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Atlanta aims to finish at top of NFC

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Fullback Ovie Mughelli says the Atlanta Falcons want to graduate from the regular season at the top of the NFC's class.

December 02, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Matty Ice' looks like one of the best in the NFL

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Maybe it's time to stop calling Matt Ryan one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.

December 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' plans getting bigger

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons plan to enjoy January in the Georgia Dome.

November 29, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcon DB keeps college teammate's memory alive

ST. LOUIS - Former Missouri linebacker Aaron O'Neal never made it to the NFL. Yet his college teammate William Moore is making sure that O'Neal's legacy is not forgotten.

November 24, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons keeping a low profile

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are at their best when playing takeaway.

November 22, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Is this THE year for Falcons?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez lets his mind drift at times. He sees himself standing on the field at the end of the Super Bowl, the confetti dropping all around, a championship finally his.

November 17, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons OK with flying under radar

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - No NFL team has a better record than Mike Smith's Falcons, and perhaps none has made fewer headlines.

November 16, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith has Falcons primed for a long playoff run

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are sitting atop the NFC standings at 7-2 and they've won three straight games.

November 12, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Prime matchup in prime time

ATLANTA - AFC vs. NFC. First place vs. first place. Talented offense vs. bruising defense.

November 10, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Finishing the drill

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan isn't terribly concerned the Atlanta Falcons have developed a flair for crazy fourth quarters.

November 09, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


What day is it? No rest for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Let's see: Monday is a combination of Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday is a morphing of Thursday and some of Friday. And Wednesday is part Friday, part Saturday.

November 08, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready for... best NFC team?

FLOWERY BRANCH - No one was more amused by Raheem Morris boasting that Tampa Bay is the best team in the NFC than Roddy White.

November 03, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Robinson not clear to play

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith doesn't know if Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson will be cleared to return to practice this week.

November 01, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Roddy has it rocking

ATLANTA - Roddy White is one of the biggest cutups in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.

October 25, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still shaken

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson has a concussion following his hit on Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson that knocked both players out of Sunday's game.

October 18, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | 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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