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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

Holloway: Atlanta Falcons more than a feel good story

ATLANTA - The Falcons' gains in 2008 have been well-chronicled. They've gone from a local surprise to a nationwide feel-good story.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons beat Buccaneers in OT

ATLANTA - Michael Turner kept battering the Bucs. John Abraham ran right through them.

December 22, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons hope to 'run through' Bucs

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the best rushing games in the NFL. They sure liked what they saw when they tuned in to "Monday Night Football."

December 21, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta's offensive line big part of year's success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyson Clabo speaks softly when he's standing at his locker. Put him on the football field and it's a different story.

December 19, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, Vikings kickoff moved back

The Atlanta Falcons' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 21 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons fail on fundamentals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith gave his Atlanta Falcons an important reminder about one of football's most basic principles: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles.

So if any Atlanta players or assistant coaches think the Falcons can overlook fundamentals like technique and gap control, Smith knows their margin for error to earn an NFC playoff spot could be wasted.

December 17, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

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

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt New England Patriots

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a "general feeling" that the Patriots' failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs.

May 14, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons pick up pace of minicamp under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH - Justin Hardy doesn't know yet where he will fit in with the Atlanta Falcons. He's learning that whomever the team deploys next fall had better be ready to work quickly.

May 09, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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