FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons center Todd McClure hopes he doesn't have to offer another apology to quarterback Matt Ryan.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons didn't have much to be proud of Monday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Heading into the opener Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are drawing plenty of attention for that high-powered offense.
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat Atlanta 34-16 on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Garrard's back has been relatively pain free this week. No swelling, no tightness, no problems walking, sitting or getting out of bed.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters' knee injury means more reps in practice for Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry.
ATLANTA - Phillip Livas scored on a 75-yard punt return in the third quarter to help Miami overcome a difficult start by quarterback Chad Henne in the Dolphins' 28-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes Julio Jones' even temperament will be a big asset in the rookie's preseason debut tonight against Miami.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Almost a week after their training camp opened, the Atlanta Falcons finally worked Thursday for the first time with their full roster, including defensive end Ray Edwards and cornerback Brent Grimes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are still ticked off about their last game. It's time to start making up for that ugly playoff loss. With the lockout settled, the Falcons opened training camp Friday amid a flurry of moves designed to set up another run at the team's first Super Bowl title. In the space of 24 hours, the Falcons lured free-agent defensive end Ray Edwards away from the Minnesota Vikings, ...
The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.
BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. They do know they'll have to try to stop rookie running back Eddie Lacy, and that's a major concern for the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense. Atlanta has struggled against the run all season. The Falcons allow 135.4 yards rushing per game and have given up five runs of 40 yards or longer - ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson said Wednesday running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment. Patience can be a difficult trait for a team like the Atlanta Falcons (3-9), who are tied for the NFC's worst record as they prepare for Sunday's game at Green Bay. That's why Jackson applauded the team's commitment to the run in last weeks' 34-31 overtime win over the Bills. Jackson ran for ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta's Roddy White has had success like only a handful of wide receivers in NFL history. So missing three games this season and entering December with just 20 receptions has left the four-time Pro Bowler, "yelling and screaming at myself, trying to get my body to act right." Last season White ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons have sole claim to the NFC's worst record at 2-9, a dramatic decline for a team which owned the conference's best mark one year ago. Coach Mike Smith said Monday he has no interest in completing a first-to-worst run for the Falcons, even if it brings the top pick in the NFL draft as a reward. Atlanta was 13-3 last season. "I can assure you this: We're ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for answers to fix the Atlanta Falcons. That's been nearly impossible to accomplish during a five-game losing streak. With a 2-9 record that's worst in the NFC, Smith can only hope a few days off will give his players a fresh perspective when they return to ...
ATLANTA - Talk about role reversal.
FLOWERY BRANCH, - The music was blaring in the Atlanta Falcons locker room Tuesday, which made it seem like old times. Hardly. The Falcons (2-8) are mired in a four-game losing streak and all but assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday's prime-time game against the first-place New Orleans Saints. For players such as quarterback Matt Ryan, these are the strangest of times. "It's certainly not ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Nothing is going right for the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Mike Smith said he is fully to blame.
TAMPA, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he thinks his team has the right coach and general manager to turn around a disappointing season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson was looking forward to showing what he could do on a winning team, to really making his mark on the national stage.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is not giving up on the Falcons' season, just as he wouldn't give up in the closing minutes of a lopsided loss to Seattle. Smith was criticized for exposing quarterback Matt Ryan and others to injuries by leaving them on the field late in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Seahawks. The coach said he wouldn't abandon the idea of trying to win. Similarly, Smith said Monday he ...
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