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The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

Atlanta Falcons talk: How can the Falcons triumph over the Buccaneers?

Hint: It’s not just showing up.

Look: It’s easy to write these Tampa Bay Buccaneers off. They’ve won two in a row now, sure, but they’re the weakest team in the NFC South and their defense is a walking nightmare. The Falcons should be able to handle them.

We know better than to do that, even if this looks like the easiest game left on the Falcons’ schedule. The Bucs have enough talent on offense to put up points if the Falcons’ defense is lax, and while their defense has been...

The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

Andre Roberts learns that you cannot muff the dark fires of the great metal falcon

Behold, Andre Roberts is sacrificed.

Dan Quinn’s jubilance convinced the Falcons that none of them would be sacrificed this week. Despite the dark whispers about the statue, and the way its eyes gleamed like black rubies at dusk, it seemed placid this week. A win over Seattle, the rainpit from which Quinn emerged quickly and physically before he arrived in Atlanta, seemed to slake the thirst of those who kept the Old Ways alive outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

So Andre Roberts, bless his...

Atlanta Falcons

Will McFadden

Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Alford and Trufant key for Atlanta, 5 other things to know

A look at the key matchup for the Falcons and Buccaneers on Sunday as well as five things to know about the game.

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Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Alford and Trufant key for Atlanta, 5 other things to know

A look at the key matchup for the Falcons and Buccaneers on Sunday as well as five things to know about the game.

Atlanta Falcons

Kelsey Conway

Devonta Freeman ruled out vs. Bucs, Duke Riley to make his return

Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons

Will McFadden

After Further Review: How Bucs' top-five pass offense matches up with Falcons' pass defense

Many of the weapons Tampa Bay added to the offense were meant to help it develop an effective passing attack, which is something it’s done this season.

Yardbarker: Atlanta Falcons

Devonta Freeman ruled out vs. Bucs, Duke Riley to make his return

Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Yardbarker: Atlanta Falcons

Devonta Freeman is out, Duke Riley is in for Sunday’s game against the Bucs

Nothing unexpected, but confirmed nonetheless. The Falcons will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a little short-handed again on Sunday, with running back Devonta Freeman officially ruled out. Freeman has missed most of the last two games due to a concussion suffered early in the game against the Dallas Cowboys. Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward have played well in his absence, but this offense is clearly better when Devonta is a part of the mix. He did begin practicing this week, so there’s a...

ESPN.com - Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' Freeman still in protocol, out vs. Bucs

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second consecutive game as he remains in the concussion protocol.

The Falcoholic

David J Walker

Devonta Freeman is out, Duke Riley is in for Sunday’s game against the Bucs

Nothing unexpected, but confirmed nonetheless.

The Falcons will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a little short-handed again on Sunday, with running back Devonta Freeman officially ruled out.

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Tevin Coleman will start at running back for the second straight week with Terron Ward as the backup. https://t.co/l73r9Dgse1

— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 24, 2017

Freeman has...

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Matthew Chambers

Grady Jarrett awarded MVP for manhandling the Seattle Seahawks

During the holidays, we are most thankful for fast and physical Falcons players.

You know you have a special defensive tackle when they can dominate an entire game. Grady Jarrett has turned into exactly that, making a huge impact both on defense and now... special teams.

Jarrett easily wins the Most Valuable Player in Atlanta’s much-needed win in Seattle against the Seahawks. And oh man, did he play one hell of a game.

Jarrett, of course, got to Russell Wilson, who was doing his best...

Atlanta Falcons

Will McFadden

How to watch Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Time, TV, live stream, radio, weather, injury news

This is the first meeting between the two division rivals, who were widely expected to be the primary contenders in the NFC South prior to the start of the season.

Atlanta Falcons

Will McFadden

Early Bird Report 11/24: Experts like Falcons over Bucs; guide to NFL wild-card race

Friday's EBR includes expert picks for Week 12, a guide to the NFL wild-card race as well as what’s behind the Saints’ incredible defensive turnaround.

ESPN.com - Atlanta Falcons

Receptions mark would be nice but Julio Jones concerned about wins

Entering his 90th NFL game, Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones is closing on some impressive milestones, but remains focused winning a championship.

The Falcoholic

Allen Strk

Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Fascinating Four for Week 12

How can the Falcons take care of business against a favorable opponent?

After long road stretches and difficult matchups, the Atlanta Falcons are finally home. They don’t play a road game until December 18th. A long-awaited homecoming was needed following a thrilling victory over the Seahawks. It was the kind of victory that can cultivate confidence and better play in an entire organization.

For all their struggles, the Falcons never lost their strong self-belief. It has contributed to...

Yardbarker: Atlanta Falcons

Readers ask about Falcons' playoffs chances, Julio Jones and give shout out to Dan Quinn

You've got questions about the Falcons and we've got answers -- Straight from the 'Beek

Atlanta Falcons

Matthew Tabeek

Readers ask about Falcons' playoffs chances, Julio Jones and give shout out to Dan Quinn

You've got questions about the Falcons and we've got answers -- Straight from the 'Beek

ESPN.com - Atlanta Falcons

Falcons getting into offensive groove at right time

The Falcons, averaging 28.8 points per game in their six wins, are encouraged by their efficiency in the red zone over their past two games.

The Falcoholic

Dave Choate

Former Falcon Jacob Tamme retires

The NFL’s most hated man rides off into the sunset.

Jacob Tamme spent two years with the Atlanta Falcons, somehow picking up the designation of most hated man in the NFL, before becoming a free agent heading into 2017. He never signed with a new team, and now he has announced his retirement from the league.

Tamme, 32, is younger than me (oh god) but is hanging it up after nine productive seasons. Tamme was never fleet of foot or a bone-rattling blocker, but he was a solid, productive pass...

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Falcons vs. Seahawks snap counts: What will carry over to the Tampa Bay game?

There are some trends behind the snap counts. We’re a few days removed from the Falcons beating the Seahawks, and we’re just a couple of days away from the Falcons playing the Buccaneers. Given that, this is probably the last glance backward we’ll take, and I wanted to keep looking forward. In that spirit, we’ll look at these snap counts for Monday night’s game with an eye on what we can learn from them for the Bucs game. In recent weeks, at least, there have been some very...

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