Falcons RB Devonta Freeman goes on IR with groin injury

Football 10/16/18, 17:02

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is going on injured reserve, another major setback for a team that already has lost several key players.Coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Freeman's groin injury was more serious than initially thought, forcing him to undergo a surgical procedure.In another injury related move, the ...

Ball finally bounces their way, Falcons beat the Bucs 34-29

Football 10/15/18, 03:08

The Atlanta Falcons finally got the ball to bounce their way.They hope that's the start of more good fortune.After a hugely disappointing start to season, the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 34-29 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the game ending on a wacky play ...

Jackson bemoans missed opportunities in Bucs’ loss

Football 10/14/18, 18:32

DeSean Jackson wasn't looking forward to the film review of Tampa Bay's third straight loss.He already knew the missed scoring opportunities would be the most painful part of the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Too many times, the Buccaneers (2-3) whiffed when given an opportunity to keep ...

Ryan throws 3 TD passes, Falcons hold off Bucs 34-29

Football 10/14/18, 16:43

Matt Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Jameis Winston's return as the Buccaneers starting quarterback.The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay ...

Falcons have gone from high hopes to major disappointment

Football 10/10/18, 18:35

Calvin Ridley is going through quite an adjustment.During his college days at Alabama, he hardly knew what it was like to lose."It was three games, right?" Ridley said Wednesday, pausing briefly to ponder whether his memory was correct. "Three games," he repeated, shaking his head. "That's crazy."The receiver already has ...

Quinn, Falcons search for ways to end 3-game skid

Football 10/08/18, 20:06

Coach Dan Quinn has been here before with a three-game losing streak.The Atlanta Falcons dropped three straight last year. They lost six in a row in Quinn's first season in 2015."None of us expected to be here with this losing record," Quinn said Monday. "We also don't expect to stay ...

Falcons crumble late in 41-17 loss to Steelers

Football 10/07/18, 19:20

The Atlanta Falcons kept stressing there was no need to panic during their sluggish start. That the small mistakes that kept costing them games would get cleaned up. That their banged-up roster would get healthy. That the team that began the season with Super Bowl expectations would eventually show up.Time ...

Brown scores twice, Steelers roll past reeling Falcons 41-17

Football 10/07/18, 16:28

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown connected on two second-half touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Atlanta Falcons for a 41-17 victory on Sunday.Roethlisberger finished 19 of 29 for 250 yards and three scores in all, including a 9-yard strike to Brown in the third quarter and a ...

Steelers’ Brown, Roethlisberger seek to find their rhythm

Football 10/05/18, 17:59

Antonio Brown insists he's still in sync with Ben Roethlisberger even though their numbers together are down.Roethlisberger and Brown are one of the most prolific quarterback-wide receiver tandems in NFL history, but the duo has struggled to find a rhythm through four games as Pittsburgh has stumbled to a 1-2-1 ...

Falcons RB Freeman cleared to return after missing 3 games

Football 10/03/18, 16:07

Running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared to play after missing three games with a sore right knee, giving the Atlanta Falcons an important boost as they prepare to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers.Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Wednesday that Freeman, the team's leading rusher each of the last three years, has ...

Quinn: Falcons have right mindset to recover from 1-3 start

Football 10/01/18, 20:19

The Atlanta Falcons are 1-3 and facing another tough challenge this week.Coach Dan Quinn, in his fourth season, has been in this situation before and still led the Falcons to the playoffs."My guess is in December and January we'll look back on these games much like we do in past ...

Bengals don’t flinch, beat Falcons on Dalton’s late TD pass

Football 10/01/18, 02:55

The Cincinnati Bengals had no reason to panic when they trailed the Atlanta Falcons by five points with about four minutes remaining.That was plenty of time for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his top targets, Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green.Dalton's 13-yard touchdown pass to Green with 7 seconds remaining capped ...

Falcons defense keeps coming up short at the end

Football 09/30/18, 21:55

The Atlanta Falcons are making a bad habit of collapsing in the final moments of games.They were at it again in Sunday's 37-36 loss to Cincinnati, allowing Andy Dalton to complete a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining."It's like just taking your heart and ripping it ...

Jaguars’ Smith says he has been involved in 2 errant calls

Football 09/28/18, 12:28

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith says he has been involved in two errant calls the last two weeks.Smith says the NFL notified the team that he shouldn't have been flagged for leading with his helmet while tackling New England receiver Chris Hogan in Week 2. Then, officials missed a holding call ...

Drew Brees’ TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

Golf 09/23/18, 17:09

Drew Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Brees' score came after his apparent 3-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara was overturned on a review that determined Kamara's knee was down ...

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