Category Archives: NFC South

Falcons 2018 Position Review: Wide Receiver

By Gabe Gonzalez 

The offseason is in full swing, with trades (the Chiefs got absolutely fleeced), mock drafts, and your favorite draft “expert” giving Lamar Jackson a second-round grade. The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an above average 10-6 redemption season that fell flat on its back on the two-yard line in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. This Super Bowl-depraved team is starving for a ring, and so is the rest of the fan base. Maybe 2018 will be the year?

Let’s take a step back and have an honest review of each of the positional groups for Atlanta. First off, the receivers. Continue reading

Falcons Podcast Episode 31: Eagles Preview with Matt Karoly

The Atlanta Falcons just made it to the divisional round of the playoffs, and we’re here to pod about it the best we can.

Mike and Cory are back for another edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast, joined by RUR staff writer Matt Karoly to break down the team’s upcoming matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Continue reading

Falcons Podcast Episode 29: Saints Pt. 2 Preview

Atlanta Falcons fans near and far, you know what time it is.

Mike and Cory are here once more to break down the Dirty Birds on this most recent edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. This week, Mike and Cory talk Falcons/Saints, Round 2.  Continue reading

Falcons Fantasy Outlook—Week 15 vs. Buccaneers

by Evan Birchfield

Hello again, Rise Up Readers! I’m back with the Falcons Fantasy Outlook for Week 15. In most leagues, Week 15 is the second round of the playoffs, so if you’ve made it this far, congrats! Before we discuss this week’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, let’s talk about our recent victory over the division-rival New Orleans Saints.

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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.

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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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