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Smith not focusing on playoff scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH - With two weeks and 32 games left in the NFL schedule, Atlanta coach Mike Smith isn't considering how other teams could help the Falcons' playoff hopes.

December 23, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Atlanta Falcons more than a feel good story

ATLANTA - The Falcons' gains in 2008 have been well-chronicled. They've gone from a local surprise to a nationwide feel-good story.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons beat Buccaneers in OT

ATLANTA - Michael Turner kept battering the Bucs. John Abraham ran right through them.

December 22, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope to 'run through' Bucs

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the best rushing games in the NFL. They sure liked what they saw when they tuned in to "Monday Night Football."

December 21, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's offensive line big part of year's success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyson Clabo speaks softly when he's standing at his locker. Put him on the football field and it's a different story.

December 19, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta, Vikings kickoff moved back

The Atlanta Falcons' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 21 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fail on fundamentals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith gave his Atlanta Falcons an important reminder about one of football's most basic principles: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles.

So if any Atlanta players or assistant coaches think the Falcons can overlook fundamentals like technique and gap control, Smith knows their margin for error to earn an NFC playoff spot could be wasted.

December 17, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' playoff hopes take a hit with loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton pounded his fist into the Louisiana Superdome turf after Pierre Thomas bowled over him for a first down.

December 15, 2008 | BY BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face desperate Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton doesn't pay much attention to the mysticism surrounding the New Orleans Saints' mostly losing four-decade history.

December 14, 2008 | By Brett Martell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Baker hopes to be back this weekend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Left tackle Sam Baker has done everything required to rehab his lower back following surgery in late October.

December 14, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope for rare division road win

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta linebacker Keith Brooking sneered at the question:Is the surprising success of the Falcons and the NFC South the result of playing teams from the lowly AFC West and NFC North? If not, what explains the teams' combined 22-2 home record, easily the best in the NFL?

December 11, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons pushing for a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are becoming more than a feel-good comeback story. With wins in six of their last eight games, the Falcons are an unlikely playoff contender one year after their 4-12 finish.

December 09, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson could learn result of appeal today

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson and several other players could learn today the results of their appeals to the NFL of suspensions for a positive doping test.

December 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Turner lead Falcons past Chargers

SAN DIEGO - It's all but over for the star-studded San Diego Chargers, who were done in Sunday by a rookie quarterback, a rookie head coach and a former teammate.

December 08, 2008 | By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Abraham promises to be in lineup in San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - No worries for John Abraham, even though the Falcons' three-time Pro Bowl defensive end didn't return after sustaining a mild concussion in last week's win over Carolina.

December 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Plenty of new faces in Falcons lineup

When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp.

October 01, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose Hawley, Holmes for remainder of season

The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

September 30, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.

September 29, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons torched by rookie QB in 41-28 loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons taking on Vikings, Bridgewater

MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.

September 28, 2014 | By Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


WR Julio Jones off to flying start for Falcons

These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 25, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' running game showing sure signs of improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to slow rookie QB in his first start

The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both hoping for quick bounce-back

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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