Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw for another and the Falcons maintained their grasp on the best record in the NFC with a 31-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.
With the first-place Falcons enjoying a Week Eight bye, RB Michael Turner spent some time reflecting on the team's 5-2 start in an interview with PFW.
In light of their solid play last season, Tampa Bay expected to get more production out of LBs Quincy Black and Geno Hayes than it has thus far, according to NFC South Whispers.
Michael Turner, who is on pace for about 300 carries this season, told PFW he likes how he's been used thus far.
The Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL
Jason Snelling is in at running back for the Falcons after injuries to Michael Turner (groin) and Jerious Norwood (knee).
The Falcons want to be a power-running team that is productive on the ground against even the toughest defenses, but they couldn't hang with the Steelers' front seven.
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...
According to "NFC Whispers," Eagles TE Cornelius Ingram is fully healthy and showing great athleticism and appears to have the inside track to be Brent Celek's top backup.
Michael Turner is still the workhorse in the Falcons' backfield, but head coach Mike Smith will be keeping a close eye on his number of carries.