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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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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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