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Falcons' third-down woes on offense concern Smith

Updated: November 30, 2012, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Coach Mike Smith is giving the Atlanta Falcons four days off following a victory over the rival New Orleans Saints.

When they return to practice on Tuesday, Smith will have the offense focus hard on correcting third-down problems that could have cost them against the Saints.

"We'll have a Falcons-on-Falcons day to get us back in the routine," Smith said on Friday. "Rest a couple of our guys that need to be rested. It comes at an ideal time."

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