Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th86.0 (29th)311.3 (5th)
Defense30th121.3 (24th)295.8 (29th)

Next Game

Mon, October 22, 8:15 PM EDT
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
TV: ESPN
NY Giants
at
Atlanta Falcons

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
L 0 - 17@NYJ
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Fri Aug 17
L 14 - 28KC
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Sat Aug 25
L 6 - 17@JAC
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Thu Aug 30
L 7 - 34MIA
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Thu Sep 6
L 12 - 18@PHI
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Sun Sep 16
W 31 - 24CAR
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Sun Sep 23
L 37 - 43NO
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Sun Sep 30
L 36 - 37CIN
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Sun Oct 7
L 17 - 41@PIT
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Sun Oct 14
W 34 - 29TB
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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 Orleans4-1-01-1-0
Carolina3-2-00-1-0
Tampa Bay2-3-01-1-0
Atlanta2-4-02-1-0
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Falcons' Ito Smith: Role to remain consistent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will remain a part of the Falcons backfield mix with Devonta Freeman (groin/foot) landing on injured reserve.

Smith has been given an opportunity to be a regular presence in the Falcons offense as a rookie, primarily due to Freeman being inactive in four of six games this season. With Freeman out for the foreseeable future, Smith will continue to serve behind Tevin Coleman out of the backfield. Over the last five outings, Smith has compiled 168 yards from scrimmage on 42 touches and scored three rushing touchdowns.

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Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Will undergo groin surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is slated for groin surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The impetus for the roster move has come to light, with surgery ordered up on the groin injury that emerged late last week. Freeman must spend eight weeks on IR before he can be considered for activation to the 53-man roster, meaning he may be able to return as early as Week 15 against the Cardinals if his recovery goes off without a hitch. In the meantime, Tevin Coleman will serve as the Falcons' No. 1 back while Ito Smith handles change-of-pace work.

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Falcons' Tevin Coleman: Will lead backfield moving forward
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coleman will lead the Falcons backfield moving forward after Devonta Freeman (groin/foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Freeman has been absent in four of the Falcons' six games this season with an assortment of injuries. In those contests, Coleman only had to contend with rookie Ito Smith for touches but hasn't been effective, aside from a 107-yard effort on the ground Week 2. For the season, Coleman has averaged 3.7 YPC on his 71 rushes, hauled in 13 of 16 passes and totaled three touchdowns. While volume shouldn't be a problem for Coleman, what he does with it to date mostly has been underwhelming.

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Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Heading to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons are expected to place Freeman (groin/foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Freeman has been "week-to-week" for some time, so he'll now have plenty of time to heal up for a potential return late in the season. Moving forward, the Falcons backfield will be composed of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith.

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Falcons' Giorgio Tavecchio: To sign with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tavecchio is expected to sign with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With starter Matt Bryant unlikely to play this week due to a hamstring injury, the Falcons will bring in Tavecchio, who they waived Sept. 1 after he spent several days with them in training camp. The 28-year-old played his first NFL season in 2017 with the Raiders, where he converted on 76.2 percent of his kicks.

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