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Falcons line doesn’t want all the blame for run gameWhen faced with situations you think they’re built to convert, the Falcons haven’t. But those involved don’t want to draw a line connecting the short-yardage run game failures against the Giants in last year’s playoffs to yesterday’s inability tShare Tweetajc.com Nov 12, 2012By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Falcons center Todd McClure doesn’t want to hear about how Atlanta’s failure to convert short runs for first downs against the Saints yesterday paralleled their inability to do the same in the 2012 playoffs againShare Tweet
Roddy White plays the “we beat ourselves” cardSaints linebacker Scott Shanle felt that the Falcons were “classless” before the start of Sunday’s game. We imagine he holds an equally dim view of what Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had to say after the game came to an end. White, who spent theShare TweetRoddy White and the Atlanta Falcons came up just short in their bid to stay unbeaten, but the receiver wasn't about to give the rival Saints too much credit after New Orleans pulled out a dramatic 31-27 upset of his team.Share Tweet
Falcons playtime percentage chart vs. Saintsajc.com Nov 12, 2012Atlanta Falcons Playtime Percentage vs. New Orleans (Percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams) Player Offense Special Teams T Clabo T 73 100% 5 17% J Blalock G 73 100% 5 17% S Baker T 73 100% 5 17% P Konz G 73 100% 5Share Tweet
Shanle says Falcons were “classless” before gameThe Falcons-Saints rivalry hasn’t been much of a rivalry lately, because the Falcons haven’t been doing much winning when they play the Saints. As it turns out, Atlanta’s latest loss to their NFC South rivals was fueled by Falcons’ antics comingShare Tweet
'The Coaches Show': Did Atlanta Falcons mismanage final goal line series?Nov 12Brian Billick and Dennis Green break down the final two minutes of Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.
GameDay: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints highlightsNov 12The New Orleans Saints withstand a career-high 411 passing yards from Matt Ryan to hand the Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the season, 31-27.
Atlanta Falcons running game lets them downNov 12Why did the Atlanta Falcons lose their first game of the season? Our analysts explain why RB Michael Turner is not producing and it might be time for Turner to lose his job.