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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Oct. 15

Friday, October 15th, 2021

It’s the Ides of October and of course we’ve got Falcoholinks ahead of the bye week. Read on to get your weekend started. Reasons to hold on to hope The Falcons did not start this season in a fashion that generated any optimism, but there are a number of reasons to view this team in a more positive light after the bye week.

Falcons Have Hope Entering Bye Week Under New Coach Arthur Smith

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

For a team coming off a 4-12 finish in 2020 for its third consecutive losing season, prompting a makeover that included hiring Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot, even small signs of progress are big news. Atlanta has an opportunity to even its record when it plays at Miami on Oct. 24. It has looked more like a .

Matt Ryan: The High Riser

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons are 2-1 in their last three games, and quarterback Matt Ryan has been playing at a high level. Ryan is 85 of 123 passing for 868 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three games, good for a 110.8 rating in that span. For his good work, Ryan is finally being recognized in NFL.com's QB Ranking and Index compiled by Gregg Rosenthal.

NFL Fantasy: Kyle Pitts lights up London, Carson Wentz an option at quarterback in Week Six?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Overtime Presenter & NFL Reporter Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz could be a quarterback target on the waiver wire for Week Six Sky Sports' NFL Fantasy Football guru Hannah Wilkes helps you navigate your way through the 2021 season in her weekly column, where this week she looks back on the league's return to London and suggests some quarterback options as bye weeks loom... "I'm 30 years old, but it ain't slowing me down right now!"

Falcons Week 5 recap & Andre Rison

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to episode 161 of The Falcoholic Live! On tonight’s show, we’ll recap the Atlanta Falcons Week 5 victory over the New York Jets, including the excellent play of the offense and the solid play of the injury-depleted defense. We’ll also have an exclusive interview with former Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Andre Rison, where we’ll talk with him about his time in Atlanta and his thoughts on the start of the 2021 NFL season.

How the Falcons’ rookie draft class has fared so far this season

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

TE Kyle Pitts – First round, No. overall With the first of what should be many dominant performances over the course of his career, Kyle Pitts delivered when the Falcons needed him most. Although he didn’t get off to a blistering start, Pitts has already made a habit of timely catches, which may be an even better sign for his long-term outlook.

LISTEN: How Good Is Falcons Offensive Line?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons boast one of the youngest offensive lines in the NFL. Four out of the five starters are currently on their rookie contracts: 2019 first-round picks Kaleb McGary and Chris Lindstrom, 2020 draft pick Matt Hennessy and rookie Jalen Mayfield. Jake Matthews, a 2014 first rounder, is the veteran of the group and the unit's best player.

Slow, steady improvement crucial for Falcons

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Late in the game against the New York Jets, the Atlanta Falcons found themselves in familiar territory. They faced the same situation last week against the Washington Football Team: a narrow, 2-3 point lead and a small amount of time left in the game. In Week 4, the Falcons opted for the conservative route—two runs and a screen to burn clock.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Some transactions and some of our staff’s thoughts on this team through five weeks in today’s Falcoholinks. Read on, folks. Takeaways from Sunday’s win in London So what does our staff think about Atlanta’s performance across the pond in Week 5?

Falcons vs. Jets: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Falcons returned from London with a win and enter the bye week at 2-3. We woke early to watch this tilt between two struggling teams but enjoyed a stress-free afternoon and evening of golden slumbers on the heels of the win heading into Victory Monday. We’ve got hat tips and we’ve got head-scratchers from Atlanta’s Week 5 win over New York.