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Falcons bury Saints in 30-14 drubbing

Robert McClain had a key interception in the fourth quarter. (Rogelio Solis)

Robert McClain had a key interception in the fourth quarter. (Rogelio Solis)

The New Orleans Saints’ resident trash talker Keenan Lewis said he and his team planned to give the Atlanta Falcons their funeral.

But on this day, it was Atlanta taking the role of the undertaker.

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Falcons’ second half rally not enough in 43-37 loss to Packers

Julio Jones turned in another monster game. (Tom Lynn)

Julio Jones turned in another monster game. (Tom Lynn)

At the half, the Atlanta Falcons were down 31-7 to the Green Bay Packers, and it looked like the game was slated to get worse in the second half.

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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. Chicago Bears Preview

Devin Hester status is questionable heading into Sunday's game against his former team.(Ann Heisenfelt)

Devin Hester status is questionable heading into Sunday’s game against his former team. (Ann Heisenfelt)

The Atlanta Falcons already face a must-win game, and it’s only Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season.

The Falcons host the Chicago Bears in what will be their only game at home in the Georgia Dome until November 23. Atlanta plays a “home” game against the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8.

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Falcons take care of Bucs in 56-14 pounding

Devin Hester turned in a record-breaking night. (John Bazemore)

Devin Hester turned in a record-breaking night in the Falcons’ 56-14 victory. (John Bazemore)

Devin Hester set a new NFL record with his 20th return touchdown and Matt Ryan broke the Falcons franchise record for completion percentage with 87.5 en route to a 56-14 dismantling of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Ryan has record-setting day as Falcons beat Saints 37-34 in OT

Matt Ryan turned in a record-breaking performance against the Saints. (Jason Getz)

Matt Ryan turned in a record-breaking performance against the Saints. (Jason Getz)

Matt Ryan couldn’t be stopped.

The quarterback piled up 448 yards through the air – breaking the previous single-game franchise record for yards set by Chris Chandler at 431 in 2001  – and led the Atlanta Falcons to a 37-34 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in an NFC South matchup. Ryan’s three scores passed set him atop the Falcons’ mark for career touchdown passes, passing Steve Bartkowski’s 154.

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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he'd be the left tackle following Sam Bakers injury. (John Bazemore)

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore)

Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season.

The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill’s ACL surgery.

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Falcons to Exercise Fifth-Year Option For Julio Jones

It took a little while, but the Falcons exercised Julio Jones' fifth-year option. (Daniel Shirey)

It took a little while, but the Falcons exercised Julio Jones’ fifth-year option. (Daniel Shirey)

There was never any doubt.

The Atlanta Falcons will exercise wide receiver Julio Jones’ fifth-year option, ensuring he’ll be a member of the team through 2015.

What this means is Jones’ salary in 2015 will be the average of the top 10 players at his position.

Jones’ season was ended prematurely last season after just five games. During those five games, he hauled in 41 passes for 580 yards and two touchdowns – I’ll let you do the extrapolation work.

For his short, three-year career, Jones has caught 174 passes for 2,737 yards and 20 touchdowns. There’s little doubt he’s one of the top receivers in the league already.

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Douglas, Ryan Keep Bucs Winless

Harry Douglas had a career day as the number one option. (Curtis Compton)

Harry Douglas had a career day as the number one option. (Curtis Compton)

The Atlanta Falcons’ 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended a three-game skid, including two consecutive home losses.

The Falcons had to lean heavily on Matt Ryan, and with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White ailing, it was up to Harry Douglas to take on the role as the number one option in the passing game.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

The Falcons can't afford to let Mike Glennon carve them up as Geno Smith did. (Daniel Shirey)

The Falcons can’t afford to let Mike Glennon carve them up as Geno Smith did. (Daniel Shirey)

The Atlanta Falcons, last season’s reigning NFC South champions, have struggled mightily this season. As have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have yet to win a game.

Coming off their bye week, the Falcons look to right the ship beginning with a win against the Buccaneers.

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