Chris Vivlamore

Reporter

Chris Vivlamore has covered a variety of teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, Braves and Thrashers in more than 15 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Latest from Chris Vivlamore

The Hall of Fame case for Hines Ward (with poll)
 Hines Ward, from Forest Park High and the University of Georgia, was announced as one of 27 semifinalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. It’s the second time the wide receiver, who played 14 NFL seasons with the Steelers, has been a semifinals for enshrinement. He also was a semifinals last year. Fifteen...

Posted: a minute ago

Hines Ward, from Forest Park High and the University of Georgia, was announced as one of 27 semifinalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. It’s the second time the wide receiver, who played 14 NFL seasons with the Steelers, has been a semifinals for enshrinement. He also was a semifinals last year. Fifteen...
By the numbers: Falcons need to stop Bucs passing game
 The Falcons have an edge in most statistical categories in Sunday’s matchup against the Buccaneers. While the Buccaneers have a dreadful defense, they can pass the ball. Of course, they can’t stop the pass either. That will be something to watch in the NFC South contest. The Falcons (6-4) and Buccaneers (4-6) are each on a two-game...

Posted: a minute ago

The Falcons have an edge in most statistical categories in Sunday’s matchup against the Buccaneers. While the Buccaneers have a dreadful defense, they can pass the ball. Of course, they can’t stop the pass either. That will be something to watch in the NFC South contest. The Falcons (6-4) and Buccaneers (4-6) are each on a two-game...
Matt Ryan, wife expecting twins
 The Falcons nest is about to get bigger. Matt Ryan’s wife, Sarah, announced on social media Tuesday that the couple are expecting their first child – make that children. The wife of the Falcons quarterback wrote that the couple is expecting twins, according to the post. Sarah posted a picture of the couple with a No. 2 balloon...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The Falcons nest is about to get bigger. Matt Ryan’s wife, Sarah, announced on social media Tuesday that the couple are expecting their first child – make that children. The wife of the Falcons quarterback wrote that the couple is expecting twins, according to the post. Sarah posted a picture of the couple with a No. 2 balloon...
Week 13: Six games that will impact College Football Playoff rankings
 There will likely be no changes to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings when the fourth installment is announced tonight. None of the top teams faced real challenges last week. That’s about to change. There are several rivalry games in Week 13. None bigger than the Iron Bowl with No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn. The winner...

Posted: 21 hours ago

There will likely be no changes to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings when the fourth installment is announced tonight. None of the top teams faced real challenges last week. That’s about to change. There are several rivalry games in Week 13. None bigger than the Iron Bowl with No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn. The winner...
Georgia remains No. 7 in college football polls
 Georgia remained No. 7 in the Associated Press college football poll for Week 12 released Monday. The Bulldogs posted a 42-13 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Georgia also remained No. 7 in the coaches poll. The AP poll remained unchanged in the top nine spots after most teams defeated inferior opponents. Alabama remained the top-ranked team...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia remained No. 7 in the Associated Press college football poll for Week 12 released Monday. The Bulldogs posted a 42-13 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Georgia also remained No. 7 in the coaches poll. The AP poll remained unchanged in the top nine spots after most teams defeated inferior opponents. Alabama remained the top-ranked team...
What did Falcons’ win over Cowboys do for Super Bowl odds?
 What did the Falcons’ impressive victory over the Cowboys do for their Super Bowl odds? Nothing. The Falcons remained with the same 28/1 odds, according to Bovada, following the 27-7 win on Sunday. They hold the 11th best chance to win a championship, according to the oddsmaker. The Falcons (5-4) held the same odds last week after a...

Posted: 6 days ago

What did the Falcons’ impressive victory over the Cowboys do for their Super Bowl odds? Nothing. The Falcons remained with the same 28/1 odds, according to Bovada, following the 27-7 win on Sunday. They hold the 11th best chance to win a championship, according to the oddsmaker. The Falcons (5-4) held the same odds last week after a...
Atlanta United awarded MLS Goal and Save of the Year
 Atlanta United had the Major League Soccer’s best goal and best save. Quite a combination. Tito Villalba was awarded the Goal of the Year and Brad Guzan was awarded Save of the Year, the MLS announced Wednesday. Villalba scored with a right-footed blast from 30 yards outs for a the game-winner against Orlando City SC on July 21. The...

Posted: 6 days ago

Atlanta United had the Major League Soccer’s best goal and best save. Quite a combination. Tito Villalba was awarded the Goal of the Year and Brad Guzan was awarded Save of the Year, the MLS announced Wednesday. Villalba scored with a right-footed blast from 30 yards outs for a the game-winner against Orlando City SC on July 21. The...
By the numbers: Falcons need to be wary of turnovers against Seahawks
 A look at the statistics shows a fairly even matchup when the Falcons play at the Seahawks Monday night - except one category. Turnovers. Falcons coach Dan Quinn has a constant refrain about the importance of winning the turnover battle each week. It will be a tough task this week. The Seahawks lead the NFL in turnover margin. The Falcons...

Posted: 6 days ago

A look at the statistics shows a fairly even matchup when the Falcons play at the Seahawks Monday night - except one category. Turnovers. Falcons coach Dan Quinn has a constant refrain about the importance of winning the turnover battle each week. It will be a tough task this week. The Seahawks lead the NFL in turnover margin. The Falcons...
No surprise: Clayborn named NFC Defensive Player of Week
 This will come as little surprise, but Adrian Clayborn was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Falcons defensive end recorded a franchise record six sacks in a victory over the Cowboys on Sunday in Week 10. Clayborn is the fourth player to record six or more sacks in an NFL game since the it became an official statistic...

Posted: 6 days ago

This will come as little surprise, but Adrian Clayborn was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Falcons defensive end recorded a franchise record six sacks in a victory over the Cowboys on Sunday in Week 10. Clayborn is the fourth player to record six or more sacks in an NFL game since the it became an official statistic...