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Mike Smith, Matt Ryan and Roddy White know all about winning. You see, they have been here before and quite often. It started back in 2008 when Mike Smith was named NFL Coach of the Year and quarterback Matt Ryan earned the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year coming off a 4-12 record and a dog fighting scandal, but the Falcons shocked everyone with an 11-5 regular season record. Fast forward to 2012 and the Falcons have yet to have a losing season. Since 2008, the Falcons have been one of the best in the NFL posting a 48-26 record and appearing the in the playoffs four out of the last five years.… Read more
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