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Falcons owner disappointed with his team

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday he is disappointed the team is "not where we need to be," but he said turnover on the coaching staff may help.

January 11, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' defense could take big hit in free agency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are in danger of losing many of their top defensive players as free agents.

January 10, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons 'didn't get the job done'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After another one-and-done in the playoffs, Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday his team's season can't be called a success.

January 09, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NY's momentum vs. ATL's experience

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience.

January 07, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Giants: Big-play offenses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Anyone looking for the big play this weekend, the coast-to-coast catch and run, should turn on the NFC wild-card game with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

January 06, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebackers pumped up

FLOWERY BRANCH - Curtis Lofton isn't worried that the Atlanta Falcons have depth issues at linebacker entering the playoffs.

January 06, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan focused, ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan says he's "a lot more mature" than in his first two NFL playoff appearances.

January 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith hopes to learn from losses

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be "growing experiences" that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants.

January 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons beat Bucs, clinch NFC's No. 5 seed

ATLANTA - Michael Turner and the Falcons didn't want to settle for just making the playoffs.

January 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seek answers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.

December 27, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Brees breaks record, leads Saints over Falcons 45-16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints' locker room.

December 27, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Grimes returns to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are closer to having a healthy secondary against Drew Brees and the Saints.

December 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Playoffs are in sight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Saints will try to clinch the division title and the Falcons will try to lock down a playoff spot when the teams meet on Monday night.

December 19, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons feeling confident

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan likes how the Atlanta Falcons are playing with two games left in the regular season.

December 16, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' pass rush struggling

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

December 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


First place Falcons?

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

November 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Bryant help Falcons top Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 - and tied for first place in the lowly NFC South.

November 16, 2014 | By STEVE REED Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face slumping Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 13, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan becomes vocal as losses pile up

FLOWERY BRANCH - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.

November 12, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons finally on track

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

November 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Roddy White not smiling much these days

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons receiver Roddy White can't find much to smile about these days.

November 07, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' road woes continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road.

November 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.

November 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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