August 24, 2011
Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham, left, comes up with an interception off of Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Atlanta. Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud (28) looks on. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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The Falcons' elder statesmen, whom head coach Mike Smith calls his "Over-30 Club," could be the key to the team's success this season as they try to get over the playoff hump and back to the Super Bowl.