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The Falcons are making contingency plans in case defensive end John Abraham is unable to play at full capacity in Sunday’s NFC title game against San Francisco. Abraham, the NFL’s active sacks leader, missed practice Wednesday with a sprained left ankShare Tweet
Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak.Share TweetBrooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace returned Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but did not start.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013The Falcons didn’t do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend, but they’re vowing to make sure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn’t treat them the same way. “If you get the opportunity to blow up somebody and make a stateShare Tweet
Clinic to give Braves hurlers jump-start on seasonMLB.com Jan 16, 2013The Braves are less than a month away from staging their first Spring Training workouts in Florida. But some of the club's pitchers will get an early start when they come to Turner Field to participate in a voluntary early throwing program next week.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013The 49ers might be road favorites this weekend against the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, but coach Jim Harbaugh took a step to remind his players that many of them were underdogs not that long ago. As a motivational ploy, Harbaugh had photos pul…Share TweetMike Nolan knows a thing or two about the San Francisco 49ers. His father coached the team and he did, too. And now, he'll try to keep them out of the Super Bowl.Share Tweet
Mike Smith solid in all situationsThe Atlanta Falcons just put out their release for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game and there’s one page that jumped out at me. It’s the one that breaks down Mike Smith’s 56-24 record in his first five seasons. We already know that’s the second-beShare TweetAs the Falcons were in the process of blowing a 20-point lead against the Seahawks on Sunday, I wondered aloud on Twitter whether anyone, everyone, or no one would be fired if the Falcons lost. In the end, the Falcons survived (in case you hadn’t heard)Share Tweet
NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running QuarterbackJan 16Episode 250: Mark Schlereth breaks down how the Falcons should stop Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss if new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense will work in the NFL.
'Sound FX': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta FalconsJan 16The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks battled down to the wire in their NFC Divisional matchup. Take a listen and hear how players and coaches reacted to playing in this instant classic.
'Do Your Job': NFC Championship GameJan 16Heath Evans explains what Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan needs to do and what he cannot do if his team is going to have a chance at beating the San Francisco 49ers.
Best of Championship WednesdayJan 16Players from the Falcons, Patriots, Ravens and 49ers took to the podium to address the media. Check out our collection of the best quotes from Championship Wednesday.