ATLANTA - Mike Smith's status as the winningest coach in Falcons history wasn't enough to save his job.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons were given a chance to make up for a disappointing season.
ATLANTA - The Panthers-Falcons winner-take-all game for the NFC South title is a strange affair.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is a game-changing wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons - even when he's less than full speed.
Kemal Ishmael has filled William Moore's strong safety job fairly well this season for the Atlanta Falcons.
Quarterback Matt Ryan is hoping to spend another few years with Mike Smith as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons have placed safety William Moore on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Atlanta Falcons players have been wearing 1-0 shirts in recent weeks as a reminder to focus on one game instead of their ugly record.
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.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.
Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.
Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.
The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Harry Douglas, starting offensive guard Justin Blalock and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi on Friday, a day after cutting running back Steven Jackson.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn't recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league's top backs with the Rams.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension.
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