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Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 13


Here are some facts you may not have known, the numbers you need to know and the preview of what jerseys the Falcons will wear this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Falcons are 5-0 inside the Georgia Dome this season and 12-1 under Head Coach Mike Smith. * Jerious Norwood had six carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and scored a touchdown on a22-yard pass. * Jason Snelling started against the New York Football Giants and scored two rushing touchdowns. * Michael Jenkins has stepped it up over the past two weeks with 13 catches and 156 yards. * The Falcons will wear their RED jerseys this Sunday against the Eagles. * Chris Redman, who will start this Sunday against the Eagles, stepped in last week and led the Falcons to victory against the Bucs with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White with 23 seconds left in the game. * Tony Gonzalez is eight games away from the all-time tight end record for consecutive games with a reception. Gonzalez has 142consecutive games with a reception and the record is 150 set by Ozzie Newsome. * This is the 25th regular-season meeting between the Falcons and Eagles. The Eagles lead the series 13-10-1but the Falcons are 4-2against the Eagles during the regular season at the Georgia Dome. * This will be the first time Michael Vick plays in the Georgia Dome as an opponent of the Falcons. Vick was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2001NFL Draft by Atlanta and spent six seasonswith the Falcons where he earned three tripsto the Pro Bowl. * Roddy White had eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the last meeting between the Eagles and Falcons on Oct. 26, 2008. * Atlanta Falcons linebacker Coy Wire played with Eagles tackle Jason Peters with the Buffalo Bills. * Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes was a standout defensive back and running back at Northeast High School in Philadelphia and played college football at Shippensburg. * Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Reggie Brown attended Carrollton High School where he earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year honors. He graduated from Georgia. * Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has made 138 of 168field goals (82.1 percent) and 181 of 185(97.8 percent) of his extra points over his career. * Redman played college football with Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers at the University of Louisville. * Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave served as the offensive coordinator for the final 10games of the Eagles' 1998 season. * Matt Ryan is from Exton, Pa. and attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux leads the team with five sacks. * Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chauncey Davis were teammates at Florida State University. * In the past eight games the Eagles have given up 634 yards and seven touchdownsto tight ends.

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