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Rodgers and Ryan set for playoff passing showdown

GREEN BAY, Wis. - They'll be trying like mad to knock each other's teams out of the playoffs on Saturday. As two of the NFL's top young passers, they're bound to be compared for the rest of their careers.

January 11, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focusing on showdown with Packers

ATLANTA - A winter storm that closed schools, government buildings and many businesses in the Atlanta area couldn't stop the Atlanta Falcons from their first chance to prepare for the Green Bay Packers.

January 10, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Turner not concerned with fumbles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Having showered and dressed after practice, Michael Turner is heading for a weekend off Friday when Roddy White nails his Atlanta Falcons teammate with a cupcake to the side of the face.

January 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons starved for playoff success

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons hope their home-field advantage in the playoffs will make up for a shortage of players who have won in the postseason.

January 06, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons savor top seed

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is trying to establish business as usual during the Atlanta Falcons' bye week.

January 03, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A lot on the line

ATLANTA - With so much to protect, the Atlanta Falcons are wary about playing a Carolina team with so little to lose.

December 31, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan still believes in Falcons' offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are expecting better offensive production in Atlanta's important final regular-season game against Carolina.

December 30, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing the blame game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons take pride in three core principles.

December 28, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Getting back on track

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dunta Robinson has played 22 games since his last interception.

December 25, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Getting a handle on it

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons seem to have found a perfect formula at linebacker.

December 21, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons keep close eye on loose balls

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith knows that most of the bounces are going Atlanta's way this season.

December 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Still something 'Dirty' about the Birds

ATLANTA - They were known as the "Dirty Birds," a colorful cast of characters who came closer than any other team to bringing a Super Bowl championship to Atlanta.

December 17, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


It's Roddy's world, the rest are just along for a ride

FLOWERY BRANCH - Having finished up a light workout, Roddy White decides it's time to have some fun. He breaks out a little remote-controlled helicopter - an early Christmas gift from one of his teammates - and begins flying it around the Atlanta Falcons' locker room.

December 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner relishes comeback from rough 2007

ATLANTA - In the room leading to his office, Arthur Blank has proudly displayed a football commemorating the first back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the Atlanta Falcons.

December 14, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner back as 'Mr. Dependable'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner has resumed his role as Atlanta's Mr. Dependable.

December 08, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense slowing in fourth

FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons nearing free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rookies doom Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater playing with calm and poise beyond his years. Jerick McKinnon running hard between the tackles. Anthony Barr coming up with a big sack in the fourth quarter.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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