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Desmond Trufant eager to return to Super Bowl as more than spectator

Desmond Trufant could only watch as the Atlanta Falcons squandered a lead of historic proportions in the Super Bowl. After recovering from a season-ending shoulder injury, he’s eager to get …


Falcons’ Grady Jarrett wants to build off 3 sacks in Super Bowl

Grady Jarrett’s goal for 2017 is to become a “dominant force” on the Atlanta Falcons’ defense. Jarrett proved in the Super Bowl it’s a realistic goal. Jarrett tied a Super …


Falcons to honor former stars Michael Vick, Roddy White

The Atlanta Falcons are planning a retirement ceremony for two of the team’s most prominent players – Michael Vick and Roddy White. The Falcons say Monday’s ceremony at team owner …


High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium despite delays

The $1.5 billion stadium – touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown Atlanta – is facing construction setbacks. The AP gets an exclusive tour of the stadium.


Atlanta stadium official says new facility ready in 3 months

An Atlanta stadium official says workers are racing to complete the $1.5 billion project in the next three months after ongoing roof issues have delayed the facility’s opening. Stadium general …


Atlanta Falcons look to move on after epic Super Bowl collapse

MVP quarterback Matt Ryan admits he went to a “dark place”’ after Atlanta’s epic collapse in the Super Bowl. Now he’s ready to move on, pointing to the start of …


Falcons all-time leading receiver Roddy White officially retires

Roddy White, the most accomplished receiver in Atlanta Falcons history, has officially retired. White has announced his retirement on his Twitter account. White, 35, is the Falcons’ career leader in …


Falcons sign FBs Derrick Coleman, Soma Vainuku; also land OG Hugh Thornton

The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku to fill the void left by losing Patrick DiMarco in free agency, and they also landed offensive guard Hugh …


Dan Quinn expects Falcons to punch back from Super Bowl loss

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn threw the first jab at the NFL’s annual scouting combine. When he walked to the podium Wednesday he answered his own questions – before letting …


Commentary: If Steve Sarkisian takes care of himself, he’ll take care of Falcons’ offense

Steve Sarkisian has a drinking problem. We can say this because he has said it himself, and he made it the basis of a $30 million wrongful termination suit against …


Falcons’ coaching shakeup continues; Marquand Manuel to lead defense

The Atlanta Falcons have continued the dramatic remaking of their coaching staff following their Super Bowl loss by promoting Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator. The Falcons also hired Bryant Young …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Falcons’ new coordinator Steve Sarkisian says alcoholism a daily battle

Since an embarrassing downfall at Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian has caught plenty of breaks in his professional life but says alcoholism remains a daily battle. The Atlanta Falcons’ new offensive …


Falcons hire Alabama’s Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

Steve Sarkisian, 42, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, agreed to terms with the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator Tuesday.


Super Bowl hero James White of the Patriots has a history of coming up big

James White was not the New England Patriots’ featured running back when Super Bowl 51 started. As White has proven before, that was irrelevant.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.