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In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become dÃ©jÃ vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.
Atlanta Falcons: Team trying to move on after porous showingUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetCHARLOTTE - 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 playoffsSource: ajc.comShare TweetCHARLOTTE, 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
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetWe'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 »Source: deadspin.com
William Moore out for FalconsUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetCHARLOTTE, 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, offeSource: ESPN.com
Panthers without four startersUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetCHARLOTTE, 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…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe 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…Source: profootballtalk.com
Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Panthers RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Falcons.
Falcons postgame press conferenceDec 9Falcons react following game with Panthers
Newton, Panthers Dive Past FalconsDec 9Cam Newton had a 72-yard touchdown run in the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Falcons.
Falcons vs Panthers highlightsDec 9The Atlanta Falcons' second-half comeback comes up short as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers rolled to a 30-20 victory.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, 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 9LANDOVER, 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 againDec 10J.A. Adande on the Lakers outlook after falling to 9-12