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Falcons' Gonzalez wants a win to break career playoff jinx

The future Hall of Fame tight end is still looking for that first playoff victory, even in his 16th professional season, and he's hoping the Falcons will get him the W in the Divisional Playoffs.

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is still in search of his first playoff win, but he hopes the Falcons will be able to help him reach that goal in January. His teammates seem equally committed.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Gonzalez is reflective about his star-crossed postseason career. Despite gaudy regular season numbers and accolades, the Falcon and former Kansas City Chiefs star has never been able to get a win in five playoff games. It's also a race against the clock for Gonzalez, who tells Ledbetter he's "95 percent sure" that this is his last crack at breaking the hex.

Gonzalez's fellow Falcons also want the win for their tight end. Ledbetter reports that star wide receiver Roddy White stopped by Gonzalez's locker to tell reporters, "We want to win one for Tony." Gonzalez hauled in 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012.


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