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Falcons refuse to play along with goading Panther

Falcons refuse to play along with goading Panther

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
Give the Falcons credit for perspective, and kindness. A day after Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said his 3-9 team was better than the 11-1 Falcons, the Falcons reacted the way you’d pat a child on the top of the head when they say something cute. â
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  • Falcons secondary battling injuries this week

    Falcons secondary battling injuries this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Falcons safety William Moore was the NFC defensive player of the week for the job he did against the Saints in Week 13, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be at full speed if he’s on the field to attempt making it two straight against the Panthers this
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  • Checking injuries that matter most

    Checking injuries that matter most

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Thursday injury reports are out and there are some significant developments from all around the division. Let’s take a look: The Carolina Panthers have the division’s most extensive injury list. Linebacker James Anderson (back), offensive lineman
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  • Some Saints not crazy about idea of NBA Pelicans

    Some Saints not crazy about idea of NBA Pelicans

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Many people are making fun of the New Orleans NBA team for the notion they’re going to change their nickname from the borrowed-from-Charlotte Hornets moniker to the Pelicans. But at least one of the Saints is smart enough to not make too much fun, given
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  • Rating the offensive lines

    Rating the offensive lines

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Check out this post that ranks the NFL’s offensive lines from No. 1 to No. 32. The fine folks at Pro Football Focus put a lot of effort into this and I don’t dispute their rankings. But I am a bit surprised at where some of the NFC South offensive lin
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  • Bucs avoid blackout, thanks to 10th anniversary of Super Bowl t…

    Bucs avoid blackout, thanks to 10th anniversary of Super Bowl team

    Often, when a team that struggles to sell out its home stadium does, it’s because the fans of the visiting team plan to put their butts in the seats. With the Eagles coming to Tampa on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case. Instead, the Bucs have sol
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  • Call It: Kickoff or no kickoff?

    Call It: Kickoff or no kickoff?

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    By now, you probably have seen the previous post on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of scrapping kickoffs. That’s an idea Goodell said came from Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. When Schiano was coaching at Rutgers in 2010, one of h
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  • Greg Schiano wants to scrap kickoffs

    Greg Schiano wants to scrap kickoffs

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano may have ruffled some feathers by telling his defense to try to bust through victory formations, but his vision for the future of the game is being well received in one important area. NFL commissioner Roger Godel…
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  • Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Somewhere in the process -- and I can’t put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But “the process" Smith talked so much about in his firs
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  • Panthers drawing motivation from Ryan’s words after first game

    Panthers drawing motivation from Ryan’s words after first game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    When the Falcons finished off their dramatic comeback 30-28 win over the Panthers in Week Four, quarterback Matt Ryan was caught by television cameras sending a message to the visitors from Carolina. “Get the (expletive) off our field!” Ryan said. The
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  • Pierre-Paul: Drew Brees is “much easier” matchup than RG3

    Pierre-Paul: Drew Brees is “much easier” matchup than RG3

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    In their last two games against the Giants, which came in 2009 and 2011, the Saints have put up 97 points on their way to two blowout victories. Despite that, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks this week’s date with New Orleans will go better than M
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the division. ATLANTA FALCONS The Carolina Panthers sound like they’re more than a little angry about a comment they said Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan made after the teams played early in the season.
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  • NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quart…

    NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quarterback, despite another up-and-down regular season

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Nobody troubled Tom Coughlin on Wednesday about whether Eli Manning or David Carr will be starting at quarterback against the New Orleans Saints. Taken out of context, it might be a reasonable question. After all, Manning ranks only 16th in the NFL quar…
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:36

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 6
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Ravens and Giants vs. Saints.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants 01:13

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at the New York Giants
  • Video - Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers 02:02

    Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

    Dec 6
    NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
  • Video - Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02:38

    Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Dec 6
    NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.