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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 theShare Tweet
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 TyShare TweetATLANTA (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.Share Tweetajc.com Jan 7, 2013BY 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…Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with head coach Mike Smithajc.com Jan 7, 2013FLOWERY 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: OpeShare Tweet
Falcons should watch Tarkenton tapeSeattle 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 wShare TweetIt 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 bulShare Tweet
Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is pretty good with a lightsaber (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013Last 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…Share Tweet
Falcons get some recognitionIt’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-FuShare Tweet
Falcons need to blitz Russell WilsonAtlanta 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. IâShare Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013The 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 tShare TweetA 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…Share Tweet
Beachy, Kimbrel spar before BCS title gameMLB.com Jan 7, 2013Brandon 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…Share Tweet
Early numbers on Seahawks-FalconsESPN 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 victoryShare Tweet
'The Coaches Show': Atlanta Falcons need to fly higher than the Seattle SeahawksJan 7Atlanta 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.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before 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 …