Falcons Kicker Matt Bryant Says He’s Coming Back to Kick in 2018

After the Falcons loss to the Eagles in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game, there was of course the question about what roster changes will be coming.

One player who today sounds like he will be back is that of kicker Matt Bryant, who says that he’s got more kicks left in him, and is not walking away from the game.

Bryant made all 35 extra points this year for the Falcons, and on field goals was 34-for-39 with a long of 57 yards.

Falcons Suffer Bitter Playoff Loss to Eagles 15-10 to End Chance to Repeat as NFC Champions

It was not meant to be for the Atlanta Falcons Saturday in Philadelphia, as a fourth-down pass play to Julio Jones with 58 seconds fell short, and the Falcons lost a heartbreaker, 15-10 stopping them from a trip to the NFC championship game for a second straight season.

“It just didn’t work out, and that’s disappointing,” Falcons QB Matt Ryan said of the play, a sprint-out to the right. “That’s the life that you kind of live as a competitor when you get in those situations. You want the ball in your hand. We’re disappointed that we didn’t make the play, but I thought it was a good call. It felt like we had the right players in mind, and the right time.”

The Falcons couldn’t get much going on offense despite holding a lead for most of the first half, but then the Eagles offense, led by a great effort by their O-line against the Falcons front, chipped away, kicking field goals to take a keep a lead.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott kicked three field goals after missing an extra point earlier, which was enough to give Philly the lead they would not lose.

On that fateful fourth-down play to Jones there was no doubt there was contact Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills, but in the end Jones felt he should have made the play.

“I don’t know,” Jones said about him going to the ground. “But at the end of the day I can make those plays. I ended up on the ground when I came out of my route. That’s a tough call to make in that situation at the end of the game. That was it. I ended up on the ground, in that situation, it’s very difficult for an official to call that play.”

On the day Jones had 101 yards, but it was the final two that will go down as the two that lost the Falcons their chance to repeat as NFC Champions.

Julio Jones Not Practicing with Falcons, but Didn’t Suffer Any Setbacks in Win Over Rams

The Falcons appear healthy as they get set for the Divisional Playoff game against the Eagles on Saturday, as reports say the only player sitting out practice is Julio Jones – and even he didn’t suffer any setbacks in the playoff win over the Rams.

Falcons Fly High, Top Rams 26-13 in Wild Card Game to Move on to Philadelphia

Not many felt that the Falcons could top the high flying Rams on the road, but they did just that on Saturday, and the defending NFC Champs will move on, as they beat the Rams 26-13.

The Falcons jumped out to a 13-0 lead, and on defense they played about as well as any game this season, holding Todd Gurley in check and making sure not to allow many if at all big plays.

Matt Ryan played great, and overall it was a solid team win for the Falcons, who will now move on to play the number-one seed Eagles on the road next week – without Carson Wentz.

Here’s a video recap of the Wild Card win.

Falcons Center Alex Mack Questionable for Sunday’s Huge Game vs Panthers

One of the big pieces in the Falcons offensive line may or may not go on Sunday against the Panthers, as today Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that center Alex Mack is officially questionable with a calf injury.

Questionable means that he’s 50/50 to go in the huge NFC South contest.

Video: Fox Sports’ Cris Carter Previews Week 17 Panthers at Falcons

In his preview of the Carolina Panthers – Atlanta Falcons Week 17 matchup, Cris Carter reveals to Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe the keys for each Matt Ryan and Cam Newton if they hope to be successful.

Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Says WR Jones Good to Go For Sunday vs Saints


Falcons head coach Dan Quinn confirmed that wide receiver Julio Jones is “good to go” for the team’s crucial NFC South showdown with the New Orleans Saints this Sunday according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Doubts were raised after Jones did not practice either Wednesday or Thursday but he did participate in Friday’s light session. Jones is dealing with ankle and thumb injuries and had little production over the past three games but he continues to be a must-start in both real life and fantasy.

Complicating things further for him on Sunday will be squaring up against rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who is the leading candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman Clears Concussion Protocol; Set to Return Vs Saints

Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has cleared the concussion protocol and is set to return for Sunday’s game at New Orleans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Coleman missed Monday night’s win over Tampa Bay after suffering a concussion during the first meeting between the Falcons and Saints two games ago.

“He’s been fully cleared to participate,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said of Coleman on Thursday. “We really trust the process that the league goes through, not just with our own docs but with the independent. I think that part has improved over the last few years through the league. And we’re pumped to have Tev back.”

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