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Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers Preview

Matt Ryan should have a good day against a generous Panthers defense. (Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Matt Ryan should have a good day against a generous Panthers defense. (Phelan M. Ebenhack)

It seems absurd for the 3-6 Atlanta Falcons and 3-6-1 Carolina Panthers to be in the thick of race for the NFC South, but that’s the case as the New Orleans Saints lead the division with a 4-6 record. And if the Saints lose to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, it will be either the Falcons or the Panthers atop the division.

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Falcons snap losing streak, defeat Bucs 27-17

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The Falcons are still in contention for the NFC South crown. (Brian Blanco)

The Atlanta Falcons hadn’t won a game on the road since defeating the Buffalo Bills back in Week 13 of last season.

They also hadn’t won a game since Week 3 against the same team they defeated on Sunday – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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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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Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

The Falcons offense has to improve against the Bucs. (Frank Victores)

The Falcons offense has to get back on track against the Bucs.(Frank Victores)

The Atlanta Falcons have no time to dwell on the thumping given to them by the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

It’s a short week for them as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) in the Georgia Dome Thursday.

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Falcons, OT Gabe Carimi Agree to Terms

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Mike Tice will see if he can get anything out of Gabe Carimi. (Kim Klement)

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.

Carimi was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft (29th overall) by the Chicago Bears. After failing at right tackle, he kicked inside to right guard where he wasn’t successful, either. He was traded two seasons later to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who cut him just seven days ago.

This much is clear: Carimi is a bust. Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice spent time with Carimi in Chicago, so it’s likely he had a lot to do with this signing. There’s a chance he may be able to get something out of the tackle, but if he doesn’t, it’s still low-risk.

I doubt Carimi opens the season as a starter, if he lasts.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Preview

If last week was any indicator, Thursday night's game could get ugly.(Will Vragovic)

If last week serves as any indication, Thursday night’s game could get ugly. (Will Vragovic)

The Atlanta Falcons, who earned the number one seed in the NFC last season with a 13-3 record, are struggling mightily. They have lost four straight, and have dropped seven out of their last eight games.

With a 2-8 record, the Falcons are dead last in the NFC South.

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Falcons Drubbed by Bucs, 41-28, Lose Fourth Straight

Harry Douglas' 80-yard touchdown came a bit too late. (Brian Blanco)

Harry Douglas’ 80-yard touchdown came a bit too late. (Brian Blanco)

Don’t let the 41-28 final score fool you.

The Atlanta Falcons were thoroughly whipped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in Raymond James Stadium.

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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. 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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Falcons Fall Short in Comeback Attempt, Lose to Patriots 30-23

Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox)

Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox)

Matt Ryan threw for a career-best 421 yards, Tony Gonzalez set a new career record with 149 yards, and yet it still wasn’t enough.

The Atlanta Falcons fell to the New England Patriots 30-23, and for the first time since 2007, are two games below .500 with a 1-3 record.

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