Kenny Pickett tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Connor Heyward, Matthew Wright kicked four field goals and the Pittsburgh Steelers made it two wins in a row for the first time this season, holding off the Atlanta Falcons 19-16 Sunday.
Taylor Heinicke threw for two touchdown passes in a run-heavy game in the rain, Kendall Fuller intercepted Marcus Mariota in the end zone with 58 seconds left and the Washington Commanders beat the Atlanta Falcons 19-13 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.
Atlanta’s Younghoe Koo booted a 41-yard field goal in overtime after the Carolina Panthers missed a pair of kicks that could’ve won it, giving the Falcons an improbable 37-34 victory Sunday that maintained their hold on first place in the NFC South. Even if temporary.
With cornerback Casey Heyward placed on injured reserve last week and key backup Dee Alford unable to dress because of a hamstring injury, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a huge advantage with wideouts Tyler Boyd, Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins at his disposal against a defense that consistently struggles to rush the passer.
Jarrett was flagged for slinging Brady to the ground during Tampa Bay’s 21-15 win over Atlanta on Sunday. It appeared Brady tried to kick Jarrett as both players were getting up, but he didn’t make contact.
In sidestepping a question about the much-debated roughing-the-passer call that torpedoed Atlanta’s comeback attempt against Tampa Bay, Falcons coach Arthur Smith said, “I have to find out how I can coach better.”
Dynamic Atlanta Falcons star receiver and running back Cordarelle Patterson has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his career-high performance in the Falcons’ 27-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.
Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for a career-high 141 yards and one touchdown, Marcus Mariota threw a 14-yard TD to rookie Drake London in the second half, and the Atlanta Falcons picked up their first win of the season in beating the Seattle Seahawks 27-23 on Sunday.
Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to cap a stunning fourth-quarter comeback by the New Orleans Saints, who overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-26 Sunday in coach Dennis Allen’s debut.
Veteran Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and Academy Sports + Outdoors have partnered to donate $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America and Cowart Family YMCA and provide 20 youths with a shopping spree.
While Georgia native Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games in 2022 for his alleged involvement in sexual harassment while he was with the Houston Texans, many across the NFL believe that Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley was hit with an unfair and worse punishment by the NFL.
While the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive and defensive units continue battling each other as training camp practices ramp up, they had to face another battle collectively on Friday: the unpredictable weather elements in Georgia.
Veteran Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and rookie receiver Drake London were among the many players who addressed the media during day 2 of training camp held at the team facility in Flowery Branch on Thursday.