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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


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


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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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