Found November 03, 2011 on Blogging Dirty:
For those who are not aware, LT Sam Baker suffered a set back in his recovery from a back injury, that had kept him out of the Detroit Lions game. As a result he will likely miss the next 3-4 weeks according to a report from the AJC.Now i pose the question, are the Falcons better off without him in the lineup? … [visit site to read more]Will The Falcons Benefit From Sam Baker’s Injury? - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Atlanta Falcons lose Sam Baker for a while

The Falcons have lost 26-year old starting left tackle Sam Baker for the next 3-4 weeks due to a back injury.  Baker has played in 6 games (all starts) for the Falcons this year.  He has now played in 44 games (41 starts) in his first four seasons with the Falcons.  29-year old Will Svitek will replace Baker in the starting lineup.  Svitek has played in 7 games (1 start) for...

Falcons’ Sam Baker Out 3-4 Weeks

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will be out for the next three to four weeks with a back injury. Baker has a history of back problems,  which might be why he’s been struggling lately. He’s been splitting some time this season with Will Svitek,  who’ll  now start in his place while he’s out.  

LSU-Alabama trash talk hits Falcons locker room

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Tony Gonzalez enjoying his time with the Falcons

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Falcons look to maintain run game without Mughelli

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Atlanta Falcons (4-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-8)

The Atlanta Falcons are back on the right track after back to back wins over the Panthers & Lions.  The Colts are reeling as they have not played a close game in four weeks.  They have been outscored 116-34 in their last three games.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Falcons have the ball:  The Colts have a terrible defense all the way around, so look...

CIRCLE THE DATE: ‘Who’s the Biggest Giver’

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Falcons vs. Colts preview

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