- 12:01 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
- 10:13 am Monday, October 20th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
BALTIMORE – Falcons wide receiver Roddy White broke Terance Mathis’ (57) franchise-record for career touchdown receptions with a four-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to avert the shut out in the 29-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
White has caught 58 career touchdowns since being drafted by Atlanta in 2005. He also owns franchise records for receptions (713), receiving yards (9,789), 100-yard receiving games (38), and 10-catch games (11).
Center James Stone played 56 of the 66 offensive snaps (85 percent) after Peter Konz went down with a serious knee injury.
Percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams
- 6:00 am Monday, October 20th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
BALTIMORE – As the season nears the halfway point, the Falcons are regressing.
The offense has scored 28, 20, 13 and 7 points over their four-game losing streak to Vikings, Giants, Bears and Ravens. They can’t stop the run and continue to make penalties.
As the injuries have started to mount, the offensive line is ineffective again. And we all know they if they can’t protect Matt Ryan, then the Falcons are doomed.
Here are the Falcons’ grades for the 29-7 debacle against the Baltimore Ravens.
GAME BALLS: Defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi and center James Stone. Massaquoi had two quarterback hits, six tackles and [More]
- 5:58 am Monday, October 20th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
CineSport’s Brian Clark and the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter recap the Falcons’ 29-7 loss to the Ravens on Sunday and discuss the team’s growing offensive line problems.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- 12:26 pm Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
FLOWERY BRANCH–Julio Jones talks about his dropped passes against the Bears and how teams have made adjustments to defend him.
- 3:23 pm Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH – After Falcons coach Mike Smith ripped the media for not knowing the coverage call on the 74-yard pass play, we decided to take a closer look at the play.
“Miscommunication, a mental error, missed leverage or missed tackle lead to explosive plays,” Smith said. “There is a design to every defensive call. Everybody has to be seeing it the same way.
“We were not as nearly as clean as we needed to be. I don’t want to talk about specific plays, nor will I talk about specific players. What you see on tape, unless you know what the play [More]
- 1:56 pm Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss the causes of the Falcons’ three-game losing streak, and whether Atlanta can end the skid in Baltimore.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- 11:03 am Monday, October 13th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Falcons running back Antone Smith’s playing time increased by five percent against the Bears.
He played 11 of 56 snaps (20 percent). He played 11 of 72 of the offensive snaps (15 percent) against the Giants.
Prince Shembo, who started the two previous games, didn’t play from scrimmage. Apparently, the Falcons thought Joplo Bartu was a better matchup against Chicago running back Matt Forte.
The Falcons have started to cut Kroy Biermann’s snaps. He played 42 of 73 snaps (58 percent) against the Bears. He played 68 percent against the Giants and 75 percent against the Vikings.
Justin Blalock returned after missing a game [More]
- 10:23 am Monday, October 13th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Falcons’ offense struggled again as they fell to the Chicago Bears 27-13 on Sunday. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.
NEXT UP: The Falcons (2-4) play the Baltimore Ravens (4-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- 10:19 am Monday, October 13th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Ten Longest Plays for Chicago Bears vs the Atlanta Falcons
Here’s the 10-longest plays chart for the Bears against the Falcons defense.
YARDS — QT — PLAY START — PLAY DESCRIPTION
74 yards – 3rd QT – 2 down-10 yards-CHI 20 (6:14) — J.Cutler pass deep right to A.Jeffery to ATL 6 for 74 yards (K.Ishmael).
47 yards – 2 – 3-6-50 (7:04) (Shotgun) J.Cutler pass deep left to B.Marshall to ATL 3 for 47 yards (R.Alford).
26 yards – 2 –1-10-CHI 7 (4:06) E.Britton reported in as eligible. J.Cutler pass deep right to A.Jeffery pushed ob at CHI 33 for 26 yards [More]