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5 things every Falcons fan needs to know on New Year's Eve

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are the five things you need to know on New Year's Eve about the Falcons (8-7), who host the New Orleans (6-9)  at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons, who have won two in a row, will be seeking to avenge a 31-21 loss to the Saints on Oct. 15.

Y'all stay safe out there tonight!

1. PRACTICE: There will be a morning walk-through and practice at 1:05 p.m. The Falcons practiced indoors yesterday because the field have been so wet from the rain.

2. QUINN SPEAKS: Falcons coach Dan Quinn will speak to the media at 12:10 p.m. before practice, but after the walk-through.

3. JONES NAMED NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK and WON THE PFWA'S GOOD GUY AWARD:  Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was named the NFC's player of the week.  Jones was also won the team's Good Guy award, which is giving by the Pro Football Writers of America (Atlanta Chapter) to the player who helps those who regularly cover the team do their jobs. He will speak to the media during the open locker room period.

4. WHITE WANTS TO RETURN: Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wants to play at least two more seasons.

5. SHANAHAN TO SPEAK: Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will speak to the media after practice. Check back later in the day for updates.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.