Single game tickets for the Atlanta Falcons 2008 regular season will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday. The tickets can be purchased by phone at 404-249-6400, online at www.atlantafalcons.com and www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at Ticketmaster locations.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan's next shot at winning the starting quarterback job for the Atlanta Falcons will come in his first preseason start.
ATLANTA - Rookie Matt Ryan and fellow quarterbacks Chris Redman and D.J. Shockley combined for three interceptions and one lost fumble in the Atlanta Falcons' 16-9 preseason loss Saturday to Indianapolis. Running back Michael Turner had two long gains on Atlanta's first two possessions for a combined 115 yards. But neither resulted in a touchdown and the ground game averaged just 2.3 yards on its remaining 22 ...
Unless your paychecks come from an NFL franchise or you're sitting on the No. 1 draft pick in your fantasy football keeper league, you're not going to get much out of most preseason games.
ATLANTA - Michael Jenkins just wants to have fun.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The last time Brian Finneran caught a pass in a real game for the Falcons, Jim Mora was the coach and Michael Vick was the quarterback.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For the past two years, it seemed like all Harvey Dahl did was practice. But now, all that practice is finally paying off.
A youthful position for the Falcons got even younger when veteran cornerback Von Hutchins was lost for the year early in training camp. The injury left a handful of first- and second-year Falcons scrambling for starting spots in the secondary, and rookie Chevis Jackson out of LSU has taken advantage.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan isn't the only rookie having a good training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. As expected of a quarterback drafted No. 3 overall, Ryan commanded everyone's attention with a 105.7 passer rating as Atlanta opened the preseason with a 20-17 loss at Jacksonville. First-year Falcons coach Mike Smith was also impressed, for the most part, with his other high draft picks: ...
The Atlanta Falcons waived injured tight end Brad Listorti on Monday.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Dome announced the team's Fan Code of Conduct for the 2008 season on Monday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said he wasn't looking for a tie or a moral victory in his team's preseason opener against Jacksonville.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Atlanta Falcons waited about eight minutes to launch the Matt Ryan era.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No one expects the Atlanta Falcons to finish near first place in the NFC South, but players give new coach Mike Smith credit when they say they already feel they're on top.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent offensive lineman Doug Datish and waived kicker Kevin Lovell on Thursday.
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.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
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