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Falcons’ Injury List Short, but Two Big Names Listed as Questionable

What do you do when two members of your defensive line may not play in the one game that needs to be won to head to the Super Bowl?

01/19/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Falcons Will Have To Play A Full 60 Minutes Because The 49ers Won’t Ever Stop

The Atlanta Falcons are only one game away from heading back to the Super Bowl for the first time in a long time. Standing in their way is Colin Kapernick and the surprising San Francisco 49ers that are running on all cylinders.

01/18/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts during their NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Falcons Looking Healthy And Confident As NFC Championship Game Looms

The Atlanta Falcons know that mistakes were made against the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, and that they almost blew an entire fantastic season in just 30 minutes. With the San Francisco 49ers coming to town for the NFC Championship game, the Falcons realize that they will have to be mistake-free in order to head to the Super Bowl.

01/17/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Keys To Victory For A Repeat Of The ’98 Divisional Game

The last time the Atlanta Falcons won consecutive playoff games was when the 1998 14-2 Falcons made it to Super Bowl XXXIII. Their first opponent in the NFC Playoffs? A 49ers team lead by Steve Young and Terrel Owens (before the huge ego).

01/16/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball against the defense of Kam Chancellor #31 and Brandon Browner #39 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of their NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Seahawks’ Offense Offers A Sneak Peak Of 49ers

As bad as the Falcons team was in the fourth quarter, there is a lot to like about Atlanta’s overall performance against the Seahawks.

01/15/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates their 30 to 28 win over the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Falcons Avoid Upset In Thriller, Now Prepare For 49ers

In what was one of the craziest (non-controversial) endings to a football game in recent memory, the Mike Smith era Atlanta Falcons were finally able to win a playoff game. It’s wins like this that further nicknaming this team “the Flat-lining Falcons”.

01/14/2013

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 20: Fans of the Atlanta Falcons cheer against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on September 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Defense Will Decide Winner In Georgia Dome

Yes, it’s cliche but, defense really does win championships. And when it comes to points given up in games, the Falcons and Seahawks are two of the top five stingiest teams in the league this year.

01/11/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 02: Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders perform against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on January 2, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bye Week Helped Several Key Falcons Get Ready For Divisional Round Game

Believe it or not but with the second round of the NFL Playoffs just a few days away, only eight combined players for both the Falcons and Seahawks were listed on the Wednesday injury report.

01/10/2013

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06: Max Unger #60, Golden Tate #81 and the Seattle Seahawks prepare to take the field for their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Why Atlanta Will Beat Seattle

How can the Atlanta Falcon faithful believe their team will beat the Seattle Seahawks this weekend? Two simple words…

01/09/2013

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06: Chris Clemons #91 of the Seattle Seahawks receives attention after being injured on a play against the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Seattle Loses DE Chris Clemons, More Pressure On Falcons

If Atlanta didn’t already have hopes to beat Seattle yesterday, with the announcement of Chris Clemons torn ACL and meniscus, they certainly do now.

01/08/2013

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