The Atlanta Falcons got the heartbeat of their team back on Sunday as running back Cordarrelle Patterson returned from injury to rush for over 100 yards and two touchdowns during their 21-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. Here are 12 quick takeaways after the Falcons’ fifth win...
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Texans, Falcons and Saints roll the dice on quarterback class filled with questions
We've been saying it every week and we'll continue to repeat it, even as we get to the point in the proceedings where it's clear a team (or, more likely, teams) will overdraft a quarterback because, well, that's what happens every single draft. As we sit here, Matt Corral and Carson Strong are legit first-round talents though with the former, there are questions about his size and his college offense. As for the latter, it's all about the health of his knee.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The misery is heading into December. The Jaguars turned in another offensive clunker on Sunday in a 21-14 loss to the Falcons at TIAA Bank Field. Jacksonville needed nearly three full quarters before it found the end zone, another maddening performance for Trevor Lawrence and the offense.
Atlanta was a 4-12 football team last year despite a handful of inspiring efforts under interim head coach Raheem Morris, and it was not a given that they’d exceed that win total this year with the state of the franchise. I predicted that they’re wind up at 8-9, but the floor for Atlanta was quite low given the state of the roster and the uncertain fortunes of a new coaching staff, and I know in polls we ran over the course of the spring and summer anywhere from a quarter to a third of Falcons fans consistently thought this team would win six or fewer games.
JACKSONVILLE – This felt all-too familiar, as losses tend to do after a bunch in succession. The Jaguars on Sunday lost to the Atlanta Falcons, 21-14, at TIAA Bank Field. They trailed big early, as they have done the last three games – and as they did against the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago, they rallied impressively.
Five teams ahead of Atlanta in playoff race lost this past week
Bair Mail: On playoff prospects, Cordarrelle Patterson and Falcons receiver corps without Calvin Ridley
Just got back from Jacksonville after covering the Falcons' 21-14 victory over the Jaguars. It's nice to be back home in the ATL, nice to be covering a team with meaningful games in December. That's all you can ask for from a team in transition, coming off a real down...
It is always ahrd to pass out game balls after a loss, but the Jaguars have seen more losses than wins for quite some time. As a result, it is fair to assess which players stand out for their efforts even during a losing affair. So, which Jaguars deserve game...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Falcons will play meaningful games in the month of December. That really means something to Matt Ryan. That was crystal clear during his Sunday press conference, when the topic was broached following a 21-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. His face lit up. His posture got...
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport has reported the latest on Atlanta Falcons Cordarrelle Patterson injury news for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back to even on the road in 2021 on Sunday, winning a 38-31 thriller in Indianapolis to improve to 8-3 overall. That record has given them a comfortable three-game cushion in the NFC South standings over both the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints, both 5-6. The Buccaneers could help their cause even more next Sunday in Atlanta with a win over the Falcons that would give them a season sweep in the series for the second year in a row.
Atlanta’s offensive line was not supposed to be a disaster any longer. From left to right, the Falcons sunk a first rounder into left tackle back in 2014, a third rounder into left guard in 2021, a third rounder into center in 2020, and first rounders into right guard and right tackle in 2019. That plus versatile reserve Matt Gono, the fourth round pick the team sunk into Drew Dalman to back up the interior, and the addition of veteran guard Josh Andrews should have been enough to allow this offense some breathing room to operate.
What did we learn about the Falcons in their loss to the Patriots?
ARLINGTON, Texas – They were celebrating last week, having shown their resolve and mettle in New Orleans. A week later, the Atlanta Falcons barely showed up. Nothing went right Sunday for Atlanta -- not on offense, not on defense, not on special teams. While some of that could be attributed to the topsy-turvy ride that is life in the NFL, the swings usually aren’t this bad, like they were in a 43-3 defeat to Dallas that was the team’s worst loss since 2004.
The Atlanta Falcons went from a playoff spot to a Top-10 NFL Draft pick in just two weeks.
After suffering two losses in a five-day span, the Atlanta Falcons had a nice long weekend to recover. Now sitting at 4-6, the Falcons are still in the playoff hunt, however, they have some tough games remaining and very little margin for error going forward. Check out our Monday updates...
This Sunday the Falcons take to the road to face their bitter rivals, the Saints, for the first time this season. This game gives them the opportunity to right the ship after a flat outing against the Panthers, and return to 0.500. Naturally, this will be no cake walk as the Saints are 5-2 and pulled off an upset win over the Buccaneers last weekend, but the Falcons may have caught a break with this Saints side that they're facing.