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Picking apart the Week Five picks

Picking apart the Week Five picks

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Every Thursday, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss our game picks for the coming week. This week, we disagree on two games - Cardinals at Rams (which is going on right now) and Falcons at Redskins. We also each have one game that makes us nervous.  For MDS,
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the month

    Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the month

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game in San Diego Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) FLOWERY BRANCH —Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named NFC Offensive
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  • Asante Samuel says the defense has ‘a long way to go’

    Asante Samuel says the defense has ‘a long way to go’

    ajc.com Oct 4, 2012
    091712 ATLANTA: Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker fumbles the football after the catch as he is leveled by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (right) during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Dec…
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  • Julio Jones says his hand wasn’t reason for quiet Week Four

    Julio Jones says his hand wasn’t reason for quiet Week Four

    Earlier this week, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that wide receiver Julio Jones‘ lacerated hand contributed to the fact that he finished last Sunday’s victory over the Panthers with just one catch. It doesn’t seem that he cleared t
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  • Falcons could become next team to use PSLs

    Falcons could become next team to use PSLs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Falcons are hoping to get a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome.  If they do, fans could end up having to pay for the ability to sit in the seats to which they buy tickets. According to 11Alive News in Atlanta, an NBC affiliate, the latest term …
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  • DeAngelo Hall and Mike Smith make up

    DeAngelo Hall and Mike Smith make up

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    DeAngelo Hall never played for Mike Smith, and they never had the warmest relationship. But they apparently patched things up over mai tais (or something) in Hawaii. Hall was one of the first players shipped out when Smith and general manager Thomas Dim…
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  • Ryan, Griffin fresh off masterful comeback drives

    Ryan, Griffin fresh off masterful comeback drives

    ajc.com Oct 4, 2012
    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Tony Gonzalez celebrate a 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers to remain undefeated at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 30, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / FLOWERY BRANCH - About the time that Falcons
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  • Video - Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins 02:12

    Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins

    Oct 4
    NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Falcons-Redskins 00:37

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Falcons-Redskins

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Atlanta at Washington

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