1. Cardinals vs. Falcons: Atlanta's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 11

    As has been the teams' theme throughout the season, the Atlanta Falcons (9-1) played to their opponents' level Sunday, squeaking out a sloppy 23-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals (4-6) on a day in which they turned the ball over six times...

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  2. Projecting Odds for Every Playoff Seed for the Atlanta Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons got off on the wrong foot to start the second half of the season, losing their first game of the year last Sunday to the New Orleans Saints ...

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  3. Falcons vs. Saints: Live Game Grades and Player Analysis for Atlanta

    They fought valiantly, but the Atlanta Falcons (8-1) lost their first game of the season 31-27 to the New Orleans Saints (4-5) Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...

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  4. Are the Atlanta Falcons the NFL's Most Complete Team?

    On Sunday, the Chicago Bears ' 51-20 beatdown of the Tennessee Titans prompted Bleacher Report's own Chris Roling to name the Bears the NFL 's most complete team...

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  5. Falcons vs. Cowboys: Atlanta's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 9

    It came down to the very last play, but the Atlanta Falcons (8-0) kept their winning streak alive Sunday night at the Georgia Dome as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys (3-5) by a score of 19-13...

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  6. Atlanta Falcons: Game-by-Game Predictions for the 2nd Half of the Season

    Few predicted the Atlanta Falcons to be undefeated through eight weeks of the 2012 NFL season. But eight weeks later, here they are, sitting atop the NFL at 7-0 after a sound 30-17 road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles ...

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  7. Falcons vs. Eagles: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis for Atlanta

    The Atlanta Falcons were back to their early-season dominating ways Sunday, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 at Lincoln Financial Field to move to 7-0 on the season...

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  8. Atlanta Falcons: What Are Their Biggest Obstacles in the Path to a Championship?

    In their fifth season in the Mike Smith regime, undefeated with 10 games remaining in the regular season and four games ahead of the nearest divisional threat to their place atop ...

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  9. Identifying the Falcons' Best Player at the Midseason Mark

    Narrowing down a 6-0 team to five potential contenders for the title of the Atlanta Falcons ' best player at the midseason mark is difficult as it is...

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  10. Atlanta Falcons Deserve More Respect for 6-0 Start

    Seven weeks into this NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons are undefeated at 6-0. But you wouldn't think so from the lack of respect they've received for their achievement. To name a few examples: CBSsports ...

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  11. Atlanta Falcons: Mapping out Atlanta's Path to the Playoffs, Super Bowl

    Expectations were low when Mike Smith took over a disastrous Atlanta Falcons team in 2008. Four years later, those expectations have reached an all-time high...

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  12. Raiders vs. Falcons: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis for Atlanta

    It took a third game-winning drive in as many weeks, but the Atlanta Falcons defeated the resilient Oakland Raiders 23-20 Sunday to move to 6-0 on the season...

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  13. Atlanta Falcons: Updated Game-by-Game Outlook for 2012

    With a 5-0 record, it would take a major collapse for the Atlanta Falcons to miss the playoffs. Matt Ryan is playing like an MVP. The defense is forcing turnovers like never before...

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  14. Falcons vs. Redskins: Atlanta's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 5

    They needed late-game heroics for the second week in a row, but the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Washington Redskins 24-17 Sunday to go 5-0 for the first time in franchise history...

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  15. Atlanta Falcons: Top 5 Performers of September

    The Atlanta Falcons are 4-0 for the first time since 2004. Their hot start undoubtedly has taken a team effort, but some Falcons have played much bigger roles than others to help the team finish this first quarter of the season undefeated...

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  16. Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers: 5 Things We Learned About the Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons (4-0) defeated the Carolina Panthers (1-3) 30-28 on Sunday to get off to their best start since 2004. The Falcons looked to pull away from a close game early when they took a 24-14 lead in the third quarter...

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  17. Atlanta Falcons: Stat Projections for Key Starters & Reserves vs. Panthers

    Coming off their dominant defeat of the San Diego Chargers last week, the Atlanta Falcons (3-0) head back to the Georgia Dome to face the Carolina Panthers (1-2) in their first divisional game of the season...

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  18. Falcons vs. Chargers: 5 Keys to the Game for Atlanta

    The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) head west to take on the San Diego Chargers (2-0) in a Week 3 matchup that's sure to come with plenty of offensive fireworks...

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  19. Atlanta Falcons: The 3 Biggest Early Season Storylines

    Despite signs of a promising year after dominating in preseason, the Atlanta Falcons didn't generate as much media buzz as, say, the New York Jets . But two weeks into the regular season, you can bet the media's paying attention now...

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  20. Broncos vs. Falcons: Keys to the Game for Atlanta

    The Atlanta Falcons ' (1-0) first real test of the season comes Monday night when they invite the Denver Broncos (1-0) to the Georgia Dome for a prime time matchup...

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  21. Atlanta Falcons: Week 2 Position-by-Position Preview

    The Atlanta Falcons easily disposed of the Chiefs 40-24 in Week 1. But their first real test comes this Monday night against the Broncos ...

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  22. Atlanta Falcons: 10 Things We Learned from the Season Opener

    Last January's playoff loss behind them, the Atlanta Falcons kicked off their journey back to the postseason with a convincing 40-24 win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday...

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  23. Falcons vs. Chiefs: 5 Keys to the Game for Atlanta

    242 days have passed since the Atlanta Falcons ' devastating 24-2 playoff loss to the New York Giants . When Matt Ryan and company run out of the tunnel at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday, the page will officially be turned...

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  24. Breaking Down the Atlanta Falcons' Blueprint for Winning the Super Bowl

    Five years ago Sunday, former head coach Bobby Petrino led the Michael Vick -less Atlanta Falcons to the first of 12 losses en route to a last-place finish in the NFC South...

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  25. Atlanta Falcons: Winners and Losers from Preseason Week 4

    The Atlanta Falcons closed out their exhibition season on Thursday night, losing 24-14 to their ex-coordinator Mike Mularkey...

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