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Falcons fall just short vs. Saints in opener

NEW ORLEANS - Just like last season, Matt Ryan had the Atlanta Falcons achingly close to a late go-ahead touchdown against New Orleans at the Superdome. Once again, they could not finish the deal.

September 08, 2013 | By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White vows to play opener vs Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.

September 05, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan large and in charge in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knows that being a quarterback comes with certain responsibilities.

September 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith: Falcons have work to do

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't terribly concerned that his offensive line and secondary had some big leaks in a preseason loss at Tennessee.

August 26, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Locker throws TD, Titans beat Falcons 27-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Beating a team that played in the NFC championship game is nice in the preseason. Winning when both the Titans and Atlanta Falcons played their starters into the second half makes it even better.

August 25, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Tony Gonzalez face Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans certainly are getting tested this preseason by one playoff team after another. And now they get to play Atlanta, a team that just missed a trip to the Super Bowl.

August 23, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson: Falcons offense is finally complete

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is even more excited about the potential of the Atlanta Falcons' offense now that tight end Tony Gonzalez is back at practice. Jackson signed a three-year, free-agent contract as the NFL's active leading rusher in March for a myriad of reasons.

August 22, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez reports to Falcons' camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - While the Atlanta Falcons hustled their way through a drill Tuesday, Tony Gonzalez grabbed a clipboard from an assistant coach, a bit perplexed about what was going on.

August 20, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith pleased with offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith was in a good mood after practice Saturday because his starting offense rolled Thursday night a 27-23 preseason loss at Baltimore, and it figures to get better Sunday with the return of Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez.

August 17, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebacker concerns?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sean Weatherspoon returned to Atlanta Falcons practice on Monday after sitting out a week because of a left finger injury.

August 12, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Banks cherishes debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as "better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."

August 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Holmes to get first start

FLOWERY BRANCH - The matchup to watch in tonight's Falcons-Bengals preseason opener will be Atlanta right tackle Lamar Holmes against Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers.

August 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Dalton looking to become Andy Ice for Bengals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hopes to build a late-game resume similar to Falcons QB Matt Ryan's.

August 06, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mayor: Partial deal for Falcons stadium land

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Roddy's own bar is set pretty high

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed.

July 29, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense slowing in fourth

FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons nearing free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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