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Jackson's goals have been dashed with Falcons

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.

November 13, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith, Falcons not giving up

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.

November 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LB Weatherspoon back on field

FLOWERY BRANCH - A familiar face returned to the practice field for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

November 06, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Picks, losses pile up for Matt Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' only two wins this season came when Matt Ryan had no turnovers in almost flawless performances.

November 04, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again, lose 34-10 to Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan needed a while to figure out the last time he played for a team with a losing record.

November 03, 2013 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' White practices, listed as questionable

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White isn't concerned that he might not be 100 percent healthy for the remainder of the season.

November 01, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not part of Tony's plan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL trade deadline has passed.

October 31, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan all alone in Atlanta's offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was chatting at his locker when a teammate walked by, making a gesture that caused the Atlanta Falcons quarterback to crack up in the middle of a sentence.

October 30, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense gives 'most inconsistent' effort

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offense may have hit a new low point in the latest loss of a disappointing season.

October 28, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cardinals dominate Falcons in desert

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft.

October 27, 2013 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.

October 24, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson ready to 'give it a go'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.

October 23, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith expects RB Jackson to practice this week

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday.

October 21, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas steps up for Falcons, gives offense hope

ATLANTA - Tight end Tony Gonzalez has talked a lot over the last three years about opponents having to "choose their poison" when facing the Atlanta Falcons.

October 21, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Despite awful start, no regrets for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez put off retirement for one more year with a single goal in mind: winning his first Super Bowl ring.

October 17, 2013 | 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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