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Falcons @ Commanders: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Falcons @ Commanders: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The 5-6 Falcons are hoping to knock off the 6-5 Commanders, nudging them closer to a playoff spot in the NFC. I don’t know if I would’ve tagged this as a pivotal matchup before the season began, but it is a pivotal matchup right now. Washington is currently the #8 seed in the NFC, hovering just outside of the seven teams currently on track to make the playoffs, and the Falcons are the #9 seed. Dispatching Washington gives them a leg up on a competitor for a playoff spot and gets the Falcons back to .500 and within striking distance of...
Nov 25, 2022
Falcons-Commanders injury report: Jalen Dalton out, 5 Falcons limited on Thanksgiving

Falcons-Commanders injury report: Jalen Dalton out, 5 Falcons limited on Thanksgiving

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Atlanta’s a little banged up this week. Today’s injury report is coming in a bit late—turkey, stuffing, etc.—but the Falcons still delivered theirs on Thursday. Unfortunately, it contained a spot of bad news for an already thin defensive line rotation ahead of the Falcons’ game against the Commanders. You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. FULL PARTICIPATION N/A LIMITED PARTICIPATION TE Feleipe Franks (calf) RB Caleb Huntley (ankle) LB Arnold Ebiketie...
Nov 24, 2022
Falcons waive WR Bryan Edwards

Falcons waive WR Bryan Edwards

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The team made a widely-praised trade for him in the offseason, but Edwards barely played. The Falcons brought Frank Darby up to the roster yesterday, and I wondered whether that might be in response to Kyle Pitts’ injury. Now we know that it’s at least partially to replace Bryan Edwards, who was waived today. It’s a surprising and disappointing end to Edwards’ brief tenure in Atlanta, which saw him go from fairly heralded acquisition to seemingly weekly inactive. He’ll likely have little trouble catching on with another team,...
Nov 24, 2022
Thanksgiving games open thread

Thanksgiving games open thread

Photo by Dave Reginek/ Three games to help you digest your food. It’s Thanksgiving, and I certainly hope you’re getting to take time off and spend it with your familes or friends. I also hope you’re going to eat a lot of food, because lord knows that’s one of the main attractions of the day. There is also, as is custom, a full slate of three NFL games today. We’ll kick off at 12:30 with Bills - Lions, a game that I hope will be surprisingly good given how improved Detroit looks, and the move into Giants - Cowboys at 4:30. The nightcap is an 8:20 matchup...
Nov 24, 2022
How did former Falcons fare in Week 11?

How did former Falcons fare in Week 11?

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Bye weeks and Austin Hooper breakout games, oh my. In this week’s former Falcons report, we have Austin Hooper scoring twice (!), John Cominsky and Dante Fowler adding sacks to their 2022 totals, and Matt Ryan coming close to knocking off the Eagles. Here we go. QB Matt Ryan It was another crisp day through the air for Ryan in a loss, if not a statistically impressive one. Ryan completed over 70% of his passes for the sixth time this season and fourth game in a row, ending the day with 213 yards and no interceptions or touchdowns. He was...
Nov 24, 2022
The Falcons backfield is on pace to make franchise history

The Falcons backfield is on pace to make franchise history

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta’s doing something special on the ground this year. The Atlanta Falcons sure can run the ball. With Cordarrelle Patterson doing Cordarrelle Patterson things, Tyler Allgeier enjoying a strong rookie season, Caleb Huntley mixing in and running over and through defenders, and Marcus Mariota scrambling effectively, the Falcons have their most successful ground game in a long while. It’s also a ground game set to flirt with some major franchise records, and even if they don’t outright break some of them, they’ll be among the most...
Nov 23, 2022
Falcons promote WR Frank Darby to active roster

Falcons promote WR Frank Darby to active roster

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Atlanta prioritizes adding a receiving option and special teams help to the roster. The 2021 Falcons draft class has been a huge factor for Atlanta in 2022, with everyone but Jalen Mayfield and Frank Darby playing a significant role for the team. That may change soon enough, because Mayfield is eligible to return from injured reserve, and Darby may get his chance at playing time soon enough. With Kyle Pitts out and the team always in need of more receiving options and special teams help, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night that...
Nov 23, 2022
Cordarrelle Patterson wins Special Teams Player of the Week

Cordarrelle Patterson wins Special Teams Player of the Week

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ One of the great returners in NFL history does it again. Cordarrelle Patterson can do it all. His work as a runner, receiver, and returner for the Falcons the past two seasons has made him a fan favorite and a vital piece of the offense and special teams picture for Atlanta. It has also earned him a few rewards and records along the way. Today, Patterson earned his second NFC Player of the Week honor for the 2022 season and his first for special teams. The award came after Patterson housed the ninth kickoff return of his career for a score,...
Nov 23, 2022
Falcons rookie report for Week 11: Atlanta’s draft class shines

Falcons rookie report for Week 11: Atlanta’s draft class shines

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Arnold Ebiketie’s gaining steam, Tyler Allgeier is running well, Drake London’s grabbing touchdowns, and Troy Andersen’s prowling. The Falcons have multiple rookies on the shelf, one on the practice squad, and a couple who don’t really play. For all that, this is productive and effective group of rookies, with at least five players holding down major roles and a handful of them truly shining. That was the case this week, where Drake London reeled in a touchdown, Troy Andersen was all over the field, Arnold Ebiketie continued to heat up...
Nov 22, 2022
Falcons add OL Ryan Neuzil to active roster

Falcons add OL Ryan Neuzil to active roster

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via The second-year interior lineman will continue to provide depth at guard and center. The Falcons have been spinning the left guard wheel pretty fast the last few weeks, with Elijah Wilkinson hitting injured reserve, Colby Gossett starting and then being benched for Matt Hennessy, Gossett replacing an injured Hennessy, and then Chuma Edoga making a surprise start at the position against the Bears. With Jalen Mayfield’s potential return looming, I have no idea who is going to be starting at the position on Sunday, but I do know...
Nov 22, 2022
Falcons snap counts from a gritty win against the Bears

Falcons snap counts from a gritty win against the Bears

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The backfield split, the injury picture, and a big day for special teams are worth discussing. In today’s snap counts, we discuss what injuries to Kyle Pitts and Ta’Quon Graham might mean, how the backfield is shaking out with Cordarrelle Patterson all the way back, and some praise for special teams. Let’s get to it. Offense Marcus Mariota: 55 Jake Matthews: 55 Chuma Edoga: 55 Drew Dalman: 55 Chris Lindstrom: 55 Kaleb McGary: 55 Olamide Zaccheaus: 42 Drake London: 42 Parker Hesse: 37 MyCole Pruitt: 31 Tyler Allgeier: 30 Cordarrelle...
Nov 22, 2022
The great 2022 Falcons roster tracker

The great 2022 Falcons roster tracker

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Here’s the Falcons roster as of today, whenever today is. The Falcons are dealing with a rash of injuries right now that has changed the roster, and they’ve made a flurry of signings to help with that. This tracker is intended to keep you up to date on where the Falcons stand as far as the roster goes as of the day you’re reading it. So here’s the roster as of today, with additional categories built out for cuts, trades, and signings. to help you keep track of player movement. Newish additions are in bold. 2022 Falcons...
Nov 21, 2022
Free agent linebacker Will Compton signing with Falcons, per free agent linebacker Will Compton

Free agent linebacker Will Compton signing with Falcons, per free agent linebacker Will Compton

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Well, the source seems legitimate. Earlier in the fall, free agent linebacker Will Compton indicated that he had interest from the Atlanta Falcons, a report subsequently confirmed by NFL insider Field Yates. Now, in the wake of some major injuries hitting the roster hard this past Sunday, it appears Compton is signing. That report comes to us from...well, Will Compton. That seems pretty reliable, but it’s not clear if he’s joining the active roster or the practice squad. We’ll likely get a team announcement in the next couple of days....
Nov 21, 2022
Kyle Pitts, Ta’Quon Graham placed on IR

Kyle Pitts, Ta’Quon Graham placed on IR

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Atlanta loses two talented young players, likely for the rest of the season. The Falcons beat the Chicago Bears, but that win came with a price. Both Kyle Pitts and Ta’Quon Graham were injured—Graham left the game on a cart, which is never a good sign—and this afternoon we’ve learned that both players are headed to injured reserve. In a flurry of afternoon moves, the Falcons added a defensive lineman to the roster, added a familiar face at tight end to the practice squad, placed Pitts and Graham on IR, and put rookie guard Justin...
Nov 21, 2022
NFC South report: Atlanta makes up ground

NFC South report: Atlanta makes up ground

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Panthers fall into the basement where they’ll like stay, while the Falcons and Saints try to catch up. No one’s giving the Falcons great odds to get to the playoffs, but there’s still a path in the NFC South, and Atlanta’s intent on driving down it until the gas runs out. On Sunday against the Bears, they won and put themselves within striking distance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs were off this week, but two teams in the NFC South earned victories and one lost yet again. Let’s look at the standings heading into Week 12,...

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