Video: Falcons are set to break their four-game playoff losing streak




The Atlanta Falcons remain the NFC’s top seed despite losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22-17 in Week 17. CineSport’s Brian Clark and Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution discuss.

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The 27th

January 2nd, 2013
1:24 pm

GO FALCONS!!!

The 27th

January 2nd, 2013
1:29 pm

Also so I can pretty much assure everyone that they will come out hungry and angry for this game. Regardless of who we play. Bring it on and lets get down to busniess 1 game at a time. GO FALCONS!!!

Snidely Whiplash

January 2nd, 2013
1:39 pm

Meh Meh Meh……

Ueeediot

January 2nd, 2013
2:03 pm

I dont care if you bring the 85 Bears in here. Falcons MUST win this game.

David

January 2nd, 2013
2:07 pm

It Don’t look good who ever we play !

Answer This

January 2nd, 2013
2:20 pm

@David
i am so frigging sick if you crap fudge bloggers! 17 weeks we have listened to muthafudgers like you! Get the fudge back under your rock and stay there! You dont have to come to the home teams blog page and continue to frigging dump on the team! You not a fan so stay the fudge out!

Shesoleo

January 2nd, 2013
2:35 pm

And I will second that notion Answer This. If you(being David or whom ever else) don’t like or have any faith in the Falcons then PLEASE stay the fudge off our blog and I’m OUT.

Falcon James

January 2nd, 2013
2:47 pm

MB- Loved the expression on your face when asked about the Falcon playing their starters last week. Priceless!

THE FAN

January 2nd, 2013
2:55 pm

@David I third that, find you a new freaking team!!!!!!! We will be fine without you!!!!

1stn10

January 2nd, 2013
3:09 pm

I forth that motion…away with you David. But in a way you are right…it doesnt look good for the team we play, they are going down.

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

January 2nd, 2013
4:40 pm

@david ill fifth that motion begone troll! Guys i gotta say our main issue is our o line play, i’ve noticed if our o line shows to play we are an elite offense. If they dont ryan is running and gunning and quite frankly makes some bad descisions because he doesnt have the time required to go through his motions, i really hope this team can find a way to make this o line more consistent. If we had consistency in the trenches we would have a very dominant team

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

January 2nd, 2013
4:45 pm

Also i wouldnt take any worries from our game against tampa, i noticed just by the way this team trotted on the field that they werent planning on playing all out, smith may have wanted it but you could tell the players werent playing to win and took it as a meaningless game. Completely understandeable to a point, but you gotta keep your momentum up, i expect them to come out guns blazing throughout the playoffs.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

January 2nd, 2013
7:25 pm

Sixth.

Go Falcons!!!

Joe Flacco

January 2nd, 2013
9:59 pm

Cheer up guys, I will be posting my 5th straight year with a playoff win. I have no idea what it’s like to go 1 and done. Matty Ice can you tell me how that feels?

Samuel

January 3rd, 2013
7:58 am

Let’s go out and get a victory and shutup the naysayers. Winning in football takes care of everything.

Esquire

January 3rd, 2013
9:18 am

Joe Flacco
January 2nd, 2013
9:59 pm

Cheer up guys, I will be posting my 5th straight year with a playoff win. I have no idea what it’s like to go 1 and done. Matty Ice can you tell me how that feels?

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Joe, why can’t ya get to the big dance. I’d say too many interceptions and poor performance in the playoffs has a lot to do with it.

2009 you got past Miami and Tennessee then threw for a measly 141 yards and 3 interceptions giving the Steelers a trip to the Super Bowl.

Miami gave you 5 turnovers and you had a passer rating of 59.1 …..WOW!! Against Tennessee you managed to get only 9 first downs…………..Tennessee gave you the game with 3 turnovers and you were lucky to hit that winning field goal. But here’s where it gets better. In the AFC Championship Game to go to the SUPER BOWL you managed an 18.2 Passer Rating to go along with those 3 int’s, one of those a pick 6 to Troy Polamalu in the fourth quarter.

2010 Here you managed against New England a 10.0 Passer Rating, 4 of 10, for 34 yards, no touchdowns and 1 interception, the lowest rated game for a “winning” quarterback in a playoff game ever. New England gifted 4 turnovers to you along with the game.

Against the Colts you managed an incredible 48.4 Passer Rating, no touchdowns and 2 interceptions. A very comfortable 20-3 win for Indy as Baltimore committed four turnovers including your two interceptions. Good Bye Ravens in the 2010 playoffs.

2011 So the Ravens beat KC 30-7, a mediocre team at best in a mediocre division Kansas City giving up the ball 5 times.

Against Pittsburgh Jan 15th, 2011 A 61.1 Passer Rating. What happened Joe, you had a 21-7 halftime lead and let this one get away 31-24, another Steelers victory. You managed “3″ second half first downs…………..what’s up with that…….???

Last year you beat Houston and had a 97.1 Passer Rating, 14 of 27, 176 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT not too bad Joe. You had some help from some Houston turnovers (TJ Yates threw 3 interceptions) on a short field. Only scoring 3 points in the 2nd half isn’t really championship caliber football but you got the “W” in spite of it. You got sacked 5 times by holding the ball and only managed 11 first downs the entire game. I’m really impressed Joe.

Then you followed this up with a loss to New England………….whoops out of the playoffs. Joe, here is the thing. Your record is deceiving, you haven’t played very well, hence an incredibly low playoff QB passer rating and no shot at the Big Dance. You have lived on your Defense and that is the only reason why you have the playoff wins that you do. Your defense has forced 25 turnovers in 8 playoff games, Just for perspective no team since the Eagles in 1989 has forced 50 turnovers OVER A FULL SEASON. And frankly you have done little with those gifts.

In those same years the Atlanta Falcons have faced either the NFC Super Bowl representative or the eventual Super Bowl Champion……………we’ve had no chump playoff games on the schedule. If you want to compare Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco let’s see which one leads his team to a win at the Super Bowl……………..nothing else really doesn’t matter.

Joe Flacco

January 3rd, 2013
11:18 am

Esquire

“Don’t toss stones if you live in a glass house”.

Traymon says hi.

Joe Flacco

January 3rd, 2013
11:21 am

Esquire

By the way it’s not like I make 72 million with 3 straight 1 and dones.

I do believe 30 million plus 5 playoff wins & 2 championship games
is a far better bargain than 72 million minus 3 1 and dones.

joe

January 3rd, 2013
5:34 pm

WE’LL SEE.

Priceless

January 3rd, 2013
6:22 pm

Can’t wait for the prestigious 0-4 award to go to Smitty and the Melt on te afternoon of the 13th.

p.e.o'brien

January 3rd, 2013
10:49 pm

Joe, read Esquires content of message—–he’s basically telling you that you are less than a mediocre QB. You should feel guilty accepting money for not doing the job. Its a shame the defense plays with 11 & the offense is penalized by playing only 10 & I think a good QB might be able to help this team go further in post-season games.
Oh by the way —- Happy New Year