2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
4-5, 3rd in NFC South
Young: Cowboys will be 'overmatched' at Falcons (0:34)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

If Falcons LB Deion Jones returns next week vs. hometown Saints on Thanksgiving in New Orleans, he'll bring quite a history vs. the NFC South rival into the contest. In four matchups with Drew Brees, Jones has three interceptions -- one a pick-6 and one a game-clinching theft -- 131 interception return yards, 38 tackles, and four pass breakups. Falcons being cautious with Jones this week, sitting him out vs. Cowboys after activating him off IR from early season right foot surgery. The way coach Dan Quinn made it sound, Jones is more than ready to assume his role in pass coverage, but coaches want to make sure he's totally fine to take on the run game, physical offensive linemen.

0:26

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's another clip of Desmond Trufant talking about where he's gone wrong with his technique this season. Trufant also addressed not making a play on that Nick Chubb 92-yard run, saying, "Obviously, I could have did better. I could have did more. That's all I can say to that."

Bruschi, Woodson expect Cowboys to win in Atlanta (0:49)
Stephen A.: 'Cowboys will lose 3 of their next 4 games' (1:14)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn mentioned on 92.9 The Game his concern about Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott as a threat in passing game. Elliott the Cowboys' second-leading receiver with 35 receptions for 262 yards and two TDs on 47 targets. Falcons have surrendered 42 catches for 352 yards combined to RBs Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, James Conner, and Saquon Barkley. Would help to have newly activated Deion Jones back, but no guarantee the Pro Bowl LB will play Sun. Elliott the NFL's second-leading rusher (831 yards).

5d

Barnwell Show: NFC Picture with Will Brinson

Are you an NFC or an AFC person? In this episode, Bill and Will Brinson of CBS share their allegiances and take a look at the NFC playoff picture as it currently stands, including which teams are most likely to prevail in the South (3:55), West (31:02), East (43:30) and North (56:03).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn on the loss to the Browns: "I told the team I thought we took a step back today. That's tough to see and tough to say. I also told 'em, we must regroup. We're trying to fight our ass off for consistency. And we certainly have made improvement over the last three weeks, and we didn't get the job done today, and certainly have lost some of that consistency that we've been building towards.''

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones: ``We've got to do a better job offensively. [The Browns] played a lot of two-high the whole game. We just got to find ways to go out there and attack Cover 2. If we don't, we're going to get it for the remainder of the season.''

6d

Chubb has 92-yard TD run in Browns' 28-16 win over Falcons

Rookie Baker Mayfield threw a season-high three touchdown passes and rookie Nick Chubb streaked 92 yards for a TD and the Cleveland Browns ended a four-game losing streak with a stunning 28-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons fall to the Browns and rookie QB Baker Mayfield, 28-16. Falcons see their three-game winning streak snap and now fall to 4-5 with the Dallas Cowboys coming to town next weekend. Falcons surrender 427 yards to the Browns, including a 92-yard TD run for UGA's Nick Chubb. No, playoffs aren't out of the question, but Falcons looked far from being a playoff-caliber team today.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons trail Browns 14-10 at halftime. Dan Quinn's defense has no sacks and no quarterback hits on Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield, who is 12 for 12 for 165 yards with two touchdowns. Browns also averaging 5.1 yards per rush. Falcons need to buckle down on defense and generate a pass rush despite Mayfield's mobility.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the line movement on Falcons-Browns this week at the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas. Line archive courtesy of Don Best Sports.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons inactives vs. Browns: K Matt Bryant, FB Ricky Ortiz, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Keith Tandy, DE Steven Means, G Rees Odhiambo, T Matt Gono

Woodson thinks Ryan is 'at an MVP level' (0:57)

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.1
Rushing Yards89.8
Points For27.1
Points Against28.2

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(26)Calvin RidleyWRAlabama
2(26)Isaiah OliverCBColorado
3(26)Deadrin SenatDTSouth Florida
4(26)Ito SmithRBSouthern Miss
6(20)Russell GageWRLSU
6(26)Foyesade OluokunSYale