FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.
OK, so the name Tom Brady probably rings a bell. Ray Lewis, too. If either makes a key play in the AFC championship game Sunday, no one would be shocked one bit.
SAN FRANCISCO (12-4-1) at ATLANTA (14-3)
Sunday, 3 p.m., Fox
OPENING LINE - 49ers by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 10-7; Atlanta 9-7-1
Here's the real story: Manti Te'o's stock in the NFL draft already was sinking.
Blame his performance in the BCS title game, not any hoax or conspiracy, for that.