This is the December 21, 2012 news archive. View today's Falcons rumors and news.
The league fined Falcons safety Chris Hope $30,000 today for his helmet-to-helmet against Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz last Sunday. Hope had expected to be fined for the hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. All such penalties are review…Share Tweet
Strong safety Chris Hope of the Atlanta Falcons has been fined $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz.Share TweetSix Falcons players are listed as questionable on the injury report for tomorrow’s game at Detroit: safety William Moore (hamstring), wide receiver Roddy White (knee), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), running back Christopher Owens (hamstringShare TweetESPN.com Dec 21, 2012Before I head out to begin my trip to Detroit for Saturday night's game between the Falcons and Lions, let's take a look at some team-by-team highlights from Friday's NFC South chat: ATLANTA FALCONS Richard (chino valley az): When the falcons win on sat…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 21, 2012Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions The Falcons can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win over the Lions on Saturday night. After making the playoffs in 2011, the Lions have regressed in 2012, carrying a six-game losing streak …Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Sam Baker bounces backFLOWERY BRANCH—Playing left tackle in the NFL is one of the toughest jobs in sports. Trying to do it with a balky back - and who knows what else - like Falcons tackle Sam Baker did for who knows how long, makes it nearly impossible. As Baker strugglShare Tweet
Falcons at Detroit: 3 key matchupsFalcons RG Peter Konz vs. Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh: Konz, a second-round pick from Wisconsin has done his part to fortify the interior of the passing pocket since taking over for Garrett Reynolds. Matt Ryan ranks seventh in the NFL in pass attempts (539…Share Tweet
GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Falcons (12-2) at Lions (4-10) at 8:30 p.m. SaturdayQB corner: Matt Ryan discusses the Lions Last season, the marauding Lions defensive front got after Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan was sacked three times and hit six times as he finished with a passer rating of 63.1 in the 23-16 victory. Garrett R…Share Tweet
Week 16 Matchups: Different Motivations, Same Goalnytimes.com Dec 21, 2012The Lions want to break a losing streak, while the Falcons want to gather momentum heading into the playoffs.Share Tweet
'Playbook': Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit LionsDec 21Are the Atlanta Falcons the best team in the NFC? The "Playbook" guys discuss that topic, and also explain how the Falcons' defense will game plan for Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson.
Week 15: FedEx Air and Ground winnersDec 21Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, while Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown.
Do Atlanta Falcons need home-field advantage?Dec 21How important is it for the Atlanta Falcons to play in a dome during the playoffs? Charlie Casserly explains why QB Matt Ryan and the defense thrive at home.
Monday Night Football PreviewDec 21Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden look ahead to Falcons vs. Lions.