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Falcons LB Weatherspoon out with injury

FLOWERY BRANCH - Outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, one of the leaders of the Atlanta Falcons' defense, will miss Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right ankle injury.

November 01, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan not listening to MVP talk

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments for more than a couple of minutes.

October 31, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get fundamental

FLOWERY BRANCH - The more Atlanta keeps winning, the more coach Mike Smith keeps tinkering with ways to help the Falcons improve.

October 29, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rested and ready

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL's last unbeaten team, were rested and closer to full strength on Monday in their return from their bye week.

October 22, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Last unbeaten standing

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Then there was one.

October 15, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owning turnover battle

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons gather in the meeting room at the beginning of each week, they can always count on coach Mike Smith jotting one thing on the board.

October 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons use off day to go back to school

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons players used their off day Tuesday to go back to school.

October 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still perfect

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are in uncharted territory.

October 08, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan stirring MVP talk with best start of career

FLOWERY BRANCH - Standing in front of his locker, wearing an Atlanta Braves cap, Matt Ryan was back in full ice mode.

October 03, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith calls team an 'imperfect' 4-0

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are an imperfect 4-0.

October 01, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan turns slight in Falcons' favor

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan still won't criticize his NFL colleagues for leaving him off a list of the league network's top 100 players this summer.

September 26, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Abraham arrested on pair of obstruction charges

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is free on bond Tuesday after being arrested on misdemeanor charges when authorities say he refused to leave an area taped off by police.

September 25, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to temper hot start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is trying to level expectations for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 24, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan is staying on his feet

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta's offensive line is keeping Matt Ryan on his feet.

September 20, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons RB Turner apologizes for DUI arrest

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner apologized Wednesday to the team for his drunken driving arrest, saying he made "a bad decision" and was prepared to deal with the consequences.

September 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

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


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Watt and Clowney await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans practice together

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson beefing up D-line

FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.

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


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan comes out sharp, Falcons win

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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