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Ryan says Falcons leaning on Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is facing the biggest challenge of his six seasons as the Falcons' coach.

October 16, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still hurting

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned from their bye week Tuesday with big holes to fill on offense.

October 15, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones out for rest of season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones' foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.

October 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones' injury may cost him rest of season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith sounded dismayed while discussing his team's latest major injury.

October 08, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jets sink Falcons with game-winning field goal

ATLANTA - After plenty of mistakes in his first four games, Geno Smith suddenly looked like a wily ol' veteran for the New York Jets.

October 07, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Struggling Falcons look for turnaround vs. Jets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are hurting - on the field and in the standings.

October 07, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' O-line still adjusting

FLOWERY BRANCH - If the Atlanta Falcons are going to get back on track Monday night against the New York Jets, they'll have to do it with an offensive line that has not yet proven to be ready for prime time.

October 03, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons frustrated by missed red zone chances

FLOWERY BRANCH - The bottom line doesn't look good for the Falcons' red-zone production.

October 02, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White and Osi Umenyiora say that the Atlanta Falcons can fix their mistakes.

September 30, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Patriots keep Falcons guessing, win again

ATLANTA - Tom Brady never doubted the Patriots would find their offensive rhythm.

September 30, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Samuel looking forward to Pats

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta's Asante Samuel expects more balls to be thrown his way Sunday night when the Falcons host the New England Patriots and the cornerback's former teammate Tom Brady.

September 26, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking desperate

FLOWERY BRANCH - Key players are hurting. Close games aren't going their way. Practices are now closed.

September 25, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seeing red

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons can point to at least one area to explain their lost to Miami: The red zone.

September 23, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tannehill leads Dolphins past Falcons 27-23

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The stadium shook with a roar as Ryan Tannehill skipped across the field pumping his arms in glee, the Miami Dolphins' comeback complete.

September 22, 2013 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Versatile Snelling set to help Falcons at RB, FB

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's a good reason Jason Snelling has stuck around for seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons despite starting only five games in that span.

September 21, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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