This is the January 17, 2013 news archive. View today's Falcons rumors and news.
Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalists
The 49ers will have a trio of honorary captains when San Francisco squares off against the Falcons on Sunday, as the Niners stand on the doorstep of the Super Bowl. Two of them are on the doorstep of a fairly important doorstep of their own. Eddie DeBar…Upvote Share Tweet
The Atlanta Falcons appear to be about as healthy as possible as they get ready for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive end John Abraham practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day. Abraham aggravated aUpvote Share TweetIt appears as if the consensus is that the Atlanta Falcons have very little chance to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. At least that’s what Las Vegas odds-makers and lots of media members are saying. The ESPN NFL ExperUpvote Share TweetFalcons tight end Tony Gonzalez won a playoff game for the first time in his career last week, an experience that left him quite emotional after Matt Bryant’s winning field goal went through the uprights. According to tight end Michael Palmer, it didn”Upvote Share Tweet
Why Julio Jones is perfect fit for FalconsThey are three very different personalities. But put Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez together and they become one. They form what might be the best receiving trio in the NFL. “The big thing is that none of us are selfish,’’ Jones said inUpvote Share Tweet
One Step From New OrleansCNNSI.com Updated Jan 17, 2013There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksCNNSI.com Updated Jan 17, 2013Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksUpvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons need Michael Turner, for now. Maybe it’s for no longer than two more games, but the Falcons need Turner to be the running back he was Sunday against Seattle and the player he was the previous four seasons. If they’re going to haveUpvote Share Tweet
PFT’s Championship Game picksLast week, MDS and yours truly agreed on every pick. After Saturday’s games, it looked like we’d be Thelma-and-Louiseing our way to an 0-4 weekend. But after getting it wrong by relying on the Broncos and Packers, we were perfect on Sunday with theUpvote Share Tweet
NFC Championship Game on the airThe broadcast crews and the entertainment have been set for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. The FOX television broadcast will feature Joe Buck and Troy Aikman with Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews as the siUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 17, 2013It's difficult to assess the value Colin Kaepernick has on the odds of the N.F.C. title game, but let's try anyway.Upvote Share Tweet
Offensive Keys On Championship SundayJan 17Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
NFL: Conference Championship Game SimulationsJan 17EA Sports simulates San Francisco-Atlanta and Baltimore-New England.
NFL Playoffs: Who Do You Trust?Jan 17Mark Schlereth and Redskins LB London Fletcher discuss which teams they trust the most among five different categories.
How they got here: Atlanta FalconsJan 17Take a look back at the biggest moments of the Atlanta Falcons' 2012 season and see how they made it to the NFC Championship Game.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …Jan 17This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.