Falcons kick off Preseason after Green Bay/Lambeau Field mishap

The Green Bay Packers dropped the proverbial ‘Hall of Fame’ ball after the league cancelled the Hall of Fame Game due to “poor field conditions.”

“Due to safety concerns with the condition of the playing surface in Canton, tonight’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers has been cancelled. We are very disappointed for our fans, but player safety is our primary concern, and as a result, we could not play an NFL game on this field tonight.”

So now your Atlanta Falcons against the Washington Redskins becomes the game to kick off the preseasonFalcons 2

and Quarterback Matt Ryan for one, is looking to get off to a fast start this year.

“Well, I think you always want to start fast,” Ryan said. “I mean, anytime you play a game, you want to compete and you want to win, so that’s important. But offensively, I think you want to get off to a fast start, set the tempo, set the tone for what you want to be as an offense, and hopefully execute really well.”

Don’t expect first round pick Keanu Neal to take the field against the Redskins as was reported to be nursing a trunk, (torso) injury.

“I’m not going to say if he’ll play yet,” Head Coach Dan Quinn said. “He just saw the doc today. He had a trunk injury, and we’ll determine [his status] later in the week. Honestly, I don’t have enough information to tell you if he will or won’t. I think it could go 50/50 either way. I’ll let you know during the week.”

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and be a part of Atlanta Falcons History!

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NFL to post the three Falcons games to YouTube

The National Football League has decided to let you, the fans, select which three games to place on YouTube as the best Falcons Games to date.  The selection to choose from are

  1. Atlanta Falcons Vs San Francisco 49ers, 1983 – Steve Bartkowski delivers a near 50-yard Hail Mary pass to Billy “White Shoes” Johnson in the final moments of the game for a 28-24 win.
  2.  NFC Championship Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Minnesota Vikings, 1988 – A Morton Anderson kick sends the Falcons to their first Conference Title and a trip to the Super Bowl.
  3. NFC Wildcard Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Green Bay Packers, 2002 – Michael Vick leads Falcons over Packers for their first post-season loss at Lambeau.
  4. Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints, 2010 – An overtime victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints in week three in overtime with a kick by Matt Bryant.
  5. NFC Wildcard Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Seattle Seahawks, 2012 – Matt Bryant again lifts his team in overtime past the Seattle Seahawks

Get your votes at the bottom of THIS PAGE

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The Falcons Kick off the preseason with a game against the Washington Redskins on August 11th.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for all preseason and regular season games so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!

 

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Where will the Falcons go with #17?

The Atlanta Falcons have some crucial needs, all at defense and the franchise is not letting on as to where exactly the team will draft.  From linebackers, to guards to safeties, the needs are plentyful and thankfully so are the personnel in the draft but odds on favorite has to be on FSU Safety Keanu Neal, who was courted by Dan Quinn before he left.  The 2016 NFL Draft is tonight!

The Falcons open the preseason on the road against the Washington Redskins and the regular season opens up at home against Tampa Bay.  Get your tickets now and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!

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