Video: Falcons shred the Chiefs in season opener


The Falcons opened the 2012 NFL season with a 40-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. CineSport’s Brian Clark and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter break down the win.

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Symptoms of Atlanta Curse

September 10th, 2012
12:34 am

Symptoms of Atlanta Curse

September 10th, 2012
12:35 am

Falcons played awesome today….

Season Ticket Holder

September 10th, 2012
8:21 am

Ryan is making throws that he did not make in previous seasons. In the past, Ryan would wait for receivers to come open before throwing the ball. This year, Ryan is throwing the ball in tight coverage and allowing the Julio, Roddy, and the gang to make plays. This approach will wear down a defense. Good Job Falcons.

Seen This B4

September 10th, 2012
9:26 am

Enjoy your little respite of sunshine, it won’t last.

Esquire

September 10th, 2012
9:43 am

@Seen This B4

What…………….couldn’t be FIRST……….?? Man, when it rains it pours!

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:08 am

@Seen

None of your other “predictions” are ever right…….what makes you think this one will be ??

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:19 am

One more thing Seen, the aints didn’t just lose. They lost on opening day, at home, on a floundering offense, a Brees “da man” (as you say),melt down ( nice clutch int) and last but not least, at the hands of a rookie QB. LOL !! aint’s will never be a dynasty but they will DY–NASTY. LOLOLOL.
BTW, If the Falcons happen to lose next week, at the hands of an accomplished QB I might add, it will pale in comparison to the aints loss this sunday !! Good luck, the aints are on a roll…………….downhill. LOL !

Seen This B4

September 10th, 2012
10:33 am

@Cejay: a loss is a loss. Your team wasn’t impressive either, inspite of DLed’s assertion that they shredded the chiefs, who also had a injury riddled defense. Big whoop. I can’t wait till the Saints knock the birdsheet out of your stinkin team! GEAUX SAINTS!!!

Seen This B4

September 10th, 2012
10:34 am

@Cejay: I also predicted that Vilma and Smith would play this year. Yeah, I would say that those appeals (that you said the players couldn’t file, and the lawsuits that you said they couldn’t file) are right on schedule.

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:40 am

Sure a loss is a loss, but you know very well there are “degrees” of losing, you use that here all the time as your modus operandi …… I expected better than that from you………I guess you’re running out of ammo

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:45 am

@Seen
???????? You have me mistaken with someone else……I’ve never mentioned anything with you about Vilma and lawsuits…….I told you before, I don’t know anything about the aint’s affairs…don’t want to, don’t care. You on the other hand are the one who allows the Falcons to live, rent free, inside your head…….I don’t suffer from that.

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:48 am

And yes, your obession with your temas opponent (Falcons) allows them (Falcons) to live in your head rent free….

bobefann

September 10th, 2012
10:49 am

@Seen: There are different degrees of losing. I would rather lose to Chiefs and Matt Cassell IN Arrowhead than lose to Redskins and a rooke QB IN New Orleans. But Falcons won in Kansas City and Saints lost at home.

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
10:57 am

@bobefann
Don’t let him fool you, he knows theres degrees of losing…….he’s just got his shell closed right now. lol

Esquire

September 10th, 2012
11:02 am

@Seen This B4
September 10th, 2012
10:33 am

Your team wasn’t impressive either, inspite of DLed’s assertion that they shredded the chiefs, who also had a injury riddled defense.
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Now exactly when did you see the Falcons game?

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@Cejay
You on the other hand are the one who allows the Falcons to live, rent free, inside your head…….I don’t suffer from that.
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I may borrow that line sometime down the road ………….with your permission of course!!

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
11:05 am

@ Esquire

It’s all yours

Esquire

September 10th, 2012
11:10 am

So did Jim Haslett, defensive coordinator for the Redskins and fired former Aints head coach get his revenge or was this just good ol’ Karma at work?

Seen This B4

September 10th, 2012
11:10 am

@Esqueer: What’s a matter? Don’t you have DirectTV? It’s equipped with a DVR and the NFL package. Or, let me guess, you’re still subjecting yourself to your broadcast analog television huh?!

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
11:20 am

LOL there’s no analog braodcasts anymore

Seen This B4

September 10th, 2012
11:24 am

@bobefann: There’s degree to winning too, beating a team riddled with injuries on their defense is a not exactly stellar.

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
11:26 am

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
11:29 am

Seen, sorry, but your’re merely pointing out the supposed reason for the degree of win, just as I did for the aints degree of loss……..try again

Cejay

September 10th, 2012
11:39 am

Gotta go……….Seen, don’t site here all day, get out in the sunlight

Esquire

September 10th, 2012
11:40 am

@SuxThisB4

Just glad you’re keeping up with all things FALCONS………….!!!

NFL ATLANTA FALCONS NFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS 2012

bobefann

September 10th, 2012
12:03 pm

@Seen
Well I wound rather be on the winning side of either situation instead of losing to a rookie QB. You know what they say about a doctor who graduates at the bottom of their class… they are still a doctor.

Nowwehaveasecondary!

September 10th, 2012
12:52 pm

Smitty and the rest of the coaching staff were very successful at not showing too much of the offense or defense during the pre-season. The offense finally played like they were capable of playing all of last year but chose not to, thank-you MM. The defense was so successful at hiding what it wanted to do in the regular season that our own defense did not look like they knew it until the Chiefs failed field goal attempt on their first possession of the third quarter. Lets hope the defense plays like our offense to start the game against Denver next week and our offense plays even better.

I had a feeling the Saints would lose yesterday. It is hard to play with rage that never goes away. Rage consumes and exhausts. It won’t be long and the Saints will be poster children for PTRS – post traumatic rage syndrome.

Season Ticket Holder

September 10th, 2012
12:55 pm

NFC South, The first place team is the Falcons, and the last place team the sAints!!!!!! Its good to wake up on Monday and everything is in order.

Michael M.

September 10th, 2012
2:32 pm

Ready for Denver to show up now……………its ” Homecoming ” and another win to make it 2-0 . The Broncos won’t be able to put up as many points as the Falcons can……….wait n see. I know they are some bloggers on here that can’t stand to see the Falcons looking so good but that’s the way it is so get use to it and deal with it.
This isn’t last year’s Falcons and that is no deer in the headlights with a noodle arm either……….

STB4………..what happen to the Aints ? I tried to tell you the other day they was gonna lose………………….tell your brother hiramaint to come on here and grow some %alls………..ha ! ha !
I didn’t see none of your game but did see a highlight of Breeze getting wrapped up and going down for a sack ………………………lmao……….ha ! ha ! ha ! ha !…………………this is going to be a fun year and you can bet your last dollar I am going to rag you Saint Trolls for all the times and years you have come on the Atlanta Falcons blog here with your junk………………………