A shootout with the Falcons doesn't favor the Patriots, which is why Brady will try to be methodical
The Falcons pay a premium at QB and WR while the Patriots set the market ... at kicker
Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are second to none, but here's who's the second most-important
The last time the two teams met, the Falcons won a nail-biter, 33-32
Both teams would make the playoffs if the season ended today
Plus Gronk, the Cooter effect and all the other news and notes from Sunday's action
Heading into the draft, most though the Cowboys and Falcons would focus on finding edge rushing help while the Giants would boost the offensive line. That turned out not to be the case.
Defense is most likely to get all the attention from the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Could coach Dan Quinn find a Bobby Wagner clone at middle linebacker in the first round?
Bulking up at center with Pro Bowler Alex Mack not only improves the talent along the offensive line in Atlanta, it boosts the toughness, as well -- perhaps signaling a resurrection of sorts for Ryan and the Falcons.

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