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More teams earn NFL playoff berths with victories

...Dallas clinched the NFC East with a rout of Indianapolis, ending any chance for Philadelphia to make the postseason.The Steelers (10-5) beat Kansas City 20-12 to secure at least a wild-card berth. They can win the AFC North by defeating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-21/more-teams-earn-nfl-playoff-b
Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is expected to play on Sunday

...said Friday he expects Jones to play on Sunday against the Steelers, even after Jones missed his third consecutive practice...beating the Saints and Panthers, even if they lose to the Steelers. Smith has said the importance of the two division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-12/atlanta-falcons-julio-jones-e
Atlanta Falcons have shown 'no give up' in games lately

...just imagine what kind of high the Steelers must be on. They're coming off...The playoffs start now for us."The Steelers are eager to get back to the postseason...two seasons. Unfortunately for the Steelers, their division is the exact opposite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-13/atlanta-falcons-have-shown-no
Falcons prepare contingency plans around status of Julio Jones

...must beat the Saints (6-8) to keep their playoff hopes alive.Jones, who was inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers with a hip injury, is expected to be ready to play against the Saints."Our anticipation is that we'll have him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-16/falcons-prepare-contingency-p
Atlanta Falcons lose game, not playoff hopes

...the second quarter, returning it for a 52-yard TD. The Steelers extended the lead to 27-13 with Le'Veon Bell's...a tie with Michael Turner the franchise record.But the Steelers (9-5) wrapped up their second straight victory by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-14/atlanta-falcons-lose-game-not
Michaux: NFC South is NFL's stepchild

...not really a position the Falcons want to be in considering their history trying to win in the Superdome. So beating the Steelers, who are fighting for their own postseason place in the rugged AFC North, would be a huge lift to Atlanta's hopes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-13/michaux-nfc-south-nfls-stepch
Falcons can control their destiny in NFC South

...it be great to be sitting on eight or nine wins instead? Obviously. That's not what we've earned."A loss to the Steelers wouldn't end Atlanta's playoff hopes, but don't bother telling White. He said the Falcons better win now, especially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-11/falcons-can-control-their-des
Dallas Cowboys being investigated by NFL

...21 at Carolina. Harrison ? who re-signed with the Steelers after Jones was injured ? did not practice all week because of a knee injury and is listed as doubtful.The Steelers probably won't officially activate Jones until today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-05/dallas-cowboys-being-investig
Jim Harbaugh vows to stay the course with 49ers

...a $2 steak."That tooth was knocked out in his last playoff game as a pro, a 42-14 loss by his Colts to the Steelers in the wild-card round in 1996.The 49ers are now preparing for a second meeting with the defending Super Bowl champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-08/jim-harbaugh-vows-stay-course
Cam Newton is out for Sunday's game

...had been a normal workout.That said, Smith remains confident that both players will be able to go Sunday against the Steelers."Absolutely," the coach said. "We are anticipating that both those guys will continue to turn around."JAGUARS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-10/cam-newton-out-sundays-game