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Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Morten Andersen relives ‘The ki…

Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Morten Andersen relives ‘The kick’

ajc.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
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…
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  • Atlanta Falcons playoffs rewind: Michael Haynes

    Atlanta Falcons playoffs rewind: Michael Haynes

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    By 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…
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  • Playoff buzz: Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson believes Falcons are re…

    Playoff buzz: Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson believes Falcons are ready

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    By 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 forme
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  • AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

    AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
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  • Seattle Seahawks injury report: Marshawn Lynch did not practice…

    Seattle Seahawks injury report: Marshawn Lynch did not practice today

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    Seattle 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 cornerbac
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan is under intense pressure to win a p…

    Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan is under intense pressure to win a playoff game

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    FLOWERY 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.
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  • John Abraham returns to practice on a limited basis

    John Abraham returns to practice on a limited basis

    As 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 sprain
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  • Braves legends could highlight 2014 Hall class

    Braves legends could highlight 2014 Hall class

    MLB.com Jan 9, 2013
    Braves 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 …
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  • Biermann's versatility key for Falcons

    Biermann's versatility key for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Kroy 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 basket
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  • Playoff matchup: Falcons run offense vs. Seahawks run defense

    Playoff matchup: Falcons run offense vs. Seahawks run defense

    ajc.com ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Here'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 offens
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  • David Caldwell named general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguar…

    David Caldwell named general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    Two 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 organiza
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  • Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: Seahawks defined by ‘toughn…

    Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: Seahawks defined by ‘toughness’

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    Michael 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:” Mo
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  • Playoff buzz: There are 9,000 tickets available for ’sold out’ …

    Playoff buzz: There are 9,000 tickets available for ’sold out’ game

    ajc.com Jan 9, 2013
    By 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-…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Back To Basics 00:36

    Blogger Blitz: Back To Basics

    Jan 9
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons getting back to the fundamentals will be a big help when they face the Seahawks
  • Video - Faith In The Falcons? 04:39

    Faith In The Falcons?

    Jan 9
    Rapper Big Boi, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether the Falcons will beat the Seahawks.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SEA-ATL 01:02

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SEA-ATL

    Jan 9
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Seahawks-Falcons
  • Video - Irving's 33 Points Spark Cavaliers 00:57

    Irving's 33 Points Spark Cavaliers

    Jan 9
    Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his 33 points in the third quarter as he guided the Cavaliers to a 99-83 win over the Hawks.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The 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 Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here'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...