FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons put their 24-hour rule into effect Monday, which meant no more fretting about that loss in Philadelphia. Besides, they've got other things to worry about.
Besides, they've got other things to worry about.
PHILADELPHIA - Matt Ryan would love to stick around Philadelphia to catch a World Series game Sunday, but he's got a job to do.
PHILADELPHIA - Brian Westbrook's name popped up more in the Eagles' injuries reports lately than the postgame stat sheet.
FLOWERY BRANCH - It took Jamaal Anderson, the NFL's No. 8 overall draft pick last year, 22 games to get his first career sack for the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam never misses a chance to watch Tiger Woods.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' mix of rookies and holdovers were not expected to have success on offense in 2008.
FLOWERY BRANCH - There's the youthful-looking general manager, who could pass for a ballboy with his spiked hair and faint attempts at growing a mustache.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Earning a spot on the Atlanta Falcons' 53-man roster gave Brian Finneran a great sense of accomplishment.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan had just pulled off an improbable comeback when someone questioned his credentials.
ATLANTA - Jason Elam stood on the sideline with head bowed, figuring he had cost the Atlanta Falcons a win.
ATLANTA - Kyle Orton's gaudy passing day last week didn't distract the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons listed Roddy White as questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago after the receiver missed a second straight practice Friday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons linebacker Michael Boley can only hope his problems off the field don't affect his next NFL contract.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The first five games of Mike Smith's career as a head coach have proved he was serious about bringing a run-first emphasis back to the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Don't expect much emotion from Matt Ryan.
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ATLANTA - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant could be facing season-ending surgery as early as this week.
ATLANTA - Taylor Gabriel took two short passes for touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons returned from a bye week to add to Arizona's misery, blowing ...
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