FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints' locker room.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are closer to having a healthy secondary against Drew Brees and the Saints.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Saints will try to clinch the division title and the Falcons will try to lock down a playoff spot when the teams meet on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan can't explain why he seems to own the Carolina Panthers.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is ready to give the Atlanta Falcons another breakout game.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd McClure gets more than a bit uncomfortable when asked about a campaign by his fellow linemen to get him selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta needs Dominique Franks and Christopher Owens to step up at cornerback.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is enjoying a strong recovery from his disappointing slow start to the season.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are doing pretty well on offense.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith worked two full-time jobs before joining his family for dinner on Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - All the postgame comments from Tennessee's locker room were similar: Tackling Michael Turner is no easy task.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
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