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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.


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.


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 …


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, …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


Understanding pass game led to evolution of Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner

Listing all the ways Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner believes he’s a better player than four years ago when the Seahawks last came across the Atlanta Falcons in the postseason would …


Falcons’ Jones gets playoff rematch with Seahawks’ Sherman

Julio Jones simply shrugged instead of screaming and shouting following a costly no-call against Richard Sherman three months ago.


Seahawks headed back to Atlanta where loss still lingers

Four years ago, the Seattle Seahawks walked out of Atlanta after a defining moment that shaped what has taken place since.


Atlanta coach Dan Quinn downplays personal stake in Falcons-Seahawks rematch

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Falcons coach Dan Quinn is determined to make sure he’s not the story in Saturday’s NFC divisional-round playoff game against Seattle, his former team. Quinn spoke …


Defensive guru Dan Quinn in playoffs with high-scoring Falcons

Dan Quinn got a shot at being a head coach because of his work molding one of the league’s best defenses. Now, heading into the playoffs for the first time …


Eric Berry has a homecoming for the ages in Atlanta

Eric Berry stepped in to intercept Matt Ryan’s pass and didn’t stop running until he reached the end zone at the other end of the field, a 99-yard return that …


Matt Ryan throws for four TDs to lead Falcons over Tampa Bay

Matt Ryan threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Atlanta Falcons tighten their grip on first place in the NFC South with a 43-28 victory over the Tampa …


Seahawks rallied to beat Falcons despite Richard Sherman’s rant

Next time – if there could really be a next time similar to Sunday – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hopes Richard Sherman reacts just a little bit differently.


Falcons’ Julio Jones: ‘It was just a missed call’

Atlanta Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was incredulous after the 26-24 loss to Seattle on Sunday. “That was crazy,” said Jones, who then flashed a quizzical look.


Seahawks rally, then hold on to defeat Falcons 26-24

Steven Hauschka kicked a 44-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining and the Seattle Seahawks held on to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 on Sunday in Seattle.


Seahawks’ top-rated defense ready to square off against Falcons’ No. 1 offense

The question made Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright pause. When, Wright was asked, did he think the Seahawks last played an offense as good as Atlanta’s, a team Seattle will face …


Seahawks K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner hold their in pass coverage

When Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright watches film, he’s usually focusing on the offense, looking for clues on how to stop that week’s opponent.


Richard Sherman’s next job may be shadowing Julio Jones

As his career has progressed, Seattle’s Richard Sherman has become more adept at shadowing a specific wide receiver instead of concentrating on covering one side of the field.


Falcons-Seahawks Capsule

First meeting between Dan Quinn, former Seahawks defensive coordinator, and Pete Carroll.


Seahawks keeping eye on upcoming storm

As this is written Wednesday morning, it could hardly be a more perfect fall Seattle day.