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Falcons Would Trade Streak-Ending Loss for Championship, and More NFC South News

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14:  Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons fails to pull in this reception against Michael Huff #24 of the Oakland Raiders at Georgia Dome on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterNovember 1, 2012

There has been an interested stat floating around the media this week as the 7-0 Atlanta Falcons prepare for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

According to ESPN Stat's & Info, the Cowboys are 3-0 since 1991 when they play against teams that are 7-0 or better.

In 2006 the Cowboys beat the 9-0 Indianapolis Colts.

In 2009 Dallas beat the 13-0 New Orleans Saints.

And in 1991, the Washington Redskins lost to Dallas when they were 11-0.

The interesting fact about those three games: even though each undefeated team lost, they went on to win the Super Bowl.

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said Thursday that he'd gladly make that same deal.

“Definitely. Without question. Yeah, I’ll take a loss. Hopefully that doesn’t happen. Hopefully we can do both. That’s the scenario I like.”

 

Atlanta Falcons

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tony Gonzalez needs four catches to notch 50 this year, which would be the 15th-straight time he's accomplished that feat.

John Abraham is also on a mission to remain an effective pass-rusher at the age of 34, according to Fox Sports South

 

Carolina Panthers

Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer talks about the Panthers' trade rumors. [Video]

Did Brandon LaFell play part of Sunday's game in Chicago with a concussion? [Charlotte Observer]

 

New Orleans Saints

Three Times-Picayune Saints writers discuss whether New Orleans can salvage the season. [Video]

Joe Vitt said Thursday that dramatic changes can't be made at this point of the season. That would be a trigger that panic had set in. [Times-Picayune]

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug Martin was named the NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month on Thursday. [Tampa Tribune]

To help with depth at cornerback, the Buccaneers claimed Danny Gorrer off waivers. [Pewter Report]

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