FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith is giving the Atlanta Falcons four days off following a victory over the rival New Orleans Saints.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons moved to the brink of clinching a division championship.
ATLANTA - On the verge of clinching their division before December, the Atlanta Falcons don't look so dominant when their longest, most intense rival is on the field with them.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Some Atlanta players seem uncertain about who gave the Falcons' their lone loss of the season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Leading the NFC with a 10-1 record isn't nearly enough to satisfy Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Atlanta Falcons stumbled into a hole, only to find a way to escape again.
TAMPA, Fla. - The high-flying Atlanta Falcons and surging Tampa Bay Buccaneers understand the success of their seasons will be determined by where they finish, so they insist they're not bothered by anything people outside their locker rooms say about what they've accomplished so far.
FLOWERY BRANCH - This might not be the best time for the Atlanta Falcons' defense to face Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, not with Sean Weatherspoon, Asante Samuel and Peria Jerry nursing injuries.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hopes he never has to endure another five-interception game.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have announced the signing of offensive guard Harland Gunn after backup lineman Joe Hawley received a four-game suspension for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the best record in the NFL. They have a comfortable lead in their division. They've already clinched another winning season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can forget about any style points.
ATLANTA - So much for that undefeated season. Now the Atlanta Falcons can get back to more realistic goals. Like a division championship. And home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Falcons (8-1) will be looking to shake off their first loss of the season when they host the slumping Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, a game that can't come fast enough for a team dealing with the unfamiliar sting of defeat. "We're just ready to get ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons. Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards, but the move was a bit ceremonial. Biermann had already started three times at left end ahead Edwards, whose goodwill expired after he managed no sacks in nine games this year and just 3.5 in 16 games last season. Right end John Abraham, the NFL's ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed four NFL draft picks, including defensive ends Malliciah Goodman and Stansly Maponga.
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