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Matt Ryan: It’s been a tough stretch offensively

The good news for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is that he said his toe is fine after hurting it in Thursday night’s loss to the Patriots. The bad news is that it can’t be used as an excuse for a second straight offensive disaster. The Patriots shut the Falcons out in a 25-0 win and [more]

Bill Belichick pleased with defense holding Kyle Pitts to three catches for 29 yards

Heading into Thursday night’s game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts was an going to be a problem for the Patriots’ defense. He turned out not to be much of a problem. The Patriots held Pitts to just three catches for 29 yards in New England’s 25-0 win at Atlanta. [more]

J.C. Jackson says Patriots defense “one of the best” in league after shutout of Falcons

The 25-0 shutout victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night was just a continuation of a stretch of outstanding play from the defense of the New England Patriots. It was the third straight game the Patriots have held an opponent to less than 10 points. They haven’t allowed a touchdown on their last 19 [more]

Arthur Smith on offensive struggles for Falcons: “It feels ugly right now”

The Atlanta Falcons haven’t scored a touchdown in two games. They were shutout by the New England Patriots 25-0 on Thursday night for their first home shutout since 1988. A Falcons season that was starting to look a bit interesting after a road win over the New Orleans Saints got them back to .500 after [more]

Three QBs being intercepted in same game a rare feat by Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons were intercepted four times in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 25-0 loss to the New England Patriots. All three quarterbacks in uniform for the Falcons contributed to the cause as well. Matt Ryan was intercepted twice, once by Devin McCourty and once by J.C. Jackson. Ryan was then replaced at quarterback [more]

Thursday Night Football: Patriots defense leads way in 25-0 shutout of Falcons

The New England Patriots defense continues to dominate opponents and pitched a shutout against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Kyle Van Noy picked off backup quarterback Josh Rosen and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to put an exclamation point on the defensive effort for the Patriots in the 25-0 win over Atlanta. [more]

Matt Ryan takes a beating in first half as Falcons trail Patriots 13-0

Matt Ryan had the Falcons facing a third-and-one at the New England 14 midway through the second quarter. The former league MVP inexplicably took a 13-yard sack by Kyle Van Noy. After Younghoe Koo made a 45-yard field goal, the Falcons were penalized for an illegal formation. Koo missed a 50-yarder wide left. The Falcons [more]

Mac Jones’ touchdown pass gives Patriots 10-0 lead on Falcons

The Falcons have 20 yards after two drives. The Patriots have 10 points on three drives. After punting on its first possession, New England went 52 yards in nine plays before stalling at the Atlanta 14. The Patriots settled for a chip-shot, 32-yard field goal by Nick Folk. On their second drive, the Patriots went [more]

Thursday Night Football: Cordarrelle Patterson is inactive

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson will not play in Thursday Night Football. He was among the team’s inactives after being a game-time decision. Patterson has an ankle injury that limited him in practice all week. Patterson played only 15 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps Sunday against the Cowboys after spraining his ankle. He [more]

Falcons put Hayden Hurst on injured reserve

The Falcons announced a handful of roster moves ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Patriots, including moving tight end Hayden Hurst to injured reserve. Hurst was ruled out for the game because of an ankle injury and he will now miss at least two more games before he’ll be eligible to return to action. [more]

Patriots activate Chase Winovich from injured reserve

The New England Patriots activated defensive end Chase Winovich from injured reserve on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night’s game with the Atlanta Falcons. Winovich has missed the Patriots last four games after injuring his hamstring in Week Six against the Dallas Cowboys. He had seven tackles and a quarterback hit in six games played for [more]

Damien Harris, Gunner Olszewski cleared to return Thursday

Running back Damien Harris and returner Gunner Olszewski cleared concussion protocol and will play in Thursday Night Football. The Patriots removed the two players from the team’s injury report Wednesday after Harris and Olszweski missed last week’s game. Harris leads the Patriots with 547 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in nine games this season. Rookie [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson officially questionable for Thursday Night Football

The Falcons call offensive playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson a game-time decision. Officially, they list him as questionable for Thursday Night Football. Patterson has an ankle injury that limited him in practice all week. “He has practiced all week, and it has been a short week,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said, via Scott Blair of the team [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson will be a game-time decision

The Falcons don’t plan on making a decision about running back Cordarrelle Patterson‘s status for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots until just before the game gets underway. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said on Wednesday that Patterson will be a game-time decision due to the ankle injury he picked up in last Sunday’s game [more]

Deatrich Wise out of Patriots practice with an illness

Reporters at the open portion of Patriots practice on Tuesday noted that defensive end Deatrich Wise was the only player who wasn’t on the field. The team’s injury report brings word about the reason for his absence. Wise wasn’t at the walkthrough practice because of an illness. He has 32 tackles, two sacks, and a [more]

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