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Falcons inching closer to new stadium in AtlantaAfter about two years of discussions, the Atlanta Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat scratch Haslem due to flu-like symptomsThe Miami Heat had to make yet another lineup change Monday, as starting power forward Udonis Haslem was scratched against the Atlanta Hawks because of flu-like symptoms.Upvote Share Tweet
Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Gets Trolled By Matt Bryantdeadspin.com Updated Dec 10, 2012It was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still …Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the Weeknba.com Updated Dec 10, 2012The Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 9.Upvote Share TweetFor almost all of his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees has been one of the NFL’s most efficient quarterbacks. But it hasn’t been that way the last three games. In losses to the Giants, Falcons and 49ers, Brees has been intercepted nine tUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons playtime percentage chart vs. Panthersajc.com Updated Dec 10, 2012Atlanta Falcons Playtime Percentage vs. Panthers (Percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams) PLAYER OFFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS T Clabo T 65 100% 2 8% J BUpvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE - Here are the Falcons’ grades for the 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Bank of America Stadium. GAME BALL: None awarded this week. F - Quarterbacks: Matt Ryan’s numbers don’t look bad, but most of the action came aUpvote Share TweetCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the only NFC South quarterback to win a game in Week 14. He also was the best quarterback in the league, by at least one measure. Newton posted a 97.0 Total QBR in Sunday’s 30-20 victory against the Falcons.Upvote Share TweetEven after Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons still are in good position for a prime spot in the postseason. We’ve got some updated clinching scenarios, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons can clinch the NoUpvote Share Tweet
Non-binding terms approved for new Falcons stadium dealajc.com Updated Dec 10, 2012The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Monday morning unanimously approved terms that are intended to provide the framework for a deal on a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The board, at a special called meeting, OK’d a 24-page nUpvote Share Tweet
The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against Atlantanytimes.com Updated Dec 10, 2012Atlanta was 11-1 and favored by 3.5 points by the oddsmakers. So why were some statisticians talking up the 3-9 Panthers?Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons made it easier for their own doubtersprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 10, 2012The Falcons know better than everyone they underperformed yesterday. And they know that the doubters who were in the shadows as as they started the season 11-1 will be out in full force after they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Panthers. “I can heaUpvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his criticsprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 10, 2012If you don’t like Cam Newton after watching him on Sunday against the Falcons, it says more about you than it does about him. It was such a pleasure to see Newton, the Panthers’ second-year quarterback, look like Cam Newton again in Sunday’s 30-20 uUpvote Share Tweet
Heat Fly By Hawks, 101-92Dec 10Heat win second straight.
Countdown Daily Insight: Falcons In Trouble?Dec 10Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen talk about the week 14 knee-jerk reaction that the Falcons have been exposed and are headed towards a short playoff run
'Double Coverage': More shocking loss: Steelers or Falcons?Dec 10Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate which team had the more surprising loss in Week 14: The Pittsburgh Steelers or the Atlanta Falcons?
Biggest concern for Falcons?Dec 10Are there any areas of concern for the Atlanta Falcons that will prevent them from contending in the playoffs? The "GameDay Final" crew gives their answers.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.