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Okay lets go through the 2012 Atlanta Falcons New Year's Resolution checklist and see if they stuck to them:Win The NFC South Division. CheckGet a first round bye in the playoffs so we can rest. CheckGet home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. CheckThat is going to be a good look for the Falcons going into 2013. They have the confidence of knowing that they can make a resolution and stick to it.Sticking to New Year's resolutions can be difficult. Ask smokers who have sworn to themselves that this was going to be the year they quit, only to light up that cigarette or cigar of choice again. Or the individual that went and bought the Bowflex and vowed they were going to get back in shape only to have three pairs of jeans and four shirts hanging from it.Now, with the Falcons fulfilling their goals for 2012, they can look at making
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Is this the year the Falcons and Ryan win a playoff game?
The playoffs are here and it's time to analyze the players and teams.
Here's a look at the Quarterbacks in the playoffs and how they stack-up against each other.
#1 - Peyton Manning - After the season Peyton had it's hard not to put him at the top of the list. He has home field, the experience...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.-- When the Atlanta Falcons take the field a week from Sunday in search of their first playoff victory in head coach Mike Smiths five seasons, at least one player will be competing with a heavy heart.
Smith announced on Friday that four-time Pro-Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion Asante Samuel was not at practice all week because his mother Christine had...
I’d like to start this off by saying the argument that Matt Ryan can’t go deep into the playoffs because he’s never won a playoff game is ridiculous. Peyton Manning was once 0-3 in the playoffs and he went on to win a Super Bowl. Plus, two of Ryan’s playoff losses came against eventual Super Bowl Champs. Finally, it’s just 3 games. It doesn’t really mean much. However...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
With Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith being the sane man that he is, he is trying a different approach than the one he took two years ago, when the Falcons also earned the NFC's top seed for the postseason.
First, Smith said that during the bye...
In NZ’s version of “Come on Man!” We came across this story posted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. On Tuesday, the mother of Atlanta Falcon’s cornerback Asante Samuel passed away. The AJC reported that Samuel had left the team to be with his family this week. Unfortunately, when they posted the story it was [...]
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has gotten over his initial disappointment of missing out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in five years.
White is focused on winning a playoff game.
Under fifth-year coach Mike Smith, the Falcons have gone 0-3 in the postseason, but White says ''it's going to be a lot different outcome'' this time because the team is more...
The Atlanta Falcons are going into the 2012 postseason with the No.1 seed in the NFC. They will not have to leave the comfort of the Georgia Dome the whole postseason. No trips to the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field. No trips to the soggy field at Candlestick Park. Cozy indoor weather with no wind to blow kicks around, or precipitation to make the football slick and cause errant passes...
When the Falcons next take the field, they'll be doing so with heavy hearts.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Asante Samuel's mother, Christine, passed away Tuesday morning.
The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback told the paper in October that she had long been battling an illness -- Lou Gehrig's disease. He missed practice this week to be with his family...