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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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Falcons Sign Guard Harland Gunn

The Atlanta Falcons announced they have signed guard Harland Gunn today.

Gunn was first signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys following the 2012 NFL Draft. After he was waived, the New Orleans Saints signed him to their practice squad on September 2.

Gunn played college ball at The University of Miami.

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Weatherspoon Ruled Out Again Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons have ruled linebacker Sean Weatherspoon out for Sunday’s match-up against the New Orleans Saints.

Weatherspoon also missed last Sunday’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys with a low ankle sprain suffered in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Like last week, Mike Peterson will fill Weatherspoon’s role in the base defense, and Akeem Dent will take over in sub-packages.

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Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints Preview

The Atlanta Falcons are putting their undefeated streak on the line as they go on to road to face the New Orleans Saints.

Although the Falcons are 8-0, many are reluctant to crown the Falcons as the best team in the league. The Falcons’ “cupcake” schedule is the primary source for the detractors. As it stands now, they’ve played just one game against a team with a winning record: the 5-3 Denver Broncos.

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Sean Weatherspoon Ruled Out for Sunday Night

Sean Weatherspoon’s presence will be missed Sunday night. (Curtis Compton)

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has been ruled out for Sunday night’s match-up versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Weatherspoon suffered a low ankle sprain while trying to tackle Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter last Sunday.

Mike Peterson will fill the void left at weakside linebacker when in the base defense, and Akeem Dent will replace Peterson in the nickel.

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Atlanta Falcons Vs. Dallas Cowboys Preview

The Atlanta Falcons made a deafening statement with last week’s domination of the Philadelphia Eagles. With the win, the Falcons moved to 7-0 and remained the lone unbeaten team in the NFL.

On Sunday night, the Falcons look to improve to 8-0 as they host the Dallas Cowboys (3-4). A win would subdue the Falcons’ naysayers for another week; a loss would get those naysayers chirping again.

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Weatherspoon Has Low Ankle Sprain

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an apparent ankle injury. Since then, head coach Mike Smith has revealed it’s only a low ankle sprain.

As D. Orlando Ledbetter points out, Smith never announces when a player suffers a severe injury; he talked about Weatherspoon’s injury, so it’s clearly not too terrible. Luckily enough, it wasn’t the dreaded high ankle sprain that keeps athletes out for several weeks.

‘Spoon missing any time would be dreadful for the Falcons, but I’m nearly positive he’ll be available for the Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Ryan Finally Wins in Hometown: Falcons Defeat Eagles 30-17

Matt Ryan turned in a fantastic performance against the Eagles. (Mel Evans)

It took three tries, but Matt Ryan finally got a victory in his hometown of Philadelphia.

The Atlanta Falcons improved to 7-0 Sunday as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 30-17. The Eagles have now lost three straight games and are currently 3-4. Also, it was the first time head coach Andy Reid has lost coming off the bye week. Coming into the game, Reid was 13-0 in the game following the bye.

The win marked the first time Atlanta has won in Philadelphia since 1988.

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Falcons Sign TE Chase Coffman and FB Lousaka Polite

The Falcons have signed tight end Chase Coffman and fullback Lousaka Polite on Saturday.

Coffman, a Missouri product, was selected in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent last season the Bengals practice squad. Coffman has totaled three receptions for 30 yards while appearing in six games, all in 2010. In the 2009, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. While at Missouri, Coffman set an NCAA record for most catches by a tight end at 247. In 2008, he won the John Mackey Award for being the nation’s best tight end.

Polite played his college football at Pittsburgh. He was an undrafted free agent following the 2004 NFL Draft and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He spent a total three seasons with the Cowboys. Polite had a short five-game stint with the Chicago Bears in 2007 before spending the next three years with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in one game with the New England Patriots last year. For his career, Polite has 95 rushing attempts for 296 yards and a touchdown to go along with 41 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown.

The Falcons have also officially placed rookie fullback Bradie Ewing on injured reserve. Ewing tore his ACL on a special teams play versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night.

The team also waived tight end Adam Nissley and punter Dawson Zimmerman.

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Falcons 2012 Schedule Analysis

The NFL has officially released the regular season schedule for the 2012 season.

The Falcons have notched four primetime games. They have two matchups on Monday Night Football. The first matchup comes in Week 2, as the Falcons play host to the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. Their second MNF appearance is actually on Saturday night in a Week 16 road matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Dallas Cowboys visit the Georgia Dome in Week 9 for Sunday Night Football. In Week 13, the Falcons host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football.

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