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Fox: Falcons primed to rewrite history

Fox: Falcons primed to rewrite history

ESPN.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Franchise aims to forget its star-crossed past with a run to the Super Bowl
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  • Atlanta Falcons with D. Orlando Ledbetter is moving to a new pa…

    Atlanta Falcons with D. Orlando Ledbetter is moving to a new page on ajc.com; please come visit

    ajc.com Jan 11, 2013
    Beginning now, this blog is moving to a new home within AJC Sports, and we are making some other changes that we hope the members of this blog community will enjoy. Game stories, features and articles and player profiles will move from the blogs into ou…
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  • Falcons promote from within to replace David Caldwell

    Falcons promote from within to replace David Caldwell

    Days after the Falcons lost director of player personnel David Caldwell to the Jaguars, they’ve promoted from within to replace him. The Falcons announced that Lionel Vital, formerly the associate director of player personnel, has been moved up a notch
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  • Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday

    Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt. There is now no doubt. Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, and
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  • Sunday divisional-round preview: Falcons’ receivers vs. Seahawk…

    Sunday divisional-round preview: Falcons’ receivers vs. Seahawks’ DBs not your ordinary match-up

    Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. There are many interesting match-ups to track when the Seattle Seahawks take the Georgia Dome turf against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but the key b…
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  • Falcons' injury report

    Falcons' injury report

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons just released their final injury report for Sunday’s game against Seattle, and it doesn’t contain any major surprises. Defensive end John Abraham (ankle) is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice on a limited basis
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  • Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at ha…

    Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.
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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl match…

    Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
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  • Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunt…

    Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunted By A Demon In A Football Jersey

    deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    D-Block is a video web series that is produced by the Atlanta Falcons linebacking corps and broadcast from the team's locker room. It's wonderful. Earlier this week, D-Block somehow managed to get a shout out from Mark Wahlberg while he was promoting hi…
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  • Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: City vs. city pop-culture s…

    Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: City vs. city pop-culture showdown

    ajc.com Jan 11, 2013
    Bill Reader, deputy sports editor at The Seattle Times, puts a spin on the tired traditional “city vs. city” story by examining the respective pop culture benchmarks of his city and Atlanta rather than arguing about traffic, parks and airports. (He st
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  • Analysis:  5 questions with Coach Led

    Analysis: 5 questions with Coach Led

    ajc.com Jan 11, 2013
    Coach Led likes the sweater vest look! FLOWERY BRANCH - I grabbed by stopwatch, whistle and put on my Coach Led hat in order to answers some key questions from Eric Williams of The Tacoma News Tribune. I thought we’d share them with our folks too: Q â
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  • Gonzalez sticks to his retirement pledge, sort of

    Gonzalez sticks to his retirement pledge, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Last week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…
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  • The only Falcon with a playoff win

    The only Falcon with a playoff win

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    There is only one man in the Atlanta locker room that knows what it feels like to win a postseason game in a Falcons’ uniform. That’s center Todd McClure, who can recall Jan. 15, 2005 like it was yesterday. “I’ve played in a lot of games and they
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  • NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m. ET

    NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m. ET

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    A quick reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I’m expecting lots of questions on the Atlanta Falcons as they prepare for Sunday’s playoff game with Seattle. But we won’t limit ourselves. Even though it’s the off
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch 02:05

    NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch

    Jan 11
    Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped? 04:49

    'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped?

    Jan 11
    Will the struggling Atlanta Falcons' defense be able to slow down Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Take a look at who our analysts think will advance to the NFC Championship Game.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons 04:08

    'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Jan 11
    Will the Atlanta Falcons have success with the screen pass against the Seattle Seahawks? Find out if our analysts believe the Falcons' offensive line will be able to slow down the Seahawks' high-flying defense.
  • Video - Do you trust Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson more? 01:28

    Do you trust Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson more?

    Jan 11
    Does Shaun O'Hara have more confidence in Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson or Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Find out why O'Hara thinks this is a tough decision.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…
  • The Sports Guy make his divisional playoffs picks

    Jan 11
    Aaron Rodgers's quest for revenge highlights the Sports Guy's inbox while he makes his divisional weekend picks.