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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 […]

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 […]

Ryan Leads Falcons to Two Big 4th Quarter Drives as Atlanta Tops Chicago 23-17

It took the 2017 Falcons to look like the 2016 Falcons, but Matt Ryan played like an MVP in the fourth quarter, doing enough to lead two scoring drives to help Atlanta to a 23-17 win over a gritty Chicago Bears team. Ryan threw an 88-yard touchdown to Austin Hooper and also led another drive […]

Worst Ever: Not Much Else Can Be Said About Falcons 25-Point Letdown to Lose Super Bowl to Patriots

The parades were already being planned, people were getting out their credit cards to order shirts and hats, and it looked like the Falcons were more than ready to celebrate their first NFL Championship. Then, as quickly as they built a 28-9 lead, it all fell apart, and in the end, the Falcons wilted like […]

Two-Point Disaster Costs Falcons as Chiefs Rally for 29-28 Win in Atlanta

Eric Berry returned an interception for a touchdown, and then brought back another pick for a 2-point conversion that gave the Chiefs an improbable 29-28 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons, rallying from a 27-16 deficit, went ahead 28-27 on Matt Ryan’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson with 4:32 remaining. Atlanta decided […]

Falcons Race Past Cardinals 38-19 to Move to 7-4 Atop the NFC South

Taylor Gabriel took two short passes for touchdowns and the Falcons returned from a bye week to add to Arizona’s misery, blowing out the Cardinals 38-19 on Sunday. Gabriel, who was cut by the winless Cleveland Browns before the season, scored on plays of 35 and 25 yards that showed off his speed. His second […]

Falcons Fall in Philly to the Eagles 24-15 as Offense Grounded

Ryan Mathews ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns, a tenacious defense held down the league’s highest-scoring offense and the Eagles beat the Falcons 24-15 on Sunday. Carson Wentz threw for 231 yards and led the Eagles (5-4) to a comeback victory for the first time this season. Caleb Sturgis made three field goals, including […]

Falcons Blow 17-Point Lead; Fall in Overtime to Chargers 33-30

Josh Lambo said kicking his game-winning field goal — his fourth of the game — was no more difficult than an extra point. The hard work, according to the kicker, was handled by Denzel Perryman and San Diego’s defense. Lambo’s 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego its first road victory of the year, […]

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