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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


Falcons face desperate Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton doesn't pay much attention to the mysticism surrounding the New Orleans Saints' mostly losing four-decade history.

December 14, 2008 | By Brett Martell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Baker hopes to be back this weekend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Left tackle Sam Baker has done everything required to rehab his lower back following surgery in late October.

December 14, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope for rare division road win

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta linebacker Keith Brooking sneered at the question:Is the surprising success of the Falcons and the NFC South the result of playing teams from the lowly AFC West and NFC North? If not, what explains the teams' combined 22-2 home record, easily the best in the NFL?

December 11, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons pushing for a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are becoming more than a feel-good comeback story. With wins in six of their last eight games, the Falcons are an unlikely playoff contender one year after their 4-12 finish.

December 09, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson could learn result of appeal today

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson and several other players could learn today the results of their appeals to the NFL of suspensions for a positive doping test.

December 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Turner lead Falcons past Chargers

SAN DIEGO - It's all but over for the star-studded San Diego Chargers, who were done in Sunday by a rookie quarterback, a rookie head coach and a former teammate.

December 08, 2008 | By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Abraham promises to be in lineup in San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - No worries for John Abraham, even though the Falcons' three-time Pro Bowl defensive end didn't return after sustaining a mild concussion in last week's win over Carolina.

December 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Out of LT's shadows, Turner shines for Atlanta

ATLANTA - Growing up on the tough streets of North Chicago, Michael Turner learned a thing or two about staying locked on a goal.

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


Jenkins thinks the future is bright for the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Jenkins believes the Atlanta Falcons have only begun to show what they can accomplish.

December 04, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons extend pair of contracts

Atlanta extended the contracts of wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on Tuesday.

December 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons smitten with Smitty

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith isn't about to change his routine with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his first year as a head football coach on any level, Smith told his players in September that they could stay home and rest on the day after a victory.

December 03, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Big back, rookie speedster push Falcons past Carolina

ATLANTA - Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.

December 02, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan not playng like a rookie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took two exhibitions for the Atlanta Falcons to decide that Matt Ryan would be their quarterback.

It didn't matter that Ryan was a rookie fresh out of Boston College, and that rookie quarterbacks often need a period of adjustment to the NFL.

November 30, 2008 | By Stan Olson McClatchy Newspapers | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to stay in the playoff picture

ATLANTA - The Carolina Panthers have a chance to deliver a knockout blow to one of their rivals in the NFC South. They don't want to pass it up.

November 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates strong at QB for Falcons in 24-14 exhibition victory

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

August 28, 2014 | Mark Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Final preseason game a chance for Falcons to shore up offensive line

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

August 27, 2014 | By Chuck Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


RB Jackson makes return to Falcons practice

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 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve, make roster cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan throws pair of TDs for Falcons in 24-17 preseason loss to Titans

ATLANTA - The Falcons finally showed how they plan to replace Tony Gonzalez.

August 23, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

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

August 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

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 Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

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 Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

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

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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