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  • Roof issues threaten to delay Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening

    April 1, 2017 12:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to have an update soon on whether issues regarding its new stadium - notably, its roof - will again delay its projected opening day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that challenges in building the retractable roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium also raise questions about whether the... more »
  • Atlanta zoo names cockroach after Patriots QB Tom Brady

    February 14, 2017 2:34 PM

    ATLANTA - More than a week after the Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, an Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Zoo Atlanta says on its Facebook page that it had a bet with Rhode Island's Roger Williams Park Zoo... more »
  • Super Bowl win comforts family of fan who died during game

    February 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BOSTON - The family of a Massachusetts woman who died halfway through the Super Bowl said the Patriots' stunning come-from-behind win helped ease their grief. The Boston Globe reports that Marilyn Kasputys, of Lincoln, battled Parkinson's disease and endured seven hip surgeries in the past 15 months. It says she... more »
  • Some Boston Globe editions mistakenly suggest Falcons won Super Bowl

    February 6, 2017 3:59 PM

    BOSTON - It wasn't exactly 'Dewey Defeats Truman,' but some Florida readers of The Boston Globe learned a different Super Bowl outcome than most. Early editions of New England's largest newspaper ran a front page Monday suggesting the Patriots lost to the Atlanta Falcons. The headline read "A Bitter End"... more »
  • President Trump says Patriots by 8 over Falcons

    February 5, 2017 5:13 PM

    HOUSTON - President Donald Trump is predicting an 8-point victory by the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Trump made the prediction during a Fox News interview taped Saturday and aired a few hours before the game. While Trump counts Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a friend and says... more »
  • Patriots stun Falcons with comeback OT victory in Super Bowl LI

    February 5, 2017 4:24 PM

    HOUSTON - Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, and the Patriots came back from 25 points... more »
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors

    February 4, 2017 7:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL, earned 25 votes in balloting announced Saturday night... more »
  • Patriots will face Falcons in Super Bowl

    January 22, 2017 6:43 PM

    A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While most of the attention between now and the NFL championship game on Feb. 5 in Houston... more »
  • All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches

    January 8, 2017 8:33 PM

    There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta... more »
  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Falcons release team's all-time leading receiver White

    March 2, 2016 5:48 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, who holds the franchise career records for most catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches. White's role in the offense declined in 2015 under first-year coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons announced the release of the 34-year-old White... more »
  • Forbath's FG on final play sends Saints past Falcons 20-17

    January 3, 2016 4:16 PM

    ATLANTA - Jamarca Sanford's interception at the Atlanta 25 with less than two minutes remaining set up Kai Forbath's 30-yard field goal as time expired, giving the New Orleans Saints a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Sanford cut in front of Devonta Freeman for the interception with... more »
  • Panthers' bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

    December 27, 2015 4:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers. Carolina (14-1) got the ball with 90 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. Newton completed a 19-yard pass to... more »
  • Bucs beat Falcons 23-20 in overtime after blowing big lead

    November 1, 2015 5:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday. Matt Ryan tied the game for the Falcons (6-2) on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones with... more »
  • Falcons' new coach Quinn still dealing with Super Bowl pain

    February 4, 2015 8:57 AM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - Dan Quinn is still trying to sort out the end of the Super Bowl, even in his first days as coach of the Atlanta Falcons. "It was emotional at the end," the Seahawks former defensive coordinator said Tuesday, two days after Seattle's 28-24 Super Bowl loss... more »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    December 21, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... more »
  • Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons rally for 43-37 win

    December 9, 2014 4:20 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught one of Aaron Rodgers' three TD passes, and the Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night. The Packers (10-3) earned their fifth consecutive victory to stay... more »
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints 37-34 in OT

    September 7, 2014 3:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday, Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448... more »
  • Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta leadership roles

    July 28, 2014 9:52 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly. Coming off a 4-12 season that ended with their defense ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and... more »

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