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Brian Banks wearing #53 for the Atlanta Falcons. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons Cut Exonerated Ex-Football Star Ahead Of Season Opener

Just weeks after his first NFL game, a former Long Beach high school football star who spent five years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit was cut Friday by the Atlanta Falcons.

08/30/2013

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Top 10 Most Anticipated NFL Matchups

There are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.

08/01/2013

Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers and agent Drew Rosenhaus celebrate after the 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

49ers Head To Super Bowl, Beating Falcons 28-24

Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

01/20/2013

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CBS Local Predictions: Divisional Playoffs

(Credit:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Wildcard weekend was fun, huh? Seattle went into Washington and knocked off the Redskins, with some help from some terrible field conditions and a knee injury to RGIII. Green Bay caught […]

01/11/2013

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Gridiron Grub: Chili Cheese Haystacks

In the belly-filling fare of potluck football parties, who knew a man-pleasing dish could have secret nutritional value? Enter the Chili Cheese Haystack.

11/14/2012

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Chargers Left With Trail Of Bird Dirt In 27-3 Rout By Falcons

In a game billed as an exciting matchup between two of the top early-season contenders in their respective conferences, the Falcons took the Bolts behind the woodshed, did a number on them, then left them essentially for dead when it was all over.

09/24/2012

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Ryan Mathews May Return As Unbeaten Chargers, Falcons Collide

For the Chargers, stopping Atlanta’s high-powered passing attack will be the top priority, especially with the Falcon ground game only churning out 75.5 yards per game the first two weeks of play.

09/22/2012

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Falcons Flying High Following 2-0 Start

The Falcons (2-0) hung 40 points on Kansas City in the opener then posted 27 points against Peyton Manning and the Broncos this past Monday night. This came from the same team that dropped three of their four preseason games, once again showing essentially how meaningless the exhibition season is.

09/21/2012

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What Would A Chargers Win Over Atlanta Mean?

To the fans in San Diego, while some may be pleasantly surprised at the team’s 2-0 start, others knew that the talent was there if things just fell into place.

09/20/2012

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Can The Chargers Fly High With The Falcons?

As the San Diego Chargers prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday afternoon, the Bolts have several objectives to tackle this week in practice.

09/19/2012

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Jamal Anderson Charged With DUI

Police in metro Atlanta say former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson is facing a charge of driving under the influence after an officer pulled him over just northeast of Atlanta.

06/26/2012