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Falcons-Saints post-game injury report: Ricardo Allen knocked out the game with "calf injury" Fact: Ricardo Allen brews his own kombucha.
Matt Ryan on 3-touchdown day for Calvin Ridley: 'He made them pay' Matt Ryan on 3-touchdown day for Calvin Ridley: 'He made them pay'
Quotes from Saints head coach Sean Payton: Week 3 at Atlanta Falcons 9/23/18 I think 3 timeouts where the ball was at was a long time in our league. It is a matter of the downs not the matter of the time if you're looking at a 40-yard landmark for Matt Bryant."
Falcons' offense needs to carry the weight again and again Atlanta is hurting on defense, but what the 1-2 Falcons can do in the near future is ride a high-scoring attack to help offset those glaring issues.
Ricardo Allen injury: If the safety misses significant time, the Falcons are in big trouble You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Matt Ryan had one of the greatest losing efforts in NFL history Ryan has gone nuts the last two weeks, accounting for nine touchdowns in eight quarters. Against a completely overmatched Saints secondary, Ryan was firing on all cylinders, repeatedly nailing downfield throws to pick up big gains for Calvin Ridley or Julio Jones.
Little defense to be found in Saints' OT win over Falcons Falcons reserve cornerback Justin Bethel injured a knee in the third quarter…. Atlanta rookie linebacker Foyesade Oluokun left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Thomas continued the best start for a receiver in NFL history. He had 10 catches for 129 yards.
Vic Beasley waited out final ref ruling in Saints game in the Falcons tunnel So is heading to the tunnel. It may bring into question if the Falcons pull Beasley's fifth-year option and draft his replacement. Either way, he hasn't been playing like a top-10 draft pick.
Falcons injury updates: 2018 season may hinge on Ricardo Allen's status Falcons injury updates: Season may hinge on Ricardo Allen's status.
Brees rushes for 2 TDs as Saints beat Falcons in OT Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns and ran for another two as the New Orleans Saints needed overtime to beat the Atlanta Falcons 43-37. In the win Drew Brees past Brett Favre for the most completions in NFL history.
To root for the Falcons is to experience living Again, that's because the Falcons have been a mirror to our moldy souls for way too long. I was born in 1984 and became a Falcons fan in earnest in the very early 90s, and here's a short list of the things that have happened to this team since then:.
Recap: Falcons defense falters in 43-37 overtime loss to Saints The Falcons special teams unit had a critical miscue in the third quarter, in which Saints defensive end Alex Okafor would block a punt that led to a Drew Brees touchdown for Ted Ginn. If the team is going to recover and still make the playoffs, their defense and special teams units will have to do better.
New Orleans Saints 43-37 Atlanta Falcons: Drew Brees scores game-winning TD in overtime thriller Drew Brees' one-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over NFC South rivals Atlanta Falcons.
Matt Ryan posted highest passer rating in a loss in NFL history vs. Saints In Atlanta's excruciating 43-37 defeat to New Orleans, Ryan posted the highest passer rating of any quarterback in a loss in NFL history, according to Scott Kacsmar at Football Outsiders. Three of Ryan's touchdowns went to rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
Falcons Offense Soars, Defense Snores It was always going to come down to the final possession. When the New Orleans Saints won the coin toss to begin overtime in Atlanta, Falcons fans knew there was a slim chance the home team would escape Sunday's showdown with a second win under their belt despite the offense scoring at will.
Drew Brees' TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons Drew Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Falcons 37 - Saints 43 final score: It wasn't enough The Falcons came out needing to show some urgency and…did not. A short incompletion to Mohamed Sanu, a holding call on Jake Matthews, a three yard run for Tevin Coleman and a 12 yard pass to Austin Hooper ended the drive for Atlanta. Punt.
The Falcoholic Live's Saints @ Falcons Post-Game Special Let's talk about it on The Falcoholic Live's Saints @ Falcons Post-Game Special. As always, we'll also be taking your questions throughout the show. If you'd like to ask a question, there are two ways to do so:. We hope you guys enjoy the show! If you have comments, we'd love to hear them.
Saints beat Falcons in overtime On a day when defenses were of little use, the Saints took advantage of a special teams play to spark their offense. The Saints beat the Falcons 43-37 in overtime, taking the first possession right down the field in the extra session, with Drew Brees diving in himself for the game-winning touchdown.
Falcons and Saints heading to overtime The Falcons and Saints need more time to score more points. On a day when New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees set the league's new all-time completions record, the NFC South rivals are headed to overtime tied 37-37. Brees threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns in regulation, which is good.
Earl Thomas Cowboys Trade a ‘Super Long Shot’ as Chiefs Emerge as Favorites Will the Dallas Cowboys make a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for Earl Thomas? Find out the latest trade rumors, and why the Chiefs are the new favorites.
Calvin Ridley Fantasy Football: Falcons WR Is Major Waiver Wire Pickup Should you pickup up Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley from your waiver wire? Find out why Ridley is a must-add in fantasy football.
Falcons Highlights: Calvin Ridley scores third touchdown on Saints Falcons Highlights: Calvin Ridley scores third touchdown on Saints.
WATCH: Calvin Ridley fathers the Saints en route to his third touchdown of the game The Saints are baffled, and have no answer for Calvin Ridley.
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