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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


Atlanta Falcons' Smith helps homeless

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith worked two full-time jobs before joining his family for dinner on Thursday.

November 24, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Turner is running 'like a bowling ball'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - All the postgame comments from Tennessee's locker room were similar: Tackling Michael Turner is no easy task.

November 21, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Smith still accepting blame for overtime loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.

November 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Turner wants carries

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he's looking to find more help for Michael Turner in the Falcons' running game.

November 09, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Robinson keeps role in perspective

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dunta Robinson's second year with Atlanta is much like his first.

November 03, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan shows tough resolve in his 4th season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith likes to call quarterback Matt Ryan "one tough Irishman."

November 02, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Falcons host Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.

August 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup RBs prepping quickly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 02, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Better protect Matt

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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