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6-4, 3rd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirms that RB Devonta Freeman remains in the concussion protocol, as stated here earlier. Quinn wouldn't reveal what stage of the protocol Freeman's in at this point. Seems unlikely he'll play this week vs. Tampa Bay, although Freeman told folks he feels well enough to play. He missed Monday night's game at Seattle. P Matt Bosher (ankle) and T Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) also to be held out of practice.

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FPI ranks best games of Week 12: Buccaneers at Falcons

Ryan Fitzpatrick will once again get the call at QB for Tampa Bay. So far the Buccaneers have won both of his starts, albeit against the Jets and Dolphins. The Falcons will be a much tougher test.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman remains in the concussion protocol. Although he feels ready to play, according to source close to him, he still has to go through the entire process before being cleared. The Falcons will let it play all the way out, day to day, with this being Freeman's second concussion since August and third since November of 2015. Tevin Coleman rushed for just 43 yards on 20 carries but scored a TD starting in place of Freeman during Monday night's 34-31 win at Seattle.

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Falcons back in thick of playoff race

Two weeks ago, Atlanta was teetering on the edge with odds below 20 percent, but that number has more than doubled since. That said, the Falcons still trail the Seahawks (54.7 percent), by FPI's measure, despite beating them Monday.

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Falcons waive CB Collins as suspension ends

The Falcons waived cornerback Jalen Collins, who was suspended for the first 10 games of this season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce they have waived former second round pick Jalen Collins following the conclusion of his 10 game suspension for repeat violation of league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The cornerback from LSU started the Super Bowl.

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Should the Seahawks have blitzed more?

Seattle bothered Matt Ryan with a few blitzes Monday night, but the Hawks mostly used a standard rush. Ryan was barely pressured by four or fewer rushers, letting him take advantage of the Seahawks' coverage on such plays.

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Power Rankings: Falcons soar to No. 9

There's still a lot of work left for Atlanta to repeat last season's success, but a win in Seattle on Monday night was a step in the right direction.

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Best and worst QBs of Week 11: Matt Ryan shines

Ryan didn't put up the gaudiest raw stats in Monday's win over the Seahawks, but he was most excellent on third down in Atlanta's three-point victory.

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Falcons return home with two-game winning streak (1:26)
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons bring a two game winning streak and some momentum back to Atlanta for a three-game home stretch after surviving in Seattle.

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Falcons knock off Seahawks in a nail-biter (1:15)
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Falcons could make a substantial run (0:53)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones: "We don't give up on anyone. ... We're just going to support one another."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"We're a confident group. We feel like we can match up with anybody." Tacoma's Desmond Trufant after his Falcons defeated the Seahawks in Seattle.

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Falcons hold on to defeat Seahawks on Monday Night Football (2:36)
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Jones taking it one game at a time (0:47)

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.413th
Rushing Yards113.714th
Points For23.113th
Points Against21.013th