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5 things every Falcons fans needs to know Tuesday

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Here are five things you need to know Tuesday about the Falcons (6-5), who play at Tampa Bay (5-6) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

2. MATT RYAN RADIO SHOW: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has his radio show on 680 The Fan this morning at 11:30 a.m. He'll try to keep it pretty boring and in the middle of the road. He'll likely talk about how he can't wait to get back to practice on Wednesday.

3. FLY WITH THE FALCONS: Some Falcons will work as customer service reps for Southwest Airlines at the Airport today. Players will assist employees by taking boarding passes and playing trivia at 11:30 a.m.

4. QUINN HAS RESPECT FOR RICHT: Falcons coach Dan Quinn, a former SEC defensive coordinator, took note of the Georgia coaching situation. Quinn was Florida’s defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012 and was 0-2 against the Bulldogs. “I have a lot of respect for Mark in terms of the program that he runs,” Quinn said. “The toughness that they have. Yeah, I was glad to see he’ll go through the bowl. I have to see who they play. He’s certainly somebody who has my respect.”

5. FREEMAN SET TO RETURN: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared from the concussion protocol by the independent doctors. He’s expected to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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Dan Quinn, Matt Ryan & Roddy White all spoke after the Falcons' 20-10 loss to the Vikings. The AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.

MINNESOTA GAME COVERAGE -- Vikings 20, Falcons 10

5 things we learned from the 20-10 loss to the Vikings

What the Falcons had to say after the loss

12 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons' loss

Ryan goes into detail about his interceptions

Quarter-by-Quarter: How the Falcons lost 20-10 to the Vikings

White feels team got complacent after 5-0 start

Falcons rookie Coleman fumbles again

Falcons defense pulling its weight

Falcons fans jeer Ryan after his second interception


5 things we learned in the Falcons' 23-20 loss to the Bucs

How the Falcons lost to the Bucs in OT

10 comments from Dan Quinn after the loss to the Bucs

Adams disagreed with overtime pass interference call

Matt Ryan's miscues help to gift the Bucs' 20 points

QUOTEBOARD: What the Falcons were saying after the 23-20 loss to the Bucs

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston bests his role model: 'Mr. Ryan'

Falcons defense holds up, but forces no turnovers

Falcons rallied behind wide receiver Julio Jones

Bucs rookie linebacker Alexander dedicates win to deceased brother

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