Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th122.0 (8th)248.5 (16th)
Defense11th117.0 (24th)218.5 (10th)

Next Game

Sun, September 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
TV: FOX
New Orleans Saints
at
Atlanta Falcons

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
L 0 - 17@NYJ
RECAP
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Fri Aug 17
L 14 - 28KC
RECAP
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Sat Aug 25
L 6 - 17@JAC
RECAP
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Thu Aug 30
L 7 - 34MIA
RECAP
Thu Sep 6
L 12 - 18@PHI
RECAP
Sun Sep 16
W 31 - 24CAR
RECAP
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
Tampa Bay2-0-01-0-0
Atlanta1-1-01-0-0
Carolina1-1-00-1-0
New Orleans1-1-00-1-0
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Falcons' Taveze Calhoun: Joins Atlanta's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Calhoun signed on to join the Falcons' practice squad on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

An undrafted 25-year-old cornerback out of Mississippi State, Calhoun will get an opportunity to move his way up through the Falcons organization following stints with the Saints and Dolphins. Atlanta has dealt with injuries to the back end of the defense early in the season -- Keanu Neal (knee) done for the season with a torn ACL -- resulting in intrigue for Calhoun as a worthwhile developmental backup.

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Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Collects first interception of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen recorded five tackles and an interception during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Panthers.

Allen secured a vital interception midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game to help put the game out of reach. After a pass deflected off of C.J. Anderson's hands, Allen made a leaping grab to get Atlanta the ball back with a two-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter. Though Drew Brees is yet to throw an interception for the Saints this season, Allen may get a shot at recording a pick for the second-straight week due to the pass-heavy nature of the Saints' attack. Brees has attempted at least 627 passes over nine of the past 11 years -- with an average of 13.3 interceptions per season during that span.

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Falcons' Duke Riley: Steps up in Jones' absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley finished tied with De'Vondre Campbell for a team-high nine tackles as the Falcons defeated the Panthers 31-24 on Sunday.

After a shaky rookie season in 2017 and an up-and-down 2018 preseason, Riley emerged with his best outing as a pro Sunday against Carolina, picking up a career-high nine combined tackles (he never exceeded six tackles in first 13 games of career). Sunday's home game against the Saints presents a daunting task for Riley and the front seven, going up against one of the league's premier offenses without Pro Bowl middle linebacker Deion Jones in the lineup. Alvin Kamara is a nightmare matchup coming out of the backfield against this dinged-up linebacking corps, with 15 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown through two games. Atlanta struggled mightily at containing Christian McCaffrey in the passing game Sunday, as the second-year back tore up the Falcons for 14 catches and 100-plus yards in Week 2.

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Falcons' Logan Paulsen: Picks up first reception with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paulsen hauled in his lone target for a 10-yard gain as Atlanta defeated Carolina 31-24 on Sunday.

The 31-year-old tight end has almost exclusively contributed as a run blocker throughout his career, eclipsing 20 targets just twice across eight professional seasons. This week's matchup against New Orleans doesn't provide reason for optimism, as the Saints surrendered the fewest number of tight end receptions in the NFL last season with 43.

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Falcons' Marvin Hall: Hauls in first reception of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall recorded one catch for 30 yards during Atlanta's 31-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

Hall may not be a high-volume target just yet, but he makes defenses pay when he does get the ball in his hands. The 25-year-old speedster has three career regular-season receptions, each going for 20-plus yards (20, 30 and 40-yard gains, respectively). The Falcons' Week 3 opponent will be New Orleans, and a secondary that has surrendered 663 passing yards and five touchdowns over its first two games of the season.

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