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Falcons quarterback playing like a skilled veteran

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan had just pulled off an improbable comeback when someone questioned his credentials.

October 17, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons win in final second against Bears

ATLANTA - Jason Elam stood on the sideline with head bowed, figuring he had cost the Atlanta Falcons a win.

October 16, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focused on flustering Forte

ATLANTA - Kyle Orton's gaudy passing day last week didn't distract the Atlanta Falcons.

October 15, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' White questionable for Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons listed Roddy White as questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago after the receiver missed a second straight practice Friday.

October 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Boley's focus is on football

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons linebacker Michael Boley can only hope his problems off the field don't affect his next NFL contract.

October 13, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope balance leads to more wins

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first five games of Mike Smith's career as a head coach have proved he was serious about bringing a run-first emphasis back to the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan maintains poise under fire

FLOWERY BRANCH - Don't expect much emotion from Matt Ryan.

October 11, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bears game sold out

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons game against the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Georgia Dome is a sell out. The Falcons, who rank second in the NFL in rushing (180.6 yards per game) are looking to improve their home record to 3-0 this season. Atlanta won its first road contest of the 2008 season 27-24 against the Packers last Sunday in Green Bay, Wisc.

October 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look sharp against Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - With every rock-solid read and on-target spiral, Matt Ryan takes another step toward making everybody forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and everything else in the Atlanta Falcons' ugly recent past.

October 09, 2008 | BY CHRIS JENKINS The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons report: Ryan's got potential, but still seeking first road win

GREEN BAY, Wis. - As a rookie quarterback playing right away for a team that ranked among the league's worst last season, Matt Ryan was expected to take his licks in 2008.

October 09, 2008 | By Chris Jenkins The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rookies learning to fly

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Todd McClure and Atlanta's other 30-somethings first saw all those young guys lining up next to them, they were understandably concerned.

October 05, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


With another road trip looming, Falcons hoping to fix problems away from home

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October 04, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons flop against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Steve Smith celebrated his first touchdown of the season with an emphatic spike that sent the ball into the stands. His Carolina Panthers teammates then watched as he frantically tried to retrieve the ball from a fan.

October 02, 2008 | MIKE CRANSTON The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Surprising Falcons to be tested against Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

October 01, 2008 | By Mike Cranston The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' secondary keeping quiet

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lawyer Milloy has enough problems of his own without trying to antagonize Steve Smith.

September 29, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Jones returns to help Falcons top Saints 30-14

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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