Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Falcons’ Steve Sarkisian discusses alcoholism: ‘It’s an ugly disease I don’t wish upon anybody’

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

It’s not really possible for Steve Sarkisian to hide his history. Sarkisian, now the offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons, spoke to The MMQB’s Jonathan Jones during training camp for a story that was published online on Wednesday. Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says it would be “so fulfilling” to help another individual struggling with alcoholism.

Last Call: Atlanta Falcons Not Suffering from a Super Bowl Hangover

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Falcons dealt with this the whole offseason, and you saw it, because it was impossible to miss it—28–3, 28–3, 28–3. As recently as last week, players—all the way up the chain to Matt Ryan—were speaking freely about overcoming the past. Atlanta handled its biggest offseason defection—Kyle Shanahan leaving to coach the Niners—by asking every candidate they interviewed, “can you run his offense?” In essence, screaming to the players, stay the course.

MLS in the ATL seems to be working out quite well

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Concerns about whether soccer would draw in the Atlanta market were apparently overblown. The Atlanta United have been attracting big crowds for their first season in Major League Soccer, culminating last weekend when an MLS-record 70,425 fans came to a match against rival Orlando City. Arthur Blank, owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, had expressed interest in an MLS franchise as far back as 2007 but when plans for a new multi-use stadium took shape, the odds of landing a team grew and the city was awarded one in 2014.

Falcons rookie McKinley to test power rush against Lions

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The rookie defensive end flexed his muscles while wearing his Atlanta Falcons jersey in a photo attached to Monday's tweet. McKinley will fill in for Vic Beasley, the 2016 NFL sacks leader who strained his right hamstring in Sunday night's win over Green Bay. Beasley could miss more than one game, possibly providing an extended audition for McKinley.

Steve Sarkisian: His Battle Against Alcoholism and Running the Falcons Offense

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

— By the time training camp opened this summer, the Falcons were done talking about 28-3. Instead, Sarkisian gets to discuss his battle with alcoholism, a disease that led to his humiliating ouster at Southern Cal. Things get said about you, some true some not true,” Sarkisian told The MMQB during training camp.

NFL Week 3 odds: Betting lines, trends, and analysis

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs are a perfect 7-0 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games on the road. The Chiefs can extend that winning streak on the road this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City is a 3-point road betting favorite in Los Angeles at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Chargers are 0-7 SU and 0-6-1 ATS over their last seven games. Four of the last five games Los Angeles has lost have been decided by a field goal or less. The Chiefs have won each of their last six games against the Chargers. NFL Week 3 Odds Atlanta (-3.5) at Detroit NY Giants at Philadelphia (-3.5) Kansas City (-3) at LA Chargers Dallas (-3) at Arizona Oakland (-3) at Washington

MLS Power Rankings, Week 28: Atlanta United on Major Rise After Move to New Home

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

There is no revenge for Super Bowl LI—not for the Atlanta Falcons and certainly not for owner Arthur Blank. Compared to that debacle, an MLS regular season game is insignificant. For Atlanta, it cemented the expansion side as the team to watch during the MLS stretch run.

Matthew Stafford throws two touchdowns as Lions get 24-10 win over Giants

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Matthew Stafford tossed a pair of touchdowns to Eric Ebron and Marvin Jones, and Jamal Agnew returned a punt for an 88-yard touchdown as the Detroit Lions improved to 2-0 with a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night. Meanwhile, the return of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Giants’ lineup did little to fix New York’s offensive woes. Ereck Flowers had a difficult time handling Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah and Eli Manning was sacked five times on the night.

Packers not happy with how officials called pick plays in loss to Falcons

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Green Bay Packers weren’t happy with the officiating in their Sunday night game against the Atlanta Falcons — specifically when it came to pick plays. Officials called tight end Martellus Bennett for offensive pass interference with 55 seconds left in the second quarter, wiping out a 36-yard gain by Randall Cobb. Two plays later, Rodgers threw an interception, giving the Falcons the ball at Green Bay’s 36. “I don’t know how you call pass interference on that when Marty is running a drag route, Cobb runs a shake route, and Marty is looking back at me and gets run into,” Rodgers said. Bennett’s story lined up with Rodgers’, “I didn't see the guy, I was running my route,” Bennett said via ESPN.

Banged up Packers fall short in deja vu loss to Falcons

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Green Bay's offense was without both starting tackles from the start and then lost both starting wide receivers. Oh, and the Packers were playing in the first regular-season game in the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium. Plus, Green Bay's makeshift line had to face a defensive front that stayed fresh with constant substitutions.