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Source: Falcons' Ryan has left shoulder sprain

Source: Falcons' Ryan has left shoulder sprain

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 20, 2013
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a sprained left shoulder during Sunday's NFC Championship Game, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • San Francisco 49ers earn Super Bowl trip, top Atlanta Falcons

    San Francisco 49ers earn Super Bowl trip, top Atlanta Falcons

    tampabay.com CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Sunday, January 20, 2013 ATLANTA - In the farthest corner of the 49ers' rollicking locker room, tight end Vernon Davis - wearing a sweat-soaked undershirt and game pants, eye black smeared all over his face -
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  • Report: Fan stabbed in neck after Falcons' loss

    Report: Fan stabbed in neck after Falcons' loss

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck during an altercation outside the Georgia Dome following Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported.
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  • A Scuffle Between Falcons And 49ers Fans Outside The Georgia Do…

    A Scuffle Between Falcons And 49ers Fans Outside The Georgia Dome Led To A Stabbing

    A fight that broke out after the NFC Championship game in Atlanta led to a stabbing, reports say. WSBTV in Atlanta is gathering details: More »
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  • Tony Gonzalez: I’ve had a great ride

    Tony Gonzalez: I’ve had a great ride

    The season ended for tight end Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Based on everything Gonzalez said over the course of the season, it’s also going to be the end of his career. Gonzalez has maintained a 95 percent answer for t
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  • Super Turnaround: The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the f…

    Super Turnaround: The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the first…

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    The 49ers' defense was pushed around in the first half, but made enough plays, especially in the final quarter, to stun the Falcons 28-24 in the NFC title game, says Chris Burke.
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  • Doug Martin headed to Pro Bowl

    Doug Martin headed to Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    ATLANTA -- On the day the Atlanta Falcons lost the NFC Championship Game to the San Francisco 49ers, there’s at least a little positive news in the NFC South. Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin will be going to the Pro Bowl. San Francisco running
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  • Jim Trotter: 49ers complete road back to relevance with Super B…

    Jim Trotter: 49ers complete road back to relevance with Super Bowl berth

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    ATLANTA -- For years he had dreamed of the moment, and when it arrived early Sunday evening Frank Gore was nearly speechless. He stammered for a moment, with no consistent train of thought. Then he smiled wide.
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  • This Jim Harbaugh Freakout Is Priceless: Your NFL Conference Ch…

    This Jim Harbaugh Freakout Is Priceless: Your NFL Conference Championships GIFs Roundup

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    We're going to be putting our GIFs from the respective Conference Championship games right here. So if you're looking for Julio Jones's touchdown scoring and/or security guard eliminating prowess, here's your spot. We'll update with Patriots-Ravens as s…
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  • NaVorro Bowman becomes part of 49ers lore with a clutch fourth-…

    NaVorro Bowman becomes part of 49ers lore with a clutch fourth-down pass breakup

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing offense had a great Sunday against the 49ers, but when Atlanta needed 4 yards, San Francisco didn't let receiver Roddy White have an inch of open space. The moment of truth in the NFC championship game came with 1:13 l…
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  • Falcons Blow 17-0 Lead; Lose Shot At Super Bowl In 28-24 Loss T…

    Falcons Blow 17-0 Lead; Lose Shot At Super Bowl In 28-24 Loss To 49ers

    falconsgab.com yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995. The top-seeded …
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  • Niners rally to win NFC title, reach Super Bowl

    Niners rally to win NFC title, reach Super Bowl

    Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
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  • Falcons get the benefit of a controversial call, Jim Harbaugh g…

    Falcons get the benefit of a controversial call, Jim Harbaugh goes ballistic

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Watch Harry Douglas' fourth-quarter catch a dozen times and you might change your opinion on the call each time. Catch? Or not a catch? Depending who you are rooting for, the answer might be different. The Falcons had a third down with about four minute…
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  • Did Atlanta’s Asante Samuel’s smack talk lead to David Akers’ f…

    Did Atlanta’s Asante Samuel’s smack talk lead to David Akers’ field goal miss for San Francisco?

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    David Akers hasn't had a great season. The San Francisco 49ers kicker has struggled, and that didn't change when his team was down by three to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship. In the third quarter, David Akers missed a 38-yard field goal tha…
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  • Falcons' Turner leaves game early with sprained ankle

    Falcons' Turner leaves game early with sprained ankle

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner limped off the field of Sunday's NFC title game against San Francisco in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.
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  • 49er take their first lead of the game

    49er take their first lead of the game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    For two straight weeks, the Falcons have blown three-score leads. They did it in the final minute last week, after leading the Seahawks 20-0 in the first half and 27-7 in the fourth quarter.  This time, a 17-0 lead has become a 28-24 deficit with 8:23 t…
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  • San Fran answers, pulls within 10

    San Fran answers, pulls within 10

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20, 2013
    Well, the Falcons won’t have to worry about blowing a 20-point lead this week. But they suddenly have to worry about blowing a 17-point lead, thanks to an 11-play, 80-yard drive from the 49ers that was punctuated by a 15-yard dash to the end zone by roo
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  • Falcons defense dominates the first quarter against Colin Kaepe…

    Falcons defense dominates the first quarter against Colin Kaepernick as Atlanta grabs big early lead

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Atlanta's passing game having a big first quarter was a small surprise, but not a total shock. What the Falcons defense did to start the game is something nobody saw coming. Atlanta held San Francisco to minus-2 yards in the first quarter. San Francisco…
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  • A Model For Us All: As great as he was on the field, Stan Musia…

    A Model For Us All: As great as he was on the field, Stan Musial also…

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    As great as he was on the field, Stan Musial also was -- and this is remarkable in the world of sports -- a Hall of Fame person off it. Ben Reiter takes a special look at Stan the Man.
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  • No surprises on 49ers-Falcons inactive lists

    No surprises on 49ers-Falcons inactive lists

    The best news for the teams involved in today’s NFC Championship Game is that there are no significant injuries depleting the lineups. All the regulars left on the roster are well enough to go, with no surprises on the inactive list. The 49ers deactivat
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  • No, San Francisco Police Are Not Investigating Michael Crabtree…

    No, San Francisco Police Are Not Investigating Michael Crabtree To Sabotage The 49ers

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    It would be ludicrous to suggest that the San Francisco police department is scheming to hurt the post-season chances of the its hometown football team, right? Right. And yet, the 49ers are still giving the side-eye to the SFPD for undertaking (and info…
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  • Abraham, Babineaux active for Falcons

    Abraham, Babineaux active for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    ATLANTA — Although listed as questionable Atlanta defensive end John Abraham and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux are expected to start Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against San Francisco. Both are on the active roster. The inactives for the Falco
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  • Countdown Live: NFC Championship Game

    Countdown Live: NFC Championship Game

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 3 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: 49ers-Falcons
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  • Roddy White: Go get it

    Roddy White: Go get it

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Roddy White sits down with rapper T.I. to discuss his performance in the Falcons' playoff win against the Seahawks.
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  • San Antonio Doesn’t Even Need Tim Duncan; Warriors Win A Wild G…

    San Antonio Doesn’t Even Need Tim Duncan; Warriors Win A Wild Game

    dimemag.com Jan 20, 2013
    In Tony Parker‘s last three games in Atlanta, he’s scored 33 points a game. Knowing that, can we fault Gregg Popovich for sitting Tim Duncan in the Spurs’ five-point win over the Hawks? Not really, not after seeing San Antonio hold the Hawks down in
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  • Video - Heartbreak in Atlanta 01:30

    Heartbreak in Atlanta

    Jan 20
    Stacey Dales reports from Atlanta where the Falcons are recovering from a tough loss in the NFC Championship Game.
  • Video - Heartbreak in Atlanta 01:30

    Heartbreak in Atlanta

    Jan 20
    Stacey Dales reports from Atlanta where the Falcons are recovering from a tough loss in the NFC Championship Game.
  • Video - Ryan, Falcons Fall Short 00:44

    Ryan, Falcons Fall Short

    Jan 20
    Matt Ryan talks about the Falcons' loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
  • Video - Gonzalez's Emotional Farewell 00:42

    Gonzalez's Emotional Farewell

    Jan 20
    Tony Gonzalez addresses the Falcons' loss to the 49ers and what was likely his final NFL game.

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