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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?

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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

An Appreciation for Falcons K Matt Bryant

By: Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, I’m back with another awesome article. I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”, right? Well, we have an opportunity to appreciate what we have, specifically in kicker Matt Bryant. Continue reading

Evan Birchfield’s 2018 Pro Bowl Preview

By Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield. It is Pro Bowl Week for the NFL, so I’m going to discuss the Falcons who were selected, as well as my experience attending the week-long event last year. Continue reading

Falcons Ram Los Angeles, Prepare for Philly

By Mike Lederle

There was a Hollywood premier on Saturday night, and the Falcons defense had the paparazzi snapping pictures worthy of headline news. A Takk McKinley sack dance, Brian Poole with spot on open field tackling, Deion Jones with his continued high level of play leading the Falcons defense. 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 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 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 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

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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