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Would beating Carolina salve Falcons season?

The Falcons season may have unraveled like a cheap Christmas sweater. But I can’t help wondering: How much damage would be repaired by an unlikely victory over Carolina inside the Georgia Dome?

Maybe there is not a playoff spot to be won Sunday, but there are plenty of other benefits to be had with a victory:

Great deeds are beyond the reach of the Falcons at this point. Even the idea of beating Carolina seems like a holiday fantasy. But think how far one more victory on the Sunday after Christmas would go toward soothing a dyspeptic campaign.

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Steve Hummer writes sports features for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He covers a wide range of sports and topics.