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Falcons notebook: Fans chant for former starter in midst of game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons face a short practice week before playing host to Indianapolis on Thursday night, and that leaves little time for coach Bobby Petrino to pick a starting quarterback.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dunn shows he's big enough to rush for 10,000 yards

ATLANTA - Take that, all those folks who thought Warrick Dunn was too small to play in the NFL, who figured he would last no more than a year or two before they ran him out of the league - probably on a stretcher.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Notebook: Robinson gives Falcons alternatives at WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Laurent Robinson wishes it weren't the case, but he knows every rookie makes mistakes.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Leftwich's status still uncertain

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino still doesn't know if Byron Leftwich or Joey Harrington will start at quarterback against Tampa Bay.

Leftwich and Harrington split the number of practice snaps taken by the No. 1 offense Thursday.

November 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons go with Leftwich after winning two straight with Harrington

FLOWERY BRANCH - Even though Joey Harrington led Atlanta to two straight victories, Byron Leftwich remains the No. 1 quarterback for the Falcons.

Coach Bobby Petrino made it clear Wednesday that Leftwich will reclaim the starting spot as soon as he's healthy - a stand that caught Harrington off guard.

November 18, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Back-to-back wins put Falcons back in NFC South race

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through seven games, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons were bound for one of the worst seasons in franchise history, and loud complaints were coming from players and fans.

November 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Crumpler's late TD lifts Falcons to ugly win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Joey Harrington was briefly knocked out of the game, completed a pass to himself and was face down on the winning score. Vinny Testaverde limped around, unable to will his soon-to-be 44-year-old body to a touchdown drive.

In an ugly day of football in the weak NFC South, Harrington's will to stay in the pocket was the difference.

November 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers look for rare home win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Rucker's alarm will go off at 7 a.m. today. An hour later, the Carolina Panthers' defensive end will eat some spaghetti with chicken. He'll then drive to the stadium and arrive exactly three hours before kickoff.

Convinced that consistency is important, Rucker's gameday schedule hasn't changed for years. Everything is timed to the minute, from when he puts on his pads to his pregame workout.

November 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Norwood's status uncertain

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jerious Norwood practiced Friday for the first time this week, but the Atlanta Falcons are unsure if the second-year running back will play at Carolina.

November 14, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Boley focuses on son

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Boley has bigger concerns than his next contract.

As one of the NFL's best young linebackers in his third year with the Atlanta Falcons, Boley seems destined for a lucrative deal.

November 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dunn moves closer to 10,000 yards

FLOWERY BRANCH - Before breaking out with his first 100-yard rushing game in more than a year last week, Warrick Dunn appeared on the verge of yielding first-string honors in Atlanta to Jerious Norwood.

Instead, Dunn solidified his starting status with 27 carries for 100 yards in a win over San Francisco. He also moved closer to 10,000 yards for his career. Dunn didn't have to be reminded Wednesday of his career total.

November 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Babineaux cleared of animal cruelty charges

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux expressed relief on Wednesday after he was cleared of a felony animal cruelty charge that could have sent the Atlanta Falcons' defensive tackle to prison.

"I'm just happy the whole situation is over with," Babineaux said. "It's been a long process. I've been waiting it out and it's finally over."

November 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons happy to have first NFC win behind them

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Bobby Petrino cracked a slight grin when asked about the Atlanta Falcons' first NFC victory.

November 10, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons show a pulse

ATLANTA - Vernon Davis hauled in the hurried pass from Alex Smith and saw nothing but end zone. Chris Crocker didn't give up, though, and his shoestring tackle wound up saving a rare win for the Atlanta Falcons.

November 09, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Anderson seeking first sack

FLOWERY BRANCH - So much is right in Jamaal Anderson's life as a professional football player.

November 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

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 Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

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 Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Jones healthy, ready for season

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


Falcons QB Ryan facing questions after dismal year

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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