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New York Times Sports:
Images from the Giants’ 24-2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in an N.F.C. wild-card playoff game.
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The Falcons gave up a lot to get WR Julio Jones last April, but he was very solid when healthy. The Falcons also got their starting punter in the 6th round (Matt Bosher). Here is a look at how they did pick by pick last April:
The Falcons traded a lot of picks to the Cleveland Browns for the right to move up and select 22-year old WR Julio Jones. Jones played in 13 games for...
Making back to back playoff berths is nothing to be scoffed at. It is diffidult to win any game in the NFL. This is what the Falcons have accomplished.
Unfortunately, that is all they have accomplished.
It was such a season of high hopes. So many things were supposed to happen, be done differently, and make a Super Bowl run. Many changes did happen. They happened for the worse.
The march towards the Super Bowl continues on Sunday with the final two games of wildcard weekend on tap with the Atlanta Falcons taking on the New York Giants in the first contest of the afternoon. This is a matchup between two of the most perplexing teams of the 2011 regular season. At various times this season, each team appeared as if they were on the verge of turning...
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, right, shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin before their NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Here’s what Falcons coach Mike Smith had to say after the game.
Obvioulsy the game wasn’t the way we wanted to go today. We didn’t make enough plays...
Dunta Robinson doesn’t see any reason why the Giants should be considered certain roadkill against the mighty Packers on Sunday.
The Falcons’ veteran cornerback wouldn’t go so far as to predict a Big Blue upset in the NFC divisional playoff matchup, but Robinson thinks the defending Super Bowl...
Being embarrassed in the playoffs is becoming a habit for the Atlanta Falcons. It's one that has them wondering what they can do to break it.