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Nielsen lays out goal for Falcons D: Just get stops

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) At the start of his first week at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility, new defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen said he's not willing to commit to a 4-3 or 3-4 as the base alignment of his multiple schemes.

"Let's just stop people," Nielsen said Monday.

Nielsen, the former co-defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, was hired by Atlanta on Jan. 27 to replace Dean Pees, who retired at 73.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Tampa Bay 890.471
Carolina 7100.412
New Orleans 7100.412
Atlanta 7100.412
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Mariota2219
Pass TDs: M. Mariota15
Rush Yds: T. Allgeier1035
Rush TDs: C. Patterson8
Rec Yds: D. London866
Rec TDs: D. London4
Int: R. Grant2
Sacks: G. Jarrett6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5417 (24)
Passing Yards: 2927 (31)
Rushing Yards: 2718 (3)
Points per game: 21.5 (15)
Yards per game: 318.6 (24)
Touchdowns: 34 (19)
Field Goals: 32 (6)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6156 (27)
Passing Yards: 4090 (20)
Rushing Yards: 2214 (23)
Points per game: 22.7 (23)
Yards per game: 362.1 (27)
Touchdowns: 41 (19)
Field Goals: 33 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 K. Hinton signed
1/16 K. Smith pract. squad del
1/9 J. Ali pract. squad add
1/9 J. Ali signed
1/9 B. Baylor signed
1/9 Q. Bell signed
1/9 A. Bledsoe signed
1/9 D. Etheridge signed
1/9 J. Guidry signed
1/9 T. Fisk signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/8 E. Wilkinson calf (Out)
1/1 E. Wilkinson calf (Questionable)
1/1 F. Franks concussion (Out)
12/31 C. Edoga knee (IR)
12/31 J. Moffatt calf (IR)
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