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Van Note: 'Everyone deserves credit' for Falcons' success

Falcons' fans everywhere are excited about and shocked by the remarkable turnaround that the team has experienced this season. After dragging through a 4-12 season last year, on in which Atlanta's franchise quarterback was imprisoned on federal dogfighting charges and its coach left for the University of Arkansas with three games to go on the schedule, Atlanta was poised to spend the next few years mired in mediocrity. But the franchise bounced back and finished the 2--8 regular season 11-5 and received a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs where it will take on the Arizona Cardinals at ...

January 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Developer pitches new Atlanta Falcons stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have had "preliminary discussions" with a developer that wants to build a $1 billion retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed General Motors plant in suburban Atlanta, the team's president said Wednesday.

January 01, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playoff tickets available for season ticket holders

Season ticket renewals for the Atlanta Falcons' playoff games are currently on sale. The deadline to renew season tickets is 5 p.m. Monday. Atlanta (10-5) secured a playoff spot in the NFC with its win at Minnesota last Sunday. The Falcons play host to St. Louis at 1 p.m. on Sunday to finish the regular season.

January 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Turner named Offensive Player of the Week

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season on Wednesday. Turner rushed for 208 yards on 25 carries and a season-long 70-yard run in the Falcons 31-27 win against the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. Turner also earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors during Week 1 and Week 3 earlier this season. He completed the regular season with a career-high 1,699 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 376 carries.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner has reason to celebrate

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons owner Arthur Blank couldn't wait for the 2007 season to end.Michael Vick, the quarterback he signed to an NFL record contract, behaved and lied his way to federal prison.

December 31, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Atlanta Falcons to play without Matthews, Reed in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on ...

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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