5 things every Falcons fan needs to know Thursday

102515 NASHVILLE: -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones can’t hold on after the collision with Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh during the second half in a football game on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Nashville.  Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

102515 NASHVILLE: — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones can’t hold on after the collision with Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh during the second half in a football game on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Nashville. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here’s everything you need to know about the Falcons (6-1), who host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome, this Thursday morning.

  1. Practice. The Falcons will hold a morning walk-through before coach Dan Quinn speaks to the media at 12:10 p.m. The team will practice at 1:05 p.m.
  2. Julio Jones to speak: Wide receiver Julio Jones, who had 58 catches for 730 yards and five touchdowns, will address the media today.
  3. Falcons Fan Mailbag. Stop by the LIVE chat from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with your questions about the Falcons.
  4. Shanahan to speak. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will address the media. The Falcons offense is ranked in the top 10 in all key categories: points (fourth, 27.6 points), total offense (fifth, 403.1 yards), rushing (fifth, 129.6 yards), passing (ninth, 273.6) and time of possession (two, 33:28).
  5. Silento to rock the house. Atlanta native, Silento, will perform prior to kickoff. The hip-hop and R&B recording artist is best known for his single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” which became the number three song on the Billboard Hot 100.

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How did the Falcons get to 6-1?

Here’s a look back at the game stories, news and notes from their win over the Titans (10-7), the loss to the Saints (31-21) and their victories over the Redskins (25-19 in OT), Texans (48-21), Cowboys (39-28), Giants (24-20) and Eagles (26-24).

TENNESSEE GAME COVERAGE — Falcons 10, Titans 7

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ 10-7 victory over the Titans

BRADLEY: Falcons do enough to survive

10 comments from Dan Quinn after the Falcons’ 10-7 victory over the Titans

NEW ORLEANS GAME COVERAGE — Saints 31, Falcons 21

5 things we learned in the Falcons’ 31-21 loss to the Saints

Saints hand Falcons their first loss — Quarter by Quarter

Matt Ryan: ‘It was a tough night’

5 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons’ loss

What the Falcons had to say after their 31-21 loss to the Saints

Why didn’t the Falcons feed Freeman? — Mike Check

Falcons flash some of their ugly past — Jeff Schultz column

Falcons-Saints by the numbers

Tweetcap: Falcons flop in New Orleans

WASHINGTON GAME COVERAGE — Falcons 25, Redskins 19 in OT

Falcons pull out 25-19 victory over Redskins in OT — Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned in the Falcons’ 25-19 win over the Redskins

Alford’s 59-yard interception return saves the day

What the Falcons had to say after the 25-19 win

Ryan, offense struggle with turnovers

Mark Bradley column: The Frenetic Falcons: Five-and-oh-my!

Roddy White hears support from the crowd

15 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons’ victory

Roddy White: ‘I’ll be a Falcons for life’

Tweetcap: Falcons beat Redskins in OT

TEXANS GAME COVERAGE — Falcons 48, Texans 21

How the Falcons hammered the Texans — Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ 48-21 win over the Texans

Devonta Freeman stars again for the Falcons

What the Falcons had to say after pummeling the Texans

9 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons’ victory

Jeff Schult’z column: Devonta Freeman, 7 TDs — who didn’t see that coming

Schraeder, Matthews keep Watt in check

Hankerson turns in a 100-yard receiving day (second of his career)

Houston’s J.J. Watt tips hat to the Falcons

Former Falcons great Jessie Tuggle honored during Texans game

COWBOYS GAME COVERAGE — Falcons 39, Cowboys 28

Falcons 39, Cowboys 28 — Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ 39-28 win over the Cowboys

Mark Bradley’s short takes: Julio, Freeman and the defense

Devonta Freeman is catalyst for Falcons run game

QUOTEBOARD: What the Falcons had to say after beating Dallas

Julio Jones does it again: 12 catches, 164 yards and two touchdowns

Mark Bradley column: A dominant half shows what he Falcons could be

Offensive line cracked the run-game code

Ryan directed second-half fireworks show

Beasley help lead resurgence on defense

Where’s Falcons wide receiver Roddy White?

GIANTS GAME COVERAGE — Falcons 24, Giants 20

Falcons 24, Giants 20 — Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from Falcons’ 24-20 win over the Giants

Mark Bradley column — Don’t stop believin’: Dan Quinn’s men are 2-0

A record day for Julio Jones: 13 receptions

Kroy Biermann: ‘We’re a ball-attacking team’

EAGLES GAME COVERAGE — FALCONS 26, EAGLES 24

5 things we learned from Falcons’ upset win over Eagles

Matt Ryan leads Falcons to 26-24 win over the Eagles

Jeff Schultz column: An impressive debut by Quinn’s new Falcons

Mark Bradley column: A new year: The Falcons dig deep and hang on

Julio Jones moves into fifth on Falcons’ all-time receiving list

Tevin Coleman powers new rushing attack

Ricardo Allen seals victory in first start at free safety

4 questions with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones after the game

Falcons rookies Beasley, Jarrett make impact

Falcons’ revamped offensive line shows positive signs

Falcons quotes after their victory over the Eagles

Falcons-Eagles: By The Numbers


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