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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


Turner 'shocked' at slight of Abraham

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have the NFL's second-leading rusher in Michael Turner and No. 2 receiver in Roddy White.

December 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Falcons' O-line loses Hawley, Holmes for season

The Atlanta Falcons have lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries and also will be without starting safety William Moore for eight games.

September 30, 2014 | 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


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


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