Playtime chart: Massaquoi benched against Steelers

9:09 am Dec. 15, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons, in need of a pass rush, benched perhaps their most promising prospect apparently after he spoke up about his decreasing playing time.

Massaquoi, the Central Gwinnett High product who played at

REPORT CARD: Did Matt Ryan blow the Steelers game?

7:00 am Dec. 15, 2014

Over the offseason in 2012, the Falcons decided to pay quarterback Matt Ryan like he was a Super Bowl winning quarterback.

But since the big pay day, Ryan has a pedestrian 9-21 record.

On Sunday against Pittsburgh

NBC’s analysts believe Falcons are dead in NFC South

10:28 pm Dec. 14, 2014

Here’s how NBC analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison assess the NFC South race:

Tony Dungy: “I think it’s going to come down to Carolina and New Orleans.”

Rodney Harrison: “I like the Saints. I like the experience of Drew Brees and I don’t trust Matt Ryan, nor do I trust Derek Anderson or Cam Newton.”

OFFICIAL: Julio Jones and William Moore are out

10:34 am Dec. 14, 2014

UPDATE: Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) and S William Moore (foot) have been officially declared out of the game today against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the team.

Jones, who arrived at the Georgia Dome at

NFLPA statement on ruling in Adrian Peterson appeal

6:18 pm Dec. 12, 2014

Adrian Peterson’s appeal was denied by the NFL on Friday. Below is the NFLPA’s response.

“The NFLPA expected this outcome, given the hearing officer’s relationship and financial ties to the NFL. The decision itself ignores the facts, the evidence and the collective bargaining agreement. This decision also represents the NFL’s repeated failure to adhere to due process and confirms its inconsistent treatment of players. Our union is considering

Watch: D. Led – Falcons’ challenge vs. Big Ben

5:34 pm Dec. 12, 2014

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and CineSport’s Noah Coslov preview Falcons-Steelers by talking about Julio Jones, the Steelers’ NFC South losses and Atlanta’s concern over Ben Roethlisberger.

FALCONS FAN MAILBAG: We take your questions from

Q&A with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin

4:45 pm Dec. 10, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin, who’s set to face the Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome, spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday.

Here’s what he had to say:

Q: How

Falcons’ 32nd ranked defense on the spot

1:00 pm Dec. 10, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons defense will be in another statistical mismatch when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

It’s stop the run time or go home for the