Birds try to avoid last seasons fate
We all remember this point in the season last year. Your Falcons were sitting pretty at 6-4 and looking towards the playoffs. Then the rest of the season happened and all of a sudden you are 8-8 and on the outside looking in. Not this year…by golly I hope not!
The Atlanta Falcons look to regroup against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend after a 15-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago. During their bye week, the team fell in the rankings to 8th and with five of their six remaining in the NFC and four of the six at home, the team will have to work hard for that playoff spot.
“We know the exciting challenge that’s in front of us after the bye,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We have five of the six games in the NFC. So, we’ll be completely pumped for that.”
The Falcons will need all hands on deck for the remainder of the season and the dome can be a bright spot that opponents can’t get over.
“Let’s hope that we can make it as loud as we possibly can … in the Dome,” Quinn said. “Our fans will be ready to rock and our team will be as well.”
So get your tickets now and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals! Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available!
The Atlanta Falcons will welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday in the season opener for both teams. The Falcons finished last season with an 8-8 record in the NFC South, which was an improvement from their 2014 6-10 record but still not anywhere near where they wanted to finish after starting 5-0.
The Falcons go into the season with one of the toughest schedules in the NFL but quarterback Matt Ryan thinks that if the defense can hold, he has enough weapons on the offensive side of the ball to get into the playoffs and beyond.
“We have to create some explosive plays,” Ryan said. “We are getting the ball down the field a little bit and that will help us out. We have to be a little bit more consistent. There is no question about that.”
Coach Quinn also announced that rookie linebackers Deion Jones and DeVondre Campbell will start against the Bucs. Coach Quinn also stated that OG Chris Chester has won his position and will again get the start at right guard.
As for the schedule, coach Quinn seemed more excited then weary of the schedule that has three of first four games divisional matches.
“It’s going to be awesome,” Quinn said. “I love the way that the league has set that up where three of the four are right off the bat. It’s an area we didn’t do a good enough job last year. We struggled against our very own division, which is a tough one.”
Tickets for the game and all your regular season games are on sale now. Get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
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 preseason
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!