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Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.

December 21, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick sentencing to be held Monday

RICHMOND - How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing?

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints come marching in

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints already rallied once this season. They'll have to do it again to get back to the playoffs.

Coming off a devastating loss to division rival Tampa Bay, the Saints find themselves in a most precarious position, probably needing to win their last four games to send their season into January for the second year in a row.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Public tours of Vicks former property attracting the curious

SURRY, Va. - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den.

"The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's beautiful," the Goochland County woman said, describing what she had seen upstairs during her tour of the 4,600-square-foot white brick house that was headquarters for Vick's dogfighting operation.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bush could be sidelined for Monday night game in Atlanta

The Associated Press

December 19, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie learning on the job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.

December 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Redman to start for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.

December 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blanda, Stenerud still inspire Anderson

FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud.

Andersen, the 47-year-old Atlanta kicker who last year became the NFL's career-leading scorer, had been invited to play in a golf tournament Stenerud hosted a few years ago in Bozeman, Mont.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Petrino: No plans to fly the coop

FLOWERY BRANCH - Despite openings at several major college programs, Bobby Petrino intends to return in 2008 for his second year as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick to face more charges

SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick's lead attorney left open the possibility of a plea agreement after the suspended NFL star was scheduled for an April 2 jury trial on state dogfighting charges.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge in August and voluntarily reported to jail last week, even though he will not be formally sentenced until Dec. 10.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bad week comes to an ugly end

ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons can't keep pace with Indy

ATLANTA - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts looked more like themselves Thursday night.

November 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington returns to Falcons starting role

FLOWERY BRANCH - Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have named Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback.

November 25, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Colts looking to beat up bruised Falcons

ATLANTA - The Indianapolis Colts don't sound too concerned about their lackluster performances the past two weeks. Maybe they took a look at who's coming up on the schedule.

Peyton Manning and Co. will face the beaten-down, banged-up Atlanta Falcons tonight, which looks like just the sort of opponent to get the defending Super Bowl champions back on track for the stretch run.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick begins prison term

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick got a head start on a possible long prison stretch Monday, surrendering three weeks before he was to be sentenced for his involvement in a bloody dogfighting ring.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Articles by Section - Atlanta Falcons


Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both hoping for quick bounce-back

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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