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Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Morten Andersen relives ‘The kick’
Kicker Morten Andersen makes the game-winning kick in the 1999 NFC Championship Game, sending the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII (Getty Images) By MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Who: Falcons kicker Morten Andersen What: NFC Championship game, Falcons vs. Vikings When…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons playoffs rewind: Michael HaynesBy MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Who: Falcons wide receiver Michael Haynes What: NFC wild-card playoff game, Falcons vs. Saints When: Dec. 28, 1991 Where: Superdome Score: Falcons 27, Saints 20 What happened: A New Orleans native goes home and prolongs the home te…Upvote Share Tweet
Playoff buzz: Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson believes Falcons are readyBy MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Falcons vs. Seahawks Because of their recent playoff flops, the Falcons didn’t always receive a lot of accolades from national media this season, even as they posted the NFL’s best record. But Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson, the formeUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 9, 2013PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.Upvote Share TweetSeattle running back Marshawn Lynch did not practice on Wednesday. Cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) and safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) also did not practice. Atlanta Falcons injury report: Moore and Abraham limited FLOWERY BRANCH—Falcons cornerbacUpvote Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is fanatical about his weekly routine. Despite three losses in the playoffs, he plans to stick to his routine while preparing for the Seattle Seahawks, including the meals his wife, Sarah, prepares for him.Upvote Share TweetAs the Falcons prepare for the fourth playoff game of the Matt Ryan era (and, hopefully for them, the first postseason win), one of the team’s key defensive players is moving closer to being available for the game. Defensive end John Abraham, who sprainUpvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will highlight the list of players who will be added to the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time next year. Their former manager Bobby Cox and former general manager John Schuerholz could both gain election …Upvote Share Tweet
Biermann's versatility key for FalconsESPN.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Kroy Biermann might not be the most famous athlete ever to come out of Montana’s Hardin High. But the defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons is the most successful athlete to come out of a high school that is legendary in another sport. Hardin’s basketUpvote Share TweetHere's Michael Turner getting past New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma for yardage during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, November 29, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / FLOWERY BRANCH - Here’s a look at how the Falcons run offensUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Two NFL teams ended their search for a new general manager on Tuesday. The Arizona Cardinals tabbed an in-house candidate — vice president of player personnel Steve Keim — to replace Rod Graves, while the Jacksonville Jaguars went outside the organizaUpvote Share TweetMichael Robinson says the Seahawks like to 'keep plugging away' (Photo: Seahawks) Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer says the Sehawks’ offense has developed an identity against its opponents: “Take them to a point they’re unwilling to match:” MoUpvote Share Tweet
Playoff buzz: There are 9,000 tickets available for ’sold out’ gameBy MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Falcons vs. Seahawks The Falcons were 4-1 and the Seahawks were 3-2 against common opponents during the regular season. But none of those common opponents qualified for the playoffs. The Falcons (regular season) and Seahawks (wild-…Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Back To BasicsJan 9NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons getting back to the fundamentals will be a big help when they face the Seahawks
Faith In The Falcons?Jan 9Rapper Big Boi, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether the Falcons will beat the Seahawks.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: SEA-ATLJan 9Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Seahawks-Falcons
Irving's 33 Points Spark CavaliersJan 9Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his 33 points in the third quarter as he guided the Cavaliers to a 99-83 win over the Hawks.
Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eightJan 9The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF RevisitedJan 9Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...