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  1. When you were up 28-3 in the THIRD QUARTER? I don't think so.
  2. Insider article so link may not work. Just posting the Falcons. Or if any others you'd like to see just let me know (or someone else with Insider access of they see it before me). Unless somebody wants to post the whole thing. Pretty long article as it would be 32 times the info I pasted below. NFC South By Andrew Potter Atlanta Falcons Biggest need: guard The retirement of starting right guard Chris Chester makes Atlanta's biggest need fairly obvious. Even before that retirement, though, the Falcons should have been looking for an upgrade at this spot, as Chester was one of the weaker starting guards in the league. The team has met with several offensive line prospects, the most exciting of whom is Western Kentucky's Forrest Lamp. Lamp is likely to be drafted well before Atlanta's 31st overall selection, however, especially in a draft widely considered weak for offensive linemen. Lamp's teammate Darrell Williams is a potential late-round or undrafted addition, one of several prospects the Falcons could pick up in the later rounds who would have a chance to make a quick contribution. Quiet need: defensive end Vic Beasley Jr.'s 15.5 sacks led the NFL during the 2016 regular season, but the Falcons' defense as a whole ranked only 18th in sacks, 24th with a 5.4 percent adjusted sack rate, and 27th with a 24.5 percent pressure rate. The entire rest of the Falcons roster barely outdid Beasley's one-man contribution, adding only 18.5 sacks to his total. Veteran Dwight Freeney remains unsigned after contributing late last year, and Brooks Reed and Adrian Clayborn are competent enough players, but the Falcons are very likely to hunt for an upgrade in a deep draft class for edge rushers. Not a need: running back The Falcons have one of the deepest, most dynamic and versatile running back corps in the league, with Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and even third-stringer Terron Ward all capable of being effective both running in the team's zone scheme and catching passes out of the backfield. The loss of fullback Patrick DiMarco to Buffalo will hurt in both the running and receiving game, but his is an absence this talented stable of backs ought to be capable of overcoming. http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/insider/story/_/id/19195836/2017-nfl-draft-depth-draft-guides-all-32-teams#NFC S
  3. Pick No. 31: Atlanta Falcons They wake up and find out they really did hold that lead in the Super Bowl. Yeah, the past three months have been a bad dream for the Falcons, who have to bounce back right away or forever fight the label of one-hit wonders who blew their big chance. They need to keep adding impact pieces on defense, since they have all the pieces on offense and just have to make sure things keep humming without Kyle Shanahan. Atlanta's dream pick, every year it seems, would be a pass-rusher. Give them Taco Charlton or Jordan Willis here, and maybe they can start to dream a little brighter again. The rest at the link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/story/_/id/19210939/dream-2017-nfl-draft-scenarios-all-32-nfl-teams-best-case-scenarios-first-round
  4. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel didn’t sign 2nd round tender by today’s deadline http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2017/4/21/15391878/atlanta-falcons-wide-receiver-taylor-gabriel-didnt-sign-2nd-round-tender-by-todays-deadline
  5. The only two teams he picked a full schedule for was Dallas and New England. Here is his pick and comment from both: Dallas - ‘This team (Falcons) I’m skeptical about’ in reference to the Falcons when picking Dallas to beat us. Picked Dallas to go 8-8. New England - He predicted NE to be 16-0. In picking us to lose to them he says, "I’m telling you, Falcons fans you know I hate you, it’s not the truth. Minus Shanahan this is a different team."
  6. Nobody is really considering that a 'prime time' game per se. I imagine we will be shown to the majority of the nation, but Giants and SF are also playing at the same time on FOX. So we aren't the only game that will be on.
  7. Week 7 gives us time to get warmed up. Hopefully both teams are undefeated at the time. And hopefully we win of course.
  8. Ah...ok. Somehow I missed that connection. Then that means instead he just totally ignored the "NFCCG beatdown" as you said. HELLO.
  9. Just was watching a video of Jerome Bettis picking our games, and he had us losing to Green Bay on Sunday night, and said this, "[That win] really doesn't say much, GB came in with a depleted team and still came close to winning that game." Seriously? The other guy didn't even call him out on that. In what universe did GB come "close" to beating us in the championship game?
  10. Has us losing against New England, Carolina, Dallas, Minnesota and Tampa Bay.
  11. Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer The Atlanta Falcons were tied for the league's toughest schedule last season and were destined for failure yet responded with an 11-5 finish, an NFC South title, and an improbable Super Bowl berth. So what's in store this season? Well, the Falcons certainly have a chance to have success behind MVP Matt Ryan, star receiver Julio Jones, and an ascending defense, led by NFL sacks leader Vic Beasley Jr. and returning Pro Bowl cornerback Desmond Trufant. Here are game-by-game predictions on how the Falcons might fare in 2017: Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 10, at Chicago Bears, 1 p m. ET The perfect cure for a Super Bowl hangover is facing a rebuilding team that finished 3-13 a year ago. Ryan vs. Mike Glennon should be no match, no matter how much people want to compare Glennon to Ryan. Record: 1-0. Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 17, vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m. ET The atmosphere should be electric for this game with it being the Falcons' first regular-season contest inside the new, $1.53 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It's Ryan vs. Aaron Rodgers in an NFC Championship game rematch, and Ryan has won the last two matchups between the quarterbacks. Record: 2-0. Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 24, at Detroit Lions, 1 p m. ET Ryan gets to see his offseason rec league basketball teammate in Matthew Stafford. The Falcons and Ryan should be able to take advantage of what was the league's third-worst, red zone defense a year ago. Record: 3-0. Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 1, vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p m. ET The Bills might not be a pushover, but the Falcons should be just fine at home. The Bills ranked 29th against the run last season so Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman might both have an explosive day. Record: 4-0. Week 5: BYE Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 15, vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p m. ET As long as the Falcons don't play like they did against the Dolphins a few preseasons ago, they should be fine. The Falcons' offensive line has to contain Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh while keeping Ryan upright. Record: 5-0. Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22 vs. New England Patriots, 8:30 p m. ET The much-anticipated, Super Bowl LI rematch will be must-see TV. From the Falcons' perspective, they have to step on the gas on offense and run the ball if they have the lead late. But beating Tom Brady at home is a tall task. Record:5-1. Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29, at New York Jets, 1 p m. ET Although it's the second consecutive game on the road, the Falcons should have no issues against a Jets team that's been in disarray. The Jets quarterback situation has been a joke. Record: 6-1. Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 5, at Carolina Panthers, 1 p m. ET The Falcons frustrated Cam Newton and the Panthers last season, winning both games. Newton and the Panthers will be a little extra motivated to prove they can still compete for the division crown. Record: 6-2. Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 12, vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p m. ET Plenty of star power with Ryan-Dak Prescott, Julio Jones-Dez Bryant, and Freeman-Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have something to prove after failing to make this matchup happen in last year's NFC Championship Game. Record: 6-3. Week 11: Monday, Nov. 20, at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p m. ET Maybe the All-Pro wide receiver Jones will get his rematch against cornerback Richard Sherman, who got away with a hold in last year's Seahawks win in Seattle. Or if trade talk about Sherman is accurate, maybe not. Record: 7-3. Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 26, vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p m. ET Now the NFC South action really heats up with Jameis Winston, DeSean Jackson & Co. visiting the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons won't lose to the Buccaneers at home for the third straight season. No way. Record: 8-3. Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 3 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p m. ET Looks like a Falcons win on paper but there's always a game a team shouldn't lose but does. This is the one, even with the Vikings not having Adrian Peterson. Record: 8-4. Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 7, vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:30 p m. ET The game between the bitter rivals could go either way, especially with Drew Brees still capable of putting up big numbers. The Falcons and Saints were the top two scoring offenses in the league last season, but only the Falcons averaged more than 30 points per game Record: 9-4. Week 15: Monday, Dec. 18, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:30 p m. ET Dirk Koetter's Buccaneers are an improving team and Winston is on the rise. At home, they'll be tough to beat, especially if defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is on his game. Record: 9-5. Week 16: Sunday Dec. 24, at New Orleans Saints, 1 p m. ET Maybe the division title will be on the line. Maybe or not. Whatever the case, Ryan and the Falcons will find a way to finish strong, just like coach Dan Quinn preaches all the time. Record: 10-5. Week 17: Sunday Dec. 31, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET Beasley and the Falcons ring in the New Year by putting Newton on his back and securing their second straight division title. It happens as long as everyone stay healthy. Record: 11-5. http://www.espn.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/26691/2017-atlanta-falcons-game-by-game-predictions
  12. 5 nationally televised games not counting Dallas at 4:25 on Sunday afternoon. 2 on Sunday Night, 2 on Monday Night, and 1 on Thursday night, which is against the Saints at home after playing in their place in prime time the past 2 years I believe.
  13. We've been pretty fortunate on the the past few years. Finally got screwed.
  14. Yeah, what happened to us on the first Sunday night game against Dallas or Green Bay?
  15. Yeah, I was concerned about the cold weather games. Looks like we dodged that bullet other than possibly Seattle as you said.