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A feel for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – When the Atlanta Falcons hosted joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, the crowds weren’t overflowing.

Things are expected to be different today.

“This is the Patriots,” said Delores Stidham, who lives across from the Falcons’ training facility and offers parking for $5. “Is Tom coming?”

Stidham has lived in her home for 20 years, long before the Falcons built their impressive facility here. To welcome Patriots fans, she had an old Pat Patriot helmet on a table in front of her home. She was also selling Gatorade and water.

"We like having the Falcons here," she said. "You sort of feel like you know everything that is going on."