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Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

CNNSI.com ajc.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.
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  • Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When Lions return man Stefan Logan fielded a kick at the 4-yard line on Saturday against the Falcons, he did something extraordinarily stupid: He took a knee and downed it. At the 4-yard line. TV cameras caught Lions coach Jim Schwartz calling that, “th
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants/Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears/Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings Should have made it: Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals/John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons The Cardinals have the NFL's third-ranked defen…
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the week

    Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the week

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been named NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Atlanta’s 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16. Ryan completed 25 of 32 pass attempts (78.1 percent) for 279 yards, four touchdown passes and a 1
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  • NFC South wrap: Year of the Falcons

    NFC South wrap: Year of the Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team. Division MVP: Matt Ryan, Falcons. You can make a case for him as the MVP of the entire league. With one game remaining in his fifth season, Ryan already has career highs in completions (394), passing yards (…
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  • William Moore unlikely to play for Falcons this week

    William Moore unlikely to play for Falcons this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    With the top seed in the NFC locked down, the Falcons’ main goal in Week 17 is to make it to the postseason without losing any key players to injuries that would keep them out for the playoffs. That likely means safety William Moore will remain on the b
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  • Bucs closing in on NFL history

    Bucs closing in on NFL history

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, we could see history being made. But it’s not the kind of history the Bucs want to be a part of. They already have allowed 4,545 passing yards this season. If they allow 252 on Sunday, th
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Finishing regular season ‘the right way’

    Atlanta Falcons: Finishing regular season ‘the right way’

    ajc.com Dec 27, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH—The Falcons already have wrapped up the NFC’s No. 1 seed but they don’t plan to take their foot off the gas against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Falcons want to stay sharp heading into their bye week. They think the best way to do th
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    OFFENSE Quarterback Made it: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers/Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons/Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins Should have made it: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks/Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Rodgers' numbers have been a bit down this y…
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  • Video - Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons 03:15

    Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Video - Under Armour Week: Top Alumni 03:25

    Under Armour Week: Top Alumni

    Dec 27
    Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert look back at the last six years of the Under Armour All-America game and pick out the top six alumni from the game.

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    Dec 27
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    Dec 27
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    Dec 27
    Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.