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Atlanta QB shouldn't need to do more to prove he's clutch and a winnerShare Tweet
Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.Share TweetWhen Raheem Morris signed on to coach the Redskins defensive backs before this season, many felt that it would be a temporary stop on the way back up the ladder for the former Buccaneers head coach. Morris is getting chances to prove those people right.…Share TweetThe Panthers elected to go for continuity rather than an outside voice, promoting quarterbacks coach Mike Shula to offensive coordinator, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. The Panthers interviewed Hue Jackson and Pat Shurmur (who runs a…Share TweetThe Buccaneers tried to hire John McNulty a year ago, but the Cardinals blocked their request to interview him for their offensive coordinator job. Now that he’s available, he gets to join them in a lesser role. Bucs GM Mark Dominik said Friday McNultyShare TweetThe Atlanta Falcons are listing defensive end John Abraham (ankle) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against San Francisco. But both took part in Friday’s practice on a limited basis,Share Tweet
It’s been six years since an African-American head coach was hired via external searchThe NFL has acknowledged disappointment regarding the lack of diversity in this year’s round of coaching and G.M. hires. There’s another trend that the league should regard as even more troubling. As former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy, nowShare TweetWhen Rex Ryan took over as Jets coach, he made some big promises about bringing a Lombardi to Gang Green. He hasn’t had much luck securing the trophy, so he’s trying another route. Multiple reports indicate the Jets interviewed Saints quarterbacks coaShare TweetA person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons: Staying grounded: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not a good matchup for the Atlanta defense. Kaepernick rushed for 181 yarShare TweetWorking across the country from his more celebrated brother, John Harbaugh has made the Ravens one of the most consistent winners in the NFL, writes Peter King.Share TweetOn Tuesday, NFC West colleague Mike Sando and I did this Double Coverage segment in which we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer pretty much did his own Double Coverage on Thur…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 18, 2013San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons 3 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. Aside from Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan serving as the 49ers head coach from 2005-08, there are not many story lines or much of a recent histo…Share TweetTime for a look at the top Friday morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Tight end Tony Gonzalez has been saying for months that he’s 95-percent certain he’ll retire after this season. He admitted that figure went up a couple of pShare Tweet
Charlotte looking for at least a 10-year tie in Panthers dealIt looks like the city of Charlotte is going to get something for its money. Ten years worth of something, at least. According to Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal, a 10-year tie to the city is the “starting point for negotiations” for tShare TweetA quick reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I’m sure the Atlanta Falcons will dominate this chat because they are playing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. But I’m not going to exclude talk aboShare Tweet
Conference Championship Game Matchupsnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?Share Tweet
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can speak to alligators, sort ofWhen his football career is finally over Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant might be able to find a role on the television show Swamp People. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Bryant is somewhat of an “alligator whisperer.” “I was watchingShare Tweet
NFL32OT: A New Face For CardinalsJan 18Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title GamesJan 18Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
'Playbook': Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick?Jan 18How will the Atlanta Falcons defend the read option? Our analysts discuss the recent play of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and explain why the pistol formation could cause havoc for the Falcons' defense.
'Playbook': It's time for Matty Ice to shineJan 18What does Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan need to do to help his team advance to the Super Bowl? Our experts discuss Ryan's keys to success, as well as the weapons that Ryan has to help him on Sunday.