Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Playbook: First down D key for Giants vs. Falcons

They are division winners, a playoff host and one of 12 contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. But to move forward in these playoffs, the Giants have to step up their game. Against Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons (10-6), the Giants defense will most certainly have to do better – and it all starts on first down versus the run.

NFL Wild Card Weekend matchups all set

With Week 17 in the books, we now know who will play who and when during NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Cowboys-Giants Week 17 showdown moved to prime time

The Cowboys-Giants battle for the NFC East title will be shown in prime time next Sunday, the NFL announced.

Tale of the Tape: Brees, Ryan square off in N.O.

Heading into their second matchup with the Saints this season, the Falcons will look to duplicate their last performance – minus one fourth-down failure.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Seven down, five to go, two weeks left to figure it all out. Seven teams have clinched playoff spots and four more can do so this weekend: The cowboys, falcons and Lions in the NFC and — that’s right — Tim Tebow and the Broncos in the AFC. Of course, there’s still plenty of jockeying for playoff position – home-field advantage, byes, etc.

Evans: Falcons shouldn’t whine about Lions’ taunts

You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.

Eye in the Sky: I spy … Cam?

As we will highlight in our “Tale of the Tape” this week — the Giants versus the Bills — we take particular interest in if and how a defense can get to the quarterback.

Three and out: Falcons to rotate WRs behind White

With Julio Jones out of action this week, it seems unlikely that the Falcons will rely on just one receiver to take his place.

Cover Two Podcast: Willis talks 49ers’ hot start

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis joined this week’s Cover Two Podcast and said the team’s 4-1 start stems from a lack of individualism and an understanding that they’re far from a finished product.

Playbook: Monday tape study notebook

Another exciting week of games on Sunday – which means another interesting day of Monday tape study.

Playbook: ‘Eye in the Sky’ focused on Texan DEs

One of the best matchups of the weekend has to be football’s version of the “Running of the Bulls,” a ground-and-pound contest between Texans RB Arian Foster and Raiders RB Darren McFadden.

Cover Two Podcast: Romo’s guts and glory

People love ‘em and people hate ‘em, but when you play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, you’re one of the most scrutinized players in the NFL. Tony Romo has been picked apart for years, but right now the pickings are good.

‘Tough Irishman’ Ryan helps Falcons forget Vick

You have to wonder how Matt Ryan felt seeing thousands of red-and-white Michael Vick jerseys scattered throughout a raucous Georgia Dome crowd Sunday night.

Trainer: Eagles don’t have timetable on Vick

Michael Vick suffered a concussion

Maclin mans up following crucial drop

Michael Vick might have left the Georgia Dome groggy, but it’s safe to say no one exited the building feeling worse than Jeremy Maclin did Sunday night.

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