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N.F.C. Championship Preview: 49ers at Falcons

N.F.C. Championship Preview: 49ers at Falcons

A preview of the N.F.C. championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Full Speed Ahead: The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rus…

    Full Speed Ahead: The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing…

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing attack in the NFC title game better than the Packers did, but Andrew Perloff still feels Colin Kaepernick and Co. will head to the Super Bowl.
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  • Falcons beat Seahawks 30-28 to make NFC title game

    Falcons beat Seahawks 30-28 to make NFC title game

    Times wires Sunday, January 13, 2013 ATLANTA - Matt Bryant pumped his fist and celebrated atop the Falcons logo in the middle of the field. Tony Gonzalez broke down in tears. Matt Ryan relished the thought of not having to answer a familiar question.The
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  • Bucs to add another Pro Bowler

    Bucs to add another Pro Bowler

    tampabay.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Bucs will have at least one more Pro Bowler at this time next week. With the Falcons and 49ers advancing to next Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, it will become necessary for either the Falcons’ Julio Jones or the 49ers’ Frank Gore to back out of
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  • After three great games, Patriots make a statement

    After three great games, Patriots make a statement

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    We saw three great football games this weekend. And then we saw one great football team. After a tremendous Saturday in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, Sunday got started with another phenomenal game as the Falcons jumped out to a big lead, sq…
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  • Samuel Declares Carroll And Sherman Can Both Eat Humble Pie

    Samuel Declares Carroll And Sherman Can Both Eat Humble Pie

    falconsgab.com Jan 13, 2013
    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gained attention not only for his play this year but for running his mouth at Tom Brady after the Seahawks beat the Patriots earlier this year and taunting Redskins tackle Trent Williams last Sunday. But today the Fal…
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  • Asante Samuel: Carroll, Sherman can have some humble pie

    Asante Samuel: Carroll, Sherman can have some humble pie

    The Falcons defense spent most of the fourth quarter getting torched by Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks offense, but the Falcons scored last and that means members of their defense were free to crow after the game. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.c…
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  • John Abraham “retweaked” his ankle

    John Abraham “retweaked” his ankle

    The Falcons got that elusive playoff win on Sunday, but it didn’t come easy and it didn’t come without a possible price in terms of health for the NFC Championship Game. Defensive end John Abraham left early in the game and did not return because, per
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  • Congratulations, You Won A Playoff Game: Falcons-Seahawks In Se…

    Congratulations, You Won A Playoff Game: Falcons-Seahawks In Seven GIFs

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Atlanta 30, Seattle 28: Seattle's all-pro shit stirrer, Richard Sherman, somehow manages to win this interaction that began with Roddy White burning the Seahawks defense for a 47-yard touchdown-Ohhh you got a touchdown, gooood for youuuu-even though t
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  • Disaster Averted: The Falcons added plenty of drama to their 30…

    Disaster Averted: The Falcons added plenty of drama to their 30-28 …

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Falcons added plenty of drama to their 30-28 win over the Seahawks. Chris Burke examines Atlanta's escape job, Russell Wilson's brilliance, questionable strategies and more.
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  • Five craziest plays from end of Atlanta’s playoff win

    Five craziest plays from end of Atlanta’s playoff win

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons earned their first playoff win with Matt Ryan as quarterback, and they did it in heart attack-inducing manner. After pulling out to a 20-0 lead, the Falcons came close to dropping the home game to the Seattle Seahawks. Atlanta found …
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  • Russell Wilson sets rookie passing yardage record in close loss…

    Russell Wilson sets rookie passing yardage record in close loss to Falcons

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    Sometimes, as an athlete, you define yourself in a losing effort. And in the year of the rookie quarterback, it was the last one standing who may have just done that. Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks came into the 2012 NFL season as a too-short th…
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  • Bryant's FG rescues Falcons from late collapse

    Bryant's FG rescues Falcons from late collapse

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
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  • Matt Ryan pulls off a great final drive to get his first career…

    Matt Ryan pulls off a great final drive to get his first career playoff win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    There's a notion that "clutch" isn't a skill, because luck in close games evens out over a long period of time. And there's something to that. But there has to be some explanation for Atlanta's Matt Ryan and the Falcons being able to pull thes…
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  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.
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  • Falcons’ Jacquizz Rodgers obliterates Seattle’s Earl Thomas

    Falcons’ Jacquizz Rodgers obliterates Seattle’s Earl Thomas

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    You want a metaphor for the first half of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game between Atlanta and Seattle, you could do worse than looking to the last play of the first quarter. Atlanta was up 10-0, starting fast but in danger of letting Seattle back i…
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  • Tony Gonzalez makes yet another great catch; Falcons off to fas…

    Tony Gonzalez makes yet another great catch; Falcons off to fast start

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    It seems like the Atlanta Falcons weren't too pleased with the constant chatter about their recent playoff failures. Atlanta got off to a great start in the first quarter, highlighted by back-to-back catches by one future Hall of Fame tight end and one …
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  • Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Seattle at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. (FOX): Well, it's put up or shut up for the "Falcons stink in the playoffs" narrative. It really could not have shaken out any worse for them, though, as the white-hot Seattle Seahawks come into town. While Atlanta…
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  • Inactives for the Atlanta Falcons

    Inactives for the Atlanta Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    ATLANTA -- The Falcons just announced their inactives for Sunday’s game with Seattle and there are no surprises. As expected, injured cornerback Christopher Owens is out. The other inactives are quarterback Dominique Davis, receiver Tim Toone, guard Phi
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  • Live from the Georgia Dome

    Live from the Georgia Dome

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    ATLANTA -- I’m in the Georgia Dome press box and you can see and feel the playoff atmosphere. There are fairly large groups of players from both the Seahawks and the Falcons already out on the field loosening up. During the regular season, you usually o
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  • Countdown Live: Seahawks-Falcons

    Countdown Live: Seahawks-Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC throw down between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Seahawks-Falcons
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  • Video - 2012 Divisional Playoffs: Weekend remix 03:49

    2012 Divisional Playoffs: Weekend remix

    Jan 13
    Two teams' postseason fates were decided on the success of a field goal as one of the most exciting playoff weekends in history unfolded. Relive the nonstop action from all four divisional-round games.
  • Video - Falcons Win Wild Game, Advance To NFC Championship 01:37

    Falcons Win Wild Game, Advance To NFC Championship

    Jan 13
    Highlight Of The Night: The Seahawks erased a 20-point deficit to take a late lead, but Matt Bryant's 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left gave the Falcons a 30-28 win.
  • Video - Ryan Discusses Win 00:34

    Ryan Discusses Win

    Jan 13
    Matt Ryan comments on the Falcons' 30-28 win against the Seahawks.
  • Video - 2012 Divisional Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons postgame press conference 04:29

    2012 Divisional Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons postgame press conference

    Jan 13
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan address the media following Atlanta's 30-28 win over Seattle.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
  • NFL playoffs -- Can the Baltimore Ravens upset the New England Patriots fo…

    Jan 13
    It's Ravens vs. Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. How does the matchup shake out?
  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.