Dirk Koetter and Mike Nolan brought a wealth of experience to Atlanta this past offseason, and it’s paying dividends heading into this weekend’s divisional round of the playoffs.
Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter signs a contract extension to stay in Atlanta despite possible offers to take a head coaching job elsewhere in the NFL, which is wonderful news for Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
Falcons tight end and ageless wonder Tony Gonzalez said before the season this would probably be his last, but as Atlanta’s leading receiver at age 36, he may just want to rethink his future with one of the NFL’s rising franchises.
Unlike some diva wideouts in the NFL, the Falcons’ Julio Jones prefers to keep a low profile — and let his play on the field do all the talking.
With the NFC’s No. 1 playoff seed clinched following late Saturday’s win against the lowly Lions, the Falcons are the envy of the rest of the NFL now that they’ve secured home-field advantage through the playoffs.
The Atlanta Hawks are tied with the defending NBA champion Miami Heat for first place in the Southeast Division with a 14-6 record — and they’ve done it without ex-star Joe Johnson, who was traded away this offseason to the Brooklyn Nets.
Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers are currently the Falcons’ two-headed monster in the backfield, but soon it could be Rodgers taking over the bulk of the carries with Turner ailing.
Atlanta isn’t as happy as one might expect with clinching the NFC South title in early December — and that’s because it’s just one part of a bigger goal: a Super Bowl title.
The Falcons picked up just one first down in Thursday’s win against the Saints, and it’s an issue that’s concerning to both sides of the ball.
Tonight’s Sunday Night Football matchup features a 7-0 Atlanta Falcons team that’s playing at a completely different level than its opponent, the 3-4, underachieving Dallas Cowboys.