Michael Arkin

Michael Arkin

Founder and writer of SportsTalkATL.com. Currently a senior at the University of Alabama and an Atlanta sports fan since day one. Can be reached via e-mail at mbarkin@crimson.ua.edu.
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Buccaneers-Falcons: Preview and Predictions

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. EST, November 1 Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia Channel: FOX Announcers: Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa Radio: 92.9 The Game . Winning a very ugly game, the Atlanta Falcons (6-1) trail the Carolina Panthers by 0.5 games in the division. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) come into town looking to steal a divisional game in

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3 Things We Learned from the Falcons-Titans Matchup

1. Through the Struggles, the Falcons keep finding ways to win In a very sloppy game, the Atlanta Falcons found a way to win. Dealing with an offensive funk lately, the team won this game on the defensive side of the ball. Rookie safety Robenson Therezie had an interception that sealed the game late in

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Julio Jones “Will Not be on a Pitch Count” on TNF

Some positive news to report to Falcons fans. Dan Quinn reportedly told CBS sports reporter, Tracy Wolfson, that Julio Jones will play and will not be on a pitch count. No one but the team truly knows Jones true condition, but this is very good news. Jones has been hampered by a nagging hamstring, and

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Jones IN, Person and Durant OUT

  When the Atlanta Falcons play the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, they will be missing two key contributors. Starters Justin Durant (elbow) and Mike Person (ankle) will not be able to play. They have not been able to practice this week, but they will have 10 days extra days to recover. Julio Jones

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Falcons-Saints: Preview and Predictions

Kickoff: 8:25 p.m. EST, October 15 Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA Channel: CBS or NFL Network Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson Radio: 92.9 The Game . It’s that time of year where the rivalry continues. Two teams that hate every part of each other will square off in primetime action on Thursday night. The Atlanta

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Julio Jones Practices After Missing Monday

After missing Monday’s practice, Julio Jones returned to the field on Tuesday. The Atlanta Falcons (5-0) have their first division game against the New Orleans Saints (1-4) on Thursday Night. Jones has been a key part to Atlanta’s success on offense thus far, and they will likely need him to suit up Thursday. Leading the

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Coleman and Allen IN, Durant Out Vs Redskins

  The Atlanta Falcons are getting back two players from injuries for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Redskins. Running back Tevin Coleman and free safety Ricardo Allen return back to action. Coleman was the starter before his rib injury, and will likely back up the league leader in touchdowns in Devonta Freeman. Allen will likely

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MVP Alert: Recognizing Julio Jones’ Potential Record Setting Season

Back in 2011, the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns made a monumental trade in the NFL Draft. Viewed as a potential franchise changing move for both teams, the Falcons gave up a first-round pick (No. 27), a second-round pick (No. 59) and a fourth-round pick (No. 124) in the 2011 Draft. The Browns also received Atlanta’s first-round pick

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The Second Half, the Game We Thought We Would See

Talk about a tale of two halves. The Dallas Cowboys came out hot and went up 14-0 after their first two drives in the first quarter. They were up 28-14 at the end of the first half. Many started to believe that the Falcons looked like pretenders after two quarters, but with key adjustments made

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