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WR Jones Still Bothered by Hand Injury

WR Jones Still Bothered by Hand Injury

The right hand laceration Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones suffered at San Diego in Week 3 didn’t prevent him from finishing that game or playing Sunday against Carolina. But the injury has hindered Jones from having the kind of big-play impact expecte
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  • Roddy White talks about Falcons’ hot start

    Roddy White talks about Falcons’ hot start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons have had four straight winning seasons.  They are five wins away from their fifth. But receiver Roddy White realizes that the team that has gone 0-3 in the postseason since 2008 won’t be taken seriously until the Falcons win at leas
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  • Falcons, 4-0 for third time, trying to finish like ‘04 rather t…

    Falcons, 4-0 for third time, trying to finish like ‘04 rather than ‘86

    ajc.com Oct 2, 2012
    The first time the Falcons ever started a season 4-0 they ended up succumbing to injuries and, perhaps, their own doubts about whether they really were that good. The second time the Falcons were perfect through four games they ended up winning the NFC …
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  • First look at Week 5

    First look at Week 5

    ESPN.com ajc.com Oct 2, 2012
    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let’s take our first look at the Week 5 games involving NFC South teams (and remember, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a bye): FALCONS AT REDSKINS Atlanta has started 4-0 twice before, in 1986 and 2004. But th
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  • Fans can vote for Matt Ryan as ‘air’ player of week

    Fans can vote for Matt Ryan as ‘air’ player of week

    ajc.com Oct 2, 2012
    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is among the nominees for the Fed Ex Air NFL Player of the Week. Fans can choose from among Ryan, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Voting is from now until 3 p.m. Friday and can be done here (warning: obnoxiously loud auto-loa…
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  • At N.F.L. Quarter Pole, Matt Ryan Is Most Valuable

    At N.F.L. Quarter Pole, Matt Ryan Is Most Valuable

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Falcons lead the N.F.C. in points scored and have the conference's best record (4-0) despite a less than stellar defense, thanks in large part to Matt Ryan's passing.
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  • Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    During Sunday’s win over the Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a message for no one in particular after his touchdown run was upheld via replay review:  “F—k you bitches.” As it turns out, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a similar messa
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  • Video - White: 'We just have a different mindset this season' 05:34

    White: 'We just have a different mindset this season'

    Oct 2
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White joins Fran Charles to talk about Sunday's thrilling victory over the Carolina Panthers, the mindset of the team, and if there are enough passes to spread around its receiving corps.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…