Streaking Saints, Brees seek to ground sagging Falcons

Football 11/21/18, 15:38

The latest chance for Saints fans to show Drew Brees their gratitude for the many memorable, triumphant moments he's brought them comes on Thanksgiving night.The Saints (9-1) are riding an NFL-high, nine-game winning streak as the rival Atlanta Falcons (4-6) land in New Orleans, so don't expect a sleepy crowd ...

Big 12 breaks out in NFL, can Saints top Chiefs-Rams totals?

Football 11/21/18, 14:05

Now that we've seen Big 12 football break out in the NFL — Rams 54, Chiefs 51 — can we get a college hoops score out of the Saints?The Who-Dats will be rocking the Superdome on Thanksgiving night, with New Orleans facing its archrival, the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints are ...

Looks like a mismatch: Saints offense vs Falcons defense

Football 11/20/18, 16:01

Talk about a mismatch.The New Orleans Saints have been unstoppable. The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to stop anyone. It all adds up to a Thanksgiving night game that could get out of hand quickly."Where do you start?" moaned Marquand Manuel, the Falcon's defensive coordinator.The Saints (9-1) are leading the NFL ...

Another late loss to Cowboys frustrates fading Falcons

Football 11/18/18, 18:43

Yet another last-minute loss might be the one that ends the Atlanta Falcons' playoff hopes.Brett Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave the Dallas Cowboys a 22-19 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta (4-6) has lost two straight after reviving its season with three straight wins.The scenario at ...

Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Football 11/18/18, 16:15

Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.Matt Ryan threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for ...

Cowboys’ Elliott presents tough challenge for Falcons’ D

Football 11/15/18, 16:39

The Atlanta Falcons' defense has one primary goal entering Sunday's game against Dallas: Slow down Ezekiel Elliott and make Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott try to beat them with his arm.The Falcons will need all their resources to corral Elliott, who leads the NFL with 93 runs of 10 or more ...

Falcons miss opportunity to stay close in NFC wild-card hunt

Football 11/12/18, 21:09

The Atlanta Falcons picked a bad time to play their second-worst game of the year.Losing by two touchdowns at Cleveland cost the Falcons (4-5) a chance to move one-half game back in the NFC wild-card race. They enter this week's home game against Dallas (4-5) two games behind Carolina for ...

Chubb has 92-yard TD run in Browns’ 28-16 win over Falcons

Football 11/11/18, 17:12

Rookie Baker Mayfield threw a season-high three touchdown passes and rookie Nick Chubb streaked 92 yards for a TD and the Cleveland Browns ended a four-game losing streak with a stunning 28-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.The Browns (3-6-1) played their most complete game this season under interim ...

Falcons flying high again after rough start, face Browns

Football 11/08/18, 18:55

Quietly, steadily and with little fanfare, the Atlanta Falcons have gotten off the ground.They're flying again — under the radar.Despite numerous injuries at vital positions, the Falcons have shaken off a 1-4 start and carry a three-game winning streak into Sunday's matchup with the Browns (2-6-1). Cleveland has changed coaches, ...

Falcons sign veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin

Football 11/07/18, 13:19

The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year deal announced Wednesday, reuniting the veteran with coach Dan Quinn.Irvin, cut by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, became a free agent after clearing waivers on Tuesday with $3.8 million remaining on his contract. The Falcons, who play at ...

Resurgent Falcons back in playoff race with 3 straight wins

Football 11/05/18, 18:48

Coach Dan Quinn says losing six starters to injured reserve never forced him to lose faith in the Atlanta Falcons, even before three straight wins revived the team's playoff hopes.The Falcons (4-4) have recovered from a 1-4 start despite losing both starting safeties, both first-team offensive guards, running back Devonta ...

Falcons flex offensive muscles, blow out Redskins 38-14

Football 11/04/18, 17:32

Julio Jones ended his 12-game touchdown drought, Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four scores and the Atlanta Falcons flexed their offensive muscles with a 38-14 blowout of the Washington Redskins on Sunday that extended their winning streak to three games.Jones caught seven passes for 121 yards with the ...

NFL, other football levels talk consistency in rules, safety

Football 11/02/18, 16:06

The call on the field — is for consistency and simplification at different levels of football.The NFL held a "Universal Rules Alignment Meeting" at its headquarters in New York on Tuesday, with league football operations chief Troy Vincent and Atlanta Falcons CEO Rich McKay, the head of the league's competition ...

First-place Redskins in search of passing game vs. Falcons

Football 11/01/18, 17:21

All games and no practice reps make Alex Smith a dull quarterback.Injuries to receivers Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson and running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson have kept them from getting work in with Smith at practice and stunted the Washington Redskins' passing game so far this season. The ...

Hobbled Falcons shore up depth chart before facing Redskins

Football 10/31/18, 19:51

Injuries have piled up at a staggering rate for the Atlanta Falcons.They've lost both starting safeties and both starting guards for the season. Their best linebacker, Deion Jones, won't return for another two weeks at the earliest.Their top running back, Devonta Freeman, is out until December. Their placekicker and career ...

Quinn not expecting trade-deadline activity from Falcons

Football 10/29/18, 16:25

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't expecting moves before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline.More than that, Quinn says he sees no need for the resurgent Falcons to seek help from a trade.The Falcons (3-4) return from their bye week looking to continue momentum from two straight wins as they prepare to ...

Falcons go into bye week feeling better about themselves

Football 10/23/18, 03:11

The Atlanta Falcons head into a bye week feeling a whole lot better about their season.Sure, they haven't lived up to expectations in an injury plagued campaign.But two straight wins give them a reason to be hopeful.Matt Ryan threw for 379 yards while completing his final 18 passes and the ...

Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20

Football 10/22/18, 23:38

Matt Ryan threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall, Tevin Coleman broke loose on a 30-yard scoring run and the Atlanta Falcons added another chapter to New York's miserable season, beating the Giants 23-20 on Monday night.Atlanta Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio (4) celebrates his field goal against the New ...

Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons

Football 10/18/18, 18:45

Pat Shurmur isn't about to express sympathy for the Atlanta Falcons' ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve.The New York Giants' coach has his own problems.The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's matchup of last-place teams. ...

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