Stories tagged: Atlanta Falcons
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Falcons fans still in somber mood after Super Bowl loss
There were partly cloudy skies in Atlanta on Monday, but the overcast looming over the city seemed to be more from the gloom of the Falcons’ gut-wrenching Super Bowl 51 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Super Bowl ads normally avoid politics, but not this year
Messages about America, inclusiveness – and, yes, even “four years of awful hair” – kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the NFL and a line of …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Brady leads Patriots to Super Bowl victory, thanks to epic comeback
Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports, let alone Super Bowl history, lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots’ fifth NFL championship in the …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11 p.m.
Eight numbers that show just how crazy Patriots’ comeback in Super Bowl LI really was
When the New England Patriots trailed 28-9 heading into the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI Sunday night, it was easy to write them off. Only one team had ever …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Mark Bradley: Falcons lose the most Atlanta game ever
This wasn’t just another in Atlanta’s lengthy series of Hard Knocks and Epic Collapses. This was the absolute worst. This was the game that, with 17 minutes and seven seconds …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Patriots win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime
The New England Patriots scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime and defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 after trailing by 25 points in the third quarter.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Edge in experience could be telling in Super Bowl
There’s no hiding it. One edge the New England Patriots have over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s Super Bowl can’t be denied: experience.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Commentary: Win the Super Bowl, and Falcons will forever be redefined in Atlanta
It has been 51 years since the city too busy to hate, but with ample time to crush your dreams, break your hearts and blacken your souls, first was blessed …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman provide Atlanta Falcons with dynamic 1-2 punch
Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are so interchangeable in the Atlanta Falcons backfield, Matt Ryan gets a little mixed up at times.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
How to sound like an NFL fan while watching the Super Bowl
If you’re among the millions of people who watch precisely one NFL game each year, yet want to sound like a real football fan during Sunday’s Super Bowl, The Associated …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Tiny fan, wearing Falcons hospital gown, is gaining fans online
ATLANTA – A pint-size Atlanta Falcons fan who is battling a rare form of cancer has won admirers of her own after a children’s hospital posted a picture of her …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Falcons’ Matthews carries dad’s Super Bowl heartache
Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews has watched Super Bowl XXXIV enough times to fool himself that the ending might just turn out differently once in a while.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Super Bowl opening night a bit more tame than usual
A man traipsing around Monday’s Super Bowl opening night in a full-length gown declaring himself “The Empress of Austria, Elizabeth I” was the most outrageous guest at what was a …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Column: A preview of things to expect during Super Bowl week
There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets just how important the game …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons’ brotherhood starts with a little white ball
For the Atlanta Falcons, brotherhood begins at three pingpong tables in the middle of the locker room.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank buys 2nd Montana ranch
The owner of the Super Bowl-bound Atlanta Falcons has bought a second ranch in Montana’s Paradise Valley.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn must find way to match up with Patriots’ Bill Belichick
Seattle’s defense had taken charge, and the Seahawks led the 2015 Super Bowl by 10 points.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for NFC title
With another MVP-worthy performance and plenty of help from Julio Jones, Matt Ryan guided the Atlanta Falcons to a 44-21 rout of the Green Bay Packers for the NFC championship …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Young Falcons defense shuts out Packers in first half
After a week of big projections about the high-scoring offenses in the NFC championship game, the big surprise came from Atlanta’s defense.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
NFC championship: Falcons look to rewrite history vs Packers
In 51 seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have played in only one Super Bowl and never won a championship. For much of their existence, the Falcons were burdened with cartoonish ownership, …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Football writers vote Falcons’ Vic Beasley NFL’s most improved
The Pro Football Writers of America voted Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley as the NFL’s most improved player for the 2016 season, the organization announced Friday.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Falcons can prove they belong amongst elite company
If you’re wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL’s version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren’t alone.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Falcons’ Kyle Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers
Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job. Shanahan …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers
Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him from playing in Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones says he felt a “snag” in last week’s …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Leaky pass defenses to be tested when Packers meet Falcons
Leaky pass defenses will surely be tested when the Green Bay Packers meet the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game. The Packers face another worrisome injury in their secondary …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Seahawks suffer yet another road divisional playoff loss
Another road divisional round playoff loss didn’t shake Russell Wilson’s confidence the Seahawks can win away from Seattle at this stage of the postseason.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Thiel: Safety turned Seahawks’ season upside down
In summary, the Seahawks said the pieces were still there for continued playoff contention. It may be true, but what Rees Odhiambo said made it a little hard to accept …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett blows up at reporter after loss
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, frustrated during the game at Atlanta offensive linemen for what he appeared to think were dirty plays, exploded at a reporter after the Seahawks’ 36-20 …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Seahawks’ season ends with 36-20 playoff loss to Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Thiel: Seahawks’ offensive line appears to be mature, ready to rock
The fact that the Seahawks Saturday rushed for 177 yards in the playoff win over Detroit suggests plausibility to the theory that, in pro football, kids can grow up fast …