| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
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NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT
The first order of business for the Atlanta Falcons' new head coach will be to address the defensive side of the football.
"There is no question that (Mike Smith) and I worked...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:20 AM
TAMPA -- The Bucs welcomed back two players from suspension Wednesday, and fullback Jorvorskie Lane was relieved by the warm greeting he received from teammates.
Lane and defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers each missed the past two games due to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As an NFL fan, I don't particularly trust Bill "Spygate" Belichick. As a fantasy football owner, I really don't trust Belichick.
The only statistic the New England Patriots coach cares about is the number of W's he has, and that's what he's paid for,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Welcome to the Monday Ravens 10-Pack, where reporter Jon Meoli hits on 10 stats, notes, and thoughts following a 29-7 Ravens win over the Atlanta Falcons. Read ahead for notes on the Ravens’ exploding pass rush, stout scoring defense, and...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:56 PM
RAVENS: Perhaps the most impressive thing about Joe Flacco's performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, aside, of course, from the five touchdowns in a little over 16 minutes, was how he spread the ball around. Eight...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Most of the attention on the Atlanta Falcons’ third-ranked offense is focused on quarterback Matt Ryan and his top three receivers, Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas. But the Ravens defense has spent plenty of time this week game-planning...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Every Wednesday, I’ll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week’s Ravens game. This week’s stats, pertaining to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, are heavy on why Joe Flacco and the Ravens pass rush might...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 7:42 PM
ATLANTA — Run it back as many times as you want. Each time you'll probably notice a little something extra to appreciate.
The protection. The route. The cannon throw.
The rhythm of the play. The circumstances.
Most of all, the energy it...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
I like to think of Week 5 in the NFL as the Day of Reckoning. Of course, it’s not just a day, it’s three days -- Thursday, Sunday and Monday -- but Weekend of Reckoning sounds like a suburban dad’s garage band.
So you can quibble with...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Odell Beckham Jr.'s first career touchdown catch highlighted a second-half surge that propelled the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
Beckham's 15-yard grab of an Eli Manning fade attempt with 10:02 to...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:23 PM
By Patti Traina, The Sports Xchange
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., making his NFL debut, finished with a team-leading 44 yards on four receptions, including a big 15-yard touchdown catch in the...