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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


Falcons in free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White and Osi Umenyiora say that the Atlanta Falcons can fix their mistakes.

September 30, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Patriots keep Falcons guessing, win again

ATLANTA - Tom Brady never doubted the Patriots would find their offensive rhythm.

September 30, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Samuel looking forward to Pats

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta's Asante Samuel expects more balls to be thrown his way Sunday night when the Falcons host the New England Patriots and the cornerback's former teammate Tom Brady.

September 26, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking desperate

FLOWERY BRANCH - Key players are hurting. Close games aren't going their way. Practices are now closed.

September 25, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seeing red

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons can point to at least one area to explain their lost to Miami: The red zone.

September 23, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tannehill leads Dolphins past Falcons 27-23

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The stadium shook with a roar as Ryan Tannehill skipped across the field pumping his arms in glee, the Miami Dolphins' comeback complete.

September 22, 2013 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Versatile Snelling set to help Falcons at RB, FB

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's a good reason Jason Snelling has stuck around for seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons despite starting only five games in that span.

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


Falcons' Biermann, Ewing lost for season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were looking for two new starters on Monday after losing defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing to season-ending injuries.

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


Jones has huge day, Falcons hold off Rams 31-24

ATLANTA - With so many teammates hurting, Julio Jones had to play an even bigger role for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 15, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sweeten deal to buy church for stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to purchase a church property that sits at the site of a proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium that the NFL team wants to build, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Friday.

September 13, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons new DBs answer the call

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL.

September 11, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY 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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