Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Injury-plagued Falcons take on skidding Giants

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The New York Giants have lost three games in a row, giving up more than 30 points in all three, but the Atlanta Falcons have their own concerns coming into Monday night's game in Atlanta against the Giants. The Falcons (2-4) ended a three-game losing streak with a 34-29 victory over the Tampa Buccaneers, but Atlanta lost two key receivers in that game -- Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip). Neither practiced on Thursday, and it is unclear whether either will play against the Giants (1-5).

Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The New York Giants' coach has his own problems. The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's matchup of last-place teams. Atlanta snapped its own three-game skid with last week's win over Tampa Bay .

Michael Bennett’s felony case for injuring an elderly person continues to be delayed

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Michael Bennett’s felony case was delayed. Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett is still dealing with a felony charge from an incident that took place in 2017. The case, which was supposed to be move forward Wednesday, has been reset, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Falcons place Devonta Freeman on injured reserve

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The ailing Atlanta Falcons have lost another starter for an extended period of time after placing Devonta Freeman on injured reserve. Running back Freeman is scheduled to have surgery on a groin injury, though it is hoped he may yet play again before the end of the regular season. The 26-year-old was also hampered by knee and foot injuries, forcing him to sit out four games.

Falcons’ injury woes continue: Devonta Freeman headed to injured reserve

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman for a while, as he reportedly is set to undergo groin surgery. The Atlanta Falcons have already seen several key players suffer significant injuries in a season that began with them as the latest team to hope they’d be the first “home” team to play in the Super Bowl and currently sees them at 2-4. As first reported by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, running back Devonta Freeman will be placed on injured reserve.

Falcons Place RB Devonta Freeman on Injured Reserve

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons placed running back Devonta Freeman on injured reserve after sustaining foot and groin injuries in Week 5, the team announced Tuesday. Freeman missed the Falcons' Weeks 2-4 matchups with a knee injury he suffered in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. After returning for the team's Week 5 game against the Steelers, Freeman missed practice last week with a foot injury.

Report: Devonta Freeman to Remain Sidelined Through Week 7 With Foot Injury

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is expected to miss the upcoming Monday Night Football contest against the Giants per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Freeman is currently nursing a foot injury. Freeman isn't the only impact Falcon expected to sit.

Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith after loss to Falcons

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith after their 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith was the league's highest-paid defensive coordinator even though Tampa Bay's defense is ranked 31st in the NFL. This season alone, the Bucs have allowed 34.6 points per game (a league-high) and 439.8 yards per game (second in the NFL).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fire Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported on Monday. Smith, the former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, was in his third season leading the Buccaneers' defense. The move comes one day after the team lost to the Falcons 34-29 on Sunday.

Matt Ryan: If it takes 40 or 50 points to win, offense has to do it

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The Falcons ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday when they held off the Buccaneers in a 31-26 win. Quarterback Matt Ryan was 31-of-41 for 354 yards and three touchdowns that included a fourth quarter toss to running back Tevin Coleman. “You have to have the mindset every week, that we need to do whatever we’ve got to do to get it done,” Ryan said, via Albert Breer of