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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eagles Prepare For Saints Wild Card Battle

Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.

12/31/2013

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For Second

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.

12/12/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/11/2013

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Coach Smith Praises Falcons, Improves On Mistakes

Atlanta will surely sit down and analyze the mistakes that left them on the losing side of a hard-fought battle with the New Orleans Saints. Will they learn from last week and ensure that they don’t start the season off 0-2?

09/11/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a ball intended for Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons in the endzone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Falcons Blow Lead, Unable To Complete Comeback

Just like against San Francisco in last year’s NFC Championship game, Atlanta built up a double-digit lead in the opening quarter, only to give it away in the end. Atlanta also had a chance to win the game but came up short.

09/09/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: John Abraham #55 and Thomas DeCoud #28 of the Atlanta Falcons lead their teammates onto the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Georgia Dome on December 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons Preseason Hustle Results In Extra Padding In Some Positions

This weeks practices at Flowery Branch saw players who did not practice but are expected to be starting Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, and some backup players who earned a spot through their hard work during the preseason.

09/04/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 09: Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, calls a play during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Sean Payton Is Back To Claim NFC South Bragging Rights Against Atlanta

Coming off of the 2012-13 season, the Atlanta Falcons heard criticism about their somewhat soft schedule. Although this week’s opponent, the New Orleans Saints, finished 7-9 last season, they are not a team to take lightly and Atlanta should not expect a “Big Easy” win this week.

09/03/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons calls out from under center in the first quarter while taking on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Final Thoughts On The 2012 Atlanta Falcons

It’s tough to consider a team that finished the regular season 13-3 as not having lived up to expectations. Some would say that since Atlanta finally won a post season game for the first time in nearly a decade, the season was a success. Others would argue that because of the way Atlanta finished the season, it should be considered a disappointment.

01/22/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons walks off of the field dejected after the Falcons lost 28-24 against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Falcons Self Destruct And Shut Out In Second Half

Like last week against Seattle, Atlanta started out strong but couldn’t put the game out of reach for their opponents. Unlike last week, it cost them a victory this time.

01/21/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27: Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons walks off the field during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons’ Roddy White Needs to Back Up His Words with His Play On the Field

Don’t run your mouth unless you’re going to be able to back them up 100 percent on the field. Roddy White is a prime example of this type of situation, but he can usually live up to things. This Sunday, he’s going to have to make sure that he lives up to every single word he says.

01/20/2013

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