Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez to face old mates

(We’ll have more on Tony G going back to K.C. on Wednesday. That’s the day he’s scheduled to talk to the media. –DOL)

The last time the Falcons played the Kansas City Chiefs in the regular season, Tony Gonzalez was their tight end and Tyler Thigpen was the starting quarterback back in 2008.

It was Matt Ryan’s third game for the Falcons and he led them to a 38-14 victory. Michael Turner rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns.

Gonzalez played 12 seasons with the Chiefs and will face his old team for the first time in a regular-season game on Sunday.

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14 comments Add your comment

John Kimble

September 3rd, 2012
2:34 am

Looking forward to it DOL.

BIRDSFLYHIGH

September 3rd, 2012
4:04 am

Falcon James

September 3rd, 2012
6:23 am

KC will be a walk in the park. In the words of Al Bundy…..Let’s Rock.

Mixer

September 3rd, 2012
6:40 am

Longtime transplanted Chief’s fan here. It will be a glorius day for Tony G and the fans who still revere him on a level accorded only to a Len Dawson or Derrick Thomas. Regardless of the game outcome, TG will be cheered long and loud.

SeenThisB4

September 3rd, 2012
8:29 am

Of course Chiefs fans will applaud, it’s not everyday they see one of their own relics on the field, it’s like finding a real stone arrowhead. Be careful with it, it’s real old and brittle.

DavidGilmour

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

Public Service Reminder:

Saints Fans = Turds

Renato

September 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

People…..watch REAL football….BARCELONA and Lio Messi.
NFL….3 hour game reduced to 11 MINUTOS of real action…..what a laugh !!!!!

Michael M.

September 3rd, 2012
11:04 am

Who we playing ? Oh yeah , the Chiefs……………………………….not much to say about them cept that the Atlanta Falcons will demolish em…………………..easy pickens = a win !…………………………….

D man

September 3rd, 2012
11:10 am

Can’t wait. Take it to them Tony. Show them why they shouldn’t have let you go. You are the best of all time and they were stupid to let you go. Their loss was our gain. I love how you play the game on and off the field. Can’t wait till Sunday…

Sam Baker's Back

September 3rd, 2012
11:21 am

Whew, I’m so glad Tamba Hali is suspended….I might have a chance on Sunday!!

SirReal

September 3rd, 2012
11:24 am

Michael M. – Dont sleep on the Chiefs. They’re banged up but Crennel should have them ready to go. These are the type of teams we need to stop taking lightly…always comes back to bite us. HOWEVER, I too am looking for a good performance. I expect a 30 point performance from the Birds. We have the tools to get it done. Lets hope we dont play down to the level of competition this year and actually steam roll some teams. Mike Smith, its on you this year sir. No more vanilla ball. No more Mr. Nice guy. Lead this team to where the talent dictates we can go.

Mister.Earl

September 3rd, 2012
11:49 am

“When Roman Harper’s Neck was in a car accident, the car got whiplash.”

Who Dat

Mister.Earl

September 3rd, 2012
11:50 am

“The NFL tried making Roman Harper bobbleheads. 6 factory workers died in the process.”

True Dat

dirtybirdJ

September 3rd, 2012
2:06 pm

off topick:
but im LOVING the new falcons fight song Williem moore #25 rapping himself
FIRE!!! listen now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neRklc0h3uY&feature=player_embedded#!

he flat out killed it, if you dont feel like running into a wall after that you aint human.
tell me if im lying