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The Falcons do not allow a single sack It is no secret how poor the offensive line looked in pass protection week one versus Chicago. Conversely, the Packers defensive line looked rejuvenated against Seattle, coming up with four sacks and making life miserable for Russell Wilson. There are already clamors of the Packers defense being “back”. Well I am not ready to go there just yet. The Seattle offensive line is the worst in the NFL and looked even worse than that on Sunday. Meanwhile, Atlanta sends out one of the best offensive lines in the league onto the...Continue reading »

The Falcons stay in the NFC North in week two but take a step up in competition when they take on the King of the North, Aaron Rodgers, and his army of cheeseheads. Week one was not pretty for the Falcons as they edged out the Bears, but when you look around the league, that was sort of the theme. Even a lot of the winners of week one games did not look particularly well doing it. That could be said for the Packers, who won a defensive battle in Lambeau with the Seattle Seahawks. Packers fans will immediately point to the improved defense that held Russell Wilson to...Continue reading »

After a 3-0 victory in their Mercedes Benz debut, the Five Stripes are ready to quickly turn back around. United are set to kick off for the first time against the New England Revolution at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night as the home side will be looking to keep a seven-match unbeaten streak alive. The Basics: When: Wednesday, September 13th – 7:00 pm Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia Watch: Fox Sports South Atlanta United (11-8-6) Atlanta United’s first match on their new stomping ground went about as good as it possibly could’ve...Continue reading »

It appears as if there is essentially a done deal between the Braves and Jihwan Bae, an 18-year old Korean prospect. Just hours before the KBO draft, the deal was announced. Per Braves beat reporter David O’ Brien, the projected first round pick will be one of the few Korean teens to skip playing in Korea and come straight to the U.S. for a signing bonus around $300,000. Bae will join the next wave of shortstop prospects in the team’s rebuild, alongside Kevin Maitan and Derian Cruz. Jose Peraza was shipped out of town, Dansby Swanson is now a big leaguer,...Continue reading »

5. Man, is this the same Atlanta team we saw last season? I have vowed there will be no Super Bowl hangover for this Falcons team, but after a lackluster week one win over the Bears, even the most optimistic Falcons fans had to have some initial concerns. The offense, that returned nearly every starter, struggled. The one significant replacement, Wes Schweitzer, was manhandled for the majority of the game by what appeared to be a very solid Chicago defensive line. Matt Ryan and Austin Hooper were the lone bright spots, as Steve Sarkisian’s first game as an offensive...Continue reading »

What a day for Atlanta Sports. Moments after a huge win for the Falcons, the Braves won a thriller via a walk-off home run by Lane Adams. After a comeback in the ninth, the Braves won another tight game in extras adding to their list of success as one of the best teams in the league after the seventh inning. A pitching matchup that featured Orlando Despaigne and R.A. Dickey, meant that this would most likely be a slugfest on a Sunday afternoon baseball game. Both teams raked with a combined 26 hits and 18 runs in 11 innings. The Marlins scored three runs in the second...Continue reading »

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out…… What a start to the 2017 season for the Falcons. It was stressful for fans watching the game as the Falcons let the Bears back in the game, but in the end Brooks Reed along with the defense were able to hold off the Bears, who were set up with first and goal from the Atlanta five-yard line with less than a minute go. The Falcons have been notoriously lackluster during the first week of the NFL season, losing three of their last four openers.  Matt Ryan picked up where he left off after winning the MVP a...Continue reading »

4. Both Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu each catch for over 1,000 yards There were not too many people who were thrilled when the Falcons signed Mohammed Sanu two offseason ago to a five-year deal worth over $30 million. Most viewed it as a massive overpay for a receiver who was far down the Bengals depth chart. However, Sanu proved all of his naysayers wrong in his first season with Atlanta, proving to be the perfect compliment to star receiver Julio Jones. Sanu caught 59 passes for 693 yards last season. It is virtually a guarantee Julio catches for over 1,000 yard providing...Continue reading »

More bad news for a Hawks team that cannot afford much bad news if they expect to extend their streak of ten straight postseason appearances to eleven. Miles Plumlee, who the Hawks acquired from Charlotte in the Dwight Howard deal, was arrested a couple weeks ago on marijuana charges in New York. Police records show the center was arrested and posted bail on August 20th. While the league does not normally test for marijuana, it is among the list of drugs that are banned in the NBA. First-time offenders like Plumlee are subject to the league’s marijuana treatment...Continue reading »

5. They did not lose anybody Yes, the most recent Super Bowl loser went from an unbelievable 15-1 record to a lousy 6-10 after falling in the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos two seasons ago. However, Carolina featured turnover throughout their roster, most notably on the outside when they pulled a contract offer from pro-bowl cornerback Josh Norman. That in particular really came back to bite them, as the secondary for the Panthers was a mess last season. Injuries did not help them either, but the Falcons will not feature that same kind of drop off. They had one starter...Continue reading »