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Ryan all alone in Atlanta's offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was chatting at his locker when a teammate walked by, making a gesture that caused the Atlanta Falcons quarterback to crack up in the middle of a sentence.

October 30, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense gives 'most inconsistent' effort

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offense may have hit a new low point in the latest loss of a disappointing season.

October 28, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cardinals dominate Falcons in desert

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft.

October 27, 2013 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.

October 24, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson ready to 'give it a go'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.

October 23, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith expects RB Jackson to practice this week

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday.

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


Douglas steps up for Falcons, gives offense hope

ATLANTA - Tight end Tony Gonzalez has talked a lot over the last three years about opponents having to "choose their poison" when facing the Atlanta Falcons.

October 21, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Despite awful start, no regrets for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez put off retirement for one more year with a single goal in mind: winning his first Super Bowl ring.

October 17, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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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