons Clip Saints! | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Falcons did it. I repeat, the Falcons did it! They took the step that so many fans wanted to see after coming “close” several times to getting a huge win that could lead to much bigger and better things. The last second comeback against the Chicago Bears in 2008 was its own big win and breaking the curse once and for all against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was also one of the best in franchise history. But beating the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints in their home, one of the toughest places to play in the NFL, was one that could reveal a huge opportunity to lead to much higher goals. A dose of reality is definitely needed here: no titles, trophies, or rings are handed out in the 3rd week. And if the Falcons go on to lose games that they definitely should win, than this win is all for not. Having said that however, this one has the potential to instill a confidence and belief in this young team that they can, and should, win every game they play no matter when or where. Five film reviews from the huge win……..

via Huge Win – Falcons Clip Saints! | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.

via Huge Win – Falcons Clip Saints! | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.

Since he was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in the 2008 Draft, Matt Ryan has had his share of critics and fans alike. He has been labeled everything from savior to noodle arm bust, but today he and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons showed that these past two seasons were no fluke as they went into the raucous den of the New Orleans Superdome and defeated their archrival New Orleans Saints 27-24 in a thrilling overtime game.

via Matt Ryan, Falcons Reach the Next Level in Defeating New Orleans | Bleacher Report.

2010 NFL Week 3 Picks and Predictions | Bleacher Report

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Each Tuesday morning, Whatifsports.com’s NFL simulation engine will provide you with predictions, box scores, and statistics for every NFL game that week. The NFL simulation engine generates detailed information including the home team’s chances of winning Home Win Percentage, average score and comprehensive box score link. If you want to share your new found NFL knowledge with friends and family, make sure to check out our NFL Widgets on the WhatIf To Go page or click on the social networking share bar located at the top and bottom of the article.

via 2010 NFL Week 3 Picks and Predictions | Bleacher Report.

via 2010 NFL Week 3 Picks and Predictions | Bleacher Report.

Falcons Burn Cards | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

After the hangover of the Falcons loss in Pittsburgh wore off somewhat, fans were ready to have it expunged from their memory with a turnaround performance against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. No one will mistake the 2010 Cardinals with the ones who were seconds from a Super Bowl title, but they still have some talent and a good coach. The Falcons came out and destroyed the Cardinals from the opening kick in pretty much all aspects of the game. Coach Mike Smith even had the offense take a knee in the red zone with several minutes remaining. Granted the Cardinals aren’t the class of the league, but the Falcons showed they have some of the juice that many raved about during the off-season. The long-awaited test comes in 6 days against you-know-who, but let’s enjoy the great win for a little while. Five film reviews from the beatdown on Sunday….

via Falcons Burn Cards | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.

via Falcons Burn Cards | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.

Norwood’s season comes to end | Atlanta Falcons

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Falcons placed running back Jerious Norwood on injured reserve today after he went down on the opening kickoff of Sunday’s 41-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Atlanta also terminated the practice squad contract of linebacker Bear Woods and signed RB Gartrell Johnson to the active roster.

via Norwood’s season comes to end | Atlanta Falcons.

Often when a team is going to make the next level, they have to win games that many pundits say is a guaranteed loss.

They especially have to win games when they have the advantage, whether that game is at home or on the road against a superior opponent.

Finally, teams that make it to the next level in the NFL have to win when the breaks go their way.

Atlanta had all three of these factors going into their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and failed to deliver when it mattered most.

Sure, there were some mitigating factors that had a major part in their defeat (primarily the Steelers defensive front), but overall there’s not one person within Falcons Nation, as well as in that locker room, who didn’t think they had a chance to win today.

read more via Falcons Fall in the Steel City: Five Reasons Atlanta Lost To Pittsburgh | Bleacher Report.

Atlanta Falcons 2010 Preview – ESPN

Posted: September 4, 2010 in Pre-Season

Five things you need to know about the Falcons:1. Ryan ready to soar: Forget all the talk about Matt Ryan going through a sophomore slump last season. The Falcons don’t believe that was the case at all, and they’re right. While Ryan’s numbers didn’t take a huge leap forward, it wasn’t because of any flaws on his part. Atlanta’s offense never really got on track because slot receiver Harry Douglas got hurt early in training camp and running back Michael Turner started off slowly and later got banged up. That threw the whole offense out of whack. Douglas is healthy now, and Turner is in shape. You’re going to see Ryan get a chance to shine in ways he never did last season.

via Atlanta Falcons 2010 Preview – ESPN.

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NFL adjusts positioning of umpire

The NFL has adjusted its new officiating deployment, which positioned the umpire on the offensive side of the ball, in an attempt to address some of the problems the new setup created for hurry-up offenses.

The umpire will return to his previous position on the defensive side of the ball for the final five minutes of the game, the league announced Tuesday.He also will be positioned on the defensive side of the ball for the final two minutes of

via NFL News Feed: NFL adjusts positioning of umpire – Mark Maske.