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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- During the Atlanta Falcons' three days of practice this week, defensive end John Abraham, the teams leader in sacks, increased his workload each day after re-injuring his ankle in the divisional round.
Nonetheless, the club announced his status as "questionable" for Sundays NFC title game against the 49ers.
Players who are listed as questionable are supposed to have a 50 percent chance of playing. However, an analysis published by Deadspin on Thursday, in conjunction with Pro Football Talk, indicated that when the Falcons listed a player as questionable this season, he had roughly a 75 percent chance of playing that week.
Abraham was not present during the team's open locker room session on Friday. However, he provided the following statement through a team spokesman:
"I feel good -- my workload was ramped up every day as the week progressed. Everyone is hurt at this time of year, but this is the NFC Championship Game, so we all ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman John Abraham had to sit
out the second half of the team’s NFC Divisional round win over the Seattle
Seahawks last weekend due to an ankle injury. Still, coach Mike Smith told
reporters yesterday that he expects Abraham to play this weekend in the NFC
Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL.com.
While this is what...
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Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White said the Falcons are looking to take advantage of how aggressive the 49ers play on defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez makes it almost impossible not to root for him. The guy is infinitely likable.
In this post Manti Te'o fake girlfriend world, look for disclaimers to become the new normal. I do not know Gonzalez personally. All I know is what he presents, which is an insanely talented tight end and genuinely good guy who has had staying...
ESPN Analyst and former quarterback Trent Dilfer offered up his assessment of Sunday 49ers-Falcons showdown, and he thinks the numbers favor San Francisco. “From the quantifiable (perspective), it’s very understandable why people don’t believe in the Falcons,” he said via the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, the team had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time.
He figured it would be easy to get back again.
Well, he's still waiting. Fourteen years later.
McClure is the longest-serving member of the Falcons, a center who's always right in the middle of things but rarely gets noticed. He was a big help early on...
This one of the more odd stories you will ever read, but I kid you not it is true.
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is a fan of the National Geographic channel. In fact, Bryant tunes in so much that he picked up a rather odd skill that he elaborated on to reporters recently.
Per USA Today: “I was watching the National Geographic Channel one day, and heard them mimicking the...
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith provided some good news for his team when he announced on Wednesday that he expects his team's best pass-rusher, John Abraham, to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, Abraham did not practice on Wednesday, and the Falcons are making contingency plans in case Abraham cannot...
When the Atlanta Falcons take the field against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship they will be playing for a chance to play in only their second Super Bowl in team history.The last time the Falcons were in the Super Bowl following the 1998 season; they won a NFC championship 30-27 in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome that they were not even figured...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- It's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to know how much defensive end John Abraham will play in Sunday's NFC title game.
Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader, made it through just 15 snaps in last week's divisional playoff victory over Seattle before aggravating a left ankle injury that forced him to leave in the second quarter.
For me the playoffs have come down to rooting against the Atlanta Falcons and being satisfied with whatever other possible combination of results happen. In fact, I've been given the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl thanks to a close friend and I told him that I could only accept going if the Atlanta Falcons aren't in it. True story. If I had never been to one before...
Most of the focus of the NFC Championship game is on Colin Kaepernick and everyone questioning how the Falcons can stop him. That's an important storyline for the game but another involves a much less "sexy" position on the football field. The Tight End. Yes, the TE has become more of a focus in today's game with great players like Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski...