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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.

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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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Falcons Podcast Episode 24: Dallas Cowboys Preview

Howdy, Atlanta Falcons fans!

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

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Madden 18: Simulating the Falcons’ Season

By Michael Aprile

Every year, a new Madden game comes out. And every year, it’s fun to simulate the entire Madden season to see what kind of crazy things happen. This year, there was a lot of crazy.

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The Ever-Changing Story of Falcons CB Jalen Collins

By Cory Woodroof

In January, the story on Jalen Collins was different.

It’s not the one we’re telling today, the one where a young-but-promising cornerback has been suspended for a second-straight season for violating the NFL’s rules for using performance enhancing drugs.

One where, for the first ten games of the year, Collins will be sitting at home, watching his Atlanta Falcons try to make its climb back to postseason football (he’s not even allowed to be at the facility for that stretch).

One where some question Collins’ future with the team once his suspension is lifted. Continue reading

The Rise Up Reader 2017 Falcons Trade Machine: Part Two

By Cory Woodroof

Good day, Falcons faithful!

On Saturday, I shared part one of our trade machine hypothetical scenarios: possible moves that the team could make to better themselves.

Today comes part two: the big daddies that won’t happen but golly, they’d be interesting.

I write a disclaimer: no, I’m not suggesting these are for sure going to happen or that I think they will. I’m not that insane. But, hypothetically, they *could.* No, none of them involve Matt Ryan or Desmond Trufant. I’m not a moron.

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Falcons Must Right an Old Wrong to Achieve Super Bowl Glory

By Cory Woodroof

You couldn’t have scripted it better than this.

The Atlanta Falcons, a franchise of constant sorrow for 51 years, rises like the dirty bird from the ashes of disappointment and mounts a miracle season to propel them to Super Bowl 51.

These fantastically-fated Falcons will face off against the Big Daddy of all post-2000 football programs in the big game – the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick New England Patriots, winner of four Lombardi trophies and crushers of worlds. Continue reading

Episode 2: Featuring Aaron Freeman—Rise Up Reader Podcast

The Rise Up Reader podcast returns with another episode, and this time Michael and Cory are joined by long-time Falcons’ analyst and friend, Aaron Freeman of falcfans.com.

In this episode, we break down the biggest takeaways from the big playoff win against the Seahawks, talk about what to expect against Green Bay, and play another round of “Would You Rather”. Are you taking Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers in the final minute to win the game? Join the conversation by commenting below.

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Falcons Set Date with Destiny in Packers Rematch after Seahawks Win

By Cory Woodroof

You knew it was going to come down to this, right?

The Atlanta Falcons’ miracle season – the one neither me, you, Todd McClure or Freddie Falcon could’ve seen coming – heads towards the pantheon of playoff destiny, with Atlanta’s David about to square off against two of football’s towering Goliaths. Continue reading

Episode 1: The Dirty Bird Menace—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Welcome to the first edition of the new Rise Up Reader Podcast, an Atlanta Falcons-centric podcast hosted by RUR’s Michael Aprile and Cory Woodroof!

In this week’s episode, Michael and Cory discuss the Falcons’ upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks, break down a few favorite moments from the 2016 season, check in on the NFL awards race featuring a few Falcon-y names and play a little game of “Would You Rather?”

Be sure to follow Michael on Twitter at @RiseUpReader and Cory at @corywoodroof47, and stay tuned in for future episodes, posted weekly here at Rise Up Reader.