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Carter Breazeale

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Dec. 16

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ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

I have nothing clever to say. This game was insanity, and it seemed like it was over so many times — until it wasn’t. Read on for the recap and more news and notes in today’s Falcoholinks.

Falcons - 49ers recap

OH MY GOD.

This was one of the wildest wins in recent memory, as the Atlanta Falcons strolled into Santa Clara and stole a win in the final seconds against the San Francisco 49ers. Julio Jones inched the ball across...

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James Rael

Falcons vs. 49ers: post-game injury report

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Fact: Takk McKinley has never eaten a granola bar

What a game, Falcoholics! The Falcons played imperfect but solid football today and came away with a last-second, come from behind victory. It’s just a small bit of meaningless redemption for the boys in red in black at the back end of a lost season, but it was extremely enjoyable nonetheless. If anything, it shows the Falcons have a competent core in place already, even if some big changes are likely on...

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10 biggest disappointments of NFL Week 15

The NFL regular season is winding down, and the stakes are high. As clarity starts to develop in some of the playoff races, the pressure increases for those still in contention. It’s not just them, however; every team has players fighting for jobs, and even teams long out of the playoff hunt are still trying very hard to bolster their reputations and statistics down the stretch. So who failed to deliver? Who disappointed in Week 15? Here’s a look at some who did. Duck Hodges, QB,...

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Eagles, Falcons bad beats benefit betting public

Last-second defensive plays by the Eagles and Falcons benefited the betting public for a change and had bookmakers saying "Oh, no" on another wild NFL Sunday.

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Julio Jones heroics could save Dan Quinn's job with Falcons

Jones caught two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the final seconds, and had a season-high 20 targets in an upset of the 49ers.

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Julio Jones beats 49ers with game-winning TD with two seconds left

With five seconds left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, the Atlanta Falcons scored a go-ahead touchdown that was overturned upon review. Then, with time expiring, Julio Jones won the game with an incredible touchdown that also had to be reviewed. Jones was initially ruled short of the goal line. But after the game had already been called, a review was buzzed down onto the field. After an extensive review, the call was overturned. This game-winning touchdown has wide-ranging...

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David J Walker

Falcons 29, 49ers 22: Atlanta stuns the best team in the NFC with a last second win

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The Falcons stun the best team in the NFC.

The San Francisco 49ers have the best record in the NFC and the Falcons are potentially in-line for a top-5 draft pick. That said, Atlanta has had moments of brilliance this season, so it is possible they pull off the big upset. Did they do it? Let’s see how things played out.

First quarter

Starting on their own 25, the Falcons offense starts the game with an ineffective run up the middle by Devonta Freeman. A...

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Kevin Knight

The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons at 49ers Postgame Special

The Falcons did it! Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 7:55 PM ET as they recap Atlanta’s miraculous last-second victory over the 49ers.

Watch the live broadcast below or on YouTube at 7:55 PM ET

Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to The Falcoholic Live’s Falcons vs 49ers Postgame Special! The Falcons pulled off the miraculous upset over the top-seeded 49ers on a last-second Julio Jones TD catch, and piled it on a little more after Olamide Zaccheaus’ fumble recovery TD on the ensuing...

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Dave Choate

Foye Oluokun questionable to return with injury

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Atlanta’s defensive woes just keep piling up in this otherwise game effort.

Foye Oluokun has been one of the team’s better defenders in his limited snaps in 2019, which of course means he’s now out of the game against the 49ers.

Oluokun is the second Falcons defender to be injured against San Francisco, with Takk McKinley leaving and being ruled out earlier in the game. We’ll hope he can return, given that the Falcons are still very much in...

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Watch: George Kittle pancakes Ricardo Allen while blocking on a TD run

George Kittle is not just a beast in the passing game. He’s an all-around tight end. The 49ers' emerging star absolutely pancaked a defender early in the team’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Check out what Kittle did to Ricardo Allen while blocking near the goal line on a two-yard touchdown run by Raheem Mostert: He just crushed Allen on that play. Mostert scored on a two-yard touchdown run to give San Francisco a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. And Kittle claimed yet...

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Jeanna Thomas

Julio Jones surpasses Jerry Rice in key career mark

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He’s got a shot to snag the top spot from Torry Holt.

Julio Jones will eventually retire with a long list of eye-popping statistical accomplishments. He locked one up on Sunday when he surpassed Jerry Rice for the second-most receiving yards over any player’s first nine seasons.

Rice hit his high mark back in 1993, a season he finished with 11,776 yards. Julio Jones took the lead in the first half of Sunday’s matchup against Rice’s former...

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Dave Choate

Falcons - 49ers second half open thread

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Atlanta has things tied up, somehow.

The Falcons came in today expected to get crushed, but through one half of football, they’re all tied up. it’s been an impressive effort by Atlanta on both sides of the ball to keep things close to this point, and we’ll hope they can keep it respectable in the second half.

Use this as your open thread!

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Dave Choate

Falcons - 49ers key info and open thread

Atlanta’s seeking a big upset win, while San Francisco’s just trying to keep their grip on the top seed in the NFC.

It’s time. The Falcons have a chance to show Kyle Shanahan, their former elite offensive coordinator, that they don’t miss him at all and are actually fine, look at everything they have going on in their lives. The 49ers have the chance to steamroll Atlanta, give Shanahan a win over his former team, and maintain a tight grip on the top seed in the NFC.

Use this as your...

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Dave Choate

Takk McKinley questionable to return with shoulder injury

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We’re hoping this is something minor, as Takk is key to a surging Falcons defense trying to hold the 49ers in check.

Takk McKinley is currently down on the field for the Falcons with what may be a shoudler injury. We’ll have more as soon as we find out.

Takk has dealt with injuries throughout the year but always seems to find his way back into the game, Hopefully one of the team’s key defensive linemen—who is coming off a two sack effort against...

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Matthew Chambers

Falcons vs. 49ers inactives: Deadrin Senat is back and Jamon Brown is benched again

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The biggest names for the Falcons were ruled out on Friday, with James Carpenter and Allen Bailey ruled out. Isaiah Oliver was the only player with a questionable designation, but Dan Quinn said he expected the second-year corner to suit up.

Everyone outside of Carpenter and Bailey are coaching decisions.

The other inactives are WR Brandon Powell, DE John Cominsky, LB Ahmad Thomas, G Jamon Brown, and T Ty Sambrailo.

The biggest news? DEADRIN SENAT IS...

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Dave Choate

Week 15 NFL early games open thread

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Plenty of intrigue this week before the Falcons play.

While you’re waiting for the Falcons to seek unholy vengeance against Kyle Shanahan today, there are games to watch. Some of them are even interesting!

You’ll have Patriots against Bengals, where a team once again embroiled in video-related scandal tries to ply their awful offense against a Cincinnati team gunning for Heisman winner Joe Burrow. You’ll get Buccaneers against Lions, a battle of two NFC...

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Dave Choate

Kyle Shanahan and Dan Quinn are headed in different directions in their Week 15 meeting

Both are on a crash course with .500, but the arrows are pointing in different ways.

One season into Kyle Shanahan’s tenure in San Francisco, it certainly looked like he had a long road ahead of him to relevance. His team was 6-10 while the Falcons were 10-6 and headed to the playoffs. During a disappointing 2019 for the Falcons, the 49ers were even worse, clocking in at 4-12 thanks to a raft of injuries, including Jimmy Garoppolo’s.

At that time, at least, the Dan Quinn-Kyle Shanahan...

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Dave Choate

Falcons - 49ers final score predictions from The Falcoholic staff

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Nobody’s optimistic about the toughest matchup of the year.

Do we think the Falcons can or will win? Reader, we do not.

49ers 49 - Falcons 20

This year, the Falcons have victories over these teams: Eagles, Saints (haha) and Panthers (2x). The Eagles are nowhere near as good as we thought they’d be, and that game would have had a different outcome if Nelson Agholor didn’t forget how to catch the ball. The Panthers - for whatever reason - are Dan...

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Dave Choate

Which NFC South team is in the best shape cap-wise in 2020?

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Atlanta’s got a long road ahead of them to afford needed pieces, the Saints have a Brees decision to make, and the Panthers and Buccaneers can re-tool with their war chests.

We’re getting really close to the offseason, given that the 14th Falcons game is Sunday and the end of the calendar year is a little over two full weeks away. That means it’s time to gingerly dip our toes into what lies ahead. The good news is that we have months to absorb it and the...

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Adnan Ikic

What if the Falcons win/lose against the San Francisco 49ers

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The Falcons have a date with the best team in the NFC.

Following a demolition of the Carolina Panthers (again), the Falcons travel to the bay area so they can square up against the best team in the NFC. Atlanta sits at 4-9 and eliminated from the playoff picture while the 49ers sit atop the conference following an electric win against the New Orleans Saints.

It’s that time of the week again — the game is close to 24 hours from kicking off, and...

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