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Falcons offense in need of spark

The Atlanta Falcons, a team built to be an offensive juggernaut, has sputtered out to a 2-4 record and appear headed for another disappointing season.

Bears-Falcons: What we learned

Jay Cutler brought his ‘A’ game to Atlanta. Chicago’s polarizing quarterback passed for a season-high 381 yards and a touchdown, leading the Bears to a 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

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Falcons’ freefall ratcheting up heat on front office

After blowing fourth-quarter leads on the road in two consecutive games, the long-term viability of the Mike Smith-Thomas Dimitroff regime is being publicly questioned.

Falcons’ Smith has confidence in DC Nolan

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has not lost his confidence in coordinator Mike Nolan despite the team’s defensive struggles.

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It’s shootout time at the OK corral

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to rebound from last season’s 4-12 mark, they must ride the arm of quarterback Matt Ryan and his wide receivers.

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Braves pack bags, begin ‘reloading’ plan

It was during the dog days of July that the wheels came off for the Atlanta Braves.

No sacks, but Falcons DPR Umenyiora disruptive

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora is adjusting to his new role as the team’s designated pass rusher.

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Upton’s future with Braves uncertain after September slump

Justin Upton was starting to generate talk as a possible candidate for National League Most Valuable Player and the Atlanta Braves appeared a strong candidate to grab a wild-card spot in the playoffs going into September.

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Falcons’ serious talk led to sizzling action

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is once again making a statement that he should be a part of the conversation as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

Second wild card still senseless

Pointed questions about the implementation of the second wild card don’t faze outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig — a fringe benefit one supposes, of Selig being the creator of the wild card as a mode of entry into the MLB postseason.

Braves want next GM to restore team’s direction

Citing the need to return to the “Braves way,” Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz dismissed Frank Wren as the club’s general manager Monday with a week left in the team’s disappointing season.

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Devin Hester sets return record as Atlanta Falcons pound Tampa Bay Buccaneers | PHOTOS

Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

Changes expected after team’s late-season collapse

Because they have four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates next week, the Braves are clinging to the faint hope that they might be able to grab the National League’s final wild-card spot.

American football back in London with extra game

The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base and lay the foundations for a team in the British capital.

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Gattis illness opening door for Braves rookie Bethancourt

The Braves are getting a good look at rookie Christian Bethancourt, the team’s catcher of the future.

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