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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 …Share Tweet
Falcons' Dent exits with ankle injuryESPN.com Sep 29, 2013ATLANTA -- 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…Share Tweet
Dodgers hurting but confident entering NLDSWith 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'…Share TweetNew 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.Share TweetThe 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…Share TweetESPN.com Sep 29, 2013ATLANTA -- 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 …Share TweetATLANTA -- 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 …Share TweetGerald 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 …Share TweetChris 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.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Sep 29, 2013Patriots 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 …Share Tweet
Phillies stave off furious Braves rally in ninthSix 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.Share Tweet
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops snapSep 29The Atlanta Falcons catch a huge break when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fumbles the snap and allows the Falcons to recover.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez 21-yard TDSep 29Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finds tight end Tony Gonzalez for a game-tying 21-yard touchdown just before the end of the second quarter.
Patriots Leave Atlanta 4-0Sep 29Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons.
Falcons Beat Themselves?Sep 29Trent Dilfer breaks down the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons.