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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


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


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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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