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Biermann puts pressure on opposing offense

DE Kroy Biermann recorded his second full sack of the season, dragging down Brian Hoyer for a 9-yard loss. Biermann has 2.5 sacks this season and 19 in his career.

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Falcons face tough road to division title

While a 7-9 record might carry the day in the NFC South this season, there is no clear path for the Atlanta Falcons to reach that mark after they kicked away a golden opportunity to defeat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

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NFL game roundup: Brady, Patriots roll over Lions

Tom Brady, playing on the 14th anniversary of his first NFL snap, handled the top-ranked defense in the NFL and led the New England Patriots to their seventh straight win, a 34-9 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz appear on HOF ballot

Pitchers who won a combined nine Cy Young Awards and position players who earned three batting titles are among 17 new candidates on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

Braves ready to trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves reportedly are receiving plenty of interest from teams about outfielder Justin Upton and are intent on trading him.

Falcons, Browns need win as playoffs loom

Every game looms large for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons, who are in tight division title races as they prepare to square off Sunday in Atlanta.

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Falcons-Panthers: What we learned

The Atlanta Falcons could take a certain pride in how they pulled out a victory Sunday afternoon against the Carolina Panthers.

Braves send Heyward to Cards in 4-player trade

The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

Falcons in must win for division title contention

An unlikely division title contender will emerge Sunday when the Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South clash at 1 p.m.

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Falcons see pass rush as key to playoff push

The Atlanta Falcons, who are set to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, did some advance scouting by way of television on “Monday Night Football.”

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Falcons head coach stays focused on team despite future

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has been a model of composure as questions about his future swirl around the team.

Jackson, Johnson questionable for Falcons-Bucs

The Falcons embarrassed the Bucs on national television during a 56-14 beat down on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 3.

Cards C Molina wins seventh straight Gold Glove

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina received a Gold Glove on Tuesday for the seventh consecutive season, highlighting the start of baseball’s official awards season.

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Falcons hope to forge a turnaround

Before taking a brief break for the bye week, Falcons coach Mike Smith and his staff did an intensive self-scout of their last five games.

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