Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

NFL notebook: Stafford says Lions right to sit him on Sunday

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Matthew Stafford was scratched with a back injury by the Detroit Lions before Sunday's game at Chicago, and the NFL is looking into when the team knew its quarterback wouldn't be able to go against the Bears, per multiple reports on Monday. Stafford was hurt late in the Week 9 loss to Oakland, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and the Lions did list Stafford as limited throughout the week on the official injury report. No official status update was given until Stafford was ruled inactive 90 minutes before kickoff at Soldier Field.

Falcons looking for consistency after ending 6-game skid

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Dan Quinn wants to make sure his players receive credit for ending the Atlanta Falcons' six-game losing streak. Whatever the reason for Atlanta's surprising 26-9 victory over NFC South-leading New Orleans on Sunday, the next challenge for Quinn's team is to play with better consistency in the second half of the season. Team owner Arthur Blank has said he can't understand the uneven play by the Falcons (2-7) during games and from one week to another.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Jokic finished with 20 points and hit a last-second game winner for the second consecutive game. Paul Millsap had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Will Barton scored six of his 13 points in overtime and added 12 rebounds. Nadal beaten by Zverev in ATP Finals opener World number one Rafael Nadal made a disappointing start at the ATP Finals as he suffered a first career loss to Germany's reigning champion Alexander Zverev, going down 6-2 6-4 on Monday.

Report: Saints CB Lattimore injures hamstring

Monday, November 11th, 2019

New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is week-to-week with a hamstring injury sustained in Sunday's setback against the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Not long after, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan found Julio Jones for a 54-yard completion that helped to set up a field goal. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Lattimore made the Pro Bowl that year and was voted the Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA roundup: Jokic, Nuggets recover to top Wolves in OT Nikola Jokic hit a 15-foot jumper with 3.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98, in Minneapolis on Sunday. Jokic finished with 20 points and hit a last-second game winner for the second consecutive game.

Report: Falcons RB Freeman, TE Hooper to have MRIs

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and tight end Austin Hooper are having MRI exams Monday to determine the extent of their injuries, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Freeman initially was diagnosed with a foot sprain following the Falcons' 26-9 upset in New Orleans on Sunday. Hooper left the game with a knee injury.

Report: Falcons RB Freeman (foot) to have MRI

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his foot injury, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Freeman initially was diagnosed with a foot sprain following the Falcons' 26-9 upset in New Orleans on Sunday. Freeman, 27, has rushed for 371 yards and no touchdowns in nine starts this season, adding 38 catches for 282 yards and three scores.

The 10 biggest takeaways from NFL week 10: Saints drop a stinker and Lamar Jackson steals the stage

Monday, November 11th, 2019

NFL week 10 gave us enormous upsets, some outrageous plays and another Lamar Jackson masterclass on Sunday, with a blockbuster divisional clash between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers still to come on Monday night. The AFC playoff race blew even more open with the Indianapolis Colts' shock defeat to the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers' fourth straight win, while the New Orleans Saints dropped the ball over in the NFC and the Green Bay Packers got back on the right track with a gritty win in the snow. The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans played the game of the day, but not many people predicted this result.

Early Week 11 Yahoo fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Whether you're sitting pretty in your Week 10 matchup or trying to overcome a deficit, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have you covered with some waiver wire suggestions who could strengthen your team going forward. Nick Foles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (19 percent rostered) As fun as Minshew Mania was, Nick Foles was activated off Injured Reserve and is expected to start at quarterback for the Jaguars in Week 11. Foles will slide right into a team with good weapons and with a trio of friendly matchups coming up (@IND, @TEN, vs. TB).

Maybe don’t pencil the Saints into the Super Bowl just yet

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

The 1-7 Falcons have lived those words for the entirety of their miserable first half of the 2019 season, but on Sunday, they communicated their disease to an unexpected victim — the 7-1 New Orleans Saints. Yeah, it's always risky to make sweeping seasonal judgments based on one game — much less a bitter rivalry game — but man, the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Falcons was one of those defeats that's so ugly it makes you reconsider New Orleans' whole season to this point. Conventional wisdom held that New Orleans owned the inside track to the NFC championship, a team so balanced that Drew Brees is one of many weapons rather than the centerpiece.