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Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as their head coach

Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as their head coach

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
The Browns took a shot at some of the biggest names in their search for a head coach, but they didn’t wind up hiring any of them. The Browns have confirmed that they will officially introduce Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their head c
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  • Atlanta Falcons understand skepticism entering NFL playoffs

    Atlanta Falcons understand skepticism entering NFL playoffs

    tampabay.com ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 10, 2013 The Falcons are well-aware of your suspicions.They know you're underwhelmed by their 0-3 postseason record under fifth-year coach Mike Smith. They know you're rather unimpressed by a .7…
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Time for an afternoon trip through some headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS We touched on this a few times during the season. But, for reasons that I can’t figure out, quarterback Matt Ryan had way better statistics on the road than he d
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  • Where They Aren't Now: Ray Edwards

    Where They Aren't Now: Ray Edwards

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been running a fun series on past Atlanta Falcons' playoff heroes this week. Here’s the installment on kicker Morten Andersen. The series also includes a little on what each former player is doing now, sort of a “w
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  • PFT Live: Brian Billick, Divisional Round picks

    PFT Live: Brian Billick, Divisional Round picks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    FOX gave Brian Billick a bump into the booth for one of this weekend’s playoff games, which means he’ll be in Atlanta to call the Falcons against the Seahawks on Sunday. On Thursday, though, he’ll be visiting with Mike Florio on PFT Live to discuss
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  • Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope.…

    Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aa…

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aaron Rodgers trait could make the difference in the game of the weekend, Peter King writes as he picks divisional round winners.
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  • Mularkey fired by Jags

    Mularkey fired by Jags

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars say they have fired coach Mike Mularkey.
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  • Panthers were bitten by injury bug

    Panthers were bitten by injury bug

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    At least to some degree, you can blame injuries for Carolina’s 7-9 season. According to The Dallas Morning News, the Panthers had 65 missed starts due to injury. Only six teams had more missed starts. The Panthers lost key players like Chris Gamble, Jon
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Time for a morning run through the headlines from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Coach Greg Schiano said he still is evaluating his coaching staff, according to Roy Cummings. That means there still is a chance there could be changes to a defe…
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  • Falcons' Robert McClain catches on fast

    Falcons' Robert McClain catches on fast

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Whether he’s out on the field or in the meeting room, Robert McClain sees Asante Samuel on one side and Dunta Robinson on the other. In both settings, McClain tries to stay directly at the midpoint of both of the veteran Atlanta cornerbacks. “I’ve l
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  • Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    As intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),
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  • Study: Seau suffered from CTE at time of death

    Study: Seau suffered from CTE at time of death

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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  • Blogger Blitz: Back to basics for Atlanta

    Blogger Blitz: Back to basics for Atlanta

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons getting back to the fundamentals will be a big help when they face the Seahawks.
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  • Divisional Round Probabilities: Atlanta-Seattle Coin Toss Game

    Divisional Round Probabilities: Atlanta-Seattle Coin Toss Game

    nytimes.com Jan 10, 2013
    The most evenly matched game of the divisional round of the playoffs will probably come down to a few plays, with Seattle holding a slight edge.
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  • Richard Sherman thinks Atlanta receivers are best tandem in lea…

    Richard Sherman thinks Atlanta receivers are best tandem in league

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the Atlanta Falcons receiving corps provides the biggest challenge his team has faced all season. The Falcons’ duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, along with tight end Tony Gonzalez, are among the most
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  • Video - NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On 03:02

    NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On

    Jan 10
    Episode 246: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Colin Kaepernick can lead the 49ers past Green Bay. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Matt Ryan in the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Seahawks-Falcons matchup.
  • Video - Birds of Prey: Seahawks vs. Falcons 01:40

    Birds of Prey: Seahawks vs. Falcons

    Jan 10
    Russell Wilson and "the Legion of Boom" travel down to Hotlanta to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons in the divisional round. Get amped for this playoff matchup with this epic movie trailer.
  • Video - Defending the Top Quarterbacks 02:16

    Defending the Top Quarterbacks

    Jan 10
    The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.
  • Video - Pressure on Atlanta Falcons 02:29

    Pressure on Atlanta Falcons

    Jan 10
    The Atlanta Falcons have failed to win a playoff game in their last three appearances. How much pressure is there on the team to finally advance in the postseason?

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Former Junior Seau teammate not surprised by linebacker's CTE…

    Jan 10
    "Budddyyyy, my head was KILLING me!" -- Linebacker Junior Seau, several hours after a violent collision in a 2001 practice.
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Divisional round

    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks