Category: NFL

Despite another losing season, Falcons find refuge in younger players

Entering the 2022 National Football League (NFL) season, expectations were understandably low for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2021, the Falcons finished with seven wins and ten losses and left the season with a lot of unknowns for the future. During the offseason, wide receiver (WR) Calvin Ridley received a year-long suspension from the league after [...]

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Atlanta Falcons 2022 season preview: Mariota steps in for Ryan as QB

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 27. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Atlanta Falcons) In a year where the Atlanta Falcons are projected to have the second-worst record in the NFL, the 2022 season isn’t expected to look pretty for the so-called “Dirty Birds.” The Falcons recorded only [...]

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Lights, camera, action: Super Bowl LVI

The Wheel Staff is divided in their predictions of which team will walk away from Super Bowl LVI with the Lombardi Trophy. (Ally Hom/Photo Editor) All eyes are on Hollywood as Super Bowl LVI approaches on Feb. 13. The 2021-22 NFL season will come to a close on Sunday at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, and [...]

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Brees Leaves Tremendous Impact on the City of New Orleans

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement from football in a March 14 Instagram post. While there were already rumors circulating that Brees would not return for another season, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer made it official exactly 15 years after he first signed with the Saints.           [...]

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Tim Tebow’s Divisive Athletic Career

After five years in minor league baseball, Tim Tebow has retired from the sport. On paper, the former Heisman Trophy winner’s baseball career is unimpressive, as Tebow was one of the worst hitters in the minor leagues in his last season. Despite this, his short-lived career surpassed many analysts’ expectations and drew record attendance numbers [...]

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Emory Healthcare Workers Attend Super Bowl LV

The Super Bowl has been sacred to the United States ever since the first big game saw the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Green Bay Packers in 1967. A raging pandemic couldn’t halt this tradition.  On Feb. 7, 23 Emory Healthcare and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta workers attended the Super Bowl LV, courtesy of [...]

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The Best Moments of Super Bowl LV

After a tumultuous year, tens of millions of viewers around the world invariably tuned in on Feb. 7 to watch one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year: Super Bowl LV. The narrative proceeding this showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs seemed to be straight out of a [...]

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Who Will Take Super Bowl LV?

After one of the most unconventional seasons yet, the NFL is finally about to turn the page on the 2020-2021 season. From game reschedulings to teams weighing the consequences of winning versus tanking, this season was a rollercoaster. Yet on Feb. 7, the curtain will close and Super Bowl LV will kick off as the [...]

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What to Expect in the Quarterback Landscape Next Season

On Feb. 7 in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off in Super Bowl LV in what will undoubtedly be a highly entertaining matchup between two high-octane offenses. Aside from giving fans a highly entertaining matchup, however, the game will also underscore a larger trend, a [...]

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