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


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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Falcons lose big against the Vikings

The Atlanta Falcons came into Minnesota thinking of a 3-2 record but instead they watched as Rookie Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater torched their defense for 317 yards in the air and the combined rushing total of 241 yards (Bridgewater ran five times for 27 yards).  In the fourth quarter, Bridgewater tweaked his ankle while scrambling from the Falcons defense.  In the end, the Falcons fell to the Vikings 28-41.

“I felt what happened during the play. It was basically a non-contact injury,” Bridgewater said after the game. “I tried to make a plant move, and just rolled my ankle in a funny way. I wasn’t worried at all.”

The Falcons stay on the road and visit the New York Giants who are coming off a big 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins.  Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons.

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Brees Breaks Marino’s Single-Season Passing Mark

Brees had 307 yards and 4 touchdown passes, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2 minutes 51 seconds remaining.

It was Brees’s final pass of the game, and it gave him 5,087 yards this season — with one game still to play. As Sproles spiked the ball, Brees put his arm over his head and started walking toward midfield while the Superdome crowd went wild and his teammates chased him down.

Brees’s four touchdown passes gave him 276 for his career, moving him ahead of Joe Montana (273) and Vinny Testaverde (275) for ninth all time. He is the first quarterback in N.F.L. history to pass for more than 5,000 yards twice; he had 5,069 in 2008, falling 15 short of Marino’s mark.

Brees’s first scoring pass went for 8 yards to Marques Colston and the second for 9 yards to Jimmy Graham. In the third quarter, Brees hit Robert Meachem for a score from 24 yards, giving New Orleans a 28-10 lead.

The Saints also had 463 total yards, giving them 6,857 for the season and breaking the 2008 club record of 6,571. New Orleans continues to close in on the league record of 7,075 offensive yards in a season, set by the 2000 St. Louis Rams.

Brees might have broken the record in the third quarter if not for Sproles’s 92-yard kickoff return, which set up John Kasay’s 29-yard field goal. Brees also was intercepted twice, once in the Falcons end zone, but New Orleans was still dominant enough to take a comfortable lead.

The game became a romp when Julio Jones was stripped by Scott Shanle and Malcolm Jenkins returned the ball 30 yards for a score to make it 38-16 in the fourth quarter. The Superdome crowd was in full celebration by then, but the play also meant fans would have to wait until later in the fourth quarter before Brees would get another chance to break Marino’s record.

PETERSON MAY RETURN SOONER The Minnesota Vikings revised their timetable for running back Adrian Peterson’s recovery from left knee surgery, saying they think he will be ready to start the 2012 season.

Peterson will have surgery in 7 to 10 days for torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, said Eric Sugarman, the Vikings’ head trainer.

Peterson was hurt Saturday against the Washington Redskins. The Vikings originally said they did not expect Peterson, who was signed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the first week of the season, to be ready for the start of the next season. (AP)

JAGUARS LOSE TWO MORE Jacksonville placed cornerback Ashton Youboty (hamstring) and defensive end Matt Roth (concussion) on injured reserve, giving it a league-high 31 players on the list.

Ten of the season-ending injuries have been in the secondary. (AP)

TICKET PUSH IN CINCINNATI The Cincinnati Bengals made a buy-one, get-one-free offer to season-ticket holders for the final regular-season game Sunday in an effort to fill Paul Brown Stadium for a game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati (9-6) can clinch a wild-card playoff berth by beating Baltimore (11-4). The challenge is to fill the 65,500-seat stadium, which has been one-third empty for most games this season.

The Bengals have sold out one home game, when Pittsburgh visited. Cincinnati sold 41,273 tickets for a victory over Arizona on Saturday. (AP)

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