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Seahawks still uncertain about Bryant, Unger

Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive end Red Bryant did not participate in practice Wednesday as each went through the mandated concussion protocol after being injured last week against …


Falcons’ White to miss game for 1st time

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his nine-year career on Sunday. White, Atlanta’s career-leading receiver, played the first five games with a right ankle injury, …


N.Y. tribe to launch ad against Redskins

An American Indian tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to shed a name often criticized as offensive. …


Seahawks release Robinson

The Seahawks made just one move Friday in beginning to pare down their roster from 75 to the limit of 53. But it was a surprising one, releasing popular fullback …


Falcons, Ryan agree to contract extension

Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Thursday that the deal was being finalized …


Young corners learn old tricks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren’t having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL. And that’s just fine with Atlanta Falcons coach …


Harbaughs lead Ravens, 49ers into Super Bowl matchup

ATLANTA – The clutch quarterback. The genius coach. The big-play defense. The San Francisco 49ers are ready to start a new dynasty with a familiar formula.


San Francisco tops Atlanta for Super Bowl bid

The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl after beating the Atlanta Falcons 28-24.


49ers QB has focus of Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Michael Turner’s trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons’ locker room. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner grinned Thursday and said “I’m glad I’m not …


Unflappable Wilson already looking ahead

ATLANTA – Despair was thick in the Seahawks locker room, profound as any I’ve seen. Thirty minutes after the game, many players were in full uniform with towels over heads, …


Photo: Last-second field goal denies Seahawks’ heroic rally

Down and out: Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson leaves the field Sunday after shaking hands with Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, whose Falcons eliminated the Seahawks from the NFC playoffs with a …


Seahawks erase 20-point deficit, lose on field goal

ATLANTA – It was agonizing. Then it was amazing.


Seahawks at Falcons

Records: Seattle (12-5, 4-5 away), Atlanta (13-3, 7-1 home) Time: 10 a.m.


Seahawks-Falcons matchup of teams eyeing elite level

ATLANTA – This game is the difference between good and great. The kind of moment that separates a successful season from a truly special one as two teams arrive at …


Seattle’s big CBs face challenge in Atlanta’s WRs

RENTON, Wash. – Taken individually, Roddy White and Julio Jones rank among the NFL’s elite at wide receiver. As a tandem, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman doesn’t know if there is …


Falcons have enough on line

DETROIT – The Atlanta Falcons have proven they’re good enough to dominate a division leader. Atlanta is coming off a 34-0 victory over the New York Giants, putting the NFC …


Abraham cited for obstruction

ATLANTA – Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested Monday night on two misdemeanor obstruction charges when he allegedly refused to leave an area taped off by police. Fulton …


Falcons harass Manning before holding on for win

Peyton Manning kept throwing up wobbly passes. The Atlanta Falcons kept picking them off.


Giants’ run game, defense return to ignite rout of Falcons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Both the missing pieces – defense and a running game – are aligning at the right time for Eli Manning and the New York Giants. And …


Falcons look for elusive playoff win against Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of …


Atlanta takes advantage of Seattle miscues

SEATTLE – Despite their late-season swoon, the Seahawks came into Sunday’s game against the NFC’s best team a confident bunch. Seattle left Qwest Field a team still searching for answers …


Falcons stay atop NFC

ATLANTA – Don’t even mention a third straight winning season to the Atlanta Falcons. Their goals are so much bigger than that.


Falcons survive Saints in overtime

NEW ORLEANS – It should have been a routine chip shot for Saints playoff hero Garrett Hartley, a 29-yard field goal in overtime to keep New Orleans unbeaten. Somehow, the …