Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Falcons’ Coleman, Levitre out for Bucs game Monday night

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman and left guard Andy Levitre have been ruled out for Monday night's game at Tampa Bay. Coleman teams with starter Devonta Freeman in one of the NFL's most effective backfield duos.

‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Tumble To Season Low With Broncos’ Win

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Perhaps adding to the chorus of criticism against the near end of week game, the stakes were pretty low for last night’s Thursday Night Football with neither the Denver Broncos nor the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs running this season. Snagging a 7.4/13 in metered market results, last night’s TNF was a season low for the broadcast, on both CBS and NBC and simulcast on NFL Network. Taking a double-digit hit, the December 14 game was obviously down from last week and also the comparable gridiron match-up of last year where the Seattle Seahawks beat the L.A. Rams 24-3.

SkyCam returns for Broncos-Colts on Thursday Night Football

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Faced with the reality of two teams already eliminated from playoff contention, NBC, which is broadcasting this week’s Thursday Night Football game, has decided to offer something of an enticement for viewers: the return of SkyCam. The dual cameras, which maneuver on cables suspended several feet over the field, will provide the primary point-of-view for the Week 15 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium, rather than the traditional high sideline view. NBC previously used SkyCam, or Madden view – it’s the perspective users have when playing the wildly popular video game franchise – as the primary perspective for the Nov. 16 Thursday night Titans-Steelers game.

Amfoot – Tommy Nobis ‘Mr Falcon’ dies at 74

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

- Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the NFL's expansion Atlanta Falcons in 1966, died on Wednesday at the age of 74, the team said. The Falcons said Nobis died at his suburban Atlanta home after an extended illness with his wife, Lynn, by his side. "Tommy's legacy began as the first Falcons player in team history, was built over 40 years with the organization and will live on for years to come," team owner Arthur Blank said in a statement.

Brees, Saints aim to rebound vs. Jets

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Drew Brees isn't having the statistical blockbuster of a season that he has been accustomed to, but the New Orleans Saints quarterback likes the trajectory of a young team that does not have to rely on his heroics every week to outscore an opponent. The Saints (9-4) will host the New York Jets (5-8) on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Brees is hoping to shake off the disappointment of throwing an end zone interception in the final two minutes of a 20-17 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 7. The Saints have had 10 days to rest up and prepare for the Jets, who have played opponents closely but will have to go with backup quarterback Bryce Petty, a third-year player but rare starter out of Baylor.

Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents on a struggling franchise that failed to make the playoffs during his long career, died Wednesday. The team said he died at his suburban Atlanta home after an extended illness with his wife of more than 50 years, Lynn, at his side. Nobis was among hundreds of ex-NFL players who struggled with physical and cognitive ailments after their careers ended, having played in an era when no one paid much attention to the lingering impact of concussions nor thought twice about groggily going back on the field after a shot to the head.

Devin Hester, the NFL’s greatest return man, announces his retirement

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The greatest return man the NFL has ever seen, Devin Hester, officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, in a statement posted to Twitter. Hester, who is now 35-years-old and hasn’t played this season, began his announcement by saying he had good news and bad news. “Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30.

Amfoot – NFL: Saints coach Payton slams officiating in Falcons defeat

Friday, December 8th, 2017

- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was still steamed on Friday over "extremely poor" officiating in his team's NFL loss to the Atlanta Falcons. While the league reviewed Payton's behavior toward the officiating crew -- a standard procedure after he drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the fourth quarter -- the coach spoke further about his frustrations. "I thought the officiating was extremely poor," said Payton, whose Saints fell 20-17 in Atlanta.

Saints coach Payton slams officiating in Falcons defeat

Friday, December 8th, 2017

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was still steamed on Friday over "extremely poor" officiating in his team's NFL loss to the Atlanta Falcons. While the league reviewed Payton's behavior toward the officiating crew -- a standard procedure after he drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the fourth quarter -- the coach spoke further about his frustrations. "I thought the officiating was extremely poor," said Payton, whose Saints fell 20-17 in Atlanta.

American Football – Brees slams Thursday carnage after Saints injury toll

Friday, December 8th, 2017

- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has become the latest player to slam the NFL's Thursday fixtures after a slew of team-mates suffered injuries in his team's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. A total of six Saints players limped out of their 20-17 defeat on Thursday, including running back Alvin Kamara and guard Senio Kelemete with concussions. Linebacker A.J. Klein and safety Kenny Vaccaro suffered groin injuries while defensive end Trey Hendrickson picked up an ankle knock and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. an unspecified injury.