Monday, January 14, 2013
It turned out to be a nail-biting finish. Did you watch? What did you think of the game.
It was a "game for the ages" one TV commentator remarked after the Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night with just eight seconds left on the clock. I've watched a lot of games that came down to seconds before the winner was decided. I have to admit I had my doubts that the Falcons could pull this one off. If you're a long-time football fan, you may have remembered other seemingly impossible wins such as the Boston College win over Univ. of Miami in 1984 when Doug Flutie threw a Hail Mary pass to win with only seconds left. FOX Sports writer Kevin Hench claimed it was among the most memorable moments in sports. After Atlanta led 27-7 at the end of the third quarter, the Seahawks scored 21 points in the fourth and those of us …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Kick off is 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday in Atlanta, and will be televised on Fox. The winner advances to the NFC Championship.
Sunday, January 13
The Seattle Seahawks face the Atlanta Falcons today in the second-round NFC division playoff game. It's a home game for the Falcons, the game start is 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Georgia Dome, and will be televised on Fox. Statistician Nate Silver predicted that the Seahawks will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks need first to get through what could be a tough game in Atlanta against the Falcons and their quarterback Matt Ryan. The winner of Sunday's matchup will advance to the NFC Championship and face the San Francisco 49ers, who had a convincing win against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Who's your pick to win? Falcons or Seahawks? Let us know using the comment box below.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The NFL's divisional round features two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday.
Saturday, January 12
The NFL division playoffs find many football fans still reeling from their team's opening-round losses last week, fortunately for Atlanta Falcons fans, there will be a game to watch on Sunday, Jan. 13. Here's the full NFL Division Playoff schedule for those keeping score: NFL Division Playoff Schedule for Sat. Jan. 12-13. Click here to learn more about the weekends matchups on NFL.com. Who will earn a place in next week's conference championship games? Tell us know in the comments. Get the latest Peachtree Corners news delivered right to your inbox. Click here to subscribe to the Peachtree Corners Patch’s free newsletter.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gwinnett Police say the running back was stopped in unincorporated Norcross early Tuesday. He has been released on bond.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was traveling 97 mph in 65 mph zone early Tuesday (Sept. 18) on I-85 in unincorporated Norcross when he was stopped and later charged with DUI, Gwinnett Police said Tuesday. According to a GCPD news release, Turner, a Suwanee resident, was observed driving a black Audi "at a high rate of speed' on northbound I-85 near Indian Trail Road. The traffic stop took place on I-85 near Steve Reynolds Boulevard. A member of the DUI task force made contact, and Turner identified himself as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. The officer could smell "an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver," according to the release, and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation. During the investigation, the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The inspirational NFL player will visit 12Stone Church.
Professional football player Tim Tebow is slated to speak at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville on Wednesday, May 2nd. Tebow will join John C. Maxwell for a talk about sports, leadership and faith. The event is presented by EQUIP Leadership, Inc. of Suwanee. Tickets for the Q&A session start at $25. There will also be a VIP dinner and reception with the quarterback who was recently acquired by the New York Jets. Those tickets are on sale for $4,000.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The upstart and the old master meet in an NFL showdown.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Now, a matchup made for sports bars, home theaters -- and SEC football fans. On Sunday, the Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots (4:15 p.m. EST). That means that Tim Tebow, the former Florida Gators QB now with the Broncos, will face Tom Brady, who has three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. Doesn't get any better. Tebow, with his scrambling style of play and outspoken religious views, has a 7-1 record as a starter this season. Brady? Well, everyone knows about him. Since he took over from Drew Bledsoe in the 2001 season, he has been one of the NFL's top quarterbacks. Here's a "tale of the tape" for Tebow and Brady this season. So now, THE question: Who will win Sunday, Denver or New England. And why? Take our poll, and tell us …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A house divided by NFL fans of Green Bay and Atlanta will at least get a clean bedroom from the outcome.
The NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons has created at least one divided house in metro Atlanta. I have lived in Atlanta for more than half of my life (we won’t go into how many years that is). I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, with one exception: When the Dirty Birds play the Green Bay Packers — like they do this Sunday night — I see only green-and-gold. Yep, I’m a Cheesehead. That’s not a big deal, with one exception: My 14-year-old son is partial to the red-and-black of the Falcons. He’s a big fan, with more Falcons gear than most of his friends. Yep, I failed miserably as a football father. You can probably guess that the house will hear a little bit of trash-talking this weekend. Of how Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and …