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NFC South title not enough

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons aren't too impressed with winning their second NFC South title in three years.

December 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons out for revenge against New Orleans

By CHARLES ODUM

November 28, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have chance to make up for loss to Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Some Atlanta players seem uncertain about who gave the Falcons' their lone loss of the season.

November 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


10-1 Falcons still at work

FLOWERY BRANCH - Leading the NFC with a 10-1 record isn't nearly enough to satisfy Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.

November 26, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to stop Doug Martin

FLOWERY BRANCH - This might not be the best time for the Atlanta Falcons' defense to face Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, not with Sean Weatherspoon, Asante Samuel and Peria Jerry nursing injuries.

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


Falcons hoping for run support vs. Bucs RB Martin

FLOWERY BRANCH - This might not be the best time for the Atlanta Falcons' defense to face Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, not with Sean Weatherspoon, Asante Samuel and Peria Jerry nursing injuries.

November 23, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


In spite of win, plenty of issues

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the best record in the NFL. They have a comfortable lead in their division. They've already clinched another winning season.

November 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons not messing around after loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - They sound like idle words, even for a team with the NFL's best record.

November 14, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Time for Falcons to regroup

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' short-yardage woes in their first loss of the season stirred memories of similar struggles the last time they lost - in the playoffs.

November 12, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


8-0 Falcons try to play down talk of perfection

FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd McClure can tell this is becoming a special season for the Atlanta Falcons, just from all the extra time he's spending on the phone.

November 07, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hoping to get even stronger

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons could be closer to full strength on defense the next time they take the field.

November 05, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons Robinson, Samuel finding common ground

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson never questioned Atlanta's offseason trade for Asante Samuel.

November 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LB Weatherspoon out with injury

FLOWERY BRANCH - Outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, one of the leaders of the Atlanta Falcons' defense, will miss Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right ankle injury.

November 01, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan not listening to MVP talk

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments for more than a couple of minutes.

October 31, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get fundamental

FLOWERY BRANCH - The more Atlanta keeps winning, the more coach Mike Smith keeps tinkering with ways to help the Falcons improve.

October 29, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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


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