Winners of eight straight games, the Atlanta Falcons have an opportunity to not only clinch the NFC South when they face the New Orleans Saints Monday night, but also to secure the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.It will be the final Monday Night game of the season, and if the past few years are any indication, we are in for a fantastic finale.
via New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Birds Have Chance To Lock Up No. 1 Seed | Bleacher Report.
Although the Atlanta Falcons at 11-2 are tied for the best record in the NFL, there are still many who believe they are not the best team in their conference.Heck, some say they aren’t even the best team in their own division, despite the fact that they beat their biggest competition in the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints, on the road earlier this year.The Falcons are the least talked about and most overlooked of the NFL’s elite teams. Even squads like the Cowboys and Vikings, who are long gone from the playoff race, get more buzz than Atlanta.
via Atlanta Falcons: 10 Reasons They Are the Team To Beat in the NFC | Bleacher Report.
The streaking NFC South leaders won their sixth straight game Sunday, with Ryan finishing another fourth-quarter rally to help the Falcons 10-2 retain sole possession of first place with a 28-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“When you come out and you don’t play as well as you like, but you still find a way to win, those are signs of a good football team,” Ryan said. “We feel like today was a good example of that for us.”Ryan threw two interceptions — Atlanta’s first turnovers in five games — but was at his best with the game on the line. As usual.
via NFL Game Center: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2010 Week 13.
Thomas Dimitroff doesn’t drive a Volkswagen conversion van anymore, even if he is trying to convince his wife that there’s a spot next to his garage in Buckhead (an affluent area of Atlanta) where one could go. Those days of cooking on the propane stove and sometimes even sleeping in the back of that old bus on scouting trips are gone now. Even if he got a new rig for old time’s sake, it would only be used to take his young son camping.
But marks of the hours spent in that van are all over his Atlanta Falcons, as the GM’s rebuilding effort, performed in collaboration with coach Mike Smith and his energetic, inventive staff, builds to its apex.
via NFL.com news: Dimitroff’s long journey has Falcons on the precipice.
With a 26-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, the Atlanta Falcons have now proven they are a legitimate threat to make it to the Super Bowl.Just a week ago, we witnessed the Falcons knock the Tampa Bay Buccaneers off their pedestal. But many pundits didn’t expect what happened on Thursday in Atlanta.
via 10 Reasons We Should Take Atlanta Falcons Seriously As a Super Bowl Contender | Bleacher Report.
What a game, what a game. The Falcons can’t make it easy on themselves or on their fans, but they sure find ways to win and their mettle is something special this year. The Falcons are the Cardiac Birds this year and have made us very proud for their never-give-up attitude. The Bird Cage will be back with a longer and more in-depth post soon, but wanted to go ahead and get a new post up for you to enjoy the win on before the official one comes up. A few observations from the huge win……..
via Falcons Ice Packers | Atlanta Falcons: Bird Cage.