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After bye week, Falcons prepare for Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have more than home-field advantage to help their chances against Seattle in the playoffs.

January 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Pro Bowl? It's Super Bowl or bust for Roddy

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has gotten over his initial disappointment of missing out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in five years.

January 04, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flat Falcons don't get it done in loss to Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan refused to accept the rationale for why the Falcons were not motivated for their last regular-season game.

December 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Business as usual for top-seeded Falcons

ATLANTA - Falcons starters are not expecting a short day against Tampa Bay on Sunday just because they've clinched home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

December 29, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez still considering retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.

December 27, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan on a roll

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons disagree with the idea they have little to play for in Sunday's final regular-season game against Tampa Bay.

December 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Still playing to win

December 24, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


One win from home field advantage

DETROIT - The Atlanta Falcons have proven they're good enough to dominate a division leader.

December 21, 2012 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to guard Ryan, stop Suh

FLOWERY BRANCH - As the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line sees it, there's no need to antagonize Ndamukong Suh.

December 19, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


DeCoud's 6 picks pace Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - After Asante Samuel intercepted Eli Manning's first pass on Sunday, the cornerback approached Falcons teammate Thomas DeCoud, who leads the team in interceptions.

December 18, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons build momentum

FLOWERY BRANCH, - Falcons coach Mike Smith has learned that little credit is given for regular-season success when it is followed by postseason flops.

December 17, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


What happened to Turner?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Turner used to be Mr. Reliable for the Atlanta Falcons.

December 12, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall flat in upset loss to Panthers

By PAUL NEWBERRY

December 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Framework approved for Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA - After about two years of discussions, the Atlanta Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.

December 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rodgers could take over for Turner

FLOWERY BRANCH - This could be Jacquizz Rodgers' week to be more than a complement to Michael Turner in the Atlanta Falcons' running game.

December 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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