Owner Arthur Blank hasn’t said if he wants coach back for next season
If the Falcons lose, based on Arthur Blank’s past firings of Dan Reeves and Jim Mora, Mike Smith could be out by Monday.
Bulldogs play best game of the season to top Pirates
Fresh legs helped Georgia outrebound the Pirates by 19 and outscore them 16-0 on fastbreak points.
Saints QB has helped his team win seven of eight starts against Falcons at Superdome
For Atlanta (5-9) to keep its division title hopes alive with a victory at New Orleans (6-8), Desmond Trufant knows the defense must clamp down its coverage on All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and a dynamic receiving corps led by Marques Colston and Kenny Stills.
Falcons need to beat Saints and Panthers to make playoffs
The Falcons (5-9) have lost three of four heading into Sunday’s game at New Orleans (6-8).
Tigers tuned up for next week’s showdown against Alabama with victory
Samford, a Birmingham-based Southern Conference school coached by former Auburn quarterback and 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, snapped a four-game winning streak.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon returns for the Browns
With Josh Gordon’s 10-game suspension lifted, the Falcons must prepare for an elite receiver who last year led the NFL in total yards and yards per catch.
Last year has been tough for Falcons’ wide receiver
Difficulties on and off the field have affected Roddy White, who seemed to wear a constant smile from the time Atlanta drafted him in the first round of 2005 through the Falcons’ 13-3 season of 2012.
Team has bye this week before visiting Tampa Bay on Nov. 9
Coach Mike Smith insists his team has the players and schemes to make a playoff run, but the Falcons (2-6) have dropped five straight and are on course to finish 4-12 for the second straight year.
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.