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.
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 →
Mike and Cory are back in the saddle for another edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast after yet another disappointing Falcons loss to the Carolina Panthers. But, like any stalwart cowpoke, they’re dusting themselves off and riding once more.
This week, the Dirty Birds are to rustle with the Dallas Cowboys, and your fearless Rise Up Readers are here to run these varmints out of town. Reach for the sky! Continue reading →
With the NFL trade deadline charging full-steam ahead and the Atlanta Falcons still very much a playoff contender, it’d make sense that the team would at least kick around the can on potential NFL trades before next week’s deadline. Continue reading →
If you haven’t heard, the Atlanta Falcons offense is, by some awful turn of chance, not doing so well right now.
They’ve been on the decline each and every week since their Packers victory (which feels like eons ago), and now they’ve been reduced to a shell of their former selves, with OC Steve Sarkisian taking the brunt of the criticism for stunting a once-historic offense. Continue reading →
We’re here once again with another Rise Up Reader Podcast, and we’ve got your preview for the marquee regular season game of 2017.
Mike and Cory are joined by The Falcoholic and Football Outsiders analyst Charles McDonald to discuss the Falcons’ upcoming Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots and the Birds’ recent struggles on offense and defense. Continue reading →