The Falcons are 8-2 and own the best record in the National Football Conference. They are atop their division with two head-to-head tiebreakers at least currently against their closest competitors, the Saints and Bucs. They roundly are considered to have a much easier schedule than many teams with their final remaining games, but this gigantic game against the red hot Green Bay Packers will set the tone for the drive to the playoffs and possibility of earning Dome-field advantage and a first round bye.
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Last night was exhilarating and nail-biting in every way for Atlanta Falcons fans. Quarterback Matt Ryan to wide receiver Roddy White proved to be a winning combination for the Falcons again. Ryan has now won 14 straight games at home, where his record is 18-1.
The league’s top passing duo managed a 33-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left to give the Falcons a 26-21 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
via Atlanta Falcons Are NFC’s Best Team After Close Victory Over Baltimore Ravens | Bleacher Report.
It’s that time of year when we start to find out who’s for real in the NFL, and Thursday night’s contest between the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons could launch the victor to the top spot of their conference.
Both teams are 6-2 with the Falcons alone at the top of the NFC South and the Ravens sitting at first in the AFC North, ahead of Pittsburgh thanks to their head-to-head win over the Steelers.
The teams are also in virtual ties for the top spot in each conference. No team has a better record than either, but the Baltimore Ravens are at the top of the AFC thanks to their conference record, while Atlanta is behind the New York Giants in the NFC due to New York’s undefeated in-conference mark.
via Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons: Teams Try To Soar to Conference Supremacy | Bleacher Report.
With just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a 4th-and-1 on the Atlanta Falcons’ 2-yard line.Atlanta stuffed running back LeGarrette Blount for no gain, thanks in large part to Thomas DeCoud, who came up from his safety position to stop the big back.It may have been possible for Tampa coach Raheem Morris to challenge the spot, but the team was out of timeouts and, therefore, unable to throw the flag.The Falcons’ Michael Turner was then handed the ball three times and was able to get a first down, putting the game on ice, with a final score of 27-21.
via Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Big 4th-down Stop Propels Atlanta to First Place | Bleacher Report.
Fresh and rested after their bye week, the Atlanta Falcons will look to secure first place when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday.
Atlanta is technically in first due to their 1-0 mark inside the NFC South, where Tampa is 1-1, but the teams have identical records. The winner of this game will be the outright leader in the South and will have a legitimate shot at the NFC’s No. 1 seed.
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October on Wednesday.White had 29 catches for 489 yards in four games, and he surpassed 100 yards receiving in three of those games.After the only game he did not reach 100 yards in, a Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which he managed 83 yards without a touchdown, he came back with a 201-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.
via Atlanta Falcons’ Roddy White Named NFC Offensive Player Of the Month | Bleacher Report.