Weekly Coverage Roundup: Falcons at Saints

Monday

During his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Smith talked about the missed opportunities in the game against the Steelers, especially in the red zone, and gave an injury update on star players, including CB Robert Alford (wrist) who was put on the injured reserve after a follow-up exam proved he needed surgery.

Break down film from Sunday's game against the Steelers with AtlantaFalcons.com's D.J. Shockley, including DT Paul Soilai's sack on Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has been clutch on and off the field all season long. Bryant won the Falcons 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on Monday night, only the second time a player has won two years in a row.

Tuesday

Get inside the head of rookie RB Devonta Freeman during Sunday's game against the Steelers in this week's edition of Mic'd Up.

In the first half of this week's Coach Smith Show, Smith talks with Wes Durham and Dave Archer about the season coming down to the wire in the NFC South, making Sunday's game against the Saints feel like a playoff game.

In the second half of this week's Coach Smith Show, rookie center James Stone sits down and talks with Durham and Archer about what it's been like for him to join the team as an undrafted rookie and be launched into the role of starting center eight games into the season.

Falcons Fans are some of the best dressed in the NFL. Take a look at this gallery of fans dressed up for gameday in their finest Falcons gear.

Falcons fans showed off their gameday fashion to our photographers during Sunday's game against the Steelers.

With Alford moving to IR, the Falcons moved CB Ricardo Allen up to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, causing a shakeup in Week 16's unofficial depth chart.

Wednesday

One day after bringing holiday wishes alive for a group of children from Action Ministries in Atlanta, QB Matt Ryan let the media know that each one of his teammates knows the situation at hand.

Every single player on the 53-man roster understands what they are playing for when they face their NFC South rival the New Orleans Saints Sunday.

Smith told the media after practice Wednesday that Sunday will be a competitive game, with the trash talk beginning earlier in the week.

The Atlanta Falcons are hard at work this week with their focus on beating the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Take a look at the photos from Wednesday's practice.

The Falcons got back to work at Flowery Branch Wednesday, including CB Desmond Trufant, one of several Falcons on the PFF Pro Bowl roster.

Matt Ryan and his wife, Sarah, were joined by the Falcons Rookie Club,as they surprised a group of children from Action Ministries with a shopping spree

Warm your heart by looking at photos of Ryan and his wife, Sarah, along with the Falcons Rookie Club, as they took a group of less fortunate children on a holiday shopping spree.

Fantasy playoffs are here and AtlantaFalcons.com's Matt Moore and D.J. Shockley give you insight on players you should sit and players you need to have in your fantasy lineup this week.

Thursday

Falcons WR Roddy White and S William Moore were back at practice Thursday and let the media know that they're preparing hard for Sunday's contest against the Saints.

The Falcons were back on the fields in Flowery Branch on Thursday morning as preparations continued for Sunday's NFC South matchup at New Orleans

Preparations continued Thursday for the rivalry matchup between the Falcons and the Saints in Flowery Branch.

The Falcons are heading to New Orleans this weekend for an all-important NFC South matchup with the Saints. Relive the bitter rivalry in our Throwback Thursday gallery.

Relive the Falcons-Saints rivalry over the years with this week's gallery edition of Throwback Thursday.

Get inside the minds of AtlantaFalcons.com's Matt Moore, Jay Adams and Reid Ferrin as they relive their most memorable trip to New Orleans and take you through the upcoming matchup against the Saints, including the intense Julio Watch going on for WR Julio Jones.

NFL Network previews the upcoming NFC South rivalry game between the Saints and Falcons Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with both teams' seasons on the line.

Friday

Join AtlantaFalcons.com's Nicole Johnson as she brings you inside Monday night's Community Honors Dinner where Bryant won this year's Falcons Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Learn more about Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders veteran co-captain, and 2015 Pro Bowl representative, Alice F., as she talks about what it's like being part of the organization and having this year's calendar shoot in Atlanta.

Although Jones is among several star players questionable for the NFC South rivalry contest on Sunday, watch the Week 16 game trailer and get hyped up for the upcoming matchup where both teams will be laying everything on the line.

Let the Falcons get you laughing as they try to explain what a snatterbox is, a term Freeman was caught saying during this week's Mic'd Up.

Falcons T Ryan Schraeder sat down for a little Q&A with senior director of media relations Frank Kleha and discussed his journey in becoming a starter two years after being an undrafted free agent.

With two games remaining in the season, the NFC South is still undecided. For the Falcons Week 16 matchup, they travel to New Orleans to play the Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a 1 p.m. kickoff time.

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