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Falcons' plight gets worse with loss to Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. - Even as Micheal Spurlock broke into the open and turned up the sideline with a clear path to the end zone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't be sure one of the most dubious streaks in NFL history was over.

December 28, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons won't settle for being a 'doormat'

TAMPA, Fla. - A year removed from finishing with their worst record in more than a decade, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not in a charitable mood when it comes to talking about the Atlanta Falcons.

December 27, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Another Petrino hired by Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas has a new pair of sibling coaches.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for new coach may take a while

ATLANTA - Less than a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons needed less than a week to name Bobby Petrino to replace Jim Mora as the team's coach.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


QB Redman still supports Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Chris Redman might be the only Atlanta Falcons player who supports Bobby Petrino.

A day after many of his teammates called the former coach "a coward" for his abrupt resignation, Redman stood by the man who helped him return to the NFL.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick asked judge for second chance

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick declared "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy.

Vick made his handwritten plea from jail as he awaited Monday's sentencing by Judge Henry E. Hudson. His five-page letter and several others from Vick supporters, including baseball great Hank Aaron and former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, were released by the U.S. District Court in Richmond on Thursday.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner, GM to discuss Petrino's departure

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay will to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the abrupt departure of coach Bobby Petrino, who has accepted the head coaching job at Arkansas.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lewis gets Vick's plight

BEREA, Ohio - Jamal Lewis once lost his freedom, stripped of life's simplest pleasures by a stupid, youthful mistake. The misstep landed Cleveland's running back in prison and nearly cost him his NFL career.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bitter Falcons sound off on Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coward. Quitter. Hypocrite. And those were some of the nicer things the Atlanta Falcons had to say about their former coach Wednesday.

Bobby Petrino left behind a bitter team and a boss who felt betrayed, skipping town to return to the college ranks with not so much as a face-to-face meeting with his players.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Thomas takes over as interim head coach

FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas waited a long time to serve as head coach of an NFL team.

He never could have imagined his opportunity would come this way.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank says he felt 'betrayed' by Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank was clearly upset at the team's South Hall headquarters Wednesday, as he addressed the untimely departure of former head coach Bobby Petrino.

Blank, who was flanked by Falcons President and General Manager Rich McKay, were probed during a press conference about the 24-hour whirlwind of events that saw Petrino resign as Falcons coach and then accept the coaching vacancy at Arkansas late Tuesday night.

December 23, 2007 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Flown the coop: Petrino quits as Falcons' coach, heads to Hogs

Bobby Petrino was hired Tuesday as the football coach at Arkansas, capping a whirlwind day in which he stunningly resigned from the Atlanta Falcons after just 13 games.

Petrino was hired to succeed Houston Nutt, who stepped down at Arkansas two weeks ago and became the head coach at Mississippi.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints 34, Falcons 14: Monday night rout

ATLANTA - The Falcons awoke to news of their disgraced quarterback being sentenced to nearly two years in prison for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick's NFL future in doubt

ATLANTA - Michael Vick knows where he'll be spending most of the next two years, locked away in a federal prison, doing his time for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.

December 21, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' Smith says job security not a concern

Coach Mike Smith isn't shying away from criticism as the Atlanta Falcons fall apart for the second straight year.

October 27, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons blow 21-0 halftime lead, fall to Lions in London on last-second FG

LONDON - Matthew Stafford engineered the drive and Matt Prater finished it off.

October 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hopeful to stop losing skid against Lions in London

LONDON - It's a long flight to England, and it'll be an even longer flight back for whichever team loses at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

October 25, 2014 | By Chris Lehourites Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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