Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th100.4 (19th)273.7 (6th)
Defense16th105.0 (13th)242.6 (17th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 11
TB
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 18
at OAK
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Sep 26
at NO
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 2
CAR
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 9
at DEN
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 16
at SEA
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 23
SD
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 30
GB
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Nov 3
at TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 13
at PHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 27
ARI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 4
KC
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 11
at LAR
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 18
SF
1:00 pm EST
Sat Dec 24
at CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 1
NO

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Carolina15-1-05-1-0
Atlanta8-8-01-5-0
New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Tampa Bay6-10-03-3-0
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Falcons' Terron Ward: Could push for touches
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Falcons RB coach Bobby Turner admitted that although Ward went undrafted, he made the team for a reason and could push Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in 2016 as the No. 3 running back, The Atlanta Journal-Constiution reports.

Bobby Turner is a renowned RB coach, having wrangled 1,000-yard seasons out of eight different players at the tailback position. However, his comments in this instance may largely prove to be mere motiviational coachspeak over the long term. After all, Devonta Freeman, Turner's most recent success story, hasn't gone anywhere, leaving him the presumed starter entering the 2016 campaign. Additionally, Turner has expressed a desire to get Coleman, a 2015 third-round pick, more involved as well. Ultimately, there are only so many touches to be allocated amongst one backfield, and barring injuries to Freeman and Coleman, Ward will likely find himself on the outside looking in this season.

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Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Touch total could decrease
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Freeman's touch total in 2016 could decrease in order to keep him fresher and allow Tevin Coleman to get more involved in the Falcons' offense, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Freeman narrowly trailed Coleman on the Falcons' depth chart going into last season, but after the then-rookie broke his ribs in Week 2, Freeman fully capitalized on his newfound starting opportunity, finishing with 1,634 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns. While that production earned Freeman fantasy fame and a Pro Bowl selection to boot, Falcons running back coach Bobby Turner recently revealed the team's backfield could further improve by getting Coleman more involved. With obvious big-play potential, Coleman showed flashes during his 12-game first season, and with better health and ball security, he could cut into Freeman's snaps this season, once again making Atlanta's backfield situation worthwhile to monitor going into the upcoming campaign.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Building chemistry with Matt Ryan
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Sanu has impressed Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan with the strength of his hands during offseason workouts.

Sanu has occasionally struggled with drops through his first four seasons, but is aiming for a breakout campaign after signing a five-year contract with the Falcons in March. With star teammate Julio Jones surely commanding the bulk of opposing defenses' attention in the passing game, Sanu should have plenty of opportunities to capitalize on single coverage underneath as Atlanta's new No. 2 wideout. Although the 26-year-old Sanu has only reached the 50-catch, 500-yard plateau once so far, his offseason work with a Pro Bowl-caliber passer like Ryan should ease his transition into a new offense this season.

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