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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Attorney disputes Vilma's statement

    Pat Yasinskas

    An attorney from the private sector who advised the NFL during the Saints bounty investigation disputed linebacker Jonathan Vilma's claim that he did not intend to pay bounties for knocking Kurt Warner and Brett Favre out of playoff games in the 2009...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  6. Gruden: Saints could beat Packers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just so we don't end up having post offices in Tampa getting filled with mail from every city in Wisconsin, let's start this off with a clarifier. I'm not saying the New Orleans Saints will knock off the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. ESPN "Mo...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  7. Packers have put the Falcons in a rut

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- That playoff game the Atlanta Falcons lost in January is still going on. It has lingered through a lockout and a lackluster first four games. It dragged on even further Sunday night as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Falcons 25-14 at...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  8. Atlanta Falcons looking to explode

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Two months have passed since a disappointing playoff exit and Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is still looking back at what happened in a home loss to the Green Bay Packers. That might be the best or the only way to move forward. I...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  9. Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith gets three-year extension

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mike Smith, who's had a winning season in each of his three years as Falcons coach and has taken Atlanta to the playoffs twice, signed a three-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  10. Atlanta's 'process' still not finished

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Their season is over. That "process" that the Atlanta Falcons always talk about? Well, we found out Saturday night that it's far from complete. After showing signs (a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs) all season that ...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Packers 48, Falcons 21

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- I'm heading downstairs for interviews and will be back in a bit with much more analysis on the Atlanta Falcons' 48-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. What it means: A 13-3 season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs were squandered in ...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  12. Final Word: Packers at Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three nuggets of knowledge on Saturday's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons. Forgotten Falcons. The Falcons can take some comfort in being at home, where they were 7-1 this season, and that they beat Green Bay in a regu...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  13. Postseason win would be big step for Ryan

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you go strictly by what was at stake and adjust the curve for the time frame, the last big game Matt Ryan won was the Champs Sports Bowl. On Dec. 28, 2007, he threw three touchdown passes, leading Boston College to a victory against Michigan St...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  14. Atlanta's playoff run depends on Turner

    Pat Yasinskas

    When the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers meet in the Georgia Dome on Saturday night, the most important man in the building might be Falcons running back Michael Turner. Take a look at his numbers through his history with Atlanta and they us...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. Quick Take: Packers at Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to know about Saturday's Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers divisional-round playoff game: 1. Tough draw. Of the three teams they could have drawn out of the wild-card round the Packers probably are the team the Falcons least wanted to...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  16. Updated NFC playoff picture

    Pat Yasinskas

    Now, that the New England Patriots have defeated the Green Bay Packers in Sunday night's game, let's run through the NFC playoff picture as it currently stands, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. The 12-4 Atlanta Falcons are No. 1 and the 1...

    Blog | December 19, 2010