The NFC Is Running Low On Pro Bowl Quarterbacks

Matt Ryan hurt his shoulder when he was pancaked to the turf by Ahmad Brooks with 1:55 remaining. It looked ugly, and Ryan got up slowly. It was his left, non-throwing shoulder, but his next two passes were incomplete. When Atlanta recovered the ball with time left for one play, Ryan's "hail mary" only traveled 20… » 1/21/13 3:30pm 1/21/13 3:30pm

Megatron Breaks The Record And Lions Fans Aren't Sure How To Feel:…

Atlanta 31, Detroit 18: The above moment of celebratory uncertainty came before Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record—it came during a Falcons timeout while the Lions were down, in fact, which meant the confusion was sort of understandable—but it's appropriate considering the general… » 12/22/12 11:45pm 12/22/12 11:45pm

Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Gets…

It was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still agitated by Ryan's boasting, and were looking to get some revenge. » 12/10/12 3:35pm 12/10/12 3:35pm

Atlanta 27, Denver 21: The Game In Two GIFs

The officiating in this game was an absolute disaster. Just brutal. It was as if Drew's column earlier today sprouted legs and was playing out on our televisions. There was a point where it really looked like things were going to boil over and shit was going to get out of hand. Shit did not get entirely out of hand,… » 9/18/12 12:24am 9/18/12 12:24am

The Falcons Need Some New Fourth-Down Plays

The cat-and-mouse game of defensive scheming decided both playoff matches yesterday, but in different ways. In Denver, the Steelers stacked the box, daring Tim Tebow to throw. He did. But at the Meadowlands, on a pair of fourth down conversions, the Falcons telegraphed a pair of sneaks up the middle, daring the Giants… » 1/09/12 11:55am 1/09/12 11:55am

Eli Manning and Matt Ryan: Post-Turnover Face-Off

The quarterback matchup today isn't just about who can throw for more touchdowns, it's also about who can make the most ridiculous face after giving one away to the other team. While the Manning face is certainly more renowned, Matt Ryan is certainly no slouch. In anticipation of today's head-to-head battle, we've… » 1/08/12 12:30pm 1/08/12 12:30pm

Men Whose Job It Is To Hurt Quarterbacks Chided For Being Happy When…

I get that Lions-Falcons was the closest thing to a matchup of two winning teams yesterday, and that both are likely to be vying for the same limited wild card slots, so we should have expected a competitive game, bordering on the chippy. But what we got—Matt Ryan getting his ankle rolled up, and two Lions linesman… » 10/24/11 11:05am 10/24/11 11:05am

1st Round, Third Overall: Falcons Select Matty Ice


The Falcons wish to remain anonymous. After a year of dog torturing and climb-out-the bathroom-window coach quitting, the team would like to return to the quiet old days when David Archer was the quarterback and the average crowd rivaled the turnout on the Asia reunion tour. They hired someone named Mike Smith as… » 4/26/08 3:22pm 4/26/08 3:22pm