Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Colts’ Reich on Vinatieri: ‘Adam is our kicker’

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich reiterated his faith in Adam Vinatieri on Monday, one day after the 46-year-old kicker missed at least two attempts for the second straight game. "Adam is our kicker," Reich said, per The Athletic. Reich added Vinatieri will kick for the Colts (1-1) against the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) on Sunday.

Falcons again release defense tackle Ra’Shede Hageman

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured Ra'Shede Hageman, ending the defensive tackle's comeback attempt with the team. The Falcons signed Hageman on April 19 , giving him a second chance with the team. The 29-year-old Hageman, who started a combined 16 games in 2015 and 2016, was suspended for the first two games this season for a violation of the substance abuse policy following a DWI arrest.

Colts coach Frank Reich: Adam Vinatieri ‘is our kicker’

Monday, September 16th, 2019

On Sunday, Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri missed two extra point attempts in a win over the Tennessee Titans. The performance arrived a week after Vinatieri missed two field goals and an extra point in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Vinatieri's cryptic message The 46-year-old told reporters Sunday “you'll hear from me tomorrow,” leading to speculation that the likely future Hall of Famer would announce his retirement amid the rough start to his 24th season in the league.

Ryan overcomes 3 interceptions to lead Falcons to first win

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Matt Ryan's early lead on the NFL interceptions list may not mean it's time for the Atlanta Falcons to worry about their quarterback. Instead, Ryan's uncharacteristic bad decisions and rushed passes are evidence the Falcons better brace for continued all-out pressure from opposing pass rushes. Until Atlanta's overhauled offensive line provides consistent protection, the quarterback can expect to see more blitzes like he faced against Philadelphia on Sunday night.

It’s now or never for Matt Ryan and the Falcons

Monday, September 16th, 2019

It was the summation of Matt Ryan's career — indeed, that of the Falcons under his tenure — a rousing, well-orchestrated game plan that somehow manages to go south — and not in a good way — at the very last instant. Julio Jones bailed out Ryan a few minutes later, running a fishhook route and taking advantage of a crushing Jake Matthews block to score what would end up the winning touchdown. But the 24-20 victory couldn't erase that third-quarter image of Ryan yet again lifting the team on his shoulders, and yet again letting them fall backward onto the ground.

Eagles’ Tim Jernigan reportedly broke his foot vs. Falcons

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Malik Jackson, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract, and was starting opposite Fletcher Cox, is out for the year, also with a foot injury. He went on Injured Reserve after the Redskins game. The Eagles cut ties with Jernigan after last season by declining the option in his contract and then brought him back at a bargain-basement price of $1.25 million in an incentive-laden deal.

Falcons Clip Eagles For A Dramatic NFL Win, But ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall In Week 2

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Battle of the Birds has seen the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles come to dramatic finishes on their last two faceoffs and last night on Sunday Night Football proved no different for the two-time Super Bowl losers and the Super Bowl LII winners – except for who the winner was. With their wings clipped by injuries, the boys from the City of Brotherly Love fought hard in the Georgia metropolis on Sunday to keep the hometown team tethered, but the Eagles' beak just wasn't sharp enough. Failing to contain the Falcons' Julio Jones, Philly with the rest of America just had to watch in awe as the wide receiver whipped off a 54-yard run for what was the game making touchdown.

Matt Ryan proud of record-breaker Julio Jones as Falcons soar late

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Julio Jones' game-winning touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the best plays of his illustrious career, according to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. The Falcons were trailing 20-17 with just over two minutes to play when Jones reeled in a fourth-down screen pass and went 54 yards to the end zone, galloping away from the Eagles' secondary for a notable score in both the context of the game and also his own career. In the process of helping his team avoid an 0-2 start, the wide receiver – who signed a three-year contract extension prior to the new season – became Atlanta's franchise leader in receiving yards, passing former team-mate Roddy White.

NFL Podcast: Injured QBs headline Week 2

Monday, September 16th, 2019

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Wentz, Eagles come up short on injury-marred night

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Carson Wentz kept losing receivers, but still did everything in his power to will the injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles to one more score. Tight end Zach Ertz caught Wentz's short pass but was stopped at the 9 with 30 seconds to go, ending the Eagles' comeback attempt in a 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. The Eagles (1-1) lost Dallas Goedert to a pregame calf injury that left them with one tight end.