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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


Falcons have shot at NFC South title

The Atlanta Falcons capped an improbable comeback from a lost season Sunday, qualifying for the playoffs as a wild-card team by upsetting the Minnesota Vikings 24-17.

December 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hoping for a healthy defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith can only hope John Abraham and Lawyer Milloy are quick healers.

December 29, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons win, will play Arizona in playoffs

ATLANTA - Mike Smith had a simple question for his Atlanta Falcons as they looked ahead to the playoffs:

December 29, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Norwood shows skills in Atlanta's win

ATLANTA - No longer bothered by sore ribs, Jerious Norwood feels 100 percent for the Atlanta Falcons.

December 29, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons battling for wild card

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings fully expected to be in the middle of the playoff picture, though they may have taken an unexpected route to this position.

December 28, 2008 | BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie Ryan no longer flying under the radar

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was asked this week if the NFL had named him a Pro Bowl alternate.

His eyes instantly lit up, but then the Atlanta Falcons' 23-year-old rookie quarterback sidestepped his inner emotional rush and assessed the situation.

December 27, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Abraham playing with patience

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham asked his aching body to pull off an old trick.

December 26, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan struggling in the red zone for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has struggled finding receivers in tight places.

December 25, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Late field goal leads Browns past Falcons, 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

November 23, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back at home; Gordon returns for Browns

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are thrilled to be playing at home. Josh Gordon is excited to be playing anywhere.

November 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Falcons face daunting test against Browns WR Gordon

Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons climb to first place despite losing record

The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

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


Falcons withstand late comeback, beat Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan is as surprised as anyone that the Atlanta Falcons are tied for first in the NFC South with a 4-6 record.

November 16, 2014 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to build momentum in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 15, 2014 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB Ryan becoming more vocal as losses pile up

FLOWERY BRANCH - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.

November 12, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons end 5-game skid with tough approach

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

November 10, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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