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Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol

The Falcons are back on the practice field Wednesday, but one of their key offensive players remains out of action. Running back Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion in Week 10 against the Cowboys, did not play against the Seahawks on Monday night and coach Dan Quinn said that he is still in the concussion protocol [more]

Luke Joeckel expected back this week for Seahawks, Oday Aboushi out with dislocated shoulder

While the Seahawks had several more players go down with injuries Monday night against Atlanta, they appear set to get a member of their starting offensive line back this week. Left guard Luke Joeckel has missed the last five games for Seattle after having a clean up surgery on his knee during the team’s bye [more]

Falcons cut Jalen Collins

The Falcons are saying goodbye to a talented but troubled cornerback. Jalen Collins has been released, the Falcons announced. Collins hasn’t played at all this season and his 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s PED policy just came to an end. Collins will now be available on waivers to any team that [more]

Tyler Lockett’s 197 kickoff return yards were the most since last year’s rule change

The NFL changed the touchback rule last year in an effort to cut down on kickoff returns, and it has resulted in far fewer long kickoff returns. More returners are keeping the ball in the end zone now that the touchback goes to the 25-yard line, and more kickers are kicking the ball high, which [more]

Julio Jones: Falcons “getting our swagger” back

The hangover lasted for months, and didn’t look like it was ever going to subside. But after winning back-to-back games for the first time since their 3-0 start, the Falcons are beginning to regain their confidence with last night’s win over the Seahawks. They’re still just 6-4, and still hanging onto the final spot in [more]

NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS 1. Eagles (9-1): The class of the conference. 2. Vikings [more]

Pete Carroll: Fake field goal would have been a good call, if it had worked

After Monday night’s 34-31 loss to the Falcons following a missed three-pointer at the end of the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll faced questions about a seemingly misguided decision that left three points on the field at the end of the first half. Instead of a 34-yard field goal that would have cut the score [more]

Matt Ryan tried not to let bad thoughts “creep in” late in fourth quarter

When the Falcons kicked a field goal to go up 11 points with 3:49 left to play, their win probability was about as high as it could get without a final whistle. It doesn’t take the longest memory to remember a time when the Falcons were unable to close out a win under similarly rosy [more]

Falcons hold on for 34-31 victory over Seahawks

They — whoever they is — say that football is a game of inches. “They” on Monday could be Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh’s game-tying field-goal attempt with seven seconds left fell just short of the crossbar. Instead of celebrating a 52-yard field goal to send the game into overtime, the Seahawks were left to [more]

Mike Davis out with groin injury

Running back Mike Davis waited a long time to make his Seahawks’ debut. It didn’t last long. Davis, promoted from the practice squad last week, had six carries for 18 yards and two catches for 41 yards before leaving with a groin injury. He sat on the bench, a towel over his head and became [more]

Falcons lead Seahawks 24-17 at halftime

Russell Wilson continues to lead the Seahawks in rushing; Adrian Clayborn continues to deliver big plays; and Tyler Lockett continues to get chances returning kickoffs. It’s added up to a 24-17 halftime lead for the Falcons in one of the more entertaining halves of the season. The Seahawks had a chance to add three points, [more]

Falcons take 21-7 lead as Adrian Clayborn scores touchdown in encore from last week

So far, the Monday night game has delivered everything it promised, including hard hits, great catches, long kickoff returns, touchdowns and more Adrian Clayborn. The Falcons lead 21-7 early in the second quarter. Clayborn scored the latest touchdown, scooping a Russell Wilson fumble, forced by Takk McKinley, and running 10 yards with 56 seconds gone [more]

Falcons score quickly as Seahawks lose another DB

Andre Roberts got the Falcons off to a good start with a 50-yard return on the opening kickoff. It set up Atlanta on its own 48, and the Falcons needed only seven plays to cover the 52 yards. Matt Ryan went 2-for-3 for 16 yards, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 8 yards on three carries. [more]

Duane Brown active for Seahawks, Thomas Rawls a healthy scratch

Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown is active for Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Meanwhile, running back Thomas Rawls is a healthy scratch. Brown injured his ankle in the second quarter of last week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was unable to practice all week but did enough in pregame warmups to get [more]

Jameis Winston ruled out for Week 12

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston‘s been in the news for off-field reasons of late and that will continue to be the only area of activity for Winston this week. Winston has missed the team’s last two games with a right shoulder injury and Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced on Monday that he’ll miss a third [more]

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