Here are a few takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons’ 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers. Continue reading
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Mike and Cory are back in red and black for another swell edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. The guys break down the Falcons’ main dress rehearsal of the season against the Arizona Cardinals and discuss the situations of two nicked up Falcons. Continue reading
By now, most of us have had enough time to try and digest what happened on February 5th, 2017. That day will forever be a scar in Falcons’ history—one that only a Super Bowl victory will be able to help us forget. Now that they’ve reached the cusp of greatness, many will be expecting Atlanta to get back there very soon, as soon as next season.
Thanks to drafting extremely well the past few seasons, signing impact free agents, and intelligently filling out the roster, the Falcons are in a position to get right back to the top, and this time they’ll be equipped to finish the fight. The Falcons don’t have many needs, but we’ll address the most glaring ones here, in no particular order. Continue reading
This week, see if Michael and Cory can dig themselves out of the deep, dark abyss of depression that was the Falcons’ devastating and unfathomable Super Bowl loss. They’ll talk through their free agency wish lists, pretending the agonizing pain of blowing a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl isn’t still staring them in the face (at least for Michael it is). The two will do their best to provide you with some hope going into next season, break down the latest coaching changes, and Cory struggles with some unwanted gas (no context needed). Enjoy!
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You know how the next two weeks are going to go.
“You know how those Falcons always fold in the playoffs!”
“Matt Ryan? More like Matt Cryin’ ‘cuz he choked away another playoff game!”
“Wait, the Falcons are in the playoffs? Well, they’ll lose early, I bet.”
“Wait, Matt Ryan is an MVP candidate? What has he done?”
“What’s an Atlanta Falcon?”
Look, we’ve been here before, and we’ve had our share of disappointments regarding the p-word: playoffs. Continue reading
Perhaps Bachmann-Turner Overdrive summed it up best when Falcon fandom thinks of the next two games for the Falcons.
The Canadian rock band slammed down the hard facts about their workday – they were going to take care of business before the fun began! They were even going to be working overtime. They got the job done, no matter the task (random: here’s the Christmas reimagining of that song).
So, the Falcons must channel their inner Bachman-Turner Overdrive if they’re going to be making post-New Year’s Day plans.
The team, over the last month, has been playing great football. After the bye, the team thrashed three-fourths of the NFC West and came within an Eric Berry interception of beating the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs (proof that you really, indeed, just can’t win them all). Two of those blowout victories came without otherworldly WR Julio Jones in tow (*rimshot*) because of injury …to, y’know, his toe. It’s Christmas season, folks. Just politely giggle.