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Julio Jones’ hand hindered him in Week Four

Julio Jones’ hand hindered him in Week Four

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
There were plenty of stars on the Falcons offense during Sunday’s 30-28 comeback win over the Panthers. Matt Ryan threw for 369 yards, Michael Turner had 171 total yards and Roddy White had 169 yards and two touchdowns. Conspicuously absent from that li
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  • Roddy White talks about Falcons’ hot start

    Roddy White talks about Falcons’ hot start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons have had four straight winning seasons.  They are five wins away from their fifth. But receiver Roddy White realizes that the team that has gone 0-3 in the postseason since 2008 won’t be taken seriously until the Falcons win at leas
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  • Falcons, 4-0 for third time, trying to finish like ‘04 rather t…

    Falcons, 4-0 for third time, trying to finish like ‘04 rather than ‘86

    ajc.com Oct 2, 2012
    The first time the Falcons ever started a season 4-0 they ended up succumbing to injuries and, perhaps, their own doubts about whether they really were that good. The second time the Falcons were perfect through four games they ended up winning the NFC …
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    ESPN.com ajc.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced they have signed tight end Nate Byham and released defensive end Jeff Charleston. Byham is known as a strong blocker and that’s something the Bucs didn’t have at tight end through the first four games. He also p
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  • Payton has no plans to ask to attend Saints game

    Payton has no plans to ask to attend Saints game

    Suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton doesn't plan to ask the NFL for special permission to witness Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
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  • Saints kick tires on five receivers

    Saints kick tires on five receivers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    At a time when the Jets should be looking for help at receiver (more on that in a bit), the Saints have brought in five wideouts for a tire-kicking. A league source says the Saints worked out Brian Robiskie, Deon Butler, Jason Hill, Rasheed Davis, and P…
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  • Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

    Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) With Drew Brees in position to break Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Unitas' son has sent words of encouragement to the Saints quarterback.
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  • Ryan's fast start puts him in good company

    Ryan's fast start puts him in good company

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    I’m sensing there are fair amount of people who are skeptical of Matt Ryan’s fast start. That’s somewhat understandable because, in the past, Ryan has had times when he’s been very good and other times when he hasn’t. It’s only four games into
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • At N.F.L. Quarter Pole, Matt Ryan Is Most Valuable

    At N.F.L. Quarter Pole, Matt Ryan Is Most Valuable

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Falcons lead the N.F.C. in points scored and have the conference's best record (4-0) despite a less than stellar defense, thanks in large part to Matt Ryan's passing.
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  • Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    During Sunday’s win over the Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a message for no one in particular after his touchdown run was upheld via replay review:  “F—k you bitches.” As it turns out, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a similar messa
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  • Video - White: 'We just have a different mindset this season' 05:34

    White: 'We just have a different mindset this season'

    Oct 2
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White joins Fran Charles to talk about Sunday's thrilling victory over the Carolina Panthers, the mindset of the team, and if there are enough passes to spread around its receiving corps.
  • Video - Possibility Of Payton Attending Saints Game 01:26

    Possibility Of Payton Attending Saints Game

    Oct 2
    Ed Werder discusses the possibility of suspended head coach Sean Payton attending the Saints game on Sunday.

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  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
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