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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 Allow 558 Yards of Offense in 41-28 Loss to Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater had an impressive debut against the Falcons. (Ann Heisenfelt)

Teddy Bridgewater had an impressive debut against the Falcons. (Ann Heisenfelt)

On paper, the Atlanta Falcons defense looked to be in for another huge day following the blowout win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Minnesota Vikings were starting a rookie quarterback and were without Adrian Peterson and tight end Kyle Rudolph. Heading into the game, Minnesota had one of the league’s worst offenses.

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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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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 1 Recap

Kroy Biermann and Jake Matthews got into a scuffle almost immediately after training camp began. (AP Photo)

Kroy Biermann and Jake Matthews got into a scuffle almost immediately after training camp began. (AP Photo)

Last night’s premiere of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a doozy. After just one episode, I’m now convinced bringing the cameras to training camp was a good decision.

The show on its own is brilliant as it’s always nice to get a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team’s training camp. Of course, Hard Knocks’ brilliance was amplified by the fact it’s featuring the Falcons.

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Roddy White: We’re running a 3-4 this year

Roddy White's always been candid. (Dale Zanine)

Roddy White’s always been candid. (Dale Zanine)

If there’s one thing Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White doesn’t do is hold his tongue.

After the Falcons went out and signed nose tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tyson Jackson on the first day of free agency, it was clear the plan was to have a more 3-4 based defense.

With his latest tweet, White removed any doubt and gave an indicator as to what type of pass rusher the Falcons may sign:

White’s always been candid with his tweets, so this holds a bit more weight than any variant of the standard coach-speak of “we’re going to run multiple fronts.”

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Falcons’ Comeback Attempt Falls Short in 34-24 Loss to 49ers

NaVorro Bowman sealed the game with an interception return for a touchdown. (Paul Kitagaki Jr.)

NaVorro Bowman sealed the victory with an interception return for a touchdown with 1:10 left in the game. (Paul Kitagaki Jr.)

The Atlanta Falcons could’ve just rolled over and given the San Francisco 49ers an easy victory in the last regular season game in Candlestick Park.

Instead, the Falcons put up a valiant fight – something that had been lacking for the majority of the season – in the 34-24 loss.

With 1:10 remaining in the game, NaVorro Bowman returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown to secure the win for the 49ers.

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Falcons Top Bills in OT to End Five-Game Skid

Matt Bryant's 36-yard field goal in overtime gave the Falcons the 34-31 victory.(Kevin Hoffman)

Matt Bryant’s 36-yard field goal in overtime gave the Falcons the 34-31 victory.(Kevin Hoffman)

It took the Atlanta Falcons going to Toronto, Canada to notch their first road win of the season over the Buffalo Bills.

It also took overtime as the Falcons defeated the Bills 34-31.

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Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

The Falcons should be much more competitive this Sunday. (David Goldman)

The Falcons should be much more competitive this Sunday. (David Goldman)

Sunday’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers features two teams at the bottom of the barrel of the NFC South.

The Falcons (2-7) have lost three games in a row, with their last win coming against the Bucs in the Georgia Dome.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview

Matt Ryan will need to play much better for the Falcons to turn their season around. (Grant Halverson)

Matt Ryan will need to play much better for the Falcons to have a chance at turning their season around. (Grant Halverson)

The last time the two teams met was in the divisonal round of the playoffs last season, with the Atlanta Falcons earning their first playoff victory under the current regime by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-28.

Sunday’s matchup could be quite different.

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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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