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Falcons refuse to play along with goading Panther
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. âUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons secondary battling injuries this weekFalcons 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 thisUpvote Share TweetBy 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 moUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez on Greg Hardy’s trash talk: ‘What else is he going to say?’ They haven’t won’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 beUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: NIU alums Turner and Schiller to ESPN’s Herbstreit: ‘Bite me!’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: MichUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Somewhere 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 firsUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Cam Newton Q-and-AFLOWERY 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 bUpvote Share TweetWhen 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. TheUpvote Share Tweet
Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina PanthersDec 6NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Falcons-PanthersDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Atlanta at Carolina
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.