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Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.

09/19/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers goes down after being tackled by linebacker Stephen Nicholas #54 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Offense Wakes Up Just In Time, 49ers Clinch Playoff Spot With Dramatic Win Over Falcons

The underdog Atlanta Falcons gave San Francisco all they wanted Monday Night, but could not pull off the upset. In the final game played at Candlestick Park the 49ers sent off the stadium in style with a dramatic, playoff clinching win.

12/24/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons passes against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 22-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons Have Perfect Stage To Exact Revenge On San Francisco 49ers

While the rematch from last year’s NFC Championship Game will not quite live up to the hype that was expected when the season started, it’s still a very interesting match-up. Both teams have plenty to play for and will do everything they can to leave the field Monday with win.

12/17/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Quarterbacks To Draft

Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.

08/15/2013

The San Francisco 49ers offense lines up against the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park on October 11, 2009 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Should Win, But They’ll Be Challenged

John Madden thinks the 49ers will win Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Falcons in Atlanta, but doesn’t expect a cake walk.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/18/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Monkey Not Off Falcons’ Back Yet

When the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks, they earned the first playoff win for both Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez. The entire franchise was able to breathe a sigh of relief, but will need to re-focus with San Francisco up next. With the winner heading to the Super Bowl, Atlanta must be careful to not suffer an emotional let down, and will face even more pressure as the stakes have been raised.

01/18/2013

Tom Brady, Eli Manning

Daily Madden: Are Drop-Back QBs Headed For Extinction?

Chip Kelly’s announcement that he’s leaving Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles is another sign of big changes in NFL offenses. But John Madden said it’s too early to say the read-option executed by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others will fundamentally alter the NFL.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/17/2013

New Orleans Saints v Oakland Raiders

Daily Madden: No Silver Lining For Raiders

The Oakland Raiders were crushed by the New Orleans Saints 38-17 Sunday. They’ve given up 135 points in their last three games, and are 3-7 for the season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/19/2012

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The 5-0 Falcons Are Nearly Impossible For The Raiders To Beat

The Atlanta Falcons are tied with the Houston Texans for the best record in the NFL at 5-0. With depth at every position, how can the Raiders hope to stop the high powered Falcons?

10/12/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: The Good And The Not So Good In The NFL

John Madden reviews his notes from Sunday’s NFL games.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/22/2010

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