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Falcons begin process of getting over Super Bowl loss

Feb 8, 2017

Falcons begin process of getting over Super Bowl loss

Sean Weatherspoon walked through the Atlanta Falcons locker room, shouting out to no one in particular. “Hey, y’all don’t forget about the good times!” he yelled, managing a big smile. There were a few chuckles, but it wasn’t enough to change the mood. The ...

Brady rebuffs Gisele's call to retire

Feb 8, 2017

Brady rebuffs Gisele's call to retire

New England Patriots star Tom Brady, the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles, says his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, pleaded with him to retire after Sunday’s championship victory. “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. She ...

Falcons hire Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator

Feb 8, 2017

Falcons hire Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator

After only one game as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian is heading to the NFL. To work with MVP quarterback Matt Ryan and the league’s highest-scoring offense, no less. Less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San ...

Feb 7, 2017

Boston Globe early editions say Patriots lost Super Bowl

It wasn’t exactly “Dewey Defeats Truman,” but some Florida readers of The Boston Globe learned a different Super Bowl outcome than most on Monday morning. Early editions of New England’s largest newspaper ran a front page suggesting the Patriots lost to the Atlanta Falcons ...

Shanahan quits Falcons to become 49ers coach

Feb 7, 2017

Shanahan quits Falcons to become 49ers coach

The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month after firing Chip Kelly after just one season. The 49ers settled on Shanahan a couple weeks ago but had to wait until ...

Super Bowl hero White has come up big before

Feb 7, 2017

Super Bowl hero White has come up big before

James White was not the New England Patriots’ featured running back when Super Bowl 51 started. As White has proven before, that was irrelevant. In 2009, White was a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was a starter ...

Ryan, Quinn reflect on agonizing defeat

Feb 6, 2017

Ryan, Quinn reflect on agonizing defeat

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admitted his team was struggling to come to terms with its shattering Super Bowl loss on Sunday after the New England Patriots’ remarkable comeback victory. The Falcons appeared to be surging to their first Super Bowl win after leading ...

Falcons quarterback Ryan named NFL MVP

Feb 5, 2017

Falcons quarterback Ryan named NFL MVP

Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was voted The Associated Press 2016 NFL’s Most Valuable Player and top offensive player. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took Offensive Rookie of the Year and Jason Garrett was selected ...

Tomlinson highlights latest class voted into NFL Hall of Fame

Feb 5, 2017

Tomlinson highlights latest class voted into NFL Hall of Fame

The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. The quarterback served as ringmaster for “The Greatest Show on Turf.” All unstoppable in their own way, LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Kurt Warner earned their spots in the Pro Football Hall ...

Feb 4, 2017

Quarterback Vick says he's retiring

Michael Vick, who rose to stardom with the Atlanta Falcons before he was sent to prison for running a dogfighting operation, told ESPN he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old Vick, a dynamic dual threat with his speedy legs and powerful left arm, ...

Patriots favored to win 5th title

Feb 4, 2017

Patriots favored to win 5th title

An NFL season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension ends with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The oddsmakers have Brady and the Patriots three-point favorites, which ...