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Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Las Vegas expects Falcons to rebound, be in Super Bowl XLIX hunt

  • 5:51 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Las Vegas is expecting the Atlanta Falcons to return to near the top of the NFC next season.

The Falcons, who dipped to 4-12 and finished tied for last place in the NFC South, have the seventh best odds to win Super Bowl XLIX at 25 to 1, according to RJ Bell of pregame.com

Seattle is the early favorite to win the Super Bowl at 7 to 1, followed by Denver and San Francisco at 8 to 1.

Green Bay and New Orleans are the other NFC teams ahead of the Falcons.

Here’s a complete look courtesy of Pregame.com:

• Seahawks: 7 to 1
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VIDEO: Richard Sherman on the ‘Legion of Boom’ defense

  • 1:41 pm Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

SEATTLE CORNERBACK RICHARD SHERMAN

(Wednesday’s transcript)

(on if bad weather would benefit the Seahawks) “I really don’t think it benefits anybody. I think at the end of the day it’s going to come down to who plays the most effective football. Yeah, that’s really all I have to say about that. The weather will be what it is, both teams have played in cold weather games and been successful. I think it will come down to who executes better.”

(on the Broncos receivers) “I think they have a very strong receiving corps. Demaryius Thomas does a great job catching the football on his face, [More]

PFWA’s statement on Marshawn Lynch’s media day unavailability

  • 9:56 am Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

PFWA STATEMENT ON MARSHAWN LYNCH’S ALLEGED PARTICIPATION IN SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2014

Contact: D. Orlando Ledbetter (404-805-6310; dledbetter@ajc.com)

Website: ProFootballWriters.org; Twitter: @PFWAwriters

NEW YORK — The Pro Football Writers of America, the official voice of pro football writers fighting and promoting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public, is extremely disappointed in the lack of meaningful access to Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch at the Super Bowl XLVIII media day on Tuesday.

Several of our long-standing and high profile members were appalled by Mr. Lynch’s conduct and refusal to answer any questions.

We find the statement by the league [More]

VIDEO: Denver CB Champ Bailey ready for Super Bowl debut

  • 12:33 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

VIDEO: Seattle WR Golden Tate on Harvin, Lynch

  • 6:01 pm Monday, January 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

VIDEO: Denver RB Knowshon Moreno at Super Bowl XLVIII

  • 5:25 pm Monday, January 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter