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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


Out of LT's shadows, Turner shines for Atlanta

ATLANTA - Growing up on the tough streets of North Chicago, Michael Turner learned a thing or two about staying locked on a goal.

December 05, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jenkins thinks the future is bright for the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Jenkins believes the Atlanta Falcons have only begun to show what they can accomplish.

December 04, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons extend pair of contracts

Atlanta extended the contracts of wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on Tuesday.

December 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons smitten with Smitty

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith isn't about to change his routine with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his first year as a head football coach on any level, Smith told his players in September that they could stay home and rest on the day after a victory.

December 03, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Big back, rookie speedster push Falcons past Carolina

ATLANTA - Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.

December 02, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan not playng like a rookie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took two exhibitions for the Atlanta Falcons to decide that Matt Ryan would be their quarterback.

It didn't matter that Ryan was a rookie fresh out of Boston College, and that rookie quarterbacks often need a period of adjustment to the NFL.

November 30, 2008 | By Stan Olson McClatchy Newspapers | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to stay in the playoff picture

ATLANTA - The Carolina Panthers have a chance to deliver a knockout blow to one of their rivals in the NFC South. They don't want to pass it up.

November 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons need solid month to earn NFC South title

The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones leads first-place Falcons to 29-18 win against Cardinals

ATLANTA - Getting a career day from Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons finally beat a team outside the anemic NFC South and remained in first place.

November 30, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have much to prove against road-tested Cardinals

ATLANTA - Patrick Peterson says the Atlanta Falcons have more talent than their poor record shows.

November 29, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB hopes to end run of bad games against Arizona

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan cringed on Wednesday when remembering his most recent games against Arizona's defense.

November 26, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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