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Atlanta Falcons with D. Orlando Ledbetter is moving to a new page on ajc.com; please come visitBeginning now, this blog is moving to a new home within AJC Sports, and we are making some other changes that we hope the members of this blog community will enjoy. Game stories, features and articles and player profiles will move from the blogs into ou…Upvote Share TweetHawks rally, finish strong to end skid versus JazzUpvote Share Tweet
Fox: Falcons primed to rewrite historyFranchise aims to forget its star-crossed past with a run to the Super BowlUpvote Share TweetThe Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall has received "full medical clearance" and will make his season debut Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks.Upvote Share TweetThe Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Henry Blanco have agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract.Upvote Share TweetDays after the Falcons lost director of player personnel David Caldwell to the Jaguars, they’ve promoted from within to replace him. The Falcons announced that Lionel Vital, formerly the associate director of player personnel, has been moved up a notchUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 11, 2013Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt. There is now no doubt. Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, andUpvote Share TweetSeattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. There are many interesting match-ups to track when the Seattle Seahawks take the Georgia Dome turf against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but the key b…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons' injury reportThe Atlanta Falcons just released their final injury report for Sunday’s game against Seattle, and it doesn’t contain any major surprises. Defensive end John Abraham (ankle) is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice on a limited basisUpvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchupsThe NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…Upvote Share Tweet
Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Jan 11, 2013The D-backs are running out of potential places to trade Justin Upton, and there is once again reason to at least wonder if the Braves could add another Upton to their outfield mix.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunted By A Demon In A Football Jerseydeadspin.com Updated Jan 11, 2013D-Block is a video web series that is produced by the Atlanta Falcons linebacking corps and broadcast from the team's locker room. It's wonderful. Earlier this week, D-Block somehow managed to get a shout out from Mark Wahlberg while he was promoting hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: City vs. city pop-culture showdownBill Reader, deputy sports editor at The Seattle Times, puts a spin on the tired traditional “city vs. city” story by examining the respective pop culture benchmarks of his city and Atlanta rather than arguing about traffic, parks and airports. (He stUpvote Share Tweet
Analysis: 5 questions with Coach LedCoach Led likes the sweater vest look! FLOWERY BRANCH - I grabbed by stopwatch, whistle and put on my Coach Led hat in order to answers some key questions from Eric Williams of The Tacoma News Tribune. I thought we’d share them with our folks too: Q âUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 11, 2013Last week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…Upvote Share Tweet
The only Falcon with a playoff winThere is only one man in the Atlanta locker room that knows what it feels like to win a postseason game in a Falcons’ uniform. That’s center Todd McClure, who can recall Jan. 15, 2005 like it was yesterday. “I’ve played in a lot of games and theyUpvote Share Tweet
Quirks of the Game: The Case for Fred McGriffnytimes.com Updated Jan 11, 2013Fred McGriff's Hall of Fame credentials would be clearer had he not been overshadowed in baseball's steroid era.Upvote Share TweetA quick reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I’m expecting lots of questions on the Atlanta Falcons as they prepare for Sunday’s playoff game with Seattle. But we won’t limit ourselves. Even though it’s the offUpvote Share Tweet
Harris Helps Hawks Top Former TeamJan 11Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith finished with a double-double as the Hawks rallied past the Jazz.
NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For RematchJan 11Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped?Jan 11Will the struggling Atlanta Falcons' defense be able to slow down Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Take a look at who our analysts think will advance to the NFC Championship Game.
'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta FalconsJan 11Will the Atlanta Falcons have success with the screen pass against the Seattle Seahawks? Find out if our analysts believe the Falcons' offensive line will be able to slow down the Seahawks' high-flying defense.
NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…Jan 11Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchupsJan 11The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source saysJan 11Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite historyJan 11RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…