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NFL Injury Report:
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 Smith is currently projecting, Abraham
was not able to practice on Wednesday. The Falcons are currently taking
precautions in case their sacks leader in unable to suit up Sunday or play at
Smith said the 49ers’ offensive line is the best unit his
team has faced all year. It’s hard to argue this point, and it’s also difficult
to say it won’t be that much tougher to overcome without the presence of a
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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...
Matt Ryan has been cool under pressure since he took over the alpha dog position for the Atlanta Falcons.
The quarterback has made come-from-behind victories look easy.
In just five seasons Ryan has pulled off 16 fourth-quarter comebacks and 23 game-winning drives overall.
There has been a lot said about him.
But what can not be stated is that he cracks in stressful situations...
Cornerback Christopher Owens practiced with the Atlanta Falcons for the first time in nearly a month Thursday, and star defensive end John Abraham remains hobbled by an injured left ankle.
Owens had been out since injuring a hamstring in a Dec. 22 victory at Detroit. He was back on the field on a limited basis, raising hopes that he'll be able to play in Sunday's NFC championship...
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...
Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham practiced on a limited basis Friday and was listed as questionable on the team's injury report. The Falcons host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game on Sunday. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), strong safety William Moore (right hand), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot) and reserve cornerback Christopher Owens...
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was a guest on WCNN in Atlanta (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) with the Rude Awakening and he was asked about the pressure of kicking a game-winning field goal the way he did this past Sunday.
“I’ve tried to approach every kick the same way — the nerves, the emotion and everything else, it’s definitely there leading up to the game. For...
Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.
Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner said ''I'm glad I'm not on defense.''
Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons' offense want to hold the ball and limit Kaepernick's time on the field in Sunday's NFC championship game.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Tony Gonzalez remembers talking to Michael Strahan after the former New York Giants defensive lineman won a Super Bowl title in his final game.
That's the way Gonzalez wants to do it.
He's two wins away from going out a champion.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-3) host the San Francisco 49ers...
It’s hard to believe that it doesn’t happen more often, but the two top seeds in the NFC did their job; they protected home field and have advanced to meet each other for the right to head to New Orleans as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.
With a dominating performance over my preseason Super Bowl pick, the Niners demolished the Packers to head to Atlanta to take on...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Carlos Rogers had one word to describe his homecoming in Atlanta when the San Francisco 49ers face the Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship: expensive.
The 49ers cornerback, born in Augusta and an offseason resident of Atlanta, grew up doing the ''Dirty Birds'' dance when...
Finally, the NFC is down to the two final teams that many had been anticipating for quite some time. While I had the Niners getting bounced last week just like I had back in the preseason, I still believed the Falcons would find a way to get the job done.
They have done just that and now they have to take on arguably the best team in all of football. Their defense is flat out dirty...
At first, I thought this was going to be a video of an animal choosing the winners of this weekend’s NFL Conference Championships. But no, it is just a small promotional video for the Atlanta Falcons with an otter catching a football. The Falcons could use a secret weapon like this, since the 49ers are gonna smoke’em. H/T With Leather