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Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nea…

Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Snaps

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become déjà vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Team trying to move on after porous showing

    Atlanta Falcons: Team trying to move on after porous showing

    ajc.com Dec 9, 2012
    CHARLOTTE - The Falcons were trying to move on from their 30-20 loss to Carolina as quickly as possible. They face the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Giants knocked the Falcons out of the playoffs
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  • Are they the same old Atlanta Falcons?

    Are they the same old Atlanta Falcons?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Atlanta Falcons were in playoff form Sunday. Unfortunately for them, we’re talking about the kind of postseason form they’ve shown throughout Mike Smith’s tenure as coach. The team with the best record in the NFC came out flat
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • William Moore out for Falcons

    William Moore out for Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore will miss Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury. Chris Hope is expected to start in his place. The other inactives for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, receiver Tim Toone, offe
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  • Panthers without four starters

    Panthers without four starters

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers will be without four starters Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Running back Jonathan Stewart, receiver Brandon LaFell, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and linebacker James Anderson all are inactive due to injuri…
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  • Michael Turner is expected to play

    Michael Turner is expected to play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The potential emergence of Jacquizz Rodgers as the go-to back in Atlanta will be delayed. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Falcons running back Michael Turner will play on Sunday in Carolina, despite an elbow injury that had him listed as questionable. Turner…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Panthers Recap 01:29

    Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Panthers Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Falcons.
  • Video - Falcons postgame press conference 02:13

    Falcons postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Falcons react following game with Panthers
  • Video - Newton, Panthers Dive Past Falcons 00:31

    Newton, Panthers Dive Past Falcons

    Dec 9
    Cam Newton had a 72-yard touchdown run in the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Falcons.
  • Video - Falcons vs Panthers highlights 03:35

    Falcons vs Panthers highlights

    Dec 9
    The Atlanta Falcons' second-half comeback comes up short as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers rolled to a 30-20 victory.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.
  • Daily Dime: Lakers tumble again

    Dec 10
    J.A. Adande on the Lakers outlook after falling to 9-12