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Falcons win, will play Arizona in playoffs

ATLANTA - Mike Smith had a simple question for his Atlanta Falcons as they looked ahead to the playoffs:

December 29, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Norwood shows skills in Atlanta's win

ATLANTA - No longer bothered by sore ribs, Jerious Norwood feels 100 percent for the Atlanta Falcons.

December 29, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons battling for wild card

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings fully expected to be in the middle of the playoff picture, though they may have taken an unexpected route to this position.

December 28, 2008 | BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie Ryan no longer flying under the radar

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was asked this week if the NFL had named him a Pro Bowl alternate.

His eyes instantly lit up, but then the Atlanta Falcons' 23-year-old rookie quarterback sidestepped his inner emotional rush and assessed the situation.

December 27, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Abraham playing with patience

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham asked his aching body to pull off an old trick.

December 26, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan struggling in the red zone for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has struggled finding receivers in tight places.

December 25, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner 'shocked' at slight of Abraham

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have the NFL's second-leading rusher in Michael Turner and No. 2 receiver in Roddy White.

December 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Smith not focusing on playoff scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH - With two weeks and 32 games left in the NFL schedule, Atlanta coach Mike Smith isn't considering how other teams could help the Falcons' playoff hopes.

December 23, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Atlanta Falcons more than a feel good story

ATLANTA - The Falcons' gains in 2008 have been well-chronicled. They've gone from a local surprise to a nationwide feel-good story.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons beat Buccaneers in OT

ATLANTA - Michael Turner kept battering the Bucs. John Abraham ran right through them.

December 22, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope to 'run through' Bucs

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the best rushing games in the NFL. They sure liked what they saw when they tuned in to "Monday Night Football."

December 21, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's offensive line big part of year's success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyson Clabo speaks softly when he's standing at his locker. Put him on the football field and it's a different story.

December 19, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta, Vikings kickoff moved back

The Atlanta Falcons' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 21 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fail on fundamentals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith gave his Atlanta Falcons an important reminder about one of football's most basic principles: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles.

So if any Atlanta players or assistant coaches think the Falcons can overlook fundamentals like technique and gap control, Smith knows their margin for error to earn an NFC playoff spot could be wasted.

December 17, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' playoff hopes take a hit with loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton pounded his fist into the Louisiana Superdome turf after Pierre Thomas bowled over him for a first down.

December 15, 2008 | BY BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Saints host rival Falcons with seasons on the line

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have 17 losses between them and neither will finish the regular season with a winning record.

December 20, 2014 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Falcons defense wary of facing Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.

December 15, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Alford goes on injured reserve, Jones still uncertain

The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.

December 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls short in 27-20 loss to Steelers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons down but not out in race for NFC South title

ATLANTA - A loss is never a good thing.

December 13, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons WR Jones misses another practice with hip injury

Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still control own fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hoping hip injury won't sideline Jones

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play this week against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip in Monday night's loss at Green Bay.

December 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls just short in 43-37 loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons.

December 08, 2014 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.

December 05, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan, Falcons face tough test against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 5-7 and sporting the NFL's most leaky defense, the Atlanta Falcons look like a mismatch against Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

December 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Moore fined for hit on Cardinals' Brown

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore says he has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for a crown-of-helmet hit on Arizona wide receiver Jaron Brown last week.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Falcons stadium will now cost $1.4 billion

ATLANTA - The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has climbed to $1.4 billion.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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