5 teams Calvin Johnson could push to a Super Bowl right now

5 teams Calvin Johnson could push to a Super Bowl right now

This season has already been one of the most active trade deadlines in NFL history. Three-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown was traded from the Houston Texans to the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots traded its prized backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, the rumors are heating up […]

Atlanta boys & girls in good hands: Allstate, Devonta Freeman, Courtney Upshaw

Atlanta boys & girls in good hands: Allstate, Devonta Freeman, Courtney Upshaw

Allstate kicked off its season-long All Hands In program at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club in Atlanta on Friday, September 1, 2017, a day ahead of Florida State vs. Alabama matchup, where local volunteers, kids and football legends of both fandoms proved that when you come together, good things happen. After a […]

Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman define ‘greatness’

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman define 'greatness'

Mercedes-Benz USA ambassadors Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman share their compelling stories of perseverance and leadership. The 2016 NFC champions and Atlanta Falcons quarterback and running back, respectively, aim to positively impact people’s lives through football while honoring a commitment to themselves and the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta event guide: Aug. 25- 27

Atlanta event guide: Aug. 25- 27

Photo credit: Facebook @SummerShadeFestival Summer Shade Festival Artist Market, Food Vendors, the Run for the Park 5K, Two Stages of Live Music, Kids Zone and much more! Date: Saturday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Aug. 27 Time: 10 a.m. Location / Venue: Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE http://www.summershadefestival.org

2 reasons Devonta Freeman may not be worth $41.2 million

2 reasons Devonta Freeman may not be worth $41.2 million

Last season, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman emerged as one of the best at his position. He finished the year with two fewer fumbles than he had in 2015 and started all 16 games for the reigning NFC Champions. He accounted for 161 total yards and ran for the game’s opening touchdown of Super […]

Why it was important for the Falcons to honor Michael Vick

Why it was important for the Falcons to honor Michael Vick

Michael Vick‘s impact goes beyond the football field. From the commercials to the billboards, Vick dominated not only the City of Atlanta but also the whole world of sports in the 2000s. His reign as the primary starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons only lasted four seasons, but the era felt much longer. At a time […]

Black construction worker fired for objecting to co-workers’ Confederate flag

Black construction worker fired for objecting to co-workers’ Confederate flag

A Black man decided to speak out against co-workers who wore a Confederate flag at a construction site. The incident took place at the construction of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Black construction worker, who wants to remain anonymous, took photos of the White construction workers who wore Confederate flag stickers on their hard […]

The New England Patriots make history at Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots make history at Super Bowl LI

The Patriots have done it again. In one of the most improbable comebacks in sports history, the Patriots overcame the odds (and some NFL history) to win Super Bowl LI and claim the franchises fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy. Entering the fourth quarter, New England trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-9 and was in need of some […]

Mike Vick’s impact on the NFL is undeniable; quarterback retire

Mike Vick's impact on the NFL is undeniable; quarterback retire

With Super Bowl LI taking place this Sunday, one former NFL great is making headlines this weekend for another reason. After 13 seasons, Michael Vick, who’s one of the most dynamic and athletic quarterbacks in the history of the game, is calling it a career. Vick’s legacy may be mixed depending on how you ask, […]

Wives and girlfriends of Atlanta Falcons players

Wives and girlfriends of Atlanta Falcons players

Behind every successful man, is a great woman — so the saying goes. In anticipation of the Atlanta Falcons appearance at Sunday’s Super Bowl LI, we’re highlighting the women who’ve got their backs. Hit the flip for wives and girlfriends of some of the best known Falcons players.

Expect plenty of offense in Super Bowl LI: Falcons versus Patriots

Expect plenty of offense in Super Bowl LI: Falcons versus Patriots

This Sunday will mark the 51st edition of the NFL’s championship game, commonly known as the Super Bowl. This year’s matchup will be quite the treat when the AFC champion New England Patriots take on the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Patriots are looking for their fifth Vince Lombardi […]

Atlanta Falcons reveal why they’re inspired by Atlanta’s rap culture

Atlanta Falcons reveal why they're inspired by Atlanta's rap culture

Atlanta’s rap culture has remained at the epicenter of hip-hop for the past 20 years. In that same time span, the Atlanta Falcons have been consistently inconsistent. Despite flashes of success with the 1999 Super Bowl loss and the Michael Vick-led team in 2004, the Falcons have remained below the radar in the NFL. Sports […]

Must-see: Did Patriots fan Dwight Howard pick against his hometown Falcons?

Must-see: Did Patriots fan Dwight Howard pick against his hometown Falcons?

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard has never been shy about expressing his admiration for the New England Patriots and their all-world quarterback Tom Brady. But now that the Patriots are pitted against his hometown Falcons, who is Howard picking to hoist the Lombardi trophy? [jwplatform kh6Da2VK]

Michael Vick pens a tearful letter to Atlanta: Talks Super Bowl 51, Matt Ryan

Michael Vick pens a tearful letter to Atlanta: Talks Super Bowl 51, Matt Ryan

Today on The Players’ Tribune, former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pens a reflective letter on his playing career in Atlanta, his tenure in prison and his thoughts on the team as they prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. Read excerpts below. On the city of Atlanta: “As my playing […]

5 most intriguing moments from Super Bowl LI Opening Night

5 most intriguing moments from Super Bowl LI Opening Night

Super Bowl week kicked-off with the second annual Opening Night. Held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, the spectacle featured hundreds of members from the media, a live concert, and a fireworks display at its conclusion. In between the madness, there was several intriguing moments as players and coaches of the Atlanta Falcons and New […]

Super Bowl week opens with Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots media day

Super Bowl week opens with Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots media day

The chaos of Super Bowl week kicked off at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston with the second annual opening night event. Once simply known as media day, the NFL decided to create an event that features fireworks and live music. Somewhere in between all of the hoopla, players were asked questions by more than 500 […]