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Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was named the NFC offensive player of the week for his exploits against the Falcons and everyone knows there’s only one way to celebrate such an accomplishment. You sit down with the folks from Pro Football Talk on NBC Spor
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  • Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entir…

    Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entire week of practice

    Falcons coach Mike Smith said Thursday that wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were “moving in the right direction” in their attempts to get their ankles healthy enough to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. They weren’t
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  • The NFC South injuries that matter most

    The NFC South injuries that matter most

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    There are a lot of injury issues in the NFC South this week. Let's take a look at the latest on the most significant injuries: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons have a star-studded cast of players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with Arizona. Receive
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  • Michael Turner: Have to “keep grinding” to fix run game

    Michael Turner: Have to “keep grinding” to fix run game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Falcons obviously need to run better. But it might also help if they got together to get their stories straight as to why they’re not running better. After center Todd McClure said he didn’t want the line taking all the blame for the recent proble
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Offense is focusing on the red zone offense

    Atlanta Falcons: Offense is focusing on the red zone offense

    ajc.com Nov 16, 2012
    CMGd Single Player — AJC FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Falcons travel inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, that’s usually time for their fans to prepare for a touchdown celebration. Perhaps, that is why so many fans and players seem to have taken the F
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  • Cardinals vs. Falcons:  3 key matchups

    Cardinals vs. Falcons: 3 key matchups

    ajc.com Nov 16, 2012
    081612 ATLANTA: Falcons 14 year veteran center Todd McClure leads the team on to the field to play the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, August 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / Cardinals NT Dan Williams vs. Falcons C Todd McClure: Williams, …
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Look for Matthews, Massaquoi to pick up most o…

    Atlanta Falcons: Look for Matthews, Massaquoi to pick up most of Edwards’ playing time

    ajc.com Nov 16, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH - In the aftermath of the stunning decision to release Ray Edwards, there was a big hole on the Falcons’ depth chart for the first time this season. Kroy Biermann, who was playing more than Edwards, slid into the No. 1 slot at left defe
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  • 2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Arizona vs Atlanta

    2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Arizona vs Atlanta

    falconsgab.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Falcons are back at home Sunday as they battle the Arizona Cardinals, looking to recover after their first loss of the season last week in New Orleans to fall to 8-1. The Cards are 4-5, and while they have played musical QB’s this season due to inju
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons 04:10

    'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons

    Nov 16
    Can the Arizona Cardinals offensive line protect John Skelton against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11? "Playbook" explains why you shouldn't write off the Cards so quickly.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.