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4-3, 1st in NFC South
NFL 60-second preview for Week 8 (1:06)
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Ryan getting far more help than Rodgers

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Falcons' top two RBs each have more yards from scrimmage this year than all of the Packers' backs combined. Likewise, Atlanta has three TEs with more yards than Green Bay starter Richard Rodgers.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons full injury report with RB Devonta Freeman (hip) limited and RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) held out.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan on playing golf with Aaron Rodgers: "He's a pretty good player. He's a good athlete. I have to say amongst all the positions, usually quarterbacks are some of the top golfers in each locker room, and he's no exception to that." Said Rodgers of Ryan's golf game: "It's usually better than mine. He's streaky, though. He can get hot and shoot even."

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Falcons still in good shape for playoffs

Atlanta has lost two in a row, but a lack of competitors in the NFC South leaves the Falcons' playoff chances around 70 percent by both FPI's and Football Outsiders' measure. Playoff odds (Insider)

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FPI: Sparks should fly in Falcons-Pack

Green Bay's depleted secondary will have its work cut out against the league's top-ranked offense. FPI rates this as the second-best matchup of the weekend. FPI game rater

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Insiders: Will Hotlanta stay hot?

Is it out of the realm to think QB Matt Ryan could throw for 5,000 yards this season? Our Insiders weigh whether or not the high-octane Falcons will finish the season as the league's top-ranked offense. Insider roundtable

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Could Robert Alford be traded?

Don't rule out a Falcons trade this week. Front-office folks around the league have told Vaughn McClure that the former second-round pick "is a player worth inquiring about." Potential trade targets

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time Falcons DE Dwight Freeney faced Aaron Rodgers, he sacked the Packers QB three times as a member of the Cardinals in Arizona's 38-8 win over Green Bay last December. Freeney, with three sacks so far, faces Rodgers again Sunday. Packers are seventh in sacks allowed per pass attempt, and Rodgers getting ball out quickly with short passes. But Rodgers has six fumbles, three lost.

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Falcons add two RBs following Coleman's injury

The Falcons added insurance for injured running back Tevin Coleman on Tuesday by signing veteran Stevan Ridley and practice-squad player Terron Ward.

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Falcons move up in FPI despite loss

Atlanta's rating dropped by 0.1 this week, but Pittsburgh's decline moved the Falcons up a spot. Their efficiency rankings barely changed, though the offense fell behind the idle Cowboys for No. 1. Full FPI rankings

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Matt Ryan slips a spot in Total QBR

Through his first six games, Matt Ryan led the league in passing and inspired talk about MVP candidacy. After last week's loss to San Diego, he drops to No. 2 among most efficient QBs. Updated Total QBR Rankings

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Week 8 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Packers NFL Nation reporter Rob Demovsky and Falcons NFL Nation reporter Vaughn McClure preview the Week 8 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Cooling off in Hotlanta

The Falcons drop four spots in this week's Power Rankings after Sunday's wild fourth-quarter collapse at home. And the road gets even tougher the next few weeks. Which direction will they go? Week 8 Power Rankings

Which Falcons' RB to start in Week 8 (0:37)
Woodson discouraged by Falcons, encouraged by Raiders (1:32)
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Falcons preparing for RB Coleman to miss time

Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is likely to miss some time after injuring his hamstring Sunday against the Chargers, according to a source.

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Falcons, Rams unluckiest teams of late

With Sunday's defeat to the Chargers, the Falcons have lost their last six games that were decided by three points or fewer. The Rams have lost four such games in a row, while the Bills and Panthers have each lost three straight.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons left tackle tackle Jake Matthews looking forward to facing cousin Clay Matthews on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. "I'm excited," Matthews said. "It's a pretty surreal experience. Playing against family, you're playing against your blood, especially the positions we play. We're 1 on 1 against each other for most of the game." The two last faced off during Jake's rookie season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.02nd
Rushing Yards114.614th
Points For32.71st
Points Against28.427th

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