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  1. Power Rankings: No. 6 Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 4 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to win a game, but dropped two spots in the rankings. I guess the voters weren't al...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  2. Power Rankings: No. 4 Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 2 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Atlanta Falcons tumbled only two spots after a close loss to New Orleans Saints on the road. That's not a great ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  3. Power Rankings: No. 8 New Orleans Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    A weekly examination of the Saints' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 14 | Last Week: 13 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The New Orleans Saints jumped up five spots after their impressive opening win against the Atlanta Falcons. But I'm...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The team signed eight players, including seven that were with the Falcons in the preseason, to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS David Newton writes that t...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Observation deck: Falcons-Jaguars

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 20-16 loss to Jacksonville on Thursday night: What it means: The Falcons finished their preseason without a win, but that doesn't mean much. Coach Mike Smith has a history of playing possum in the preseason and bei...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Checking NFC South QB snap counts

    Pat Yasinskas

    Last week, we made a big deal about how Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman had taken so few snaps in the first two preseason games. Well, that trend changed in the exhibition game against Miami on Saturday night. Freeman played 41 snaps (although ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Rookie cornerback Robert Alford played a team-high 84 percent of the defensive snaps in the preseason game with Tennessee. Part of that was because start...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Observation deck: Falcons-Titans

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons frequently get talked about as a Super Bowl team. They didn't look anything like that Saturday night. The first-team offense couldn't finish drives and the first-team defense had more than its share of breakdowns in a 2...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  9. NFC South programming notes

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm getting ready to watch the preseason games between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, and the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. I'll be back with observations shortly after those games end. And we'll do it again Sunday afterno...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time to catch up on some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons are game planning for their exhibition with Tennessee. That's something the team didn't do for the first two preseason games. The starters are likely ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Observation deck: Falcons-Ravens

    Pat Yasinskas

    For the first time in more than a year, the Atlanta Falcons have a real running game. That became obvious in Thursday night's 27-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Running back Steven Jackson looked like he might provide more than a little upgrad...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  12. NFC South quick hits

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we get ready for Thursday night's preseason games involving the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons (I'll be back with observations on both games soon after they end), let's take a look at some news and notes from around the division: With M...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a morning run through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that the starters are expected to get 20 to 25 snaps in Thursday night's preseason game at Baltimore. CAROLINA PANTHERS J...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through some headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Even after an 11-tackle performance in the preseason opener, linebacker Paul Worrilow still is listed with the third team on the latest unofficial depth chart. Bu...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  15. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take this opportunity to run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons showed elements of the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses in the preseason opener. Get used to it and get used to seeing Kroy Biermann bounce ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Backup quarterback Dominique Davis called his performance in the preseason opener "horrible". Davis might be being a little hard on himself, but he didn't have...

    Blog | August 12, 2013