Atlanta Falcons

Running back Jamaal Charles  of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes past defensive end Tim Jamison  of the Houston Texans  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

And then there was one. With the Broncos falling to the Colts, only the Chiefs remain unbeaten.

670 The Score–10/26/2013

A general view of play during the NFL International Series match. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NFL Announces Three London Games For 2014

The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series.

670 The Score–10/24/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 7 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how Week 7 plays out.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 6 NFL Picks

Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 6 will play out.

670 The Score–10/11/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Durkin: Week 5 NFL Picks

After four weeks, five unbeaten teams remain. Here’s Durkin’s take on how Week 5 plays out.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Vince Wilfork celebrates after defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Vince Wilfork Suffers Torn Achilles, Out For Season

The Patriots left Atlanta with a 4-0 record, but the victory came with a price.

670 The Score–09/30/2013

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 22, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 4 NFL Picks

After a wild Week 3, seven undefeated teams remain.

670 The Score–09/28/2013

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 3 NFL Picks

The league-wide air raid continues. There have been 23 individual 300-yard performances through two weeks, tying an NFL record.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Russell Wilson. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 2 NFL Picks

Flying pig skins filled the air in the opening weekend of NFL action. A record-setting 63 touchdown passes were thrown in Week 1. Here’s my take on how Week 2 will play out.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Tom Brady and  Bill Belichick. (Credit: Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 1 NFL Picks

It’s here. It’s finally here. The NFL is back!

670 The Score–09/07/2013

Mike Budenholzer. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Coach Budenholzer Arrested On DUI Charge

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

08/29/2013

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Steven Jackson #39 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes out away from the Cincinnati Bengals at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Steven Jackson Provides The Falcons With A Much Needed Boost

Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.

08/28/2013

Dane Sanzenbacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Still In Love With Dane Sanzenbacher

So let’s mock some folks who assess talent based on preseason spurts, shall we?

CBS Chicago–08/12/2013

Brian Banks.

After Spending 5 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit, Banks Cherishes Falcons Debut

A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as “better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on.”

670 The Score–08/09/2013

Matt Ryan. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Falcons, Ryan Agree On 5-year Contract Extension Worth $103.75M

Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.

670 The Score–07/25/2013

Roddy White.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Roddy White Apologizes For Tweeting Zimmerman Jurors Should ‘Kill Themselves’

Following George Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in his trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White fired off the following tweet.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Inside Emery’s Draft History

Let’s turn the tables and evaluate Emery, and look at his successes, failures, trends, and see how well he’s scouted positions the Bears should look to upgrade this April.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Frank Gore scores a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. (Credit: Getty)

49ers Head To Super Bowl, Beating Falcons 28-24

Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

01/20/2013

Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Durkin: Championship Round Picks

Here’s my take on how the Championship round will play out.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2013

Peyton Manning.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Durkin: Divisional Round Picks

After a lackluster Wild Card weekend featuring wins by all four favorites, here’s hoping the divisional round is more entertaining. On paper, it appears there will be two blowouts in the AFC, and two intriguing matchups in the NFC. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will play out.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

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