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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


O-line still a question after Saints loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have some of the most dynamic offensive players in the league.

September 09, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall just short vs. Saints in opener

NEW ORLEANS - Just like last season, Matt Ryan had the Atlanta Falcons achingly close to a late go-ahead touchdown against New Orleans at the Superdome. Once again, they could not finish the deal.

September 08, 2013 | By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White vows to play opener vs Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.

September 05, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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


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