Making Sense of the Tiebreaker Scenarios for the Atlanta Falcons

by Matt Karoly

Atlanta Falcons fans were treated to a relaxing weekend off this past Sunday, as the team had a mini-bye following their 20-17 win over the Saints on Thursday. However, that didn’t mean there wasn’t a reason to tune in to Sunday’s slate of games.

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With the Falcons firmly entrenched in the NFC playoff picture, Dirty Bird Nation became fans of other teams, including even a division rival, for just one day in the hopes of making Atlanta’s path to the postseason as clear as possible. Well, things didn’t go exactly as planned and as a result, the NFC is as crowded as it ever has been.

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Falcons First Takes: Desperation Mode Propels Falcons to Victory

by Matt Karoly

Things looked bleak for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. At one point, Atlanta’s offense had a string of three straight possessions that ended with a Matt Ryan interception.

But that notwithstanding, the Falcons desperately eked out a 20-17 victory over the division-leading New Orleans Saints to keep their playoff hopes alive. The key word in all of that: desperately.

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Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Outlook: Week 14 vs. Saints

by Evan Birchfield

Welcome back, Rise Up Readers! It is I, the self-proclaimed Fantasy Guru, Evan. Hopefully you all won last week, and now you’re coming to me for advice in your fantasy playoff matchup? Maybe you just enjoy my articles? Whatever reason, I’m happy to see you’ve returned for the Week 14 outlook.

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Falcons must rebound quickly with first-place Saints up next

by Mike Lederle

Facing the Vikings, I felt like the Falcons had to be close to perfect to come out with the victory. Coming in short handed defensively minus Desmond Trufant and Brian Poole would make for a tough afternoon, right? Seemingly the easy answer is yes, but the Falcons defense held its own for the majority of the afternoon. Continue reading

Falcons Podcast Episode 28: Saints Pt. 1 Preview

Hello, Atlanta Falcons fans near and far!

Mike and Cory coming at you with the first-ever recording of the Rise Up Reader Podcast where both hosts are in the room!

The guys are here to break down the season’s first matchup with the newly-fearsome New Orleans Saints. Continue reading

Julio Jones

Falcons, Julio Jones, reintroduce themselves to the rest of the NFL

by Mike Lederle

My name is Julio! Or Beast, or G.O.A.T., or Jet—whatever you prefer. For those fans that forgot, Julio reminded them exactly who is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Other fanbases like to think their wide receiver is better, but it’s “fake news”, as they say.

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Falcons Podcast Episode 27: Vikings Preview

Greetings and salutations, Atlanta Falcons fans!

Mike and Cory are at it again for another fine edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast.

This week, the guys break down the upcoming slugfest with the 9-2 Minnesota Vikings, a game with major ramifications on the 2017 season.  Continue reading

Falcons Fantasy Outlook – Week 12

Welcome back, Rise Up Readers. I hope you all had a safe & happy Thanksgiving!

I am back with another Falcons Fantasy outlook for Week 12. If you have any fantasy questions, or just want to talk Falcons’ football, you can find me at @EvanBirchfield on Twitter. Continue reading