Monthly Archives: November 2013

Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills Preview

The Falcons have had trouble protecting Matt Ryan all season, and it won't get any easier Sunday. (Scott Cunningham)

The Falcons have had trouble protecting Matt Ryan all season, and it won’t get any easier Sunday. (Scott Cunningham)

The Atlanta Falcons look to stop a five-game skid as they travel up to Toronto to take on the Buffalo Bills.

Playing a home game at the Rogers Centre has been a yearly affair for the Bills since 2008. In the previous five contests, Buffalo has a 1-4 record.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Preview

If last week was any indicator, Thursday night's game could get ugly.(Will Vragovic)

If last week serves as any indication, Thursday night’s game could get ugly. (Will Vragovic)

The Atlanta Falcons, who earned the number one seed in the NFC last season with a 13-3 record, are struggling mightily. They have lost four straight, and have dropped seven out of their last eight games.

With a 2-8 record, the Falcons are dead last in the NFC South.

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Falcons Drubbed by Bucs, 41-28, Lose Fourth Straight

Harry Douglas' 80-yard touchdown came a bit too late. (Brian Blanco)

Harry Douglas’ 80-yard touchdown came a bit too late. (Brian Blanco)

Don’t let the 41-28 final score fool you.

The Atlanta Falcons were thoroughly whipped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in Raymond James Stadium.

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Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

The Falcons should be much more competitive this Sunday. (David Goldman)

The Falcons should be much more competitive this Sunday. (David Goldman)

Sunday’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers features two teams at the bottom of the barrel of the NFC South.

The Falcons (2-7) have lost three games in a row, with their last win coming against the Bucs in the Georgia Dome.

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Falcons Ink Tackle Sean Locklear

Sean Locklear will give the Falcons depth at the tackle position. (Jim O'Connor)

Sean Locklear will give the Falcons depth at the tackle position. (Jim O’Connor)

The Atlanta Falcons have signed tackle Sean Locklear

With Sam Baker being placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, the Falcons were in need of depth. They didn’t waste any time adding Locklear to the roster.

Locklear spent last season with the New York Giants. He appeared in 12 games before tearing his ACL.

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LT Sam Baker Placed on Injured Reserve

Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season. (Curtis Compton)

Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season. (Curtis Compton)

The Atlanta Falcons have placed left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve today.

Baker had a left knee injury and will have to undergo surgery. Last Sunday’s game versus the Seattle Seahawks marked Baker’s fifth missed game of the season.

Last season, he started all 16 games and the Falcons rewarded him with a six-year, $41.1 million contract.

Baker has been plagued with injuries throughout his career since the Falcons traded up to select him in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Second-year player Lamar Holmes will start in Baker’s place for the remainder of the season.

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Falcons Activate Sean Weatherspoon, Release Thomas Howard

The Falcons defense has sorely missed Sean Weatherspoon's presence. (Dale Zanine)

The Falcons defense has sorely missed Sean Weatherspoon’s presence. (Dale Zanine)

The Atlanta Falcons defense will get a boost this Sunday with the activation of linebacker and defensive captain Sean Weatherspoon on Tuesday. Linebacker Thomas Howard, who was signed on October 22, was released.

Weatherspoon was placed on injured reserve with designation to return in Week 2. Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers marks the first game he’s eligible to return to the field.

 

 

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview

Matt Ryan will need to play much better for the Falcons to turn their season around. (Grant Halverson)

Matt Ryan will need to play much better for the Falcons to have a chance at turning their season around. (Grant Halverson)

The last time the two teams met was in the divisonal round of the playoffs last season, with the Atlanta Falcons earning their first playoff victory under the current regime by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-28.

Sunday’s matchup could be quite different.

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Falcons Get Routed by Panthers 34-10, Fall to 2-6

Matt Ryan threw three interceptions in the loss. (Streeter Lecka)

Matt Ryan threw three interceptions in the blowout loss. (Streeter Lecka)

The Atlanta Falcons’ tumultuous season continues as they were routed 34-10 by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The Falcons have now lost four out of their last five games and have yet to record a victory on the road.

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