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Jackson focused on Falcons' rushing woes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is still trying to feel his way through his first offseason with the Atlanta Falcons.

June 19, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons could add one more veteran

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday he likes what he has seen of his team through offseason workouts.

June 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan pleased with spring progress

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan said Tuesday his focus is on his new teammates and a new season and he's not fretting about the status of his new contract.

June 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan working around absences

May 29, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get $200M loan from owners for stadium

BOSTON - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.

May 21, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons pick SE Louisiana CB Alford

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Robert Alford was too good for the Falcons to pass up in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night, even though Atlanta also selected a cornerback in the first round.

April 26, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan 'not too worried' about status of new deal

DULUTH - Matt Ryan isn't focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback.

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


Exonerated Banks signs with the Falcons

ATLANTA - Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment.

April 03, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

March 25, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson believes Falcons are his ticket to the top

ATLANTA - Steven Jackson has wanted to hold up the Lombardi Trophy since he was 10 years old.

March 15, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Steven Jackson signs with Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons found their replacement for Michael Turner on Thursday by agreeing to terms with Steven Jackson, considered the top free-agent running back, on a three-year, $12 million deal.

March 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Terms reached for downtown stadium

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor and Falcons owner Arthur Blank have agreed to financing terms for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome and keep the team's home games in the city's downtown, the two men said Thursday.

March 07, 2013 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bye bye birdies

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.

March 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Oh so close

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium.

January 21, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to get it

ATLANTA - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense slowing in fourth

FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons nearing free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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