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NFL Week Fourteen Preview — Atlanta vs Carolina Updated Dec 5, 2012
The Falcons had a nice break after their win over the Saints nearly a week ago, and now will have to go on the road Sunday for another NFC South matchup as they play the Panthers. Atlanta is looking to wrap up the #1 seed in the NFC, and at 11-1 they on…
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  • Hardy says 3-9 Panthers better than Falcons Dec 5, 2012
    The Panthers' 3-9 record isn't keeping them from talking some trash leading up to their rematch with the division rival Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
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  • Drew Brees not turning cautious Dec 5, 2012
    Coming off the first five-interception game of his career, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said he isn’t suddenly going to change his mentality. “You stay aggressive,’’ Brees told the New Orleans media Wednesday. “You stay confident. If you d
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  • Report: Cam Newton Was A Dick To Some People 10 Months Ago

    Remember the Pro Bowl? Of course you don't! But CBS's Pete Prisco does, and he remembers Cam Newton being the only one of six quarterback in the game to actually face a pass rush. So now, after nearly a year of dogged reporting, Prisco's gotten down the…
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  • NFC South afternoon update Dec 5, 2012
    The practice reports are coming in very fast from all around the division this Wednesday afternoon. So let's run quickly through a bunch of news and notes from all precincts. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS It appears as if cornerback Anthony Gaitor, who had been …
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  • Tony Gonzalez stops by PFT on NBC Sports Network Dec 5, 2012
    It’s been another memorable season for Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. He has caught at least 70 passes for the 10th straight year, become the eighth player in history with 100 receiving touchdowns and helped the Falcons navigate the first three-quarte
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  • Math-challenged Panther thinks his team better than Falcons

    There is motivation. There is hope. And then there is delusion. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said Wednesday he thought his team was better than the Falcons. Not just within the narrow context of the 30-28 hack-up-a-furball job the Panthers lost at …
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  • William Moore is player of the week

    Atlanta safety William Moore just got an award and some more negotiating clout. The NFL just announced that Moore has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. That comes after Moore had perhaps the best game of his career, recording two intercep…
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  • Bucs need to get Martin back on track Dec 5, 2012
    One thing has become obvious in Tampa Bay’s two-game losing streak: Rookie running back Doug Martin is the key to the Buccaneers’ offense. The Bucs have averaged just 60.5 yards rushing in losses to Atlanta and Denver. According to ESPN Stats & Inform
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13 Dec 5, 2012
    While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.
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  • Falcons still thrive on play-action Dec 5, 2012
    Michael Turner’s numbers and playing time have dipped this season, but opposing defenses still are keeping close tabs on the Atlanta running back. Defenses still are biting on play-action fakes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Atlanta quarterback
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  • Around the NFC South Dec 5, 2012
    Let's take a run through the Wednesday morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Fullback Mike Cox spent three seasons with the Chiefs and considered Jovan Belcher, who died in a murder-suicide Saturday, a close friend. Cox told D. Orl…
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  • Video - Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons? 03:53

    Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons?

    Dec 5
    Which 11-1 team is set up better to make a deep run in the playoffs? Heath Evans and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the advantage at five different positions.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Rivera On The Hot Seat 00:32

    Blogger Blitz: Rivera On The Hot Seat

    Dec 5
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about the future of Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-NYG 00:53

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-NYG

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Saints-Giants
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-CAR 01:00

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-CAR

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Panthers