Weekly Coverage Roundup: Falcons vs. Steelers


Head coach Mike Smith talked about the tale of two halves during his weekly press conference Monday, praising his team for playing a physical game and making explosive plays during the second half of Monday night's contest against the Packers.

Smith provided an injury update on WR Julio Jones (hip) and S William Moore (foot). Both left the game injured Monday night. An update on CB Robert Alford's (wrist) injury was given as well, with Smith saying the staff would have a better idea after 48 hours.

Jones rewrote Falcons history before coming out of Monday night's game with an injury in the fourth quarter. He set the franchise record for receiving yards in a single game (259), starting with his 79-yard reception at the beginning of the second half, launching Atlanta's comeback.


Check out what players had to say about Monday night's comeback and the upcoming contest against the Steelers, including RB Steven Jackson, who has been nominated for the Sportsmanship Award by his teammates.

It's that time of the season when teams need to be playing their best football. QB Matt Ryan believes the Falcons can get it done, especially with the belief and the "no give up" mentality being emitted by players, including WR Eric Weems, who is always energetic and full of enthusiasm no matter the circumstance.

In his daily presser with the media, Smith praised rookie DE Ra'Shede Hageman's abilities when it comes to blocking kicks and field goals, making him a weapon on special teams.

Break down film from Monday night's game with AtlantaFalcons.com's D.J. Shockley as he takes you through a defensive and an offensive play from Lambeau Field.

AtlantaFalcons.com's Matt Moore and D.J. Shockley chat about the players you should sit and the players you need to have in your fantasy lineup this week.


Players praise the coaching staff on getting the team back to the facility and outside practicing, helping to keep them refreshed and ready for Sunday's Week 15 matchup against the Steelers.

In his daily presser, Smith talks about how Jones and Moore could be ready for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Julio Jones rewrote the franchise record books with a huge performance on Monday Night Football. We look back at 10 of his best games in today's Throwback Thursday gallery.

After Jones' big back-to-back weeks, relive his 10 best games of his career as a Falcon in this week's #TBT gallery.

As happy as WR Roddy White was for Jones breaking his records, he's more interested in winning the remainder of the games.

It was a chilly day in Flowery Branch as the Falcons hit the practice fields to continue preparation for their game on Sunday against the Steelers.

The Falcons were back to work this week, including the likes of WR Devin Hester, who is leading the votes in the returner slot on the Pro Bowl ballot.

Known for being vocal on the field with teammates and opponents alike, Moore was Mic'd Up during Monday night's game.

AtlantaFalcons.com's Matt Moore, Jay Adams and Reid Ferrin make you smile, laugh and get you pumped up for the game against Pittsburgh as they discuss the very latest with the Falcons, including how the NFC South is shaking up and what to expect Sunday.


Although Jones is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, he remains on the bubble in Pro Bowl voting despite leading the NFL in receiving yards and averaging 172 yards the last three weeks.

After the warmup against the Green Bay Packers Monday night, the Falcons are ready to face the Steelers' offense and defense in the 1 p.m. showdown on Sunday.

Jackson is not only an NFL running back, but also an artist capturing and telling stories through photography, wanting to inspire and bring hope to family, friends and strangers.

Expect a clash between two teams with exceptional quarterbacks, phenomenal receivers and hard hitting running backs, including Falcons rookie , on Sunday as the Steelers, travel south to face the Falcons.

Smith breaks down the upcoming contest happening this Sunday at the Georgia Dome against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He talks about what the Falcons have to do in all three phases in order to win the game.

With both the NFC South and the AFC North in tight races, the Falcons return to the Georgia Dome to face the Steelers for a 1 p.m. kickoff time for the Week 15 matchup.

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