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Playoffs are in sight

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.

December 19, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons feeling confident

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season.

December 16, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' pass rush struggling

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

December 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Strong 2nd half pushes Falcons over Panthers, 31-23

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan can't explain why he seems to own the Carolina Panthers.

December 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones still feeling his way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is ready to give the Atlanta Falcons another breakout game.

December 08, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McClure still rolling after rocky start

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.

December 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's cornerbacks preparing for a big challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta needs Dominique Franks and Christopher Owens to step up at cornerback.

December 01, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan enjoys resurgence

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is enjoying a strong recovery from his disappointing slow start to the season.

November 30, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense wants to step up

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are doing pretty well on offense.

November 26, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' Smith helps homeless

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith worked two full-time jobs before joining his family for dinner on Thursday.

November 24, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Turner is running 'like a bowling ball'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - All the postgame comments from Tennessee's locker room were similar: Tackling Michael Turner is no easy task.

November 21, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Smith still accepting blame for overtime loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.

November 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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