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falconsgab.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
The Falcons had a nice break after their win over the Saints nearly a week ago, and now will have to go on the road Sunday for another NFC South matchup as they play the Panthers. Atlanta is looking to wrap up the #1 seed in the NFC, and at 11-1 they on…Share Tweet
Josh Smith's steal, jam and free throw with 31 seconds remaining extended Atlanta's lead and the Hawks held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-104 on Wednesday night.Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan will try to bounce back from arguably his worst performance of the season when the Falcons face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Against the Saints on Thursday, Ryan completed only 54.5 percent of his passes and thShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Is quarterback Matt Ryan in a slump?ajc.com Dec 5, 2012IS MATT RYAN IN A SLUMP? He has just 2 TD passes and 6 INTs over the last three games. He completed only 54.5 percent (season low) of his passes against the Saints in his last outing and threw for a season-low 165 yards. The Ice Man worked on his streng…Share TweetThe Atlanta Braves have exercised their 2014 option on the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012It’s been another memorable season for Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. He has caught at least 70 passes for the 10th straight year, become the eighth player in history with 100 receiving touchdowns and helped the Falcons navigate the first three-quarteShare TweetThere is motivation. There is hope. And then there is delusion. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said Wednesday he thought his team was better than the Falcons. Not just within the narrow context of the 30-28 hack-up-a-furball job the Panthers lost at …Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons safety William Moore did not practice today with a hamstring injury. Defensive tackle Peria Jerry (quadriceps) returned to practice and was limited. Cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) did not practice and running back Michael TShare Tweet
5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-ClippersESPN.com Dec 5, 20125-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheaderShare TweetCNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.Share Tweet
Falcons still thrive on play-actionESPN.com Dec 5, 2012Michael Turner’s numbers and playing time have dipped this season, but opposing defenses still are keeping close tabs on the Atlanta running back. Defenses still are biting on play-action fakes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Atlanta quarterbackShare Tweet
Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104Dec 5Hawks sneak past Nuggets.
Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons?Dec 5Which 11-1 team is set up better to make a deep run in the playoffs? Heath Evans and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the advantage at five different positions.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-CARDec 5Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Panthers
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks