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  1. QB Watch: Saints' Drew Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    A weekly analysis of the Saints' quarterback play. Rewind: Drew Brees put up solid numbers (357 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception) in a season-opening win against the Atlanta Falcons. But Brees and the offense weren't quite a...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    A review of the hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Not the Greatest Show on Turf: There was a lot of offseason talk about Atlanta's offense and how it could be among the greate...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  3. Power Rankings: Falcons at No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    Despite getting more first-place votes than any other team, the Atlanta Falcons wound up No. 2 in the latest installment of ESPN.com's Power Rankings. The Seattle Seahawks are No. 1. The Falcons got three first-place votes, but were dragged down b...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. Observations on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    If they don't cut them down, the "empty calories" Atlanta coach Mike Smith talks so much about are going to end up costing the Atlanta Falcons. One drive in a 34-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals exposed a lingering problem. Early in the second q...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  5. Wrap-up: Falcons 40, Chiefs 24

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 40-24 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. What it means: This was a great way for the Falcons to start the season. It's always nice to win on the road and it's especially nice tha...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  6. Southern exposure for Week 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    After a turbulent offseason, the New Orleans Saints will remain in the spotlight in the first week of the NFL season. Their 1 p.m. ET game on FOX, with Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston in the booth, will be televised throughout most of the nation. ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. NFC South Stock Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    FALLING 1. The "hot" coordinators in the NFC South. New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson all got outcoached badly in...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  8. Falcons struggle across the board

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHICAGO - One game into the season, the Atlanta Falcons have an identity they don't want. "Sloppy ball," linebacker Mike Peterson said. "We played sloppy ball." That might be putting it kindly. A team that has spent the past three seasons win...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Bears 30, Falcons 12

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHICAGO -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' season-opening 30-12 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field: What it means: One game doesn't make a season. The Falcons showed that last season when they lost their opener at Pittsburgh and still wen...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  10. Southern exposure for Week 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons are going to get massive exposure in their Sunday game with the Chicago Bears. Take a look at the map of where games will be televised on the excellent website the506.com. Look at the red states because those are the ones where...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  11. Looking at NFC South Power Rankings

    Pat Yasinskas

    The ESPN.com Week 1 Power Rankings are up and the NFC South has three teams in the top 12. For what it's worth this time of year, let's remind you that 12 teams make the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints are No. 5 and the Atlanta Falcons are No. 6....

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  12. Observations on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    So far anyway, that trade up to get Julio Jones is looking pretty darn good for the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie wide receiver had a great debut Friday night as the Falcons opened their preseason with a 28-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins. But Jones w...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  13. Audibles: NFC South Week 3 preview

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-1) 1 p.m. ET Still not sure what the "real" Atlanta offense looks like. It was great in Week 1 against Detroit and lousy in Week 2 versus Tampa Bay. I'm guessing th...

    Blog | September 19, 2008
  14. Audibles: NFC South Week 1 preview

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Carolina Panthers vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:15 p.m. ET In the Wofford College cafeteria this summer, Mike Trgovac saw me wearing a red baseball hat with "LT" on it and said, "Man, I used to like you. But now you're ...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  15. NFL Power Rankings: 2008 Week 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's finally here -- ESPN.com's Week 1 NFL Power Rankings, we mean. Oh yeah, the season is starting, too.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  16. Things to watch for the Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to watch in Thursday night's preseason game between the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals: 1. Lamar Holmes. With starting right tackle Mike Johnson going down with a season-ending injury earlier this week, the Falcons will take a...

    Blog | August 08, 2013