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Johnson, Hawks hold off Knicks

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks turned back New York's late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night.

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


New kids on the top

ATLANTA - Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Titletown USA. Reggie White. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.

January 14, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dimitroff not typical GM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff looked out the window of his office at the Falcons practice facility and saw something real unusual for these parts: a steep hill covered in several inches of pristine powder.

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


Rodgers and Ryan set for playoff passing showdown

GREEN BAY, Wis. - They'll be trying like mad to knock each other's teams out of the playoffs on Saturday. As two of the NFL's top young passers, they're bound to be compared for the rest of their careers.

January 11, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focusing on showdown with Packers

ATLANTA - A winter storm that closed schools, government buildings and many businesses in the Atlanta area couldn't stop the Atlanta Falcons from their first chance to prepare for the Green Bay Packers.

January 10, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Turner not concerned with fumbles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Having showered and dressed after practice, Michael Turner is heading for a weekend off Friday when Roddy White nails his Atlanta Falcons teammate with a cupcake to the side of the face.

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


Falcons starved for playoff success

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons hope their home-field advantage in the playoffs will make up for a shortage of players who have won in the postseason.

January 06, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons savor top seed

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is trying to establish business as usual during the Atlanta Falcons' bye week.

January 03, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A lot on the line

ATLANTA - With so much to protect, the Atlanta Falcons are wary about playing a Carolina team with so little to lose.

December 31, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan still believes in Falcons' offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are expecting better offensive production in Atlanta's important final regular-season game against Carolina.

December 30, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing the blame game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons take pride in three core principles.

December 28, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Getting back on track

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dunta Robinson has played 22 games since his last interception.

December 25, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Getting a handle on it

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons seem to have found a perfect formula at linebacker.

December 21, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons keep close eye on loose balls

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith knows that most of the bounces are going Atlanta's way this season.

December 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Still something 'Dirty' about the Birds

ATLANTA - They were known as the "Dirty Birds," a colorful cast of characters who came closer than any other team to bringing a Super Bowl championship to Atlanta.

December 17, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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