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With top seed locked up, playoffs loom for Falcons Updated Dec 23, 2012
The good news for the Falcons?  After 16 weeks, they finally have nailed down the top seed in the NFC postseason field. Bad news?  The talk and focus and pressure regarding whether they will squander home-field advantage can now officially commence. Tho
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Plan is to ‘play to win’ final regular-season game Dec 23, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH—The Falcons’ 31-18 victory at Detroit last night made the results of Sunday’s regular-season finale irrelevant to Atlanta’s playoff seeding but coach Mike Smith said that doesn’t mean the game doesn’t matter. Atlanta (13-2) wrap
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  • Superlatives for the Falcons Dec 23, 2012
    DETROIT -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Falcons’ media relations department, let’s take a by-the-numbers look back at how Atlanta defeated Detroit, 31-18, Saturday night at Ford Field. The Falcons won for the fourth time on pri
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Playoff tickets go on sale on Thursday Dec 23, 2012
    The Falcons announced that playoff tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 10 a.m. With Saturday night’s 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, the 2012 NFC South Division champion Falcons have clinched home field advantage
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  • Why not Matt Ryan for MVP? Dec 23, 2012
    DETROIT -- Quite unintentionally, the Atlanta Falcons made the strongest case yet for Matt Ryan's Most Valuable Player award candidacy Saturday night. Ryan did his part by completing 25 of 32 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-18 victory a…
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  • Home For The Playoffs Dec 23, 2012
    The Falcons earned the NFC's No. 1 seed after their 31-18 win over the Lions. No matter the playoff foe, Atlanta will have a chance to change its reputation, says Chris Burke.
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  • Video - Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions highlights 04:29

    Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions highlights

    Dec 23
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson puts up 225 receiving yards to break the all-time single-season record, but the Atlanta Falcons offense was too much for the Lions. The Falcons clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs with the win.