Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/14
For the Atlanta Falcons, the rise to finishing the puzzle has been one missing piece away for the past few years. They get Matt Ryan and Michael Turner in 2008 and begin their uphill trek.  With the addition of Tony Gonzalez in 2009 to aide veteran wideout, Roddy White, everything was starting to fall into place.  And now, the Falcons from HOT-lanta, who have made the postseason for three straight years, seem to have all their pieces in place to make an impressive run towards the Lombardi Trophy.An extensive off-season for the boys in Atlanta has made things in the NFC South quite interesting.  First and foremost, the retention of the greatest tight end to ever play the game, Tony Gonzalez. The man will be entering his 16th season in the NFL with only his second team and no championship ring.  The perennial Pro-Bowler pulled in 930 yards and 8 touchdowns last year and was hesitant about returning for a 16th season. After talks continued and the owners in Atlanta began filling holes,...
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