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

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Falcons Prepare for West Coast Playoff Brawl

By Mike Lederle

Oops, we did it again! No need to apologize, Dirty Birds. In fact, take a bow! All of the lazy narratives from writers, and t.v. personalities about Super Bowl hangovers have been put to rest. The Atlanta Falcons are the only NFC team to return to the playoffs in 2017 compared to the ’16 playoffs. Continue reading

Falcons First Takes: Falcons Still Standing Despite Arduous 2017

by Matt Karoly

Good news, Falcons faithful. 2017 is a thing of the past and it cannot hurt us or our beloved Dirty Birds anymore.

But wait, I have even better news. Despite an arduous 2017 year, Atlanta remains alive and well as they qualified for the NFC playoffs for the second consecutive season.

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Falcons Podcast Episode 30: Rams Preview with Evan Birchfield

Your 2017 Atlanta Falcons are playoff bound, headed to sunny Los Angeles to take on the upstart Rams, and we’ve got the podcast to prove it.

Mike and Cory are joined on this edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast by none other than staff writer and fantasy guru Evan Birchfield. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 Falcons

By Mike Lederle

Can we get a Christmas do-over? Falcon fans awoke Christmas morning, digging out from the wrapping, and dirty dishes. The feeling of emptiness set in. But, fear not, Falcon fans.

No need to wait a year for that playoff spot we had hoped to find under the Christmas tree. We only have to wait a little while longer! Continue reading

Falcons First Takes: A Season Of Woulda, Coulda, Shouldas

by Matt Karoly

From the moment the Atlanta Falcons stepped foot on Louisiana soil, they were not meant to beat the Saints in week 16. And it wasn’t necessarily because they were not the better team.

What started out as a ploy to slant the game by the officials turned into another installment of the Falcons beating themselves in comical fashion. From the buttception to the butt fumble, the season of unluckiness marched on in N’awlins.

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Falcons First Takes: The Roller Coaster Season Continues

by Matt Karoly

What a roller coaster of a season it’s been for the Atlanta Falcons. To sum it up, the season can be broken up into four quarters.

The first quarter had the Falcons on top of the NFL world. In week two, Atlanta knocked off Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in an NFC Championship game re-match and then followed it up by beating the upstart Detroit Lions in a match-up of 2-0 teams. As one of the few remaining undefeated teams at the time, things were looking pretty good for the defending NFC Champions.

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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 Could Unwrap Playoff Ticket Come Christmas Eve

by Mike Lederle

Yes, I’ll have the combo meal please—a team of pirates, with a side of Koetter/Smith. Ate that W real good. Some slight indigestion, but nothing a little antacid can’t cure. Best thing to come out of the Bucs game was a solid running game, which could be big come the postseason.

Time to move on from Tampa Bay, there’s a bigger fish to fry. Or should I say, bigger opponents down on Bourbon Street.

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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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