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Falcons: Marcus Mariota hasn’t silenced calls for Desmond Ridder

The Falcons’ offense looks more balanced than it did a year ago with Matt Ryan under center, but Marcus Mariota still hasn’t done enough to silence calls for rookie Desmond Ridder to get some burn. Mariota deserves to shoulder some blame for the 16-point fourth-quarter collapse against the Saints, and he knows that. “I would

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Former Falcons pass rusher excelling with Lions

The Falcons have had a need for pass rushers for as long as I can remember. And after Week 1, it seemed Atlanta finally found one. However, in Week 2, it was made abundantly clear this unit still needs significant upgrading. To make matters worse, a former Falcons pass rusher — John Cominsky — is

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Falcons have great chance to get back to .500 record

The Falcons are winless through two weeks of the 2022 season, one of two teams in the NFC who haven’t captured their first victory. However, the start of this season is different than 2021, despite being 0-2. The Eagles smothered the Falcons in the 2021 opener, then Atlanta was once again beat handily by Tom

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Falcons ranked dead last in latest CBS power rankings

The Falcons have lost back-to-back games to open the season for the second time under Arthur Smith, but this year feels slightly different than 2021. Atlanta lost by a combined five points in Weeks 1 and 2 in 2022 and lost by a combined 49 points to their first two opponents last year. It might

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Falcons 2021 draft class is making strides

The Falcons have started the second year under Arthur Smith the same way they did last season, dropping their first two games. However, there is a crucial difference; the team has remained competitive in each loss. Atlanta dominated New Orleans for three quarters in the season opener before folding in the fourth quarter, surrendering a

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Falcons shake up roster following Week 2

Following their Week 2 loss to the Rams, the Falcons have shaken up their roster, signing Abdullah Anderson back to the 53-man after he was elevated from the practice squad before Sunday’s matchup in LA. The team announced the move after his impressive outing yesterday. Anderson only played 11 defensive snaps but recorded a tackle

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Falcons rookies continue to be difference-makers

The Falcons have begun the 2022 season similarly to how they started the 2021 season — 0-2. However, the team looks a little different this year. Atlanta folded like a lawn chair against playoff-caliber teams last season, but that’s not the case through the first two weeks. Against two widely regarded playoff teams in the

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Drake London proving worthy of Falcons No. 8 overall pick

The Falcons fan base has been drug through the wringer just two weeks into the 2022 NFL season. After blowing a 16-point fourth-quarter lead last week to the Saints, Atlanta almost completed a 28-3 comeback that was negated by a Marcus Mariota interception in the red zone. The Falcons did some horrendous things in Week

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