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Rapid Reaction: Patriots 30, Falcons 23

Rapid Reaction: Patriots 30, Falcons 23

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Sep 29, 2013
ATLANTA -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night: What it means: The Falcons now find themselves in unfamiliar territory -- on the outside looking in. Since 1990, only 9 percent of teams have made …
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  • Falcons' Dent exits with ankle injury

    Falcons' Dent exits with ankle injury

    ESPN.com Sep 29, 2013
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons starting linebacker Akeem Dent exited Sunday night's game againt the New England Patriots with an ankle injury. Dent suffered the injury attempting to make a tackle as Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount broke free for a 4…
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  • Dodgers hurting but confident entering NLDS

    Dodgers hurting but confident entering NLDS

    MLB.com Sep 29, 2013
    With their a pair of outfielders hurting, the Dodgers that open the NLDS in Atlanta on Thursday are looking like the team that went 2-5 against the Braves in 2013. But manager Don Mattingly didn't give up when his club was in last place in June, and he'…
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  • Pats' Wilfork won't return due to hurt ankle

    Pats' Wilfork won't return due to hurt ankle

    New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork left Sunday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons with an ankle injury in the first quarter, limping off the field on the Falcons' first drive of the game. He won't return.
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  • Falcons figure out way to avoid red zone problem

    Falcons figure out way to avoid red zone problem

    The Patriots entered the game as the league’s worst red zone offense. But they weren’t the ones having problems early on. The Falcons overcame some early red zone issues, but Matt Ryan just found tight end Tony Gonzalez for a 21-yard touchdown pass to a…
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  • Falcons' Baker exits game with injury

    Falcons' Baker exits game with injury

    ESPN.com Sep 29, 2013
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker exited Sunday night's game in the second quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Baker fell the ground while trying to block, then was helped off the field by the training staff. After a few …
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  • Falcons' Samuel out vs. Patriots

    Falcons' Samuel out vs. Patriots

    ATLANTA -- A thigh injury will keep Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel from playing against his former team on Sunday night. Samuel tested the injury during pregame warmups but was declared inactive for the showdown with the undefeated Patriots. The same …
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  • Atlanta ends season with rout, finishes second in NL

    Atlanta ends season with rout, finishes second in NL

    MLB.com Sep 29, 2013
    Gerald Laird matched a career-best four hits and Elliot Johnson drove in a career-high five runs while fueling the 17-hit attack the Braves used to conclude the regular season with Sunday afternoon's 12-5 win against the Phillies. But it was not enough …
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  • Braves' Johnson apologizes to Pendleton

    Braves' Johnson apologizes to Pendleton

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 29, 2013
    Chris Johnson said Sunday he has apologized to Braves first-base coach Terry Pendleton for throwing his helmet in the dugout following Atlanta's 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Saturday night.
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  • Some Drama May Be Brewing Between The Pats And The Gronkowskis

    Some Drama May Be Brewing Between The Pats And The Gronkowskis

    deadspin.com Sep 29, 2013
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is inactive for today's game against the Atlanta Falcons, despite cautiously optimistic reports that Gronk was ready to return to the field. So what's the hold up? According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, it's Gronkowski's …
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  • Phillies stave off furious Braves rally in ninth

    Phillies stave off furious Braves rally in ninth

    MLB.com Sep 29, 2013
    Six Phillies pitchers combined to beat the Braves, 5-4, on Saturday at Turner Field, despite a ninth-inning scare with Jonathan Papelbon on the hill. Jimmy Rollins' great play preserved the win.
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  • Video - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops snap 00:46

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops snap

    Sep 29
    The Atlanta Falcons catch a huge break when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fumbles the snap and allows the Falcons to recover.
  • Video - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez 21-yard TD 00:45

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez 21-yard TD

    Sep 29
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finds tight end Tony Gonzalez for a game-tying 21-yard touchdown just before the end of the second quarter.
  • Video - Patriots Leave Atlanta 4-0 01:06

    Patriots Leave Atlanta 4-0

    Sep 29
    Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons.
  • Video - Falcons Beat Themselves? 02:41

    Falcons Beat Themselves?

    Sep 29
    Trent Dilfer breaks down the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons.

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    Sep 29
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    Sep 29
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