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Falcons down struggling Giants

More Sports / Football Oct 23, 2018

Falcons down struggling Giants

Matt Ryan is putting up MVP-like numbers, even on a team that hasn't lived up to expectations. Matty Ice turned in another brilliant performance in prime time Monday, throwing for 379 yards and completing his final 18 passes to lead the Atlanta Falcons to their ...

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

More Sports / Football Jun 12, 2018

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

Wide receiver Julio Jones told the Atlanta Falcons he won't attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the team announced Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "We will not discuss those conversations publicly except ...

Top-seeded underdog Eagles beat Falcons

More Sports / Football Jan 14, 2018

Top-seeded underdog Eagles beat Falcons

Fly Eagles Fly. With the wind and against it. With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defense getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons ...

Falcons defense smothers Cowboys

More Sports / Football Nov 13, 2017

Falcons defense smothers Cowboys

Adrian Clayborn must've thought he was the one replacing Ezekiel Elliott in the Dallas Cowboys' backfield. Clayborn spent most of Sunday running around back there, making life miserable for Dak Prescott with one of the greatest pass-rushing performances in NFL history. A solid player but hardly ...

Falcons quarterback Ryan named NFL MVP

More Sports / Football 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 Coach ...

More Sports / Football 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, passed ...

Dominant Falcons claim NFC title

More Sports / Football 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 of help ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

More Sports / Football 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 Seattle, including ...

Falcons' Ryan looking to scratch playoff itch

More Sports / Football 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 not have ...

Panthers suffer first defeat

More Sports / Football 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' spectacular ...