Stories tagged: Atlanta Falcons
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
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 …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
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.
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, …