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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) works against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. This has not been the most watchable of NFL seasons, although the action and entertainment value has picked up in the second half of the schedule. What has emerged is the rise of four teams who are downright fun to watch: the Falcons, Titans, Redskins and Raiders. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, in Seattle.One year ago, there were questions about Matt Ryan's arm strength, sharp decline in touchdown passes and increase in interceptions. Ryan has answered all those questions by taking his game back to its top form and leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 6-3 start entering Sunday's game at Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) goes in motion against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) **FILE**

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FILE - In this June 15, 2016, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Cliff Matthews stretches during NFL football minicamp in Tampa, Fla. The Atlanta Falcons have released safety Dashon Goldson and signed defensive lineman Cliff Matthews on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Matthews, who played for the Falcons from 2011-14, was released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 3. The Falcons needed more depth on their defensive line after placing defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season, on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

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Miami Dolphins' Arian Foster (34) runs for a 2-yard touchdown past Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.(AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

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Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt celebrates after the Titans intercepted a pass in the end zone against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney)

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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea (92) reacts to a helping sack Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson )

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Carolina Panthers cheerleaders perform in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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Carolina Panthers cheerleaders perform in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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New Orleans Saints cheerleaders perform in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) walks onto the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Detroit Lions players celebrate after kicker Matt Prater (5) kicked the match winning field goal during the NFL football game against Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels (81) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Atlanta Falcons tackle Terren Jones (74) sets up to block at the line of scrimmage during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Atlanta Falcons tackle Terren Jones (74) watches from the bench during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) sits on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 56-14. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney (90) celebrates after he sacked Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney (90) celebrates after he sacked Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)

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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt before an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)