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UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Tom Brady, Todd Gurley: From 2019 Super Bowl foes to same division

For now, there are four Super Bowl quarterbacks in the NFC South, including a newcomer.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

AP source: Falcons agree to 1-year deal with Todd Gurley

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

NFL previews: Jason Garrett, Cowboys face questions against Bills

While the Dallas Cowboys prepare for another national TV game amid questions about coach Jason Garrett’s future, the Buffalo Bills just want to keep rolling toward the playoffs on a …


Larry Stone: Seahawks need to work on finishing off opponents

The Seahawks won this game in the first half, with a dazzling performance, and then did all they could to lose it.


Fast start helps Seahawks defeat Atlanta Falcons

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, Chris Carson ran for 90 yards and a score, and the Seahawks beat the reeling Atlanta Falcons 27-20 on Sunday. Seattle …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Visit from Seahawks, former boss Pete Carroll finds Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn on hot seat

Falcons’ Dan Quinn may be coaching to save his job – just in time for visit from Seattle’s Pete Carroll, his former boss.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Falcons’ Matt Ryan won’t play against Seahawks, Matt Schaub to fill in

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan won’t play Sunday against Seattle, ending his 10-year streak of consecutive starts.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gets his shot against Dan Quinn’s struggling Atlanta defense

The stats show a Falcons defense that has struggled mightily under coach Dan Quinn, but Russell Wilson says he has gotten a much different picture watching film in preparation for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Falcons’ Matt Ryan misses practice, hopeful he will play

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says quarterback Matt Ryan is hopeful he’ll return from a sprained ankle to play against Seattle.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Falcons trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to Patriots

The Atlanta Falcons traded receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick in 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Falcons’ Matt Ryan has ankle sprain, not ruled out against Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Ryan ran in a pool on Monday to test his sprained ankle and has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Seattle.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

Loss leaves Falcons coach Dan Quinn baffled again

Coach Dan Quinn believes he’s still the right choice for the job in Atlanta, despite 11 losses in his team’s last 15 games.


Falcons face tough task in corralling Arizona’s Kyler Murray

The Atlanta Falcons are looking for any way to get one of the NFL’s worst pass rushes going, whether it’s with a four-man rush, stunting or sending blitzes. Their task …


Falcons try to address penalties with full crew of officials

Looking for clean play in real games, the Atlanta Falcons welcomed additional enforcement to Wednesday’s practice. For the first time under coach Dan Quinn, a full crew of seven officials …


Without new contract, Julio Jones plans to play in opener

Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons have not agreed on a contract extension, but the nine-year veteran wide receiver is still expected to play in Sunday’s season opener against the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Vic Fangio coaches after kidney stone issue, Denver wins on Brett Rypien’s late TD pass

Hours after visiting a hospital because of a kidney stone, Vic Fangio won a football game. The new coach of the Denver Broncos saw a late interception set up rookie …


Julio Jones still waiting on a new contract with Falcons

Julio Jones is still waiting on a new contract promised by the Atlanta Falcons, but the star receiver says he isn’t concerned. Jones wants to be a Falcon for life …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Falcons’ defense already hit with more injuries in camp

The Atlanta Falcons’ defense, which was devastated by injuries in 2018, already has lost two players in training camp. Coach Dan Quinn has confirmed safety J.J. Wilcox will miss the …


Deion Jones says Falcons defense has ‘chip on our shoulders’

Some key Falcons defensive starters are returning from injuries. Linebacker Deion Jones is one of them. He says those players have a “chip on our shoulders.” The defense will try …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Julio Jones, Grady Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of …


Kansas City Chiefs make franchise tag on linebacker Dee Ford official

The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford on Monday, making official a decision the team had been leaning toward throughout the offseason.


NFL roundup: Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over visiting Atlanta that eliminated …


Streaking Saints, Drew Brees seek to ground sagging Falcons

The latest chance for Saints fans to voice their gratitude to Drew Brees for the many triumphant moments and fond memories he’s brought them comes on Thanksgiving night. The Saints …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Falcons bolster pass rush by adding veteran Bruce Irvin

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with defensive end Bruce Irvin. The one-year deal reunites Irvin with coach Dan Quinn. Irvin was cut by the Oakland Raiders …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Falcons place Pro Bowl LB Deion Jones on IR with foot injury

The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve. Jones is the second key 2017 Pro Bowler on the defense to be placed on IR in less than …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Eagles stop Matt Ryan to Julio Jones again, beat Falcons 18-12 in NFL opener

Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for Eagles in season opener

Nick Foles will be under center when the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.


Julio Jones reports as Falcons prepare to open training camp

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff are in good spirits as they have a new agreement with wide receiver Julio Jones, avoiding a possible training camp …


Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to training camp

On the eve of players reporting to training camp, the Atlanta Falcons announced that star receiver Julio Jones will be with the team. Jones skipped offseason workouts and a mandatory …


Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Dan Quinn sign 3-year extensions

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn have signed three-year contract extensions. They led the team to the playoffs the last two seasons. The deals running through …