Video: Falcons hold off Vikings



The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter takes a look at how the Falcons were able to pick up their 2nd straight victory after defeating the Vikings 24-14 Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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corner help

November 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

corner help

November 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

okay – what’s up with grimes

hiramsaint

November 27th, 2011
10:37 pm

all is well-failclowns still in 2nd place!

CDG..

November 27th, 2011
11:20 pm

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Norv Turner is in his fifth season as the Chargers head coach. He took over the team in 2007 after general manager A.J. Smith fired Marty Schottenheimer for going 14-2. In three of the four seasons since, two things have been constant: the Chargers have gotten off to glacially slow starts only to mount a late-season run and make the playoffs. And San Diego, despite a franchise quarterback and plenty of playmakers, is still looking for its first Super Bowl.

Turner’s record in San Diego
2007: Started 1-3, finished 10-2, lost to the Pats in the AFC Championship game
2008: Started 3-5, finished 5-3, lost to the Steelers in the AFC Divisional game
2009: Started 2-3, finished 11-0, lost to the Jets in the AFC Divisional game
2010: Started 2-5, finished 9-7, missed the playoffs

But 2011 was different; the Chargers started 4-1, were the clear favorites in the AFC West (and even some folks’ Super Bowl favorites), and everything was finally coming together. Unfortunately, the new collective bargaining agreement didn’t shorten the regular season to five games. San Diego has dropped five straight and is a complete mess of a franchise. Philip Rivers has looked, well, awful, the run defense is non-existent, and head coach Norv Turner, through it all, remained expressionless.

But barring a Tebow-like miracle, Norv won’t have to worry about the Chargers much longer. The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee writes that Turner’s days could be numbered.

Bye Bye Norv! For the 3rd feaking time!

Coach Smith you better win a playoff game this year…….

CDG..

November 27th, 2011
11:21 pm

CDG..

November 27th, 2011
11:21 pm

2-9? Really? Yawn……

NateDeisel

November 28th, 2011
9:36 pm

CDG. All you do is hate. GTFO if you do’t like the team bruh and Matt has only been to the playoffs twice. We WILL win at least a playoff game this year. Lose to HOUSTON?!?!?! HAHA yeah who is their QB again…..? Thanks for playing.