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Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wi…

Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open feel

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Top-seeded NFC team called ‘Super Bowl Fraud’

    Atlanta Falcons: Top-seeded NFC team called ‘Super Bowl Fraud’

    ajc.com Dec 11, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH — Minutes after the 30-20 loss to Carolina, tight end Tony Gonzalez admitted to hearing things. What he heard was people jumping off the Falcons’ bandwagon. But some folks have clearly never been sold on the team tied for the best recor
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  • Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 seeds, but is anyone scared? Both teams look vulnerable, Peter King writes, and having home-field isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Run defense goes back to the drawing board

    Atlanta Falcons: Run defense goes back to the drawing board

    ajc.com Dec 11, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons defense has struggled against Carolina’s zone read option offense this season. The Panthers rushed for a season-high 199 yards against the Falcons on Sept. 30 and nearly duplicated the effort with 195 yards in their 30-20
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com ajc.com Dec 11, 2012
    Let's take a run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons lost on Sunday, so it’s time for another round of “Bash The Falcons." A lot of people have said the Falcons aren’t as good as their record indicates. Th
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  • Don Banks: AFC-leading Texans make poor statement in blowout lo…

    Don Banks: AFC-leading Texans make poor statement in blowout loss to Pats

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Okay, let's do what you're never supposed to do in the NFL, and get ahead of ourselves. It's allowed. Week 14 is over and it's practically mid-December.
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  • Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsa…

    Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsanity

    dimemag.com Dec 11, 2012
    If you checked out Miami’s 101-92 win against the Hawks last night, then you probably heard this statistic more than once: Atlanta had not allowed a single team to shoot above 50 percent against them all season. Impressive. Fittingly, they went into Sou
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  • Video - Should top teams be worried? 01:49

    Should top teams be worried?

    Dec 11
    Is it time for the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons to worry? Charlie Casserly lays out the issues facing both teams in their quest to make a run to the Super Bowl.

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  • Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open fee…

    Dec 11
    Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.