Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Rodgers breaks Brady’s mark as Packers cruise past Falcons

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Aaron Rodgers broke Tom Brady's NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in style, setting the mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that helped the Green Bay Packers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday. The pass was Rodgers' 359th in a row without an interception dating to Week 4 of this season, a twice-deflected pass against Buffalo. Brady went 358 passes without an incompletion during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Mistakes, penalties plague Falcons, ensuring losing record

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watched coach Dan Quinn offer explanations about another defeat. The boss then gave Quinn a hug before he walked out the door of a Lambeau Field media room. Blank still appears to have Quinn's back as the losses keep piling up for Atlanta.

Aaron Rodgers breaks record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The Green Bay Packers did well against the Atlanta Falcons, and in the third quarter their quarterback increased their lead with beautiful touchdown pass and set a new NFL record on the same play. Aaron Rodgers’ beautiful 24-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb put Green Bay up, 27-7. It also marked the 359th straight pass Rodgers has thrown without an interception, a new league record.

Report: Joe Flacco Inactive, Lamar Jackson to Make Fourth Start vs. Chiefs

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will make his fourth consecutive start over veteran Joe Flacco in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Flacco is inactive as he battles a hip injury. Jackson was cleared from concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter.

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ’95

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first championship since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday night. Cheered on by the largest crowd in franchise history, United captured the crown in just its second season to set off a huge celebration in a city that has known so much sporting heartbreak.

Atlanta beat Portland to seize MLS Cup crown in second season

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Atlanta United won the Major League Soccer title in its second season of existence, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 in the MLS Cup final on Saturday. Atlanta's MLS Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez led the way in front of a league-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium, opening the scoring in the 39th minute with his 35th goal of the 2018 campaign. Argentine defender Franco Escobar doubled the score in the 54th minute as Atlanta made coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino's last match at the helm a victory before he departs to take over as coach of Mexico.

Fantasy Sit-Start: Lineup advice for every Week 14 game

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Aaron Jones is in for a juicy matchup against the poor Atlanta Falcons run-defense. Smith has been a disaster the last two weeks. The Saints as a team struggled badly in Dallas, and the last we saw Smith before that, he put up a 13-10-157-1 line.

December dud: Falcons and Packers try to avoid losing years

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

How fortunes have changed in less than two years for the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. The Packers have already fired head coach Mike McCarthy. Falcons owner Arthur Blank reaffirmed support for his coach, Dan Quinn, after a four-game losing streak dropped the team out of the playoff picture.

Saints CB Lattimore gets another shot at Bucs WR Evans

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Atlanta Falcons: Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sacked 36 times and taken a lot of punishment this season, which worries the Falcons. Ryan was knocked down eight times in last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens to raise his season total to an NFL-leading 91. "I'm concerned about it because if we're not protecting him in the way that we can, then that gets hard," Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said in a press conference.

Falcons’ running game woes come in bad time for Coleman

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

This is not the way Tevin Coleman hoped to pad his resume entering possible free agency. Coleman had an excellent opportunity to show he can be a lead running back when Atlanta Falcons starter Devonta Freeman was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 16. Coleman had been productive in a shared role with Freeman the last three years, but his chance to shine as the clear-cut starter hasn't worked out as planned.