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Falcons, Cardinals battle in matchup of surprising playoff teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. - One staged a remarkable one-season turnaround with a smooth, efficient rookie at the controls. The other emerged from a legacy of losing behind the ageless arm of a gunslinging veteran.

January 02, 2009 | BY BOB BAUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have had a season's worth of turning points

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith believes it's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to reflect on defying expectations and making the playoffs.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Success based on 'sum of all the parts'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Anyone who wants Thomas Dimitroff to respond to suggestions he's an NFL version of cartoon "Boy Genius" Jimmy Neutron can forget it.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' run game could derail Arizona in the playoffs

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Atlanta Falcons can run away with a wild card victory over Arizona on Saturday, if regular-season history means anything.

January 01, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Milloy not planning on missing another game

ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy hasn't missed consecutive games since Week 6 of 2004.

January 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Van Note: 'Everyone deserves credit' for Falcons' success

Falcons' fans everywhere are excited about and shocked by the remarkable turnaround that the team has experienced this season. After dragging through a 4-12 season last year, on in which Atlanta's franchise quarterback was imprisoned on federal dogfighting charges and its coach left for the University of Arkansas with three games to go on the schedule, Atlanta was poised to spend the next few years mired in mediocrity. But the franchise bounced back and finished the 2--8 regular season 11-5 and received a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs where it will take on the Arizona Cardinals at ...

January 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Developer pitches new Atlanta Falcons stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have had "preliminary discussions" with a developer that wants to build a $1 billion retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed General Motors plant in suburban Atlanta, the team's president said Wednesday.

January 01, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playoff tickets available for season ticket holders

Season ticket renewals for the Atlanta Falcons' playoff games are currently on sale. The deadline to renew season tickets is 5 p.m. Monday. Atlanta (10-5) secured a playoff spot in the NFC with its win at Minnesota last Sunday. The Falcons play host to St. Louis at 1 p.m. on Sunday to finish the regular season.

January 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Turner named Offensive Player of the Week

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season on Wednesday. Turner rushed for 208 yards on 25 carries and a season-long 70-yard run in the Falcons 31-27 win against the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. Turner also earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors during Week 1 and Week 3 earlier this season. He completed the regular season with a career-high 1,699 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 376 carries.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner has reason to celebrate

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons owner Arthur Blank couldn't wait for the 2007 season to end.Michael Vick, the quarterback he signed to an NFL record contract, behaved and lied his way to federal prison.

December 31, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Even fumble turns golden for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan's biggest mistake of the day turned into a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings.

December 31, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner involved in domestic dispute

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was involved in a "domestic dispute" Monday night with the mother of his infant child, Gwinnett County Police Corp. David Schiralli said.

December 30, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan earns NFL offensive rookie award

NEW YORK - Matt Ryan found a quick way to make Falcons fans forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and all the ugliness of Atlanta football.

December 30, 2008 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Can you believe it? Birds in playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS - Sometimes, the simplest parts of the plan are the most important.

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith stresses each week to his defense to tear the ball away from the carrier. Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings received a painful reminder of how critical it is to keep that old pigskin from popping out.

December 30, 2008 | By Dave Campbell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lock up playoff bid, beat Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons' stunning turnaround season will roll on into the playoffs, thanks to Matt Ryan's unflappable poise, Justin Blalock's hustle and the generosity of the Minnesota Vikings.

December 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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