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Falcons doing it the hard way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Turner doesn't mind Atlanta being described as a blue-collar team, he actually thinks it fits the Falcons.

October 13, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Falcons getting defensive, help offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - In Thomas DeCoud's locker is a shiny gold belt, akin to something a heavyweight boxing champion might wear. The Atlanta Falcons pass it around each week to the defensive back who does the best job in a series of ball-catching drills.

October 06, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Falcons riding high, hope to keep it up against 49ers

The Atlanta Falcons are soaring after their overtime victory in New Orleans. With the Browns up next week, this is a good time to make strides, something their defense must do for Atlanta to be a true championship contender. The offense, especially NFC receiving leader Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez, looks dynamic.

October 02, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Falcons ready to fly

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner thinks the NFL caught a glimpse of a coming attraction in Atlanta.

September 27, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Falcons look to ground high-flying New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The defending champion New Orleans Saints are finding themselves on the defensive about their normally high-flying offense.

September 25, 2010 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Ryan's important test

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are on a roll, just in time for a much-anticipated visit to New Orleans.

September 22, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Now that's more like it

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan insists the Atlanta Falcons weren't thinking about the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints as they crushed the Arizona Cardinals.

September 20, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

Atlanta off to a not-so-hot start

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith and his staff are trying to correct the problems that plagued Atlanta's offense in the Falcons' season opener.

September 13, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP

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