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Atlanta Falcons: Seattle end Chris Clemons is out for the playo…

Atlanta Falcons: Seattle end Chris Clemons is out for the playoffs

ajc.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
Seattle will be without their top pass rusher Chris Clemons when they face the Falcons. (Associated Press) FLOWERY BRANCH - Seattle defensive end Chris Clemons, the former Georgia standout from Griffin, is out for the divisional playoff game against the
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  • Falcons determined to have a playoff breakthrough

    Falcons determined to have a playoff breakthrough

    ajc.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Falcons tight end TonyGonzalez dunks the ball over the goalpost after scoring against the Giants for a 14-0 lead during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons right tackle Ty
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  • Hawks GM Danny Ferry fined $15K

    Hawks GM Danny Ferry fined $15K

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for inappropriate interaction with game officials following Saturday night's game against Boston.
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  • Playoff buzz: The Falcons are 2 1/2 point favorites over the Se…

    Playoff buzz: The Falcons are 2 1/2 point favorites over the Seahawks

    ajc.com Jan 7, 2013
    BY MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Falcons vs. Seahawks The Falcons and Seahawks will play an NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. The game will be televised by Fox. The Falcons and 49ers each had a bye for the first round of the play…
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with head coach Mike Smith

    Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with head coach Mike Smith

    ajc.com Jan 7, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith was upbeat today for his press conference. (Thanks for letting me asked the first question!!!) Smith opened with an extremely detailed explanation of Seattle’s offense and defense. Here are the highlights: Ope
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  • Falcons should watch Tarkenton tape

    Falcons should watch Tarkenton tape

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gets mentioned a lot with fellow rookies Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck. That’s natural because they’re Wilson’s contemporaries. But I think Atlanta coach Mike Smith made a far more accurate comparison Monday w
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  • John Abraham ready to practice Wednesday

    John Abraham ready to practice Wednesday

    It appeared that Falcons coach Mike Smith’s decision to play his starters in the regular season finale was a disaster, when cornerback Dunta Robinson and defensive end John Abraham were injured in a meaningless game. But they appear to have dodged a bul
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  • Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is pretty good with a lightsaber …

    Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is pretty good with a lightsaber (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    Last year, the Detroit Pistons' "Star Wars Night" promotion brought us a rare and informative interview with Chewbacca. This year's model, held Friday night when the Pistons took on the Atlanta Hawks at the Palace of Auburn Hills, taught us wh…
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  • Falcons get some recognition

    Falcons get some recognition

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    It’s the time of year when everyone is giving awards and naming all-star teams. Most of them are based largely on statistics from the regular season. But there is one that’s a little different that’s worth a look. It’s the 2012 USA Football All-Fu
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  • Falcons need to blitz Russell Wilson

    Falcons need to blitz Russell Wilson

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan isn’t going to give out his game plan in advance. But it’s pretty obvious what the Falcons need to do against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s playoff game. They need to blitz Russell Wilson often. Iâ
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  • David Caldwell has third interview with Jaguars

    David Caldwell has third interview with Jaguars

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Jaguars were putting out word that their process wasn’t going to be a fast one, but they’re already talking to one candidate for a third time. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell has a t
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    A look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz has a list of advantages the Falcons have over the Seahawks. One he mentions is the combination of Roddy White and Julio Jones at receiver and tight end Tony Gonzalez. I…
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  • Beachy, Kimbrel spar before BCS title game

    Beachy, Kimbrel spar before BCS title game

    MLB.com Jan 7, 2013
    Brandon Beachy and Craig Kimbrel have not created one of those wagers that could lead to some clubhouse laughs. But the two Braves pitchers have traded some playful jabs leading up to Monday night's matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama in the BCS Nati…
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  • Early numbers on Seahawks-Falcons

    Early numbers on Seahawks-Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    ESPN Stats & Information just sent out its early preview package on the divisional round playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. Let’s take a look: The Seahawks are 2-8 all-time in road playoff games, including Sunday’s victory
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  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Atlanta Falcons need to fly higher than the Seattle Seahawks 03:56

    'The Coaches Show': Atlanta Falcons need to fly higher than the Seattle Seahawks

    Jan 7
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith joins "The Coaches Show" to discuss the Falcons' game plan for stopping Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Wild-Card Weekend 04:11

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Wild-Card Weekend

    Jan 7
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions

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    Jan 7
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    The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
  • Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card Weekend

    Jan 7
    Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …