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Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez sticking to his ‘95 percent’ ret…

Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez sticking to his ‘95 percent’ retirement pledge

ajc.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
101128 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith celebrates on the sidelines with tight end Tony Gonzalez after he caught a Matt Ryan pass for a touchdown to give the Falcons a 10-3 lead over the Green Bay Packers in the final seconds of the 2nd q…
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Koetter, Smith have had some playoff success t…

    Atlanta Falcons: Koetter, Smith have had some playoff success together

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    Mike Nolan, Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter (Curtis ) FLOWERY BRANCH - In his first playoff game in the NFL, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter helped Jacksonville post a monumental victory. On the way to the AFC title game, Koetter and defensive co
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  • Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Alge Crumpler helped conquer La…

    Atlanta Falcons playoff rewind: Alge Crumpler helped conquer Lambeau Field

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    Alge Crumpler in action against Carolina. (Curtis Compton/AJC) Who: Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler What: NFC wild-card game, Falcons vs. Packers When: Jan. 4, 2003 Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. Score: Falcons 27, Packers 7 What happened: The Fa…
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  • Atlanta Falcons understand skepticism entering NFL playoffs

    Atlanta Falcons understand skepticism entering NFL playoffs

    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 10, 2013 The Falcons are well-aware of your suspicions.They know you're underwhelmed by their 0-3 postseason record under fifth-year coach Mike Smith. They know you're rather unimpressed by a .7…
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  • Where They Aren't Now: Ray Edwards

    Where They Aren't Now: Ray Edwards

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been running a fun series on past Atlanta Falcons' playoff heroes this week. Here’s the installment on kicker Morten Andersen. The series also includes a little on what each former player is doing now, sort of a “w
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Big Boi defends team, warns players to avoid s…

    Atlanta Falcons: Big Boi defends team, warns players to avoid strip clubs

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    Big Boi figured it was his duty to go to ESPN’s studios and defend the Falcons. So the Atlanta hip-hop legend, whose real name is Antwan Patton, showed up on ESPN’s “First Take” program this week and declared: “The Super Bowl has got to come thr
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  • Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: New Seahawks kicker Ryan Lo…

    Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: New Seahawks kicker Ryan Longwell is home again

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Seahawks, in need of a kicker after Steven Hauschka was placed on injured reserve this week, ended up signing long-time veteran Ryan Longwell. Ryan Divish of the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune writes that Longwell’s career can come full circle if he ca
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Team cautions on counterfeit tickets

    Atlanta Falcons: Team cautions on counterfeit tickets

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    There are plenty of tickets available on the secondary market for the NFC divisional playoff game between the Falcons and Seahawks on Sunday at the Georgia Dome but the team is warning fans about counterfeit tickets. The Falcons issued the following gui…
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  • PFT Live: Brian Billick, Divisional Round picks

    PFT Live: Brian Billick, Divisional Round picks

    FOX gave Brian Billick a bump into the booth for one of this weekend’s playoff games, which means he’ll be in Atlanta to call the Falcons against the Seahawks on Sunday. On Thursday, though, he’ll be visiting with Mike Florio on PFT Live to discuss
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  • Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope.…

    Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aa…

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aaron Rodgers trait could make the difference in the game of the weekend, Peter King writes as he picks divisional round winners.
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  • Mularkey fired by Jags

    Mularkey fired by Jags

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars say they have fired coach Mike Mularkey.
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  • Falcons' Robert McClain catches on fast

    Falcons' Robert McClain catches on fast

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Whether he’s out on the field or in the meeting room, Robert McClain sees Asante Samuel on one side and Dunta Robinson on the other. In both settings, McClain tries to stay directly at the midpoint of both of the veteran Atlanta cornerbacks. “I’ve l
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  • Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    As intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),
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  • Study: Seau suffered from CTE at time of death

    Study: Seau suffered from CTE at time of death

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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  • Blogger Blitz: Back to basics for Atlanta

    Blogger Blitz: Back to basics for Atlanta

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    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.
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  • Divisional Round Probabilities: Atlanta-Seattle Coin Toss Game

    Divisional Round Probabilities: Atlanta-Seattle Coin Toss Game

    nytimes.com Jan 10, 2013
    The most evenly matched game of the divisional round of the playoffs will probably come down to a few plays, with Seattle holding a slight edge.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson

    Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson

    ajc.com Jan 10, 2013
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has dazzled despite questions about his small stature. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press) By MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM FLOWERY BRANCH - Russell Wilson was the sixth quarterback selected in the 2012 draft, but he’s the only one
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  • Richard Sherman thinks Atlanta receivers are best tandem in lea…

    Richard Sherman thinks Atlanta receivers are best tandem in league

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the Atlanta Falcons receiving corps provides the biggest challenge his team has faced all season. The Falcons’ duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, along with tight end Tony Gonzalez, are among the most
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  • The Lakers Nearly Pull Off A Crazy Comeback; Brandon Jennings L…

    The Lakers Nearly Pull Off A Crazy Comeback; Brandon Jennings Lights It Up

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Everyone claims they have the answers for the Lakers problems this year. But there’s one that’s stumped Hollywood for over a decade: what to do with Tony Parker. In San Antonio’s wild three-point win over the Lakers, Parker looked like he was runnin
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  • Video - NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On 03:02

    NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On

    Jan 10
    Episode 246: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Colin Kaepernick can lead the 49ers past Green Bay. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Matt Ryan in the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Seahawks-Falcons matchup.
  • Video - Birds of Prey: Seahawks vs. Falcons 01:40

    Birds of Prey: Seahawks vs. Falcons

    Jan 10
    Russell Wilson and "the Legion of Boom" travel down to Hotlanta to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons in the divisional round. Get amped for this playoff matchup with this epic movie trailer.
  • Video - Defending the Top Quarterbacks 02:16

    Defending the Top Quarterbacks

    Jan 10
    The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.
  • Video - Pressure on Atlanta Falcons 02:29

    Pressure on Atlanta Falcons

    Jan 10
    The Atlanta Falcons have failed to win a playoff game in their last three appearances. How much pressure is there on the team to finally advance in the postseason?

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    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks
  • Greg Oden, former No. 1 overall pick, plans to resume playing career - sou…

    Jan 10
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has decided to resume
  • Adande: NBA basketball might return to Seattle

    Jan 10
    What would we miss about the Sacramento Kings? What does it mean for Seattle?