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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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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


Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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