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Turner wants carries

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he's looking to find more help for Michael Turner in the Falcons' running game.

November 09, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Robinson keeps role in perspective

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dunta Robinson's second year with Atlanta is much like his first.

November 03, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan shows tough resolve in his 4th season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith likes to call quarterback Matt Ryan "one tough Irishman."

November 02, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons on first streak

By CHARLES ODUM

October 24, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons on first streak

By CHARLES ODUM

October 24, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tony climbing the list

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez refuses to boast about himself as he moves closer to becoming the NFL's No. 2 career leader in receptions.

October 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' D-Line picks up production

FLOWERY BRANCH - Ray Edwards is finding his place in the Falcons' defense just in time for a visit to one of his favorite NFL settings.

October 19, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After big win, Falcons starting to find their identity

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 17, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Melting Matty Ice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is supposed to be one of the NFL's rising stars at quarterback.

October 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Questions cropping up for Falcons after another loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith painstakingly went over every possession the Falcons had in their latest loss, pointing out each little mistake, each little miscue.

October 10, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hype high for Julio after Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH - After getting embarrassed by Green Bay in the playoffs last season, the Atlanta Falcons knew quarterback Matt Ryan needed another big weapon at his disposal.

October 05, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Packers loom, Falcons looking for answers

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are still trying to find their groove.

October 03, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons saving Matt Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure hopes he doesn't have to offer another apology to quarterback Matt Ryan.

September 29, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Turner looking to regain his 100-yard games

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.

September 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons battling injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.

September 15, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | 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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