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Zopf: Falcons' fans deserved another home game

ATLANTA-For four minutes the atmosphere in the Georgia Dome was anything short of euphoric.

January 05, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith is NFL coach of the year

NEW YORK - Mike Smith and Tony Sparano performed so brilliantly as rookie head coaches it was almost impossible to separate them.

Atlanta's Smith edged Miami's Sparano by one vote Sunday for The Associated Press 2008 NFL Coach of the Year award.

January 04, 2009 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing for division title

ATLANTA - With an unexpected prize already in hand, the Atlanta Falcons have even more within grasp when they meet the St. Louis Rams today.

January 04, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Warner, defense lead Arizona past Atlanta

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals have consecutive home playoff victories - 61 years apart.

January 04, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan proves to be a rookie after all

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Atlanta's Matt Ryan opened the regular season by throwing for a touchdown on his first pass.

January 04, 2009 | By Andrew Bagnato The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons are 'right back we're they belong'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Keith Brooking will be in the Georgia Dome several hours before the Falcons' 1 p.m. kickoff with St. Louis, so the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker won't see all the fans flocking to his team's regular season finale.

January 03, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Cardinals battle in matchup of surprising playoff teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. - One staged a remarkable one-season turnaround with a smooth, efficient rookie at the controls. The other emerged from a legacy of losing behind the ageless arm of a gunslinging veteran.

January 02, 2009 | BY BOB BAUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have had a season's worth of turning points

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith believes it's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to reflect on defying expectations and making the playoffs.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Success based on 'sum of all the parts'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Anyone who wants Thomas Dimitroff to respond to suggestions he's an NFL version of cartoon "Boy Genius" Jimmy Neutron can forget it.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' run game could derail Arizona in the playoffs

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Atlanta Falcons can run away with a wild card victory over Arizona on Saturday, if regular-season history means anything.

January 01, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Milloy not planning on missing another game

ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy hasn't missed consecutive games since Week 6 of 2004.

January 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Atlanta Falcons’ OC Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers about vacant head coaching spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' leaky pass defense to be tested against Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers' blueprint to slow down Atlanta in the NFC championship game focuses on turning the high-octane Falcons into a ...

January 19, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe.

January 19, 2017 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn one of two finalists for salute to service award

HOUSTON - Falcons coach Dan Quinn and Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva are the finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.

January 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to contend with Packers' jack-of-all-trades defensive back Micah Hyde

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers' jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season - playoff playmaker.

January 18, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan can fill one glaring hole on resume with Super Bowl title

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

January 18, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with toe injury, still expected to play Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff ...

January 18, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans.

January 16, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Quarterback battle to highlight Falcons-Packers NFC Championship Game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn knows a thing or two about NFC Championship Games, which he twice described as "a battle" regardless of opponent or location.

January 16, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons raise the Dome, close out Seahawks 36-20 to reach NFC title game

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.

January 14, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Jones gets playoff rematch with Seahawks’ Sherman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones simply shrugged instead of screaming and shouting following a costly no-call against Richard Sherman three months ago.

January 11, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn downplays personal stake in rematch with Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons coach Dan Quinn is determined to make sure he's not the story in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game ...

January 09, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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