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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Dec. 17

I’ve checked my notes and can confirm we won yesterday.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons just beat the brakes off of the Arizona Cardinals. It depends on your respective thoughts about the final three games if that’s a good thing, but damn — it was nice to watch this team win a game. It was unequivocally their best performance of the season, and they were officially eliminated from the playoffs in the process. Season in a nutshell.

Here’s Monday morning’s Falcoholinks.

Dave’s recap

You like the Falcons — that’s why you’re here. You presumably like the Falcons scoring points, so Dave Choate’s weekly game recap is a fantastic way to start your week. The defense forced a bunch of turnovers, Tevin Coleman put on a paycheck performance — this is the team you wanted to see in Week 1. It came at the expense of draft positioning, but losing at home to the Cardinals is something I cannot abide.

Caffeinate yourself and read your way through the best Falcons game of the year.

The Falcoholic Live Postgame Special

So, we won. That’s a good thing, kind of? The Falcons dropped to the sixth pick in the draft with their win against the Cardinals, and these are the types of double-edge sword topics discussed on The Falcoholic Live.

If you didn’t catch this week’s postgame special, I got you.


Crossfire is such a solid new podcast format, and this week it’s The Falcoholic’s Eric Robinson taking on The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas. It was a barnburner for sure, as the combatants spiritedly debated a variety of topics.

Is Tevin Coleman coming back? Will this team win 9 games? Who’s getting fired?

Eric and Jeanna both present sound arguments; after you listen, be sure to vote for who you felt won the debate.

Matty’s comments

Matt Ryan is having a very good year. He had another great game on Sunday, throwing a couple of touchdowns and rushing for one with no picks. With his early rushing score, Matt Ryan tied his career high at three. Here’s what he had to say after the game: