ATLANTA - Tom Brady usually makes it look so easy. Year after year, he churned out staggering offensive numbers with such regularity it was hard to envision much of a drop-off, even when he lost two of his most trusted receivers. But here we are, three weeks into the season, and Brady is struggling to get in sync with his new guys. Sure, the Patriots (3-0) are off to a strong start in the standings, ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta's Asante Samuel expects more balls to be thrown his way Sunday night when the Falcons host the New England Patriots and the cornerback's former teammate Tom Brady.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Key players are hurting. Close games aren't going their way. Practices are now closed.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons can point to at least one area to explain their lost to Miami: The red zone.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Matt Bryant was wide right once, and the Atlanta Falcons kept coming up short.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Brent Grimes is listed at 5-10 and 190 pounds and looks smaller when surrounded by NFL behemoths, which makes him easy to overlook and underestimate.
FLOWERY BRANCH- The Atlanta Falcons always talk about having a "next man up" mentality.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith says running back Steven Jackson will miss Sunday's game at Miami with a thigh injury.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Talk about a costly victory for the Atlanta Falcons. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon became the third starter placed on injured reserve Tuesday after a win over the St. Louis Rams, though he will be eligible to rejoin the roster in Week 11. The Falcons (1-1) used the one-time-only designation that allows an injured player to return, but Weatherspoon won't be able to practice for six weeks and can't play in a game for ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were looking for two new starters on Monday after losing defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing to season-ending injuries.
ATLANTA - One after another, a steady line of injured players made their way to the Falcons locker room.
ATLANTA - Steven Jackson always wondered how the other half lived.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony is still bitterly disappointed in himself for allowing a sack for the first time since 1999.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have some of the most dynamic offensive players in the league.
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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