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Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have plenty to be thankful for this year: namely, they're thankful that rookie head coach Greg Schiano has instantly ignited a fire under a team that gutlessly quit on coach Raheem Morris in 2011.
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  • Heyward's mentor thankful for chance to LEAD

    Heyward's mentor thankful for chance to LEAD

    MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    His name is C.J. Stewart, and he is appreciative of so many things during this time of thanksgiving. For one, he ranks among the primary individuals who helped "L.E.A.D" Atlanta Braves Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward to the Major Leagues.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Guard Harland Gunn signed

    Atlanta Falcons: Guard Harland Gunn signed

    ajc.com Nov 20, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH  — To help buttress their offensive line, the  Falcons signed guard Harland Gunn on Tuesday. Harland Gunn (Associated Press) Gunn will help back the interior of the line. Guard-Center Joe Hawley was suspended for four games by the leagu
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  • Falcons gave Edwards $1 million to walk

    Falcons gave Edwards $1 million to walk

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons were so eager to show defensive end Ray Edwards the door last week, they handed him a check for $1 million on his way out. According to a league source, Edwards collected $1 million in termination pay. I’m not sure if the Falcons han
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  • Falcons need Weatherspoon back to tighten run D

    Falcons need Weatherspoon back to tighten run D

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Falcons’ 9-1 record doesn’t mask the fact they need to improve in the basic building blocks of a team - running the ball and run defense. While they’ve generally been able to pass their way out of trouble (though Matt Ryan passed them into tro
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  • Mike Smith stands by Michael Turner

    Mike Smith stands by Michael Turner

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Running back Michael Turner has become a very sensitive subject for the Atlanta Falcons. That’s understandable. For the previous four seasons, Turner was the backbone of Atlanta’s offense. This season, however, age appears to be catching up to Turner.
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  • Stock Watch: NFC South

    Stock Watch: NFC South

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    FALLING Matt Ryan, quarterback, Falcons. Yes, he came away with a win Sunday and that is the bottom line. But Ryan threw a career-high five interceptions against the Cardinals. That’s enough, at least for the moment, to take him out of the Most Valuable
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  • OL Joe Hawley Suspended Four Games by the NFL

    OL Joe Hawley Suspended Four Games by the NFL

    falconsgab.com Nov 20, 2012
    Falcons lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Hawley tested positive for Adderall and not any anabolic steroids, according to his agent Kevin Omell. Hawley didn’t apply for the exemptio
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  • Video - Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 03:29

    Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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