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Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore and cornerback Asante Samuel missed practice Friday for the third straight day and are questionable for Sunday's game at Carolina.Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s closing in on his first 1,000-yard seasonAtlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan congratulates wide receiver Julio Jones on his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons wide receiver Julio JonUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Koetter not worried about dip in Ryan’s numbersFLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is not putting too much stock in the slide in quarterback Matt Ryan’s passing numbers over the third quarter of the season. In the third quarter of the season, some of Ryan’s key statisticsUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012If the 3-9 Panthers are going to prove that they’re better than the 11-1 Falcons, they’ll be doing it short-handed. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that running back Jonathan Stewart was “very doubtful,” adding a modifier to what’s on theUpvote Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about the Week 14 games: Magic number: The Falcons have won their past five games against the Panthers. But the amazing thing is Atlanta’s point total has been either 30 or 31 in each of those games, including a 30-28 victory aUpvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily: Falcons-PanthersThe "NFL Live" crew makes its picks for Atlanta at Carolina.Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons at Panthers: 3 key matchupsFalcons DE John Abraham vs. Panthers LT Jordan Gross: Abraham is the NFL’s leading active sack leader with 122. Abraham appears rejuvenated by his reunion with coordinator Mike Nolan. He started his career with Nolan and the New York Jets. He’ll playUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Robert McClain set to face team that cut himBY MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons’ locker room was boisterous after they defeated the Saints last week, and as usual, the party was liveliest at the defensive backs’ end of the locker room. Cornerback Asante Samuel and safety WilliaUpvote Share TweetThanksgiving and the game between the Saints and Falcons threw us off our regular NFC South chat schedule the past two weeks. But we’ll be back on track Friday. We’ll chat at 1 p.m. ET, so bring your questions and join us. Here’s your free ticket inUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is well on his way to surpassing 300 carries in his first season in the NFL. Martin has come off two largely ineffective games against the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos where he was held to under 60 yar…Upvote Share Tweet
Smith, Horford Fuel HawksDec 7Josh Smith scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power the Hawks past the Wizards.
'Playbook': Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina PanthersDec 7The "Playbook" crew discusses why the Atlanta Falcons' strong defense will be able to contain the Carolina Panthers, while the Panthers' defense will struggle to stop the Falcons.
Open Locker Room: Roddy WhiteDec 7Jay Glazer chats it up with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White on how the one-loss team is preparing for the playoffs, and more.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.