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Four Downs: Falcons drop stunner, lose to Browns on last-second FG

ATLANTA --In the span of 44 seconds, the feeling inside the Georgia Dome went from jubilation to agony. Matt Bryant's 53-yard apparent game-winning field goal was matched by Billy Cundiff, who nailed a 37-yard shot of his own to put the Cleveland Browns on top of the Atlanta Falcons, 26-24, with no time left on the clock. Here are four observations from Atlanta's heartbreaking loss...
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Bryd: Cardinals gave away something special in trading Miller to Braves

Braves analyst Paul Byrd gives his thoughts on the four-player deal that brought Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to Atlanta in exchange for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden Q: FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Paul, given the questions marks surrounding the Braves rotation outside of Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and Mike Minor, what was your immediate reaction to landing Shelby Miller? PAUL BYRD:...
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Tigers extend improbable road win streak behind another impressive defensive performance

Shane Ray and Mizzou's dominant defensive line figured to have a big day against the SEC's worst offensive line when it comes to protecting the quarterback. The Tigers' front four didn't disappoint, leading the defense to eight sacks and 13 total tackles for loss. They carried Mizzou to another impressive defensive performance in a 29-21 win at Tennessee likely to give Vols quarterback...
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No. 3 Florida State defeats Boston College, continues win streak (Video)

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Short Hops: Braves shortstop 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the shortstop position: STATS THAT MATTER 2: There isn't anyone that regularly watches Major League Baseball that hasn't been amazed by something Andrelton Simmons has done with his...
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Arkansas posts second straight shutout in win over No. 8 Ole Miss

There was an amazing statistic that came out of the one-sided Arkansas-Ole Miss meeting on Saturday, one that defines the up-and-coming nature of Bret Bielema's program in Fayetteville. In some ways the Razorbacks' 30-0 demolition of the eighth-ranked Rebels was the byproduct of a highly competitive SEC West -- the consensus toughest division in college football that has seen its...
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Fantasy: Final Sunday/Monday rankings for NFL Week 12

Here are four revised Sunday/Monday countdowns for fantasy Week 12 -- involving quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (standard-scoring leagues). Some of the rankings have been modified to support new developments from the NFL's official injury list. But as stated many times in this blog, I am not one to overreact to a star player listed as "questionable...
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Court Vision: Horford, Millsap deliver vs. Pistons' frontline as Hawks bounce back

ATLANTA -- Going inside the Hawks' 99-89 win over the Pistons on Friday night at Philips Arena. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Horford and Millsap loom large against Pistons' big frontline In talking with Al Horford before the season began, he gushed about Paul Millsap. It wasn't because of the way his frontcourt mate played after Horford was lost to a season-ending injury last...
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Falcons' quirky rise to NFC South penthouse should be enjoyed

ATLANTA -- From a subjective-resume standpoint, the 2010 Seattle Seahawks aren't the worst team of this century to reach the NFL playoffs. That honor might go to the 2004 St. Louis Rams (8-8 overall; seven losses of 10 points or more, three defeats to sub-.500 clubs) or 2004 Seahawks (9-7 overall; four losses of 10-plus points, negative-point differential). But since Seattle...
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Bird is the Word Podcast: In depth with Falcons' foes, the Browns

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 and in first place in the NFC South. The Cleveland Browns are 6-4 and tied for last place in the AFC North. No one will argue, though, that this is a classic matchup between a first- and last-place team. The Falcons have faced two of the the four AFC North opponents on their schedule this season, and came up short in Week 2 against the Bengals...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 PPR tight ends for NFL Week 12

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 12, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of receptions, total yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's 12th weekend. Note: These rankings come after the Raiders knocked off the Chiefs for...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 50 PPR wideouts for NFL Week 12

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 12, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass- catchers will tally the best combination of receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's 12th weekend. Note: These rankings come after the Raiders knocked off the...
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ACC Gridiron LIVE: Why Seminoles should be No. 1

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Rathbun: Hawks' defensive troubles recent hiccup in long season

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun to discuss the Atlanta Hawks heading into the 2014-15 season. The Hawks' latest loss might have been their worst of the season, a 114-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Were there any concerns with that loss? I think one of the big things is, as frustrating as a loss like that is, you still have to take the long...
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The Hawks Way: Players' makeup as key as execution in motion offense

ATLANTA -- There's a defining organizational philosophy among the city of Atlanta's professional teams: The Braves Way. It's a culture that wrought a championship and a litany of division titles. So why not The Hawks Way? Coach Mike Budenholzer smiled when recently asked about the challenge in this modern game, of getting players to buy into the selfless nature that&...
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2015 NFL draft: Top 10 draft-eligible SEC prospects

As the 2014 college football season winds down, thoughts always move toward the NFL draft. Which players will leave school early to enter the draft? How many players from the SEC will go in the first round? Where will these seniors, or early-entry juniors end up, and will they show that the SEC is quality preparation for the next level? As the final month of the regular season is...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 12 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 12, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass- catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 12 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 12, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 12

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 12, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 quarterbacks for NFL Week 12

Here are my Week 12 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal- callers, 1 through 30, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings...
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A look at '7 Bold Predictions' For NFL Week 12

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4 Corners: Kentucky stands atop college basketball's early-season pile

Every year, nestled comfortably in the shadow of football seasons taking on more and more urgency, the college basketball season tips off with a flurry, 351 Division I programs stepping forward on their march towards Madness. There were 158 games played on college basketball's opening day -- 6,285 minutes of reshuffling the deck, introducing new names, watching familiar faces...
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Georgia Tech's Johnson wins ACC Greatest Player Tourney

What began with 64 players has ended with Calvin Johnson. The former Georgia Tech wide receiver won the ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament, beating Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly in the final. Johnson dominated the matchup, claiming 78 percent of the votes. The No. 5 seed out of the offense's Bobby Bowden Region, Johnson ran through Wake Forest's Brian Piccolo ...
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Court Vision: Kentucky delivers on No. 1 ranking, thumps No. 5 Kansas

Going inside the Kentucky Wildcats' 72-40 win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday night. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. How long will the platoon system last? When Kentucky fans on one side of the court yell "blue" then the other side yells "white" they aren't showing their support for the Wildcats. They're asking coach John Calipari to make substitutions. OK...
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Heisman Forecast: History shows Gordon's record run not enough

Melvin Gordon has his place in NCAA history, but it's not one that has proven a springboard to claiming a Heisman Trophy. Ask LaDainian Tomlinson, whose previous single-game rushing record Gordon broke when the Wisconsin running back broke when he torched Nebraska for 408 yards last weekend. He didn't even crack the top 10 in voting as a junior at TCU. Ask Kansas' Tony...
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