"We had to be prepared for everything," Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu said. "We saw it wasn't good conditions early, so we had our minds ready for it."
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For a city that has endured so much sporting heartbreak, this was the cruelest blow of all to the A-T-L . "I'm broken inside," Falcons safety Ricardo Allen said. "I'll probably never forget this. It will always be haunting."
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