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Julio Jones dominates as Falcons win 29-18 over Cardinals

Julio Jones could not be stopped Sunday. (Brynn Anderson)

Julio Jones could not be stopped Sunday. (Brynn Anderson)

Patrick Peterson said he wanted Julio Jones one-on-one.

Be careful what you wish for.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview

Julio Jones and Roddy White will have a tough matchup against Antonio Cromartie and Patrick Peterson. (John Bazemore)

Julio Jones and Roddy White will have a tough matchup against Antonio Cromartie and Patrick Peterson. (John Bazemore)

It’s division leader versus division leader as the Atlanta Falcons host the Arizona Cardinals, who have the best record in the NFC at 9-2.

On the other hand, the 4-7 Falcons made NFL history by being the first team to ever lead a division while being three games under .500.

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Falcons Lose to Cardinals 27-13

The Falcons had no answer for Andre Ellington. (Jennifer Stewart)

The Falcons had no answer for rookie Andre Ellington. (Jennifer Stewart)

With the 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, any playoff hopes for the Atlanta Falcons look several million miles away.

The score wasn’t nearly indicative as to how one-sided this game really was.

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Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals Preview

Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes last week. (Daniel Shirey)

Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes last week. (Daniel Shirey)

The Atlanta Falcons look to notch their first road win as they head out west to face the Arizona Cardinals.

The Falcons (2-4)  rode Harry Douglas, who had to step into the role as the top target with Julio Jones being out for the season and Roddy White nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, and Matt Ryan to victory last week over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams Preview

Steven Jackson should come up big against his former team. (Chris Graythen)

Steven Jackson should come up big against his former team. (Chris Graythen)

The Atlanta Falcons look to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2007 as they play hosts to the St. Louis Rams in the Georgia Dome.

Atlanta looks to rebound after losing last week’s season opener to the New Orleans Saints. Under head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons are 20-3 in games after a loss.

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Falcons Gain Four Compensatory Picks in 2013 NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons have received four compensatory picks (a fourth-rounder and three seventh-rounders) in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The league uses a formula to determine which teams lost more or better free agents than gained the previous year.

Last season, the Falcons lost cornerback Kelvin Hayden and wide receiver Eric Weems to the Chicago Bears, linebacker Curtis Lofton to the New Orleans Saints, and safety James Sanders to the Arizona Cardinals.

With the newly awarded picks, the Falcons now have 11 selections in the upcoming draft.

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Divisional Round Preview: Atlanta Falcons Vs. Seattle Seahawks

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons’ 0-3 record in the playoffs since 2008 is well-known and brought up aplenty. The pressure is on for the Falcons to get that playoff win.

Atlanta was bounced out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion the last two years, losing 48-21 to the Green Bay Packers in 2010, and 24-2 to the New York Giants in 2011.

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A Closer Look at the Falcons Pass Defense

Thomas DeCoud is a big reason why the Falcons pass defense is playing well. (Scott Cunningham)

Thomas DeCoud is a big reason why the Falcons pass defense is playing well. (Scott Cunningham)

As of Week 16, the Atlanta Falcons allow 243.7 yards per game through the air, which ranks 23rd in the league. It’s not exactly an ideal ranking for a playoff team with Super Bowl aspirations, but numbers often fail to show the entire story. Sometimes, you have to dig a little deeper to get a more accurate picture.

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Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions Preview

Saturday night’s match-up features two teams going in opposite directions.

The Atlanta Falcons (12-2) are coming off a huge blowout victory over the New York Giants. On the other hand, the Detroit Lions (4-10) were blown out by the Arizona Cardinals.

The Lions are currently on a six-game skid and clearly have no shot at the playoffs. Thus, their focus has shifted to helping Calvin Johnson break Jerry Rice’s record for receiving yards in a season.

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Atlanta Falcons Vs. New York Giants Preview

Sunday’s match-up with the New York Giants is a statement game for the Atlanta Falcons.

It’s a chance for the Falcons to avenge the 24-2 drubbing at MetLife Stadium in the wild-card round of last season’s playoffs.

It’s also a chance for the Falcons to prove they’re a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Last week’s ugly 30-20 loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers planted (more) doubt in the heads of pundits, despite the Falcons’ 11-2 record.

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