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Deion Jones named NFC defensive player of the week

Deion Jones helped his team win a game, and became the answer to a trivia question. The Falcons linebacker was named defensive player of the week, for his interception return for a touchdown in Atlanta’s overtime win over the Buccaneers. He also recovered a fumble early in the game which led to a field goal. [more]

2020 offseason coaching, G.M. and front office tracker

Here’s a one stop look at all coaching, G.M. and front office moves, interviews, rumors, etc. for the 2020 cycle. Atlanta: The Falcons announced head coach Dan Quinn and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff would return ahead of Week 17. Carolina: Fired Ron Rivera with four games left in the regular season. Perry Fewell was the [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Falcons win in OT, Jameis Winston gets 30-30

The Buccaneers made history, or at least Jameis Winston did. The Falcons came back for a 28-22 win in overtime, as Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime to lose and set a dubious mark. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones did the honors, intercepting the pass and streaking 27 yards for the touchdown [more]

Jameis Winston one away from history, still leading

Jameis Winston is givething more than he’s takething away today. The Buccaneers quarterback has thrown his 29th interception of the season, moving him to within one of the league’s first 30-touchdown, 30-interception season. But he’s also made enough positive plays to give the Bucs a 22-16 halftime lead over the Falcons. They spotted the Falcons [more]

Falcons get a big-man touchdown

The Falcons have already declared the key jobs safe for 2020, and they can’t go to the playoffs, so they’re having a little fun today. They’re already up 10-0 on the Buccaneers, with a pass to backup tackle Ty Sambrailo going for a touchdown pass. Sambrailo had reported eligible, and lumbered through the middle of [more]

Week 17 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jets at Bills Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Blake Countess, RB Josh Adams, RB Kenneth Dixon, [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

All 32 teams will be playing their final regular season game on Sunday. They have handed in their final injury reports of the week and all injury designations for those games are below. Dolphins at Patriots The Dolphins ruled out CB Jomal Wiltz (shoulder). LB Vince Biegel (elbow), DE Taco Charlton (ankle), WR Allen Hurns [more]

Bucs list Jameis Winston as questionable

Jameis Winston had full practices Thursday and Friday, but the Buccaneers list him as questionable for Sunday’s game. The quarterback is on the report with knee and right thumb injuries. Winston has 31 touchdown passes and 28 interceptions this season. No quarterback in NFL history ever has had a 30-30 season. The Bucs ruled out [more]

Dan Quinn: I made mistakes and we get to fix them

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn held a press conference on Friday afternoon and opened it up by discussing the injury situation for his team, but the media wasn’t there to hear about that. They were there to hear Quinn’s response to the team’s announcement that he and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff would return for the [more]

Top 10 quarterbacks of the decade

There’s been plenty of talk lately about the Top 10 quarterbacks of all time. But who are the Top 10 quarterbacks of the last 10 years? That’s the subject of the latest installment of the best players at each position from 2010 to 2019. 1. Tom Brady. The best quarterback over the past 20 years (and ever) is [more]

Falcons announce Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff will return

At the midway point of this season, it seemed like a matter of time before Dan Quinn was relieved of his duties as the Falcons head coach. The team was 1-7 and his move to take over the team’s defense had backfired in spectacular fashion, but the Falcons resisted making a change at that point [more]

NFL suspends Jordan Miller four games

The NFL announced it has suspended Falcons cornerback Jordan Miller four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Miller will miss Sunday’s season finale against the Buccaneers and will open next season sitting out the first three games without pay. He appeared in 10 games this season, making four tackles and a fumble recovery. [more]

Top 10 receivers of the decade

Some would say the decade doesn’t end until December 31, 2020. To those we say, “We don’t care what you say.” Most say it ends next Tuesday. So, like pretty much everyone else, we’re creating Top 10 lists for the last 10 years. Now, the receivers. 1. Julio Jones. He entered the league with high [more]

Matt Ryan: Recent success creates belief that can carry over to next year

The Falcons closed the first half of the season with a 1-7 record that seemed destined to lead to big changes in the offseason, but a funny thing happened on the way to the finish line. They started winning games and come into Sunday’s finale with five wins in their last seven games, including victories [more]

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