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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


Falcons on first streak

By CHARLES ODUM

October 24, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons on first streak

By CHARLES ODUM

October 24, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tony climbing the list

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez refuses to boast about himself as he moves closer to becoming the NFL's No. 2 career leader in receptions.

October 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' D-Line picks up production

FLOWERY BRANCH - Ray Edwards is finding his place in the Falcons' defense just in time for a visit to one of his favorite NFL settings.

October 19, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After big win, Falcons starting to find their identity

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 17, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Melting Matty Ice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is supposed to be one of the NFL's rising stars at quarterback.

October 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Questions cropping up for Falcons after another loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith painstakingly went over every possession the Falcons had in their latest loss, pointing out each little mistake, each little miscue.

October 10, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hype high for Julio after Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH - After getting embarrassed by Green Bay in the playoffs last season, the Atlanta Falcons knew quarterback Matt Ryan needed another big weapon at his disposal.

October 05, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Packers loom, Falcons looking for answers

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are still trying to find their groove.

October 03, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons saving Matt Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure hopes he doesn't have to offer another apology to quarterback Matt Ryan.

September 29, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Turner looking to regain his 100-yard games

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.

September 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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


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