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Podcast: Breaking down Falcons' loss to Cincy, emoticons, Mister Rogers, Steelers

In the latest episode of Falcons Audible podcast, Matt, D.J. and Dave discuss:

  • The fallout from the Falcons' 37-36 loss to the Bengals
  • How the Falcons were one play away from a win
  • Even at 1-3 the Falcons' season is hardly over
  • Second-half defensive adjustments provide glimpse of possible changes
  • The origin of emoticons and Mister Rogers … you just have to listen to find out
  • A look at the Falcons-Steelers matchup and the importance of getting a win
  • And a big-picture look at where the Falcons stand four weeks into the season

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  • Falcons Audible is recorded every Monday morning at the team headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga., following Falcons games.
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About the Falcons Audible cast

Matt Tabeek, the digital managing editor of, hosts the show and is joined by two former Falcons quarterback -- D.J. Shockley and Dave Archer. Tabeek joined the Falcons in 2017 after leading the NFL coverage at, where he worked for seven years. Tabeek has worked in the media since 1998, with stops at The Cincinnati Enquirer, Fayetteville Observer, The Winchester Star and The Journal where he's covered everything from the NFL to college basketball and football to Little League baseball. Shockley stays busy as a studio analyst for the SEC Network and contributes to the ACC Network, 92.9 The Game and Archer played for the Falcons, Redskins, Chargers and Eagles and is a Falcons radio analyst for 92.9 The Game as well as a contributor to

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