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 ...

/ 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, ...

Dominant Falcons claim NFC title

/ Jan 23, 2017

Dominant Falcons claim NFC title

Matt Ryan tumbled into the end zone, slammed the ball to the turf with a thunderous spike, and let out a scream that showed just how much he wanted this game. He wants the next one even more. With another MVP-worthy performance and plenty ...

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

/ Jan 19, 2017

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who directed the NFL’s highest-scoring attack, and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack took top awards in media voting announced Wednesday. Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

/ Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Falcons' Ryan looking to scratch playoff itch

/ Jan 11, 2017

Falcons' Ryan looking to scratch playoff itch

Matt Ryan’s poise under pressure has produced 25 fourth-quarter comebacks, a “Matty Ice” nickname and his first All-Pro selection. The Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback also is a leading MVP candidate. The glaring void on Ryan’s resume is his 1-4 postseason record. At 31, Ryan may ...

Panthers suffer first defeat

/ Dec 28, 2015

Panthers suffer first defeat

For the first time this season, there was no big comeback for Carolina. No clutch play at a key moment. No costly mistake by its opponent in the last few minutes. The perfect start is over for Cam Newton and the Panthers. After Julio ...

Jones leads Falcons past Eagles in Quinn's debut

/ Sep 15, 2015

Jones leads Falcons past Eagles in Quinn's debut

In his first game with that big contract, Julio Jones was worth every penny. Jones hauled in nine passes for 141 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons rallied after squandering a 17-point halftime lead to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 ...