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Falcons' romp over Packers helps bury Super Bowl memories

NFL.com (Battista, Judy) — The Atlanta Falcons took a step toward exorcising their Super Bowl LI demons on Sunday night with an impressive victory over the Green Bay Packers.
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Falcons roll in home opener over ailing Packers

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) opened up their new building with a bang, getting out early on the ailing Green Bay Packers (1-1) and then holding them off late to secure a 34-23 victory in Week 2.
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Injuries: Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey placed on IR

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Philadelphia Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve, this after he tore his hamstring in practice earlier this week. Plus, other injuries we're tracking Friday.
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Twenty-six things to know about Week 2 injury report

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Philadelphia Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve, this after he tore his hamstring in practice earlier this week. Plus, other injuries we're tracking Friday.
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Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injuries

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Philadelphia Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve, this after he tore his hamstring in practice earlier this week. Plus, other injuries we're tracking Friday.
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Falcons WR Jones considers 2,000 yards 'a possibility'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — No NFL receiver has ever tallied 2,000 yards in a single season. The Falcons' Julio Jones, whose 1,871 yards in 2015 is second on the all-time list, sees the unreached milestone reachable.
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Falcons' Julio Jones: 2,000 yards for WR 'a possibility'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — No NFL receiver has ever tallied 2,000 yards in a single season. The Falcons' Julio Jones, whose 1,871 yards in 2015 is second on the all-time list, sees the unreached milestone reachable.
  • 12 days ago
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Takk McKinley ends brief, wonderful social media run

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley may be leading the way in wise decisions made by his draftmates. McKinley deleted all of his social media accounts ahead of the start of the season.
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Broncos trade Ty Sambrailo to Falcons for '18 draft pick

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Denver Broncos traded former second-round pick Ty Sambrailo to Atlanta Falcons for a 2018 fifth-round pick, the team announced Friday.
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Devonta Freeman (concussion) cleared to return

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Falcons will see the return of their star running back to practice on Tuesday. Devonta Freeman will be fully cleared to practice after being sidelined with a concussion for more than two weeks.
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Falcons' offensive struggles not 'cause for any uproar'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Atlanta Falcons' struggles on offensive in last week's preseason contest has left some worried about how they'll look this season. Coach Dan Quinn wants everyone to relax.
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Report: Julio Jones to get 'a few' reps vs. Cardinals

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Julio Jones appears set to make his preseason debut on Saturday versus the Cardinals. The Falcons wideout will play "a few" reps in the team's third preseason game, according to reports.
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Blog Articles

The Falcons own the Packers

The Falcoholic (Kendall Jackson) — When was the last time Atlanta lost to Green Bay? The Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers are pretty much inseparable. Since October 2016 — 11 months ago — the two teams have squared...
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Matt Ryan has three incredible streaks going at the same time

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — #2 is on fire. Matt Ryan ’s numbers don’t exactly jump off the page at you thus far in 2017. With Monday Night Football still to go, he’s 7th in yardage, 2nd in yards per attempt, and tied for...
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Falcons bring back familiar face on the defensive line, but for the practice squad

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Don’t get too excited, folks. The Atlanta Falcons signed a defensive lineman...to the practice squad. He was a name people got (slightly) excited about...in preseason. This is not the news...
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NFC South Week 2 Report

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — It’s time to check in on the state of the NFC South after the conclusion of Week 2. Week 2 has come and gone, and the Falcons are 2-0. Yay. The rest of the NFC South also played this...
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The Atlanta Falcons win over Green Bay speaks volumes

The Falcoholic (EricJRobinson) — The "Wild Sanu" formation is PFF's #1 rated formation in 2017. A new stadium equals a fresh start. For the Atlanta Falcons , opening their new stadium against the Green Bay Packers meant a...
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The Falcoholic postgame podcast: Falcons vs Packers, 2017 Week 2

The Falcoholic (Cory Woodroof) — Mike and Cory break down the commanding win over A-a-ron and the Pack Atlanta Falcons fans near and far, welcome to the second episode of the Falcoholic postgame podcast, hosted by Mike Aprile...
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Offensive brilliance erases initial early season doubt about the Falcons

The Falcoholic (Allen Strk) — With an effective running game and Matt Ryan commanding the field, the Falcons offense remains lethal. Is it something about Green Bay that brings out the best of Atlanta? The reigning NFC...
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Key Falcoholic takeaways and reactions from a giddy Falcons win over the Packers

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Our staff shares their thoughts about Atlanta’s second 2017 win. Matt Chambers I feel like we spent all week pumping the brakes on fans freaking out after an uneven win on the road. Luckily,...
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Takk McKinley’s stepping into a lead role

The Falcoholic (Charles R. McDonald) — With Vic Beasley sidelined, it’s the rookie’s chance to shine. When the Falcons selected defensive end Takk McKinley in the first round of the 2017 draft, he was seen as a long term partner...
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Falcons get tackle Austin Pasztor healthy in the nick of time

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — With Ryan Schraeder likely to miss the week, the Falcons are fortunate to get one of their swing tackle candidates back. The Falcons have had weirdly great timing thus far in 2017. They...
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Lions vs. Giants Week 2 Monday Night Football key info and discussion

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s a battle of two NFC playoff hopefuls...of a sort. It’s Monday Night Football! This game features two 2016 NFC playoff teams who were bounced in the first round, and are questionable bets...
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Observations from Falcons vs. Packers

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — After re-watching the game, here are some in-depth thoughts on the Falcons 34-23 victory over the Packers. The 1-0 Atlanta Falcons enjoyed a convincing 34-23 win on Sunday Night Football over...
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Vic Beasley will miss at least one game with a hamstring injury

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The team’s star pass rusher is out, and the team will have to muddle on without him. UPDATE: In his afternoon presser, Dan Quinn suggested that Beasley would miss Sunday’s game for certain,...
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Desmond Trufant was as stellar as ever against the Packers

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — He had a pick, a touchdown, and an excellent night in coverage. If there was a motif for Sunday night’s game against the Packers , it was this: Players and even coaches who struggled during...
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Falcons vs. Packers recap: Injuries plague both teams, but Atlanta wins big

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Now 2-0, the Falcons pull off a double digit win at home. If I was guilty of underrating the Bears a week ago, I was guilty of overrating a Packers team that wound up being without its two...
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The Falcons are on pace for more than 50 sacks in 2017

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — They may not get there, but man is that a fun stat. Before this year began, I suggested multiple times that this Falcons defense might be able to pull down 40 sacks in 2017. While sacks...
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The Falcoholic Live: Packers @ Falcons Post-Game Special

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — Join us at 12:05am ET as the crew recaps the Falcons’ impressive 34-23 win over the Packers. Watch the broadcast live below starting at ...pm ET Welcome fellow Falcoholics to The...
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Falcons-Packers post-game injury report: the dreaded injury bug finally strikes

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Courtney Upshaw regularly wears dinosaur themed pajamas The Atlanta Falcons handily defeated the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, quieting those that publicly doubted the team after a...
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Falcons 34 - Packers 23 final score: Atlanta bounces back behind Steve Sarkisian’s explosive offense

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Atlanta slowed down a bit late, but took out a depleted Packers team to move to 2-0. The Falcons started the night with an easy touchdown drive, but swiftly lost two important players in ...
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Vic Beasley exits game with leg injury, severity unknown

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Fingers very much crossed. The injury news has been coming far too fast and furious in this game for my liking, and now Vic Beasley is on the sideline. You never want to hear the words...
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