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When Falcons Train With SEALs

One Monday morning in April, head coach Dan Quinn sprung a surprise on his team: a week of intense training with some of the Navy’s finest

How Quarterbacks Are Made

The MMQB examined the youth football careers and family backgrounds of the 15 QBs taken in this year’s NFL draft (a record number), and found several key life experiences that appear to be predictors of success. Often, the men who play the position aren’t natural born leaders

The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

Is This Cam’s Kryptonite?

The Panthers have won 22 of their last 24 games. Both their defeats came against defenses orchestrated by Dan Quinn. The Atlanta coach shares some of the insights on how his Falcons conquered Cam Newton and Carolina in the Panthers’ lone loss this season

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

The Grit to Take on the World

Under new head coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons are finally living up to expectations. But their undefeated record going into Thursday night’s showdown against the Saints has as much to do with Devonta Freeman, a breakout star who is always studying every angle

The Falcons Can Finish

Atlanta is 3-0 despite trailing in the fourth quarter of all three games. Here’s how coach Dan Quinn has helped his team find an extra gear late. Plus, thoughts on Thursday’s OT thriller and 10 things to watch in Week 4

Vic Beasley: A Falcons Rookie Rises Up

With two sacks in three games, Falcons’ first-round pick Vic Beasley is already living up to lofty expectations. The Georgia-bred linebacker feels right at home in Dan Quinn’s defense

Panic and Patience

Two Sundays into the 2015 season, the sky is falling for several 0-2 teams. Here’s why some (like Seattle) should take a deep breath while others (hello, New Orleans) need to blow it all up. Plus, five things nobody saw coming, the physicality of Julio Jones, weekly awards and much more

The Week 2 Mailbag

Why Seahawks fans shouldn’t press the panic button yet. (You too, Peyton purists.) Plus more opinions from Week 1 and answering email

Window Into the Weekend: Week 1

Peter King's previews three things to watch out for in this weekend's games: Who will lead Atlanta's pass rush? Can Derek Carr and the Raiders upset the Bengals? And who will emerge as Joe Flacco's deep threat answer? 

The Best Brother

Desmond Trufant is the youngest sibling in a family that produced two other NFL corners. But the Falcons' defensive star is making a name for himself, thanks to hard work and lessons learned by watching his bros

The Falcons Will Go as Far as Quinn Can Coach ’Em

New coach Dan Quinn inherits an Atlanta team that put up double-digit loss totals for two straight seasons. Putting together a winner starts on defense, where the ex-Seahawks coordinator will put a Seattle stamp on the unit. Just don't expect success and Super Bowls to happen overnight