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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


Falcons doing it the hard way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Turner doesn't mind Atlanta being described as a blue-collar team, he actually thinks it fits the Falcons.

October 13, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons getting defensive, help offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - In Thomas DeCoud's locker is a shiny gold belt, akin to something a heavyweight boxing champion might wear. The Atlanta Falcons pass it around each week to the defensive back who does the best job in a series of ball-catching drills.

October 06, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons riding high, hope to keep it up against 49ers

The Atlanta Falcons are soaring after their overtime victory in New Orleans. With the Browns up next week, this is a good time to make strides, something their defense must do for Atlanta to be a true championship contender. The offense, especially NFC receiving leader Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez, looks dynamic.

October 02, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready to fly

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner thinks the NFL caught a glimpse of a coming attraction in Atlanta.

September 27, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to ground high-flying New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The defending champion New Orleans Saints are finding themselves on the defensive about their normally high-flying offense.

September 25, 2010 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan's important test

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are on a roll, just in time for a much-anticipated visit to New Orleans.

September 22, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Now that's more like it

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan insists the Atlanta Falcons weren't thinking about the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints as they crushed the Arizona Cardinals.

September 20, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Rookies doom Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater playing with calm and poise beyond his years. Jerick McKinnon running hard between the tackles. Anthony Barr coming up with a big sack in the fourth quarter.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

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


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

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


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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