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Atlanta Falcons, EA Sports, Eli Manning, Esports, Julio Jones, Madden, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley -

Two of the most disappointing teams this season square off in this week’s Monday Night Football feature, as the drama-filled New York Giants take a trip to “The A” to face the injury-plagued Atlanta Falcons. Giants at falcons Top things to ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Falcons a 69.6 percent chance to beat […]

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Down six to the Eagles, with five seconds left in the game, the Atlanta Falcons needed just 5 yards to tie the score and set up a game-winning extra point. A few months removed from having their season end because of their failure to convert in an almost identical scenario against the same team, this […]

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Sunday morning, thousands carrying flags, advocating white supremacy and parading under the banner of hatred will gather in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the anniversary of the Unite the Right march that left one dead and many injured. Last year’s march was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, but this year’s was moved by organizers to D.C. when […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Black Quarterbacks, Michael Vick, NFL -

In the summer of 2004, the Tennessee Titans got their first up-close-and-personal look at the human highlight reel that was Michael Vick. The Atlanta Falcons had made the 250-mile trip for a set of joint practices with the Titans in Nashville, Tennessee, and Vick, the 24-year-old superstar quarterback, put on an absolute show. By then, […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Harry Edwards, Jody David Armour, NFL -

ATLANTA – As it turned out, the Atlanta Falcons weren’t required to make a bold statement on the last day of the regular season. Regardless of how the Falcons fared against the Carolina Panthers, they clinched the NFC’s final playoff berth because the Seattle Seahawks lost. Still, Atlanta finished well in Sunday’s 22-10 victory. With […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Barry Bonds, Devonta Freeman, MLB, NFL, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman agrees to five-year extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The deal, which is worth $41.25 million, with $22 million in guaranteed money and a $15 million signing bonus, locks Freeman up with the Falcons until 2022 and makes him the highest-paid tailback in the league in terms of […]

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Atlanta Falcons, DeSean Jackson, Julio Jones, Kelvin Benjamin, Mark Ingram, NFC South, NFL, Takkarist McKinley, Vic Beasley -

During the Atlanta Falcons’ historic Super Bowl collapse, wide receiver Julio Jones made arguably the greatest sideline catch ever in a championship game. At the very least, the spectacular play in the fourth quarter was the signature moment of Jones’ career. Well, until his next one. The superstar figures to have many more eye-opening receptions […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Michael Vick, NFL, Tupac Shakur, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Welcome to retirement, Michael Vick. In a ceremony hosted by the Atlanta Falcons, the 36-year-old, along with former Falcons wideout Roddy White, was officially retired by the organization. The former quarterback and wide receiver didn’t sign one-day contracts with the teams, but the event served the same symbolic purpose, and Falcons owner Arthur […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Next Chapter -

A normal day in the life of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is spent with family, maybe indulging in some golf and during this time of year taking in some NBA playoff games. “I wake up and I try to handle all my business by 2 o’clock. I’m golfing from 3 to 5, maybe practicing […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Champs Sports, CulturePlay, Julio Jones, Migos, Under Armour -

Julio Jones does not limit himself to goals in his professional life. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver is following in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Marvin, whose indelible spirit helped her get through life’s challenges — she worked years at the fryer in a drive-thru — with a never-quit attitude. This past season, he […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Ja Rule, LeSean McCoy, New England Patriots, NFL, Paul Wall, Practice Squad, Slim Thug, Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick, NFL -

The human cheat code is finally powering down. On Feb. 3, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick announced his retirement from the NFL. After 13 seasons over 16 years, Vick is calling it quits. You’ll hear good and bad about Vick over the next few days — from his arrival as the No. 1 pick […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones, NFL, Super Bowl -

For starters, you had to wonder how Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones even got off the hash marks, let alone continued to play after making the most spectacular sideline catch you might ever see in a professional football game, never mind the Super Bowl. The degree of difficulty on that grab was Simone Biles […]

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All 22, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Robert Alford, Super Bowl LI -

I am frustrated with the oversimplification of football analysis. So this season, I will be watching the coaches’ video and analyzing the impact of all 22 players on the field and the coaches’ game plan. After Super Bowl LI, Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen fielded questions from the podium. With red eyes, he was forced […]

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Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, NFL, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LI, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots back from a 25-point deficit, converted two two-point conversions at the end of regulation and helped the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in the first-ever overtime Super Bowl game. The Patriots scored 31 unanswered points and the Falcons never saw the ball in the extra […]

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Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, NFL, Super Bowl -

This is it: Super Bowl LI. After the wild-card round, the divisional playoffs and the conference championships, the NFC’s Atlanta Falcons and the AFC’s New England Patriots are the last two teams standing. But on Sunday at Houston’s NRG Stadium, only one team will overcome the obstacles in its path. Only one will complete a […]

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Atlanta Falcons, NFL, Super Bowl, T.J. Ward, Terron Ward -

For now, Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward still has bragging rights: He’s the only member of his family who owns a Super Bowl ring. But come Sunday night, the list may grow. Terron Ward, T.J.’s younger brother, is a running back and special-teams player for the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, who face the AFC’s New […]

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Atlanta, Atlanta Falcons, Gucci Mane, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Michael Vick, NFL, Super Bowl -

Gucci Mane is free at last. Dwight Howard is back home. FX’s Atlanta gave us those lemon pepper wet wings and three new homies in Earn, Darius and Paper Boi. Marvel is giving us Black Panther, and it’s being filmed primarily in the heart of black America. The Migos, with their No. 1 song in […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Eric Weems, Super Bowl -

At first look, Eric Weems doesn’t particularly grab you and make you look. The veteran Atlanta Falcons wide receiver is a career backup and special-teams player. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Bethune-Cookman and has never had a starring role in the offense. In sports vernacular, Weems is someone […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones, NFL -

I have always hated my first name. It has nothing to do with my parents, who named me (thanks, guys), and I guess my distaste for my name wasn’t always there because when I was kid growing up in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, Paul Simon sang about how he would hang out with me […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Raheem Morris, Super Bowl -

Raheem Morris knows a little something about defense. During his playing days, he was a safety, after all. As a young college coach, he worked with defensive backs. He had similar gigs at several stops in the NFL. For most of his career, the Atlanta Falcons’ assistant head coach grinded it out on D. Which […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Commentary, Mike Phillips, National Anthem, Sharneen Norman -

There is an adjective we have to include when we discuss the national anthem performances of saxophone player Mike Phillips, whose rendition before an Atlanta Falcons playoff game launched the #saxthem hashtag on Twitter and whose encore at the NFC championship on Jan. 22 drew more than 2.7 million video views on the NFL’s Facebook […]

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All 22, Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones, Kyle Shanahan, Matt Ryan, New England Patriots, NFL -

I am frustrated with the oversimplification of football analysis. So this season, I will be watching the coaches’ video and analyzing the impact of all 22 players on the field and the coaches’ game plan. Only one game left. But before we get to Super Bowl LI, here is what you need to know about […]

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Atlanta Falcons, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Practice Squad -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following […]

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All 22, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Julio Jones, NFL -

As a former player, I have grown frustrated with the oversimplification of football analysis. So this season, I will be watching the coaches’ video and analyzing the impact of all 22 players on the field and the coaches’ game plan. In Week 3, the New Orleans Saints defense was determined to contain the Atlanta Falcons’ […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Julio Jones, NFL -

The doubters – and trust us, there are a lot of them – will remind you that the Atlanta Falcons were in a very similar position just one season ago. The Falcons ripped through the early part of their schedule back then, too, and it appeared Julio Jones was on the fast track to owning […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, New Orleans Saints, NFL -

Ten years ago, Rev. R. Tony Ricard drove through the streets of New Orleans, anxious to arrive at the Louisiana Superdome. He parked his car and headed to the exterior plaza surrounding the dome, where he joined thousands of other fans for a special pregame show. Rock bands U2 and Green Day performed special tributes […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Cover Stories, Madden, Michael Vick, NFL -

The first 11 Madden NFL video game covers featured John Madden himself: a middle-aged white football commentator and former coach wearing a play-by-play headset looking really excited about football. Very little fanfare accompanied the covers. The nation’s addiction to each year’s games did the talking. Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George became the first player […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NFL, Warrick Dunn -

Atlanta Falcons minority owner Warrick Dunn found himself dealing with a ball of emotions when he learned of the police shootings in his hometown on Sunday. Dunn’s mother, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer, was shot and killed when he was an 18-year-old high school senior. So he can relate to the families of the […]

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Atlanta Falcons, black nfl coaches, Local, mike smith, rooney rule, Sports, todd bowles -

Todd Bowles, the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, is this year’s Black coach NFL […]

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