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Mike Smith explains shaky clock management in loss

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Mike Smith attempted to explain why he called a timeout with 55 seconds left in the game instead of letting the clock drain in the Atlanta Falcons' last-second loss to the Cleveland Browns.
  • 2 days ago
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Falcons not buying the Browns easing in Josh Gordon

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The Browns seem to want everyone to think of Josh Gordon as a role player in this new offense. Falcons coach Mike Smith believes that likely won't happen considering he's one of the most talented...
  • 8 days ago
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Matt Ryan: Falcons still 'relevant' despite 'quirky' year

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Matt Ryan says says that the Falcons, currently in first place in the NFC South, aren't getting ahead of themselves as the postseason inches closer. What's the forecast for this divisional race...
  • 9 days ago
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Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Matt Bryant went 4 for 4 on field goals, including a late-fourth quarter kick Sunday that lifted the Falcons to a 19-17 win over the Panthers. Atlanta is now tied with the Saints atop the NFC...
  • 9 days ago
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Can the Atlanta Falcons turn 3-6 into a playoff berth?

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Can the 3-6 Falcons squeak into the playoffs? Not likely, but playing in the viciously underperforming NFC South has Atlanta sitting pretty despite its ugly play.
  • 15 days ago

Falcons sink Bucs to snap five-game losing streak

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Julio Jones crossed the century mark Sunday, amassing 119 receiving yards off eight grabs as the Atlanta Falcons got back in the win column, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-17.
  • 16 days ago
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Blog Articles

Falcons vs. Cardinals 2014: With Robert Alford out and Robert McClain banged up, how will the Falcons limit the Cardinals passing attack?

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Josh Wilson doesn't wear flip flops in the shower Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are good receivers. Sure, they've only amassed 454 and 658 receiving yards respectively this season,...
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NFL Power Rankings: Falcons drop in SB Nation power rankings after week 12 loss to Browns

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Make Ryan has substantial dandruff, caused by repeated head scratching It's Tuesday, and you know what that means?  It's SB Nation's power rankings day! As for the Falcons, they rank...
  • New: 9 hr 58 min ago

Browns vs. Falcons: A Tweet Recap

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Another tweet recap from yet another Falcons loss. Sigh. The Falcons lost again, yet remain in first place in the division (with tiebreakers) thanks to the Saints' third consecutive home loss to...
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Falcons Sign Freddie Martino To Practice Squad, Waive WR Ryan Spadola

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Martino, who had a cup of coffee on the active roster recently, will return to the practice squad. Freddie Martino is a player the Falcons like, to the point where he actually was on the...
  • 16 hr 45 min ago

Isaiah Crowell Did Not Fit Atlanta's Unstoppable Offensive Scheme

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Mike Smith never even had a chance to give Crowell frustratingly few offensive touches. Lost in Sunday's Hindenburg-level disaster that was the Atlanta Falcons, news came out that the team talked...
  • 17 hr 53 min ago

NFC South Standings, Week 13: Stumbling Into History

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The NFC South continues to be the worst division in football by a wide margin. The NFC South continues to march into the marshes of eternal sadness, turning in a week where the division avoided...
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Falcons vs. Cardinals 2014: Complete Week 13 Game Coverage

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Atlanta Falcons (4-7 and leading the division!) take on the Arizona Cardinals (9-2) in the Georgia Dome. The NFC South is bad. Paul Blart: Mall Cop bad. Michelob Ultra bad. Black Eyed Peas...
  • 1 day ago

NFL Week 13 Playoff Picture & Draft Order: Falcons Straddling The Line

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons could have a top draft pick, and yet somehow they're still very much in the NFL playoff hunt. As we roll into Tuesday and our lamentations for the Cleveland game come to end, we must...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago
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Constructing an all-NFC South lineup

The Falcoholic (Andrew Hirsh) — How would a starting lineup look if we combined all four NFC South teams? The NFC South is bad. Paul Blart: Mall Cop bad. Michelob Ultra bad. Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl Halftime Show bad. It's...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Saints vs. Ravens Monday Night Football Open Thread

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Go Ravens. Nothing's going to wash the bitter taste of the Falcons ' loss to the Browns out of your mouth, but if anything's going to come close, it's the prospect of the Saints losing a...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago
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Introducing Lady Falcon, The Newest Falcoholic Moderator

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We're expanding our moderation team with the hiring of Lady Falcon , who should be very familiar to all of you from the comments. Please give her a warm welcome! Hello everyone! My name is...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Mike Smith Has World's Fastest Press Conference

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — At least it went by quickly. With the Falcoholic's Jeanna Thomas unable to cover Mike Smith's Monday press conference, we were stuck piecing together what Smitty said after the disastrous loss...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago
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Falcons vs. Browns Snap Counts For Week 12

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The loss was devastating, so we'll turn to cold, hard numbers to continue the discussion. No preamble, just snap counts. We're going to power through this one. Offense Jake Matthews : 71...
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Falcons vs. Browns: Three Key Takeaways

The Falcoholic (The DW) — All the good feelings have gone away. No matter what your final conclusion of Sundays game - burn it all down, fire everyone, hit the reset button - your visceral reaction was justified. The ...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago
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Falcons vs. Browns Wrapup: Things Fall Apart, Spectacularly

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons lose to the Cleveland Browns, 26-24, on a last second field goal by Billy Cundiff. The first home game in over a month against a banged-up Browns team was never going to be a gimme...
  • 2 days ago
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Falcons versus Browns post-game injury update: cornerback depth takes another hit

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Robert McClain can win tic-tac-toe in 2 moves Well that was unfortunate. Another loss and another step closer to a new regime. If anyone was hurt today, it was Mike Smith. He'd better...
  • 2 days ago

Bumbling Falcons Coach Mike Smith Revealed As Disguised Sacha Baron Cohen Character For Upcoming Movie

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — The performance artist and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for playing fictional pranksters such as Borat, Brüno and Ali G, announced his most aggressive project to date: playing an incompetent...
  • 2 days ago
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Falcons vs. Browns Recap: Atlanta loses 26-24 to Cleveland on last-second field goal

The Falcoholic (Project Jax) — The Atlanta Falcons had their return to the Georgia Dome spoiled by the Cleveland Browns. It won't be three in a row for the Dirty Birds. The Atlanta Falcons fell to 0-7 against teams outside...
  • 2 days ago
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Browns vs. Falcons: Second Half Open Thread

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Discuss the second half here! Atlanta's offense looked pretty atrocious for stretches of the first half, yet somehow the Falcons have taken a one-point lead into the half. The Browns will get...
  • 2 days ago
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Falcons fantasy options for Week 12. vs. Browns

The Falcoholic (Alex Welch) — The Falcons return home after a lengthy road trip. Should we expect big numbers from the offense? The Atlanta Falcons play at home? Who knew? It'll be nice to see them return to the Georgia...
  • 2 days ago