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Falcons, Giants: Big-play offenses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Anyone looking for the big play this weekend, the coast-to-coast catch and run, should turn on the NFC wild-card game with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

January 06, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebackers pumped up

FLOWERY BRANCH - Curtis Lofton isn't worried that the Atlanta Falcons have depth issues at linebacker entering the playoffs.

January 06, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan focused, ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan says he's "a lot more mature" than in his first two NFL playoff appearances.

January 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith hopes to learn from losses

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be "growing experiences" that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants.

January 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons beat Bucs, clinch NFC's No. 5 seed

ATLANTA - Michael Turner and the Falcons didn't want to settle for just making the playoffs.

January 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seek answers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.

December 27, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Brees breaks record, leads Saints over Falcons 45-16

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.

December 27, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Grimes returns to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are closer to having a healthy secondary against Drew Brees and the Saints.

December 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Rookies doom Falcons

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.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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