Monthly Archives November 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Prediction, preview, pick to win

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-6) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (6-4)

KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. TV: Fox, Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake (field reporter).

SERIES HISTORY: 48th regular-season meeting. Bucs lead series, 24-23, having won three of the past four games. Since the NFC South was formed in 2002, Atlanta has a 15-14 edge.

KEYS TO THE GAME: Last week against Miami, Tampa Bay gave up pass pays of 61, 49 and 45 yards. The Buccaneers’ defense cannot afford to surrender that kind of yardage to the high-powered Falcons offense.

With running back Devonta Freeman still in the concussion protocol and likely to miss another game, the Falcons must continue to target...

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Falcons vs. Cowboys recap: Atlanta’s best win of the season means hope for the future

I’ll be blunt: Even with Tyron Smith and Ezekiel Elliott out, I was worried the Dallas Cowboys would beat the Atlanta Falcons. Once Atlanta threw an interception on their first series and surrendered an early lead, that worry cemented into an ugly probability in my mind, and I braced for what was coming next.

So imagine my surprise when what followed was pure dominance by Atlanta, a 27 point explosion with zero points from Dallas, and a truly historic performance from an underrated defensive end. Imagine my surprise when the Falcons ended Sunday night at 5-4 and looking like the best versions of themselves once again, just in time for a road trip to Seattle...

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The Hunt: Atlanta’s hidden serial killers

GO DEEPER: Watch the full investigation from 11Alive Chief Investigator Monday night at 11 on #TheLateFeed and then discuss the story on our Facebook page.

ATLANTA – Our city holds a deadly secret.

Someone’s been hunting, strangling, murdering women, dating back to 1970s.

According to a homicide detective-turned professor and a former data journalist, Atlanta is likely hiding some of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

They’ve never been caught, and their crimes… left cold.

Numbers, data and an algorithm have done what detectives haven’t been able to do—outline the largest cluster of unsolved strangulation murders of women in the nation—more than 130 women who were strangled or asphyxiated to death, spanning over four decades...

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