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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

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 06: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yells to his offense against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 6, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Will Falcons Air It Out Or Work On Run Against Tampa?

Everyone knows Atlanta has a great passing attack. Everyone knows Atlanta has a bad rushing attack. With one final regular season game, will Atlanta stick to its status quo or figure out how to fix problems?

12/28/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 09: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons tries to tackle DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Best And Worst Playoff Matchups For The Falcons

Looking back at the Panthers game one more time, which of the probable NFC Playoff teams would give the Falcons the biggest challenge? Which might be the match-up that Atlanta wants?

12/12/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21: Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hello Kitty This: Newton Dismantles Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons were simply outplayed in every facet of the game against the Carolina Panthers. The only good thing about this game is that Atlanta still has four weeks before the Playoffs begin to fix the problem’s this team still has.

12/10/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28: Cornerback Asante Samuel #22 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates during the closing moments of the Falcons 30-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 28, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Falcons Make Use of “Mini-Bye Week”, Key Players Back for Carolina

While whoever came up with the famous “Time heals all wounds” quote probably wasn’t thinking about the Atlanta Falcons. Still, that doesn’t mean the saying doesn’t apply. With a double-digit number of players listed on the last several injury reports, the ten days off meant fewer than five would be listed this week.

12/08/2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons pressures Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on September 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons And Panthers Round 2: Records Are For Suckers

When it comes to rivalry games, statistics take a backseat. It doesn’t matter than Atlanta has won eight more games than Carolina. It doesn’t matter that Atlanta already defeated Carolina this season. In these games, emotion and luck take on much more importance than usual.

12/07/2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: Jacquizz Rodgers #32 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Curtis Lofton #50 of the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons’ Third Quarter Report Card

In the span of four quick weeks, Atlanta saw its franchise-record winning streak end, Matt Ryan setting an infamous career pass record and ended an NFL record. To say the newsworthy moments this past month have been fast and furious is an understatement. Now with four games left, how have the Falcons been doing so far?

12/01/2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is hit by John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons Gets Revenge By Ending Brees’ NFL Record

While a 10 point win may not be considered a nail biter, it certainly was close. With Atlanta putting up just 23 points, would their defense be able to slow down Drew Brees? That question wouldn’t be answered until deep in the fourth quarter

11/30/2012

Sam Acho of the Arizona Cardinals makes a 4th quarter interception against the Atlanta Falcons

Falcons’ Defense Makes Up For Ryan’s INT’s In Win Against Cardinals

If winning a football game was based on style points, Atlanta would have been crushed in their 23-19 win against Arizona. However, the only thing that matters in football is the scoreboard.

11/19/2012

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 9: Kevin Cone #12 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome on August 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons and Cardinals May Both Be Without Key Players

Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, oh my! As the season continues to advance, the injuries continue to pile up for both teams. As always, the question of who has more depth may decide the outcome.

11/17/2012

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