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Falcons refuse to play along with goading Panther

Falcons refuse to play along with goading Panther

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
Give the Falcons credit for perspective, and kindness. A day after Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said his 3-9 team was better than the 11-1 Falcons, the Falcons reacted the way you’d pat a child on the top of the head when they say something cute. â
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  • Falcons secondary battling injuries this week

    Falcons secondary battling injuries this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Falcons safety William Moore was the NFC defensive player of the week for the job he did against the Saints in Week 13, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be at full speed if he’s on the field to attempt making it two straight against the Panthers this
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Asante Samuel (shoulder), William Moore (hamst…

    Atlanta Falcons: Asante Samuel (shoulder), William Moore (hamstring) sit out practice again

    ajc.com Dec 6, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) and safety William Moore (hamstring) sat out practice for the second consecutive day. “Those two guys, we will see if we can get them out here and move around a little mo
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez on Greg Hardy’s trash talk: ‘Wha…

    Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez on Greg Hardy’s trash talk: ‘What else is he going to say?’ They haven’t won’

    ajc.com Dec 6, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—The inflammatory comments by Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy got the attention of the Falcons. His quotes were a topic of conversation during team meetings this morning. But the tone among the Falcons seemed to be
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  • Atlanta Falcons: NIU alums Turner and Schiller to ESPN’s Herbst…

    Atlanta Falcons: NIU alums Turner and Schiller to ESPN’s Herbstreit: ‘Bite me!’

    ajc.com Dec 6, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Here is what Falcons players and Northern Illinois alums Michael Turner and Pat Schiller had to say about ESPN college football analyst Kirk Hebstreit’s harsh criticism of their alma mater’s Orange Bowl bid: Mich
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  • Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Somewhere in the process -- and I can’t put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But “the process" Smith talked so much about in his firs
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Cam Newton Q-and-A

    Atlanta Falcons: Cam Newton Q-and-A

    ajc.com Dec 6, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH—Excerpts from Carolina quarterback Cam Newton’s conference call with Atlanta reporters. Q. Falcons guys have noticed you seem more comfortable the last few weeks and the numbers have come as well. Any explanation as to why it’s been b
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  • Panthers drawing motivation from Ryan’s words after first game

    Panthers drawing motivation from Ryan’s words after first game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    When the Falcons finished off their dramatic comeback 30-28 win over the Panthers in Week Four, quarterback Matt Ryan was caught by television cameras sending a message to the visitors from Carolina. “Get the (expletive) off our field!” Ryan said. The
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  • Video - Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers 02:02

    Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

    Dec 6
    NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
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    Countdown Daily Prediction: Falcons-Panthers

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Atlanta at Carolina

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