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Around the NFC South: Falcons eye history

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Atlanta Falcons

  • Brent Holloway of the Gainesville Times isn't buying into the hype surrounding the Falcons. Holloway: "As has been painstakingly documented, the Falcons have never, in their 43-year history as a franchise, experienced back-to-back winning seasons."

  • In his preview of the Falcons, USA Today's Bob Velin also brings up the fact the Falcons have never posted consecutive winning seasons.

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Buccaneers.com examines 12 important dates for the team. The site lists everything from the training camp report date (July 31) to that big game in February (Feb. 7).