FLOWERY BRANCH- Mike Smith is not giving up on the Falcons' season, just as he wouldn't give up in the closing minutes of a lopsided loss to Seattle.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan stood on the sideline, chatting with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank while what was left of the Georgia Dome crowd barked out cheers for the Seattle Seahawks.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White finally looked himself Thursday, his right foot propped up on a stool in front of his locker, a big smile on his face as he talked about his ankle and hamstring.
RENTON, Wash. - There have been certain games during his coaching career where the disappointment has lingered for Pete Carroll.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A familiar face returned to the practice field for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' only two wins this season came when Matt Ryan had no turnovers in almost flawless performances.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan needed a while to figure out the last time he played for a team with a losing record.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton has been nothing short of brilliant during Carolina's three-game win streak.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL trade deadline has passed.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was chatting at his locker when a teammate walked by, making a gesture that caused the Atlanta Falcons quarterback to crack up in the middle of a sentence.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offense may have hit a new low point in the latest loss of a disappointing season.
GLENDALE, Ariz.- The Atlanta Falcons overcame Matt Ryan's miserable day to beat the Arizona Cardinals last season.
ATLANTA - Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.
LONDON - The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series, the league announced Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon took a knee to catch his breath after his lumbering 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
LONDON - London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
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