ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks turned back New York's late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Titletown USA. Reggie White. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff looked out the window of his office at the Falcons practice facility and saw something real unusual for these parts: a steep hill covered in several inches of pristine powder.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - They'll be trying like mad to knock each other's teams out of the playoffs on Saturday. As two of the NFL's top young passers, they're bound to be compared for the rest of their careers.
ATLANTA - A winter storm that closed schools, government buildings and many businesses in the Atlanta area couldn't stop the Atlanta Falcons from their first chance to prepare for the Green Bay Packers.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Having showered and dressed after practice, Michael Turner is heading for a weekend off Friday when Roddy White nails his Atlanta Falcons teammate with a cupcake to the side of the face.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons hope their home-field advantage in the playoffs will make up for a shortage of players who have won in the postseason.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is trying to establish business as usual during the Atlanta Falcons' bye week.
ATLANTA - With so much to protect, the Atlanta Falcons are wary about playing a Carolina team with so little to lose.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are expecting better offensive production in Atlanta's important final regular-season game against Carolina.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons take pride in three core principles.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dunta Robinson has played 22 games since his last interception.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons seem to have found a perfect formula at linebacker.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith knows that most of the bounces are going Atlanta's way this season.
ATLANTA - They were known as the "Dirty Birds," a colorful cast of characters who came closer than any other team to bringing a Super Bowl championship to Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta's next coach.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' coach search could become a waiting game if their top candidate is Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
ATLANTA - With Rex Ryan no longer an option, three defensive coordinators, including Arizona's Todd Bowles, may lead the Atlanta Falcons' coach search.
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