Patriots Opponent Profile: Faltering Falcons May Be Just What The Pats NeedThis week, two possible Super Bowl contenders will face off and a struggling Falcons' team may be perfect for the Patriots right now.
Atlanta Falcons: Road To The Super BowlExpectations were low for the Atlanta Falcons after an 8-8 season in 2015. However, they exceeded all expectations and ended up in Super Bowl 51, only their second championship appearance in franchise history. Here is a look at how they made it there.
FanDuel Weekly Roundup: Who To Play, Who To Pass For NFL Week 11Upsets galore last week in the NFL and the emergence of some rising stars in fantasy football. We have your plays and passes for the NFL Week 11.
Team Grades: Sputtering Giants Drop Close One To Falcons, 24-20The New York Giants could have put to rest last week's heart wrenching defeat to the Dallas Cowboys simply by playing a full 60 minutes of football. Instead, the team treated the hometown crowd to more of the same, as the offense and defense sputtered late, and the Atlanta Falcons took advantage of the Giants' miscue on their way to a 24-20 victory at the Meadowlands.
Fired Up Falcons Provide A Mirror Image To Giants In Substance And StyleIt is a homecoming for New Jersey native and new Falcons' head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn, who captained the high school football team at Morristown high school, was hired to replace Mike Smith after back-to-back losing campaigns.
The Good, Bad And Ugly That Was The 2014 Falcons SeasonIt's time for a regime change in Atlanta. Despite this, not everything went wrong for the Dirty Birds this season.
CBS Sports' Tony Gonzalez Talks Falcons vs. BrownsWhat does Tony Gonzalez think about Atlanta's chances of making the NFL Playoffs? Who should Cleveland name as their starting quarterback? Gonzalez answers these questions and more.
Team Grades: Giants Beckham Worth The Wait, Big Blue Defeats Falcons 30-20The New York Giants unleashed their newest weapon, Odell Beckham, Jr., and the rookie speedster was certainly worth the wait. Beckham caught his first NFL pass, as well as his first NFL touchdown, and provided a much-needed offensive lift. After a mediocre first half, the Giants' defense clamped down on Matt Ryan and company, and New York won going away, 30-20, at MetLife Stadium.
Injury Report: Falcons Come As Wounded Birds In Sunday Clash With GiantsWhatever elixir the New York Giants drank between weeks two and three of the NFL regular season should be saved for future use. Not only did the team even its record at 2-2 over the past two weeks; they also have become healthier than we have seen in several seasons. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons come into MetLife Stadium sporting the same 2-2 record but with a fistful of question marks, especially across the offensive line.
Opponent Profile: Giants Look To Prey On Wounded FalconsThe Atlanta Falcons (2-2) crashed and burned in a road loss to the Minnesota Vikings 41-28 on Sunday, amid a plethora of injuries. The New York Giants (2-2), on the other hand, come into this week's contest relatively healthy and riding a two game winning streak.
Patriots Make Gritty Statement In Win Over FalconsThis was a game that most experts picked New England to lose, but the Patriots persevered on Sunday night to earn a 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The victory allowed New England to keep pace with the undefeated Miami Dolphins for first place in the AFC East.
Patriots Facing Real Test Against Falcons On National TelevisionThe 3-0 New England Patriots won't play the 3-0 Miami Dolphins for another month, but after the AFC East rival Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons last week 27-23, New England's Week Four contest at Atlanta should give the Pats some idea of where they stand compared to the Fins.