Archive for September, 2012

Final Word: NFC South – NFC South Blog – ESPN

Posted: September 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Throwbacks bring good luck: Team marketing departments love throwback uniforms because they create more merchandise to sell. Some coaches also love the throwback uniforms because they believe they bring good luck, and coaches are a superstitious group. Count Atlanta’s Mike Smith among them. The Falcons will wear their throwback uniforms Sunday against Carolina. The Falcons started wearing throwback uniforms (red helmets, black jerseys and white pants) in 2009 and are 5-1 in those outfits. They’re scheduled to wear them again in a game Nov. 29 against New Orleans at the Georgia Dome.

With a win over Carolina on Sunday, Atlanta would tie their franchise record for the best start to a season.

Looking at history: The Falcons can tie the franchise record for best start in team history with a win against Carolina. The 1986 and 2004 teams each started 4-0, but each lost its fifth game. If the Falcons win against the Panthers, they’ll have a chance to set a team record when they play at Washington in Week 5.

 

via Final Word: NFC South – NFC South Blog – ESPN.

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Folks, youre looking at an excellent football team.For once Im not going to couch that statement. The Falcons made a few mistakes—a costly penalty here, Matt Ryans first interception of the season there—and theyre not a perfect football team. Given that no team in the NFL today approaches perfect, I dont think I care.From the first snap of the game, the Falcons dominated. They led the entire game, never really allowed the Chargers to climb back into it and made a number of eye-popping plays. They sacked Rivers, picked Rivers, shut down Rivers receivers, held Ryan Mathews in check and ran roughshod over the Chargers on the ground and through the air. The final score isnt even close to telling the story, because it felt more like the Falcons were winning 50-0 after the half.

via Three Wins, 27 Points And One Awesome Team: A Falcons-Chargers Recap – The Falcoholic.

via Three Wins, 27 Points And One Awesome Team: A Falcons-Chargers Recap – The Falcoholic.

Steve will be missed tremendously! He forged the image of the NFL in my mind growing up in the 70’s! He has also played a major factor in my interest in art and film integrated into sports as well!

Tight End Matchup Highlights Sunday’s Game

Posted: September 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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TIGHT END MATCHUP HIGHLIGHTS SUNDAY’S GAME

AtlantaFalcons.com’s Daniel Cox has four keys to Sunday’s Week 3 matchup on the road against the San Diego Chargers

Looking to continue to answer the doubters, the Falcons follow up their win on Monday night with a long west coast trip to San Diego in a matchup of two 2-0 teams. Falcons head coach Mike Smith is 5-0 on trips to the opposite coast, and through all that experience he’s tailored a routine for his team, allowing them to stay rested and on schedule. With what could be their second road win of the early season, the Falcons would put the league on notice that once again the Falcons are contenders.

via Tight End Matchup Highlights Sunday’s Game.

Falcons defeat Chiefs 40-24 | Falcons 1-0-0

Posted: September 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Last January’s playoff loss behind them, the Atlanta Falcons kicked off their journey back to the postseason with a convincing 40-24 win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

It was a tale of two halves, as the Falcons and Chiefs found themselves in a tight 20-17 contest at the half.

The Falcons dominated the second half, however, scoring 20 unanswered points to seal the game.

Here are 10 things we learned about the Falcons from the afternoon.

via Atlanta Falcons: 10 Things We Learned from the Season Opener | Bleacher Report.