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Ryan focused, ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan says he's "a lot more mature" than in his first two NFL playoff appearances.

January 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith hopes to learn from losses

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be "growing experiences" that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants.

January 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons beat Bucs, clinch NFC's No. 5 seed

ATLANTA - Michael Turner and the Falcons didn't want to settle for just making the playoffs.

January 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seek answers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.

December 27, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Brees breaks record, leads Saints over Falcons 45-16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints' locker room.

December 27, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Grimes returns to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are closer to having a healthy secondary against Drew Brees and the Saints.

December 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Playoffs are in sight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Saints will try to clinch the division title and the Falcons will try to lock down a playoff spot when the teams meet on Monday night.

December 19, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons feeling confident

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season.

December 16, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' pass rush struggling

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

December 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Strong 2nd half pushes Falcons over Panthers, 31-23

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan can't explain why he seems to own the Carolina Panthers.

December 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones still feeling his way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is ready to give the Atlanta Falcons another breakout game.

December 08, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McClure still rolling after rocky start

FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd McClure gets more than a bit uncomfortable when asked about a campaign by his fellow linemen to get him selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time.

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


Atlanta's cornerbacks preparing for a big challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta needs Dominique Franks and Christopher Owens to step up at cornerback.

December 01, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan enjoys resurgence

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is enjoying a strong recovery from his disappointing slow start to the season.

November 30, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense wants to step up

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are doing pretty well on offense.

November 26, 2011 | 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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