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Atlanta Falcons: Ex-Chief Mike Cox was friend of Belcher, copin…

Atlanta Falcons: Ex-Chief Mike Cox was friend of Belcher, coping with events

ajc.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
Atlanta Falcons running back Mike Cox comes off the field after cutting his nose during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) FLOWERY B…
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  • Depth Chart:  Falcons could be at full strength for Carolina

    Depth Chart: Falcons could be at full strength for Carolina

    ajc.com Dec 4, 2012
    081612 ATLANTA: Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry puts pressure on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, August 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / FLOWERY BRANCH - Defensive tackle Peria Jerry, who missed the last two ga
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS After playing a Thursday night game, the Falcons altered their schedule. Coach Mike Smith gave the players the weekend and Monday off before returning to practice Tuesday.…
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  • After pelting Saints bus, Atlanta airport egg-tosser quits his …

    After pelting Saints bus, Atlanta airport egg-tosser quits his job

    Long before the Falcons scrambled Drew Brees and the Saints last Thursday night, someone at the Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport threw a little hot sauce on the Atlanta-New Orleans rivalry by egging the Saints' bus. Most of the Saints looked on the …
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  • Bucs, Falcons make most of injuries

    Bucs, Falcons make most of injuries

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    When a team’s season goes bad, one common response is to point to injuries. Sometimes that holds merit and sometimes it doesn’t. We don’t have to look any further than the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to see that. At least at the momen
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  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground…

    Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC East race

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…