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.
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.
Hello, and welcome back Rise Up Readers! I’m back for a Week 13 outlook on the Atlanta Falcons. Before we dive into the upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings, I want to touch on last week’s victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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.
The Atlanta Falcons were able to put a stop to the Seahawks and Russell Wilson’s undefeated streak on Monday Night Football with a 34-31 road victory this week.
Seattle’s Legend of Boom light had a tough time containing a Falcons offense that continues to get better week to week, and the Falcons defense continued to be opportunistic with a key Desmond Trufant interception, as well as a Takk McKinley sack/fumble that results in an Adrian Clayborn scoop-up touchdown. Continue reading →
Greeting’s fellow Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield here with a Falcons fantasy football outlook for Week 11. As a new contributor to Rise Up Reader, I will let you know I’m very much into Fantasy Football, and I’d be happy to help you out with your fantasy decisions.
I’m going to try and limit the advice to Falcons related players only. If you’d like some fantasy advice on other players around the league, you can reach me on Twitter at @EvanBirchfield. With that being said, let’s figure out who to start (and not to start) against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night. (Predications based on PPR-league scoring.)
The birds are back in town! On this episode of the Rise Up Reader podcast, Mike and Cory discuss the (5-4) Falcons’ chances of beating the Seattle Seahawks (6-3), a team that’s piling up injuries but still has Russell Wilson, a QB that’s 10-1 in primetime games at home under Pete Carroll.
The two discuss:
Taking Flight: Has Sark had an awakening or was his stellar performance against Dallas an aberration? How will the Falcons attack Seattle’s defense likely without Devonta Freeman?
Clay’s Big Day: With Seattle planning to play their fourth left tackle of the year, can Adrian Clayborn take advantage once again and have another monumental day?
Predictions: We take a stab at who will win this game and what the score will be.
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We witnessed a near perfect start for the Falcons on their eight-game, second-half, regular-season quest in returning to form. The Zeke-less Cowboys came to town, but for the Falcons, it really didn’t matter who was the opponent. This was as close to a “must win” game you could have at this point in the season. Continue reading →