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5-4, 3rd in NFC South
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11hVaughn McClure

Week 11 NFL predictions: Falcons at Seahawks

Atlanta brings momentum across the continent from last week's win over Dallas to face a shorthanded Seattle squad. Look for Matt Ryan and Julio Jones to shine on Monday night and the Falcons to notch their first road win since September.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report for Friday: WR Julio Jones (ankle) and OG Andy Levitre (knee) back practicing and limited; RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) and P Matt Bosher (left ankle) held out.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says he wouldn't be where he is today without Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Sarkisian worked under Carroll at USC.

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17hDarren Rovell

Vick's final payment erases $17 million in debt

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick made the final $1.5 million payment to creditors on Thursday, paying back more than $17 million in debt owed since his July 2008 bankruptcy.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he and general manager Thomas Dimitroff "definitely considered" re-signing veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney, now with the Seahawks. But Quinn said he wanted to develop his young pass rushers first.

Atlanta looking to capitalize on Seattle's young defense (1:08)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report: WR Julio Jones went through walkthrough but not practice coming off ankle injury; OG Andy Levitre did the same off knee injury. RB Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol. P Matt Bosher (left ankle) a new addition.

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FPI: Seahawks hold major edge over Falcons

In a battle of birds, FPI gives the Seahawks better than a 2-1 advantage on Monday night (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App). Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson are 10-1 at home in prime time since 2012, best among all head coach-QB duos in that span.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, likely to start at Seattle with Devonta Freeman in the concussion protocol, talks about facing a "great" Seahawks defense and getting encouraging words from Freeman.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones talks about being named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list, with his $71 million NFL contract and investment in a $200 million Atlanta-area real estate development.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn, who just set a franchise record with 6 sacks vs. Cowboys, said he contemplated retirement during the Super Bowl while sidelined by biceps tear. Clayborn said he was sick of being injured, with four major surgeries (two biceps, two knees). Said his wife talked him out of it. Clayborn also talked to friend and former Tampa Bay teammate Gerald McCoy during that dark time.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said there always was an opportunity for long-time friend Steve Sarkisian to join the staff in Seattle when Sarkisian was out of coaching and going through alcoholism battle. Sounds like invite always open for the Falcons offensive coordinator, who worked under Carroll at USC.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice today. WR Julio Jones and OG Andy Levitre will be limited today.

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Jones named to Forbes' 30 under 30

At age 28, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones lands a spot on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list. On top of Jones' five-year, $71 million contract extension in 2015, he also is a principal investor in a $200 million real estate development outside Atlanta, according to Forbes.

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3dVaughn McClure

Panthers' Coleman fined for hit on Freeman

Panthers safety Kurt Coleman has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness on a hit to Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in Carolina's 20-17 win on Nov. 5.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints RB Jonathan Williams actually thought he was heading to the Falcons this week when his agent told him Atlanta wanted to sign him off of the Broncos' practice squad. But then his agent called him back about 20 minutes later and said he also had an offer from the Saints. Williams said it was a “no-brainer” to choose New Orleans since his college RB coach, Joel Thomas, is here and since his dad is from New Orleans and since the Saints are winning and running the ball so well this year. Williams said he came close to signing with the Vikings earlier this year after Dalvin Cook was injured, but then Minnesota changed its mind. No other offers came until the 1-2 NFC South punch.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons make it official in signing RB Terrence Magee (5-9, 220) to the 53-man roster from the Browns' practice squad, as reported here yesterday. Falcons needed another body at RB with Devonta Freeman (concussion) likely out Monday night at Seattle. Magee joins Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward as the healthy running backs. Falcons had open roster spot after releasing LB Jermaine Grace. Magee, from LSU, also spent time with the Seahawks, Ravens, and Cowboys.

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3dVaughn McClure

Who calls the plays for the Falcons?

Steve Sarkisian is a first-time NFL playcaller with the Falcons and hasn't found the level Kyle Shanahan reached with the team last season.

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3dHank Gargiulo and Seth Walder

FPI ranks best games of Week 11: Falcons at Seahawks

This one might end up an important tiebreaker down the line, as both teams are currently in contention for a wild-card berth. Should the Falcons pull off the upset, their playoff odds would get up to 40 percent.

Team Stats

Passing Yards251.611th
Rushing Yards116.413th
Points For21.916th
Points Against19.9Tied-10th