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Fox: Falcons primed to rewrite history

Fox: Falcons primed to rewrite history

ESPN.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Franchise aims to forget its star-crossed past with a run to the Super Bowl
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  • Falcons promote from within to replace David Caldwell

    Falcons promote from within to replace David Caldwell

    Days after the Falcons lost director of player personnel David Caldwell to the Jaguars, they’ve promoted from within to replace him. The Falcons announced that Lionel Vital, formerly the associate director of player personnel, has been moved up a notch
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  • Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday

    Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt. There is now no doubt. Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, and
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  • Cowboys name Monte Kiffin new defensive coordinator

    Cowboys name Monte Kiffin new defensive coordinator

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Dallas Cowboys have hired former USC defensive coach Minte Kiffin as their new defensive coordinator.
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Before we get to the team-by-team highlights of Friday’s NFC South chat, let me answer one question I didn’t have the answer for during the chat. A reader asked when the Seattle Seahawks were leaving for Atlanta. I just checked with NFC West colleague
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  • Panthers ask to interview Hue Jackson for OC job

    Panthers ask to interview Hue Jackson for OC job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Panthers are already moving on finding a replacement for Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as the new Browns head coach today. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Panthers asked permission to interview Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson f…
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  • Seahawks VP Idzik interviewing with Jets today

    Seahawks VP Idzik interviewing with Jets today

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Jets have more candidates for general manager than they have unnamed sources. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik will interview today for the job. Idzik had worked for the Card…
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  • Sunday divisional-round preview: Falcons’ receivers vs. Seahawk…

    Sunday divisional-round preview: Falcons’ receivers vs. Seahawks’ DBs not your ordinary match-up

    Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. There are many interesting match-ups to track when the Seattle Seahawks take the Georgia Dome turf against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but the key b…
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  • Giants, Jets, Broncos: Answers to Readers' Questions

    Giants, Jets, Broncos: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Jan 11, 2013
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Falcons' injury report

    Falcons' injury report

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons just released their final injury report for Sunday’s game against Seattle, and it doesn’t contain any major surprises. Defensive end John Abraham (ankle) is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice on a limited basis
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  • Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at ha…

    Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.
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  • Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunt…

    Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunted By A Demon In A Football Jersey

    deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    D-Block is a video web series that is produced by the Atlanta Falcons linebacking corps and broadcast from the team's locker room. It's wonderful. Earlier this week, D-Block somehow managed to get a shout out from Mark Wahlberg while he was promoting hi…
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  • Warren Sapp a step closer to HOF

    Warren Sapp a step closer to HOF

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    So far, it looks like the Pro Football Hall of Fame voters are focusing solely on the on-field accomplishments of former Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp. That’s the way it should be. When it comes to Hall of Fame inclusion, what a player did on t
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  • Bucs defensive backs coach bolts for USF

    Bucs defensive backs coach bolts for USF

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Late in the 2012 season, we created an unintended stir in Tampa by reporting that an unnamed Bucs player vented frustration after a 41-0 loss to the Saints by remarking, “Can we send these coaches back to college?“ Coincidentally or not, some of them
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  • Panthers should hand offense to Shula

    Panthers should hand offense to Shula

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    With Rob Chudzinski leaving to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, a lot of Carolina fans have been clamoring for Norv Turner to become the new offensive coordinator. But that might not even be possible. There are reports out there that Turne…
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  • Gonzalez sticks to his retirement pledge, sort of

    Gonzalez sticks to his retirement pledge, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Last week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…
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  • Chudzinski departure makes Panthers (more of) a mess

    Chudzinski departure makes Panthers (more of) a mess

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    When Ron Rivera was successfully re-interviewing for his job last weekend, one of the things he doubtless was selling was the promise of continuity after winning five of his last six, and the benefit for quarterback Cam Newton. Now that Panthers offensi…
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  • The only Falcon with a playoff win

    The only Falcon with a playoff win

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    There is only one man in the Atlanta locker room that knows what it feels like to win a postseason game in a Falcons’ uniform. That’s center Todd McClure, who can recall Jan. 15, 2005 like it was yesterday. “I’ve played in a lot of games and they
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch 02:05

    NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch

    Jan 11
    Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped? 04:49

    'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped?

    Jan 11
    Will the struggling Atlanta Falcons' defense be able to slow down Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Take a look at who our analysts think will advance to the NFC Championship Game.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons 04:08

    'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Jan 11
    Will the Atlanta Falcons have success with the screen pass against the Seattle Seahawks? Find out if our analysts believe the Falcons' offensive line will be able to slow down the Seahawks' high-flying defense.
  • Video - Do you trust Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson more? 01:28

    Do you trust Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson more?

    Jan 11
    Does Shaun O'Hara have more confidence in Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson or Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Find out why O'Hara thinks this is a tough decision.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…
  • The Sports Guy make his divisional playoffs picks

    Jan 11
    Aaron Rodgers's quest for revenge highlights the Sports Guy's inbox while he makes his divisional weekend picks.