Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th124.0 (8th)198.0 (23rd)
Defense27th115.0 (20th)246.0 (27th)

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
7:30 pm ET
NFLN@NYJ
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Fri Aug 17
7:00 pm ET
KC
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Sat Aug 25
7:00 pm ET
@JAC
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Thu Aug 30
7:00 pm ET
MIA
Thu Sep 6
8:20 pm ET
NBC@PHI
Sun Sep 16
1:00 pm ET
FOXCAR
Sun Sep 23
1:00 pm ET
FOXNO
Sun Sep 30
1:00 pm ET
CBSCIN
Sun Oct 7
1:00 pm ET
FOX@PIT
Sun Oct 14
1:00 pm ET
FOXTB
Mon Oct 22
8:15 pm ET
ESPNNYG
Sun Nov 4
1:00 pm ET
FOX@WAS
Sun Nov 11
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CLE
Sun Nov 18
1:00 pm ET
FOXDAL
Thu Nov 22
8:20 pm ET
NBC@NO
Sun Dec 2
1:00 pm ET
CBSBAL
Sun Dec 9
1:00 pm ET
FOX@GB
Sun Dec 16
1:00 pm ET
FOXARI
Sun Dec 23
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CAR
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
FOX@TB

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New Orleans11-5-04-2-0
Carolina11-5-03-3-0
Atlanta10-6-04-2-0
Tampa Bay5-11-01-5-0
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Falcons' Terrell McClain: Looking to fill void at defensive tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McClain will be competing with Deadrin Senat for a starting defensive tackle spot alongside Grady Jarrett, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atlanta signed McClain to a one-year contract in May to be a rotational player at the very least, if not a candidate to fill the vacant starting role at defensive tackle that arose when Dontari Poe departed to Carolina during free agency. Defensive line coach Bryant Young said of McClain earlier this offseason, "He's a guy that's been around and has experience. He's a good run defender (and) I think he'll help us in being able to push the pocket as well." It's plausible that McClain will get the nod for the opening-day starting 11 given that Jack Crawford has been easing his way back into practice after suffering a torn bicep last season, while Deadrin Senat may need some time to develop before the coaching staff entrusts the rookie to a down-in, down-out workload.

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Falcons' Calvin Ridley: Inks contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ridley agreed to terms Wednesday with the Falcons on a four-year contract, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 23-year-old's contract, which contains a team option for the fifth year, is projected to fall in the $10.9-million range.

Ridley, whom the Falcons selected 26th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, will serve as a complementary option behind star wideout Julio Jones and No. 2 receiver Mohamed Sanu when training camp opens. Given Atlanta's first-round investment as well as Ridley's own accomplishments during a stellar career at Alabama, it isn't hard to imagine him surpassing Sanu on the depth chart before long. In any case, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound rookie should carve out a role of import in the Atlanta offense right away, thanks to his impressive combination of speed and polished route routing.

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Falcons' Duke Riley: Probable Week 1 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is the favorite to earn the starting weakside linebacker job heading into training camp, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports.

Riley recorded 24 tackles in 12 games during his rookie campaign out of LSU, but missed a quarter of the regular season with a knee injury. The Falcons want to give the 23-year old another shot to prove his worth with a third-round draft choice invested, but Foyesade Oluokun of Yale has a puncher's chance to push Riley for the starting role if he continues to play lights-out, as he has throughout OTAs and minicamp. Atlanta allowed 18.9 points per game last season in 14 regular-season and postseason contests with Riley in the lineup and 19.5 points per game when he was inactive between Week 8 and Week 11, which included the only performance in which the team surrendered more than 26 points.

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