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Full Speed Ahead: The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing…CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing attack in the NFC title game better than the Packers did, but Andrew Perloff still feels Colin Kaepernick and Co. will head to the Super Bowl.Share TweetAmid reports that the Cardinals hope to hire Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to be Arizona’s latest head coach and to keep Ray Horton as the team’s defensive coordinator, that plan is news to Horton. A source with knowledge of the situation tShare TweetLast night’s game in San Francisco was a pretty good one, especially for the home team. But 92 folks who paid for tickets left prematurely, and involuntarily. According to the Associated Press, 92 fans were ejected during the 49ers’ 45-31 victory ovShare TweetThe Falcons defense spent most of the fourth quarter getting torched by Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks offense, but the Falcons scored last and that means members of their defense were free to crow after the game. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.c…Share TweetAtlanta 30, Seattle 28: Seattle's all-pro shit stirrer, Richard Sherman, somehow manages to win this interaction that began with Roddy White burning the Seahawks defense for a 47-yard touchdown-Ohhh you got a touchdown, gooood for youuuu-even though tShare Tweet
Disaster Averted: The Falcons added plenty of drama to their 30-28 …CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013The Falcons added plenty of drama to their 30-28 win over the Seahawks. Chris Burke examines Atlanta's escape job, Russell Wilson's brilliance, questionable strategies and more.Share Tweet
Five craziest plays from end of Atlanta’s playoff winThe Atlanta Falcons earned their first playoff win with Matt Ryan as quarterback, and they did it in heart attack-inducing manner. After pulling out to a 20-0 lead, the Falcons came close to dropping the home game to the Seattle Seahawks. Atlanta found …Share TweetSometimes, as an athlete, you define yourself in a losing effort. And in the year of the rookie quarterback, it was the last one standing who may have just done that. Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks came into the 2012 NFL season as a too-short th…Share TweetFive things to know about the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in the Georgia Dome: 1. QB matchup. The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick ranked third and the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan ranked fourth i…Share Tweet
Bryant's FG rescues Falcons from late collapseMatt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.Share Tweet
The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance NowMayors of rival cities make cities make light-hearted bets on the outcome of sporting events all the time. Just yesterday the Packers-49ers game had chocolates, cheese curds, sparkling wine, "a free admission day to the Children's Museum" and …Share TweetJust before Atlanta burned Richard Sherman for a 46-yard touchdown pass and a 20-0 lead, Thom Brenaman of FOX said that Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley indicated on Saturday that he’ll interview for two head-coaching jobs other than the EagleShare Tweet
49ers kicker David Akers had to fight halftime dancers for kicking roomMan, life is tough for a kicker. You get all the blame (and death threats) for losses when you miss a game-winner; you fight for your job with every single soccer player/college kicker/donkey who wanders into camp; and since you're not a hulking physica…Share TweetSeattle at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. (FOX): Well, it's put up or shut up for the "Falcons stink in the playoffs" narrative. It really could not have shaken out any worse for them, though, as the white-hot Seattle Seahawks come into town. While Atlanta…Share TweetThe Chargers added another name to their list of coaching candidates on Saturday when former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt interviewed for their head coaching job. Whisenhunt was fired at the end of the regular season after the Cardinals finished the y…Share TweetThe Falcons listed defensive end John Abraham as questionable for their Divisional Round game with the Seahawks and the answer wound up being a positive one. Abraham is in the lineup and expected to start for the Falcons after spraining his ankle in the…Share TweetHere are the inactives for today's matchup: Seahawks: CB Byron Maxwell, LB Allen Bradford, CB DeShawn Shead, G Rishaw Johnson, OL Mike Person, DT Jaye Howard, WR Deon Butler Falcons: QB Dominique Davis, WR Tim Toone, CB Chris Owens, G Phillipkeith Manle…Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC throw down between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Seahawks-FalconsShare TweetGreen Bay receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings both acknowledged in the locker room following Saturday’s loss to the 49ers that they might have played their last games with the Packers. The 37-year-old Driver caught just eight passes in 2012, and iShare Tweet
Falcons Win Wild Game, Advance To NFC ChampionshipJan 13Highlight Of The Night: The Seahawks erased a 20-point deficit to take a late lead, but Matt Bryant's 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left gave the Falcons a 30-28 win.
Ryan Discusses WinJan 13Matt Ryan comments on the Falcons' 30-28 win against the Seahawks.
Wilson, Seahawks Come Up ShortJan 13Russell Wilson after Seahawks fall to Falcons in NFC Divisional Playoff.
Countdown Daily Recap: Seahawks-FalconsJan 13Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Falcons' 30-28 win over the Seahawks.