• Halftime notes: Falcons not looking good

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 16, 2013
    A few halftime notes with the Atlanta Falcons trailing the Washington Redskins • The youth movement isn't working so well today: Rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have had their issues in coverage. But the Falcons still managed to come up with seven turnovers, the most they've had in a game since 1988. So what about his future with the team? Besides, the Falcons already made a statement by benching veteran cornerback Asante Samuel for Alford. A defense starting three rookies in the secondary and two at linebacker as well as second-year player Jonathan Massaquoi over Osi Umenyiora at right defensive end got exposed early and often by new Redskins starter Kirk Cousins .
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    • Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 15

      ATLANTA -- A review of five key issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 27-26 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the Georgia Dome: For starters: Osi Umenyiora, who started all 13 games leading into Sunday, suddenly came off the bench against the Red…
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    • Young Falcons bend, but don't break

      ATLANTA -- It seemed only fitting that Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant tipped away a gutsy two-point conversion attempt by the Washington Redskins to preserve Sunday's 27-26 win. No matter how the turnover-filled game was dissected, it…
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    • Rapid Reaction: Atlanta Falcons

      ATLANTA -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 27-26 win over Washington Redskins at the Georgia Dome. What it means: Draft position will dominate the conversation for the remainder of the season, no matter the opponent. And the 4-10 Falcons looked l…
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