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Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

It's the Atlanta Falcons' banged-up defense against the New York Giants' plodding offense as both teams seek to turn their seasons around         

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3 hours ago, USA Today, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

Former Falcons QB Michael Vick to sound train horn during ‘Monday Night Football’ vs. Giants

The franchise continues to make steps to honor Vick. Between holding a ceremony for his retirement, recognizing him for his veteran status with the organization and other moments of attention, the Atlanta Falcons are firmly committed to honoring QB Michael Vick and his tenure with the team. As they...

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5 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants

Schedule and open thread for Week 8’s Sunday games

All the games that are fit to play today while you wait for the Falcons. The Falcons have the day off with Monday Night Football looming, so this should be a rare stress-free Sunday for you guys on the football front. There’s still plenty of games to watch so you can scratch that itch, though only a...

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7 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Podcast: Dan and Chris preview Week 7’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Falcons

On the latest Big Blue View podcast, Dan Pizzuta and Chris Pflum preview the New York Giants’ upcoming Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. Topics on this episode include: Does the Corey Coleman signing mean anything? What can the Giants do to fix the offense against Atlanta? Whether...

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8 hours ago, Big Blue View, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will look to open roof for 2nd consecutive Falcons game

The roof, the roof, the roof will be open! Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a gigantic open roof thing! The good folks who make the calls at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have decided to give the big expandable roof its due once more Monday night for the Atlanta Falcons and their game against...

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8 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta is a great passing team, but has a lot of work to do everywhere else

Some sobering ranks from the folks at Football Outsiders. The Falcons are quite literally a bottom five team in rushing offense, pass defense, and run defense through six weeks of the 2018 season. When you consider all of that, it’s sort of remarkable they’ve even been able to win two games thus far....

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10 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

What’s wrong with the Falcons? We find out in our ‘5 questions’ segment

Let’s learn more about the Giants’ Monday night opponent The New York Giants get a second straight national TV game when they face the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. Let’s learn some things about the Falcons from Dave Choate of The Falcoholic in our weekly “5 questions” segment. Ed: It wasn’t...

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11 hours ago, Big Blue View, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

NFC South implications for today’s Week 7 games

As you might imagine, the Falcons can help themselves Monday night, but what happens in the meantime? All three NFC South rivals are playing today, with the Falcons sitting comfortably until Monday night’s tilt with the Giants. Here’s who each one of those teams are playing and what a loss would mean...

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12 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr., bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Falcons

The New York Giants are facing the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week 7. Here are 5 bold predictions for their prime-time matchup. It’s easy to give up on the New York Giants after a 1-5 start. They’ve looked unorganized in every facet of the game, and to make matters worse,...

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22 hours ago, NFL Spin Zone, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

DC Marquand Manuel addresses state of Falcons pass rush

It’s not a lot, but at least the team is acknowledging the issue. The Atlanta Falcons have a pass rush. It’s not much of a pass rush, but it’s one all the same. DE Takkarist McKinley is in the midst of a breakout season and has been just swell. DT Grady Jarrett is always a stalwart interior rusher,...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons to fly into MNF with Ridley, Sanu, Jarrett

The injured Falcons will at least get vertical threats Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu back, along with defensive players Grady Jarrett and Derrick Shelby, back for Monday's game.

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1 day ago, ESPN, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu preaches importance of Julio Jones

Just in case you were wondering what Jones’ importance on the offense was this year. The Atlanta Falcons have a three-headed monster at receiver right now with Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley, which has proved virtually impossible for opposing secondaries to stop. But the “Julio has no touchdowns”...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Where is Isaiah Oliver?

With CB Brian Poole struggling in coverage and run support, it’s time to give the Falcons’ second round pick, CB Isaiah Oliver, a chance to earn more playing time. The Falcons have suffered a lot of injuries on defense in 2018. Anyone who has followed the team even casually can see the havoc it has wrought...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Giants-Falcons final injury report: Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison will play

Kick returner Jawill Davis out with concussion Tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison, along with EDGE player Olivier Vernon will all play for the New York Giants Monday against the Atlanta Falcons. None are on the team’s final injury report. Engram has missed three games with a knee injury. Ellison...

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1 day ago, Big Blue View, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons’ Calvin Ridley, Grady Jarrett, and Mohamed Sanu all expected to play vs. Giants on ‘Monday Night Football’

Finally, some injury news that isn’t terrible. It feels nice to be able to share some pleasant news with you on the Falcons injury front. Calvin Ridley, Mohamed Sanu, and Grady Jarrett all were able to practice in some capacity on Saturday in the team’s final session before Monday’s game. The expectation...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants

What could change for the Atlanta Falcons after the bye

Let’s take a look at what might be ahead for these birds. The Falcons have a game tomorrow night, and then they effectively have almost two weeks until their next game. The bye week is an ideal opportunity for the team to make changes they haven’t wanted to make to this point, both because they have...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

History lessons: How the NFL stole Atlanta from the AFL

Southern city had been a target for both leagues The Washington Redskins at one time claimed the entire South as its fan base as they were for a very long time the southernmost National Football League (NFL) club. The only other pro football team that had ever been placed in the South was in 1946 with...

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1 day ago, Big Blue View, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons vs. Giants: Channel, announcers, kickoff time, and key questions for Week 7 MNF

Both the Falcons and Giants are going to try to start climbing out of their respective divisional basements on Monday Night Football. On Monday night, after the dust has cleared in Week 7 for the rest of the NFL, Atlanta’s going to try to win another game. That’s all that the Falcons can do right now,...

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1 day ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants

NFL Week 7 expert picks, predictions for Giants vs. Falcons

What the experts think about Monday’s matchup The New York Giants go for their second win of the season on Monday night, when they travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Let’s take a look around the Internet to see what the experts are predicting for Big Blue’s Monday night...

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1 day ago, Big Blue View, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

New York Giants: Olivier Vernon, players to watch vs. Falcons in Week 7

The New York Giants face the Atlanta Falcons Monday night in a battle of struggling squads. Here are three Big Blue players to watch in that contest. The 2018 NFL season is quickly headed to oblivion for the New York Giants. Big Blue trudges into Atlanta for a matchup with the Falcons this Monday night...

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2 days ago, NFL Spin Zone, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons

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