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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


It's Roddy's world, the rest are just along for a ride

FLOWERY BRANCH - Having finished up a light workout, Roddy White decides it's time to have some fun. He breaks out a little remote-controlled helicopter - an early Christmas gift from one of his teammates - and begins flying it around the Atlanta Falcons' locker room.

December 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner relishes comeback from rough 2007

ATLANTA - In the room leading to his office, Arthur Blank has proudly displayed a football commemorating the first back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the Atlanta Falcons.

December 14, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner back as 'Mr. Dependable'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Turner has resumed his role as Atlanta's Mr. Dependable.

December 08, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Weems key in Falcons' last two fourth quarter victories

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Eric Weems doesn't have much time to make an impression. A few seconds here, a play or two there.

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


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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


Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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