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Rookie Ryan says he'll learn from first NFL loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan didn't need much time in the film room to assess his first NFL loss.

September 20, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall to division rival Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. - Brian Griese played smart, if not especially well, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers what they needed most: a win.

September 18, 2008 | By Fred Goodall The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face Griese, not Garcia

TAMPA, Fla.

September 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gruden's Bucs often confuse opponents

FLOWERY BRANCH - In five seasons as Jacksonville's defensive coordinator, Mike Smith only had two games against Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden.

September 15, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bucs' Garcia out against Atlanta

TAMPA, Fla. - An ankle sprain put Jeff Garcia's name on the injury report. A shaky performance in Tampa Bay's season opener cost the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback his starting job this week against Atlanta.

September 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Can 'Matty Ice' do it twice?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan reacted just the way one would expect of a rookie who just threw a 62-yard touchdown on his first NFL pass.

September 14, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner's turn is now

FLOWERY BRANCH - As Michael Turner stretched on the field before his debut with the Atlanta Falcons, offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey walked up with a message.

September 12, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


HOLLOWAY: Falcons rookie QB makes it look easy

ATLANTA - It can't really be this easy, can it?

September 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons win opener over Lions

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan threw for a touchdown with his very first NFL pass, Michael Turner set a team rushing record in his Atlanta debut, and the Falcons were off and running Sunday.

September 11, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons begin Ryan era against Lions

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have a new general manager, a new coach and a new quarterback - not to mention plenty of good feelings in the locker room.

September 10, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sell out home opener

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons fans have been granted their wish.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that Sunday's regular season opener against the Detroit Lions at the newly refurbished Georgia Dome has been sold out. Which means fans who are not attended the game will be able to see No. 3 draft pick, and Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan in action.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons responding well to Smith's style

FLOWERY BRANCH. - In his first NFL season as an assistant nine years ago, Mike Smith wasn't sure how professional players would respond to a career college coach.

September 08, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Is rebuilding with Ryan a good idea?

FLOWERY BRANCH - With Michael Vick out of the picture, the Atlanta Falcons wasted little time anointing Matt Ryan as the new face of the franchise.

September 07, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trade pick to Broncos for defensive back

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos traded versatile defensive back Domonique Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday for an undisclosed draft choice in 2009.

September 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Bulldog Taylor cut by Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agents, linebacker Tony Gilbert and tight end Justin Peelle and completed the practice squad with the signing of defensive end Sean Conover and running back Kenneth Darby on Sunday. The Falcons also released tight end Jason Rader and former Georgia linebacker Tony Taylor.

Gilbert, 6-foot, 248 pounds, spent the past five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was coached by then defensive coordinator Mike Smith, the Falcons first-year head coach. In 56 career games, Gilbert has totaled 23 tackles (15 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery. He left Jacksonville tied for sixth ...

September 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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Ravens hand Falcons 4th straight loss

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons mired in slump because of weak finishes

Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in big trouble after 3rd straight loss

The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Home not so sweet: Falcons lose third straight, 27-13 to Bears

ATLANTA - If there was ever a must-win game in October, this was it for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta taking on Hester's old team

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith earns bigger role with 4 TDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only two NFL running backs have more touchdowns than Atlanta's Antone Smith.

October 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign WR Martino from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino from their practice squad to the active roster.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Ryan still struggling in the red zone

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall apart late in 30-20 loss to Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Atlanta Falcons had everything in place to end their woes away from home.

October 05, 2014 | By Tom Canavan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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