As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.
Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.
The Jets rookie quarterback shocks the world with an outstanding performance against the Atlanta Falcons.
Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28 on Monday night.
Tom Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots held off a furious Atlanta comeback Sunday night, beating the Falcons 30-23 to improve to 4-0 for the first time since their near-perfect season in 2007.
Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ All the missing pieces _ defense and a running game _ are aligning at the right time for Eli Manning and the New […]