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DE Freeney Offers Perspective Following Week 13 Loss

The Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs face off on Sunday afternoon in the Georgia Dome. Here are photos from the game.

As a 15-year veteran, DE Dwight Freeney has dealt with his fair share of ups and downs in the NFL. This experience helped him form a level-head perspective following Atlanta's setback on Sunday.

While the Falcons' Week 13 defeat was hard to swallow, he chose to take an optimistic tone when speaking with the media – a tone rooted in two important facts: A quarter of the regular season remains to be played, and his team, which is tied for first place in the NFC South, has the means to reach its ultimate goal.

"It just gives us another opportunity to get back and figure out what's going on and fix these problems," Freeney said about the 29-28 loss to Kansas City. "It's about fixing these problems and building momentum in December to get to January. That's our goal. In the moment, yeah, it's like, woe is me, head down, upset. But this is a long – we have a long year to go. We have four games left. We can win out and go (11-5) and everybody will be happy. So, we can't put too much into this other than the fact that we let this one go, they did a good job, they had some trick plays there that caught us off guard a little bit. Hats off to them.

"The world is not coming to an end here. We're going to go back and figure out what's happening. We're going to lick our wounds and get ready to play (the Los Angeles Rams). … You have to get over it and move on. We've got four more games. I think our destiny is still in front of us that we control. We go out and win out, we can be in a great situation going into January. I think that's the mentality we have to take, and I think we will take. Is this disappointing? Absolutely. But we'll be all right."

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