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101128 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith celebrates on the sidelines with tight end Tony Gonzalez after he caught a Matt Ryan pass for a touchdown to give the Falcons a 10-3 lead over the Green Bay Packers in the final seconds of the 2nd q…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Koetter, Smith have had some playoff success togetherMike Nolan, Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter (Curtis ) FLOWERY BRANCH - In his first playoff game in the NFL, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter helped Jacksonville post a monumental victory. On the way to the AFC title game, Koetter and defensive coUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Alge Crumpler helped conquer Lambeau FieldAlge Crumpler in action against Carolina. (Curtis Compton/AJC) Who: Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler What: NFC wild-card game, Falcons vs. Packers When: Jan. 4, 2003 Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. Score: Falcons 27, Packers 7 What happened: The Fa…Upvote Share TweetBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 10, 2013 The Falcons are well-aware of your suspicions.They know you're underwhelmed by their 0-3 postseason record under fifth-year coach Mike Smith. They know you're rather unimpressed by a .7…Upvote Share Tweet
Where They Aren't Now: Ray EdwardsThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been running a fun series on past Atlanta Falcons' playoff heroes this week. Here’s the installment on kicker Morten Andersen. The series also includes a little on what each former player is doing now, sort of a “wUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Big Boi defends team, warns players to avoid strip clubsBig Boi figured it was his duty to go to ESPN’s studios and defend the Falcons. So the Atlanta hip-hop legend, whose real name is Antwan Patton, showed up on ESPN’s “First Take” program this week and declared: “The Super Bowl has got to come thrUpvote Share TweetThe Seahawks, in need of a kicker after Steven Hauschka was placed on injured reserve this week, ended up signing long-time veteran Ryan Longwell. Ryan Divish of the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune writes that Longwell’s career can come full circle if he caUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Team cautions on counterfeit ticketsThere are plenty of tickets available on the secondary market for the NFC divisional playoff game between the Falcons and Seahawks on Sunday at the Georgia Dome but the team is warning fans about counterfeit tickets. The Falcons issued the following gui…Upvote Share TweetFOX gave Brian Billick a bump into the booth for one of this weekend’s playoff games, which means he’ll be in Atlanta to call the Falcons against the Seahawks on Sunday. On Thursday, though, he’ll be visiting with Mike Florio on PFT Live to discussUpvote Share Tweet
Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aa…Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aaron Rodgers trait could make the difference in the game of the weekend, Peter King writes as he picks divisional round winners.Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars say they have fired coach Mike Mularkey.Upvote Share TweetWhether he’s out on the field or in the meeting room, Robert McClain sees Asante Samuel on one side and Dunta Robinson on the other. In both settings, McClain tries to stay directly at the midpoint of both of the veteran Atlanta cornerbacks. “I’ve lUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013As intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Back to basics for AtlantaNFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons getting back to the fundamentals will be a big help when they face the Seahawks.Upvote Share Tweet
Divisional Round Probabilities: Atlanta-Seattle Coin Toss Gamenytimes.com Jan 10, 2013The most evenly matched game of the divisional round of the playoffs will probably come down to a few plays, with Seattle holding a slight edge.Upvote Share TweetSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has dazzled despite questions about his small stature. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press) By MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM FLOWERY BRANCH - Russell Wilson was the sixth quarterback selected in the 2012 draft, but he’s the only oneUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the Atlanta Falcons receiving corps provides the biggest challenge his team has faced all season. The Falcons’ duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, along with tight end Tony Gonzalez, are among the mostUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: The Pressure Is OnJan 10Episode 246: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Colin Kaepernick can lead the 49ers past Green Bay. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Matt Ryan in the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Seahawks-Falcons matchup.
Birds of Prey: Seahawks vs. FalconsJan 10Russell Wilson and "the Legion of Boom" travel down to Hotlanta to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons in the divisional round. Get amped for this playoff matchup with this epic movie trailer.
Defending the Top QuarterbacksJan 10The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.
Pressure on Atlanta FalconsJan 10The Atlanta Falcons have failed to win a playoff game in their last three appearances. How much pressure is there on the team to finally advance in the postseason?
Jim Trotter: Former Junior Seau teammate not surprised by linebacker's CTE…Jan 10"Budddyyyy, my head was KILLING me!" -- Linebacker Junior Seau, several hours after a violent collision in a 2001 practice.
NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Divisional roundJan 10Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round PicksJan 10Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks