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Opponent Profile

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship Game

Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.

01/14/2014

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

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 11: Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Falcons Look To Even Series Against Saints

While not exactly an instant rematch, Thursday’s game between the Falcons and Saints is very close to that. Just three weeks removed from their first encounter, New Orleans hopes to sweep the series while Atlanta looks for revenge.

11/27/2012

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Thomas DeCoud #28 of the Atlanta Falcons dives to tackle Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 45-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Falcons’ Strengths Are Bucs’ Weaknesses And Vice Versa

Gorilla Monsoon said it best: “The irresistible force meets the immovable object.” But what happens when both teams appear to be built to exploit the opposite weakness of each other?

11/22/2012

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So We Meet Again: Saints And Falcons Prepare For 87th All-Time Match

Packers/Bears, Cowboys/49ers and Raiders/Chargers are some of the better known NFL rivalries. For those who don’t pay much attention to the NFC South, the Falcons/Saints game is one of those that should be in the conversation for best NFL rivalry.

11/09/2012

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Expect An Aerial Attack Sunday Night in the Georgia Dome

The barometer in all sporting events isn’t the number of points a team puts up, but the number of wins. If you only look at that for Atlanta’s upcoming game against Dallas, it should be a walk in the park for the Falcons. Yet this is one of those times where it’s important to pay attention to stats, because that’s one way Dallas may finally hand Atlanta its first loss of the season.

11/02/2012

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Falcons And Eagles Have A Lot Of History

Believe it or not, the matchup of the Eagles and Falcons goes much further than simply Michael Vick facing his former team. While not divisional opponents, the two teams play each other about two times in three years.

10/26/2012

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Raiders And Falcons Contest May Come Down To Ground Game

With the ground games of both teams near the bottom both on the offensive and defensive sides, the ability of one team to either establish a running game or prevent one may decide this game.

10/12/2012

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Undefeated Falcons Welcome Panthers To Georgia Dome

Atlanta opens up division play this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. As the 1-2 Panthers head into the Georgia Dome to face the 3-0 Falcons, Atlanta needs to make sure this doesn’t end up being a trap game.

09/28/2012

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