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  1. Checking NFC South QB snap counts

    Pat Yasinskas

    Last week, we made a big deal about how Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman had taken so few snaps in the first two preseason games. Well, that trend changed in the exhibition game against Miami on Saturday night. Freeman played 41 snaps (although ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  2. Time for Falcons to win playoff game

    Pat Yasinskas

    The question has become so prevalent that the answer has gotten lost in the shuffle. "When will the Atlanta Falcons win a playoff game?" is the question that's been building since soon after coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan arrived in t...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. Quick Take: Seahawks at Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five things to know about Sunday's Seattle Seahawks-Atlanta Falcons game at the Georgia Dome: 1. Red-hot Seahawks: For the third straight season, the Falcons could be facing an opponent that's peaking at the right time. Last season, Atlanta lost t...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  4. Call it: Best matchup for Falcons?

    Pat Yasinskas

    We still don't know who the Atlanta Falcons will face when they host a divisional playoff game Jan. 13. But the list has been narrowed to three teams. The No. 1 Falcons could face the Washington Redskins, the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 31-18 victory against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night at Ford Field: What it means: The Falcons improved to 13-2 and clinched the home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. I know what you're thinking...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  6. Clinching scenarios for the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Even after Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons still are in good position for a prime spot in the postseason. We've got some updated clinching scenarios, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons can clinch...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  7. Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Pat Yasinskas

    Somewhere in the process -- and I can't put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But "the process" Smith talked so much about in his ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  8. NFC South programming notes

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- I'm about to begin the journey up to Atlanta for Sunday's game between the Falcons and Carolina Panthers. If there's any news worth noting while I travel, I'll check in when I get settled in Atlanta. Otherwise, pleas...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: Throwbacks bring good luck: Team marketing departments love throwback uniforms because they create more merchandise to sell. Some coaches also love the throwback uniforms because they believe they bring good...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we wait for the NFL draft to resume at noon ET, let's take a run through some headlines from around the NFC South. - Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano said he believes Nebraska's Lavonte David can play any of the three linebacker positions. But Schi...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  11. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank -- New Orleans Saints' penalti...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Tuesday became the first NFC South owner, including New Orleans' Tom Benson, to publicly address the NFL's punishments of the Saints for their three-year bounty program.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  12. NFL Power Rankings: Saints finish No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    The final edition of ESPN.com's Power Rankings is out and two NFC South teams finished in the top 10. The New Orleans Saints are No. 2 and the Atlanta Falcons are No. 7. The Saints finished behind only the Green Bay Packers and that's fair enough....

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Falcons, Saints should use caution

    Pat Yasinskas

    If we've learned anything about Sean Payton and Mike Smith this season, it's that neither coach likes to use the brakes. Whether it's Payton leaving Drew Brees in during a blowout win against the Falcons on Monday night or Smith going for it on fo...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. NFL Power Rankings: Saints stay No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints enter the final week of the season as the No. 2 team in the latest edition of the ESPN.com Power Rankings. That's the same spot the Saints were in last week and there's no way you could have expected them to jump over the Gr...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Saints 45, Falcons 16

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 45-16 victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. What it means: The Saints (12-3) clinched the NFC South, which means they'll be one of the top four seeds ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  16. Sprow: Saints can take Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints are focused solely on their "Monday Night Football" game with the Atlanta Falcons right now. A victory will give them the NFC South title. But fans and media have been getting ahead of the game and comparing the Saints t...

    Blog | December 26, 2011