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Falcons' offense gives 'most inconsistent' effort

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offense may have hit a new low point in the latest loss of a disappointing season.

October 28, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cardinals dominate Falcons in desert

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft.

October 27, 2013 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.

October 24, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson ready to 'give it a go'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.

October 23, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith expects RB Jackson to practice this week

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday.

October 21, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas steps up for Falcons, gives offense hope

ATLANTA - Tight end Tony Gonzalez has talked a lot over the last three years about opponents having to "choose their poison" when facing the Atlanta Falcons.

October 21, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Despite awful start, no regrets for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez put off retirement for one more year with a single goal in mind: winning his first Super Bowl ring.

October 17, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan says Falcons leaning on Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is facing the biggest challenge of his six seasons as the Falcons' coach.

October 16, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still hurting

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned from their bye week Tuesday with big holes to fill on offense.

October 15, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones out for rest of season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones' foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.

October 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones' injury may cost him rest of season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith sounded dismayed while discussing his team's latest major injury.

October 08, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jets sink Falcons with game-winning field goal

ATLANTA - After plenty of mistakes in his first four games, Geno Smith suddenly looked like a wily ol' veteran for the New York Jets.

October 07, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Struggling Falcons look for turnaround vs. Jets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are hurting - on the field and in the standings.

October 07, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' O-line still adjusting

FLOWERY BRANCH - If the Atlanta Falcons are going to get back on track Monday night against the New York Jets, they'll have to do it with an offensive line that has not yet proven to be ready for prime time.

October 03, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons frustrated by missed red zone chances

FLOWERY BRANCH - The bottom line doesn't look good for the Falcons' red-zone production.

October 02, 2013 | 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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