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22 of Vick's dogs headed to Utah sanctuary

RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation left Virginia on Wednesday for a new home in Utah.

The animals took off from Richmond International Airport Wednesday morning on board a private chartered plane en route to Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

January 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager to forget dreadful season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began training camp with Michael Vick's federal indictment for dogfighting hanging over their heads.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Crumpler, Dunn ready to visit Vick

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler wants to visit imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick soon.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Seahawks hope to stay sharp against woeful Falcons

ATLANTA - The Seattle Seahawks are expected to be watching the scoreboard as they wait to see if they'll host Washington, Minnesota or New Orleans in the playoffs.

The Atlanta Falcons may be more interested in paying attention to the traffic reports, eager to leave town quickly following the end of a disastrous season packed with equal doses of losses and controversy.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Happy ending: Falcons end season with win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons proved that a season of hard knocks didn't break their will, while the Seattle Seahawks say a meaningless loss won't dim their hopes for a successful postseason.

Chris Redman threw four touchdown passes, including two to Alge Crumpler, and the Falcons rode three fourth-quarter touchdowns to a 44-41 victory over the playoff-bound Seahawks on Sunday.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Leftwich, Harrington want to stay in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich both think they have a bright future in Atlanta.

January 08, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Singletary interested in Atlanta job

ATLANTA - Mike Singletary would not elaborate Friday on his interest in pursuing the Atlanta Falcons head coach position for a second straight year.

One year ago, Singletary - the San Francisco 49ers' assistant head coach - was a finalist in the Falcons' coach search.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons itching to end the season

FLOWERY BRANCH- Todd McClure spent the last three years feeling good about his job.

The Atlanta Falcons' ninth-year center was the leader of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack.

January 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Loss in finale could improve draft pick

ATLANTA - A loss is surely not the way the Atlanta Falcons want to end their disappointing season.

But if Seattle beats them at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, the Falcons could get a consolation prize: a higher position in the next NFL draft.

January 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dismal year one game away from end

ATLANTA - Whether it's a close game or blowout, the Atlanta Falcons can't find a way to win.

The latest setback, losing in overtime at Arizona, was the Falcons' sixth straight defeat. Players are so beaten down emotionally and physically that interim coach Emmitt Thomas gave them Monday off.

January 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Boos echoed through the stadium.

January 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dismal season nearing an end

GLENDALE, Ariz. - This disjointed, dysfunctional season can't end fast enough for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Arizona Cardinals at least have a goal of finishing .500 if they beat the Falcons on Sunday and follow that up with a season-ending win at home over St. Louis. Atlanta, on the other hand, is like some battered prize fighter going down for the count.

January 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hall: 'I will not be a part of a losing team another year'

FLOWERY BRANCH - If owner Arthur Blank hires a coach whose personality is directly opposite from Bobby Petrino's, DeAngelo Hall wants to return to the Atlanta Falcons next year.

January 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Parcells won't be joining Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.

Parcells turned down the position, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday in a statement. Blank said the team had an agreement in principle with Parcells, but after he told the Falcons he was considering an offer from the Miami Dolphins, negotiations fell through.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' VanGorder headed to SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier brought in new leaders to fire up South Carolina's defense and special teams. And the Gamecocks' head ball coach put himself on notice to improve, too.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | 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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