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2016 Schedule
4-3, 1st in NFC South
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Cooling off in Hotlanta

The Falcons drop four spots in this week's Power Rankings after Sunday's wild fourth-quarter collapse at home. And the road gets even tougher the next few weeks. Which direction will they go? Week 8 Power Rankings

Which Falcons' RB to start in Week 8 (0:37)
Woodson discouraged by Falcons, encouraged by Raiders (1:32)
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21hVaughn McClure

Falcons preparing for RB Coleman to miss time

Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is likely to miss some time after injuring his hamstring Sunday against the Chargers, according to a source.

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Falcons, Rams unluckiest teams of late

With Sunday's defeat to the Chargers, the Falcons have lost their last six games that were decided by three points or fewer. The Rams have lost four such games in a row, while the Bills and Panthers have each lost three straight.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons left tackle tackle Jake Matthews looking forward to facing cousin Clay Matthews on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. "I'm excited," Matthews said. "It's a pretty surreal experience. Playing against family, you're playing against your blood, especially the positions we play. We're 1 on 1 against each other for most of the game." The two last faced off during Jake's rookie season.

A balanced offense should've helped Falcons D but hasn't (1:54)
Developing MVPs starts with the organization (1:34)
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Alex Mack has been as good as advertised

Mike Sando pegged Mack as the league's best free-agent signing, and that's proven to be true so far. Mack's steadiness at the pivot has turned Atlanta's offense into the league's best. Revisiting predictions (Insider)

Falcons need to clean up the defense (1:05)
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2dVaughn McClure

Falcons' Quinn 'went with gut' on 4th-and-1 call

Falcons coach Dan Quinn defended his playcalling on fourth-and-1 in overtime that ultimately set up San Diego's game-winning field goal. "I had a real belief we were going to make it," he said.

Quinn calls going for it fourth-and-one a 'gut decision' (0:35)
Chargers rally to top Falcons in overtime (1:02)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers rallied from a 10-point deficit to force overtime and then beat Falcons 33-30. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 6.5-point road underdogs and +190 on the money line. The game had already gone over the high total of 53.5 with 5:59 left in regulation.

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.02nd
Rushing Yards114.614th
Points For32.71st
Points Against28.427th

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