Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Musings, ramblings, rants from Week 2

With Sunday’s action is in the books, some early impressions of what went down in Week 2.

Eagles’ Vick suffers concussion in loss to Falcons

Eagles QB Michael Vick left Sunday night’s game against the Falcons during the third quarter after taking a shot to the head from his own teammate.

Who had the best pregame ritual in Week 1?

NFL Films gives us a glimpse at the best pregame rituals from Week 1.

From ‘Madden’ to real life: Ryan ready for Vick

Matt Ryan used to play “Madden” as Michael Vick. Now he’ll play against him in real life.

Data Points: Gonzo closing in on T.O.

Eagles fans will be rooting hard this weekend against the Falcons — their team’s opponent on Sunday. But they may cheer for Atlanta TE Tony Gonzalez if he catches at least five passes. That will move Gonzalez past Terrell Owens — not a fan favorite in Philly — for fifth place on the all-time NFL receptions list.

Vick primed for big game against his old team?

It promises to be one of the most memorable reunions in a long time: Michael Vick heading back to Atlanta as the Eagles’ starting QB to face his old team, the Falcons.

Tackling issues in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas

Every Wednesday this season, the research staff at “Playbook” will be taking your questions through email ( and on Twitter (@NFLN_Playbook, with #askplaybook hashtag), and answering them in this blog. Here is the first batch of questions we’ve selected.

Hayden agrees to contract with Falcons

Veteran CB Kelvin Hayden agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Falcons on Wednesday, according to a league source.

First and 10: Keeping tabs on Tennessee

Today’s Chris Johnson-Mike Reinfeldt summit has Titans fans and fantasy football players everywhere on the edge of their seats. The Pro Bowl running back will be in Nashville on Tuesday to meet with the Titans GM to talk about a new contract, one that could get him to end his holdout and get back on the field. Stay tuned to and NFL Network throughout the day, as NFL Network reporter Albert Breer will be reporting live from Nashville.

Cover Two Podcast: Newton’s job to lose?

Panthers first-overall pick Cam Newton made his first start of the preseason Friday and even though he didn’t exactly light it up against the Dolphins, it’s his job to lose. At least according to Bucky Brooks and me on our latest Cover Two Podcast.

Making sense of the updated cap numbers

What can one learn from examining the updated list of available cap space per team? There are definitely a few teams who are tiptoe-ing closely to the cap, with not a lot of wiggle room.

Falcons NT Peters carted off with leg injury

Atlanta Falcons starting nose tackle Corey Peters was carted off the practice field with an apparent lower left leg injury on Sunday. Head coach Mike Smith said he did not have an immediate update. If Peters, a second-year player who established himself as a rookie, is unable to return soon, former first-round pick Peria Jerry is expected to step in.

Three and out: Leshoure done for season

With Mikel Leshoure now done for the season, the fantasy draft value of Jahvid Best is on the rise.

Three and out: Tebow’s stock in danger

Two potential fantasy sleepers are already starting to lose some of their luster in training camp. Find out who’s draft value is falling.

Giants want first-round pick in trade for Umenyiora

The Giants gave permission to Tony Agnone, Osi Umenyiora‘s agent, to seek a trade, and league sources said he was in contact with several teams Monday.

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