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Atlanta Falcons: Christopher Owens set to return to practice

Atlanta Falcons: Christopher Owens set to return to practice

ajc.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
Atlanta Falcons defenders Ray Edwards (clockwise from upper left), William Moore, Akeem Dent and Stephen Nicholas gang tackle Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert during second half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 30, 2012. CU…
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  • Andre Rison’s financial woes featured in documentary film ‘Brok…

    Andre Rison’s financial woes featured in documentary film ‘Broke’

    ajc.com Oct 1, 2012
    Andre Rison chronicles his financial troubles in "Broke." ESPN’s “30 for 30”³ series of documentaries returns tomorrow night at 8 p.m. with “Broke,” a look at pro athletes who accumulate great wealth but later meet financial ruin. Among the subje
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  • Falcons' statistical superlatives

    Falcons' statistical superlatives

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    ATLANTA -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Atlanta Falcons' media-relations department, let’s take a look at the Falcons’ statistical superlatives from Sunday’s 30-28 victory against the Carolina Panthers. The Carolina defense d
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  • Analytics: Rivera made wrong choice

    Analytics: Rivera made wrong choice

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    ATLANTA -- ESPN Stats & Information ran the analytics on Carolina coach Ron Rivera’s decision to punt on a fourth-and-1 late in Sunday’s game with the Falcons. Using their win probability tool, the ESPN Stats & Information people say Rivera made the w
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  • Cam Newton apologizes after fumble ruins brilliant day

    Cam Newton apologizes after fumble ruins brilliant day

    profootballtalk.com Oct 1, 2012
    By any tangible standard, Cam Newton was outstanding Sunday, but he was still apologizing after the fact. The Panthers decision to punt the ball away to the Falcons on fourth-and-1 in Falcons territory with the lead in the final minute was created by th…
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  • Report card: Falcons’ grades for win over Panthers

    Report card: Falcons’ grades for win over Panthers

    ajc.com Oct 1, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White goes up for a long reception over Carolina Panthers safety Haruki Nakamura setting up the winning field goal for a 30-28 victory in the final minute of the game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 3…
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  • Quotes: What the Falcons were saying . . . .

    Quotes: What the Falcons were saying . . . .

    ajc.com Oct 1, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant makes a field goal in the final seconds of the game for a 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 30, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / On the winning finish “Was that exciting en
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  • Video - Are Texans or Falcons more complete? 02:03

    Are Texans or Falcons more complete?

    Oct 1
    Darren Sharper and Donovan McNabb discuss which undefeated team is more complete, and surprisingly, the two both agree on which team has it all.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Which 4-0 Team Will Most Likely Reach The Super Bowl... 01:16

    NFL Live OT: Which 4-0 Team Will Most Likely Reach The Super Bowl...

    Oct 1
    NFL Live breaks down the three 4-0 teams.
  • Video - 'Coaches Show': Is Matt Ryan elite? 01:34

    'Coaches Show': Is Matt Ryan elite?

    Oct 1
    Is Matt Ryan maturing into an elite quarterback? Brian Billick and Dennis Green discuss what impresses them about the Atlanta Falcons' signal-caller.
  • Video - GameDay: Panthers vs. Falcons highlights 04:27

    GameDay: Panthers vs. Falcons highlights

    Oct 1
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws for 369 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons beat the Panther 30-28 and move to 4-0.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four gam…

    Oct 1
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…