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Baltimore Ravens running back Anthony Allen (35) works as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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Lofton leads D that may be key to Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Heading into the opener Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are drawing plenty of attention for that high-powered offense.. Their Super Bowl hopes, however, may rest on the defense.. With that in mind, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton knows he'll have to fill essentially the same role that quarterback


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