ATL DIRTYBIRDS 2016

By Ed Estes | The pride of the south, the Atlanta Falcons. Entering into a new era of great football in the city of Atlanta.

NFL Draft 2017: Dream Fits for Every Team

Dreams are always open to interpretation. An NFL team's dream fit on draft day varies based on availability and situation.<p>Every franchise would love to select this year's top talent, Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, but he's only going to be available early in the NFL draft, and it's unlikely he'll make …

Patrick Mahomes

Report: Taylor Gabriel gets second-round tender

The Falcons will place the second-round tender on restricted free agent wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure reported Friday. The …

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Sanu talks Super Bowl LI loss

Mercedes-Benz stadium lights up in first test

<b>by:</b> Updated: Feb 23, 2017 - 8:53 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>ATLANTA</b> - Onlookers got a treat as Mercedes-Benz Stadium lit up the sky on Wednesday night.<p>One driver …

Tevin Coleman Injury: Updates on Falcons RB's Ankle and Recovery

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots and did not return. He will not need surgery.<p>Continue for updates.<p><b>Coleman Will Not Need Surgery</b><p><b>Tuesday, Feb. 7</b><p>Falcons head coach Dan Quinn told …

Tevin Coleman
New England

Slow elevator makes things worse for Falcons coaches

Talk about adding insult to injury. After the Falcons' Super Bowl loss Sunday, Atlanta coaches had to spend part of the evening with boisterous …

Elevators

"You always want to run the ball," Kyle Shanahan said. "You don't want to just run the ball and make your guy take a 50-yard field goal.

"You always want to run the ball," Kyle Shanahan said. "You don't want to just run the ball and make your guy take a 50-yard field goal.

Matt Ryan, Dan Quinn Comment on Falcons' Loss vs. Patriots in Super Bowl 51

Any Super Bowl loss is crushing, but quarterback Matt Ryan, head coach Dan Quinn and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons experienced a stunning heartbreaker during their Super Bowl LI battle with the New England Patriots on Sunday.<p>Atlanta held a 28-3 lead in the second half before New England reeled …

New England

Robert Alford: I couldn’t believe Julian Edelman caught it

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history when he reeled in a pass that was initially tipped by Falcons …

Falcons Have Self-Inflicted Wounds to Blame for Epic Super Bowl Collapse

Super Bowl LI had no business being a competitive football game.<p>The second half should have been boring. It should have made the legions of New England Patriots haters rejoice before yawning and heading to bed.<p>It should have been dull, with the Atlanta Falcons gliding gleefully to their first …

New England

An Evolving Sports City, Atlanta Chases a Championship

ATLANTA — The most arresting vista in town comes into view around a curve on westbound Freedom Parkway, on the periphery of downtown. The road crests just before it intersects Boulevard, at a traffic light that always seems to glow red, as if to allow motorists a minute to savor the panorama before …

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Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu to Wear Lombardi Trophy-Themed Cleats for Super Bowl 51

Heading into Sunday's Super Bowl 51 showdown against the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has the Lombardi Trophy on his mind.<p>And his feet.<p>The 27-year-old out of Rutgers will rock cleats that feature the Falcons logo, the team's "Rise Up" motto, his No. 12 and the …

Mohamed Sanu

Matt Ryan named NFL's Most Valuable Player for 2016

HOUSTON -- For the second straight year, a previously maligned NFC South quarterback has earned the MVP trophy. Matt Ryan just hopes his Super Bowl …

Barnwell's Super Bowl LI preview: Why I'm predicting a rout

It's not easy to beat Tom Brady in the playoffs, but the blueprints on how to pull it off aren't hard to find. Just about every team who has managed …

Five reasons why the Falcons will win Super Bowl LI

Picking the falcons to win super bowl lI is a scary proposition. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is arguably the greatest passer ever. A fifth Super Bowl ring would give him one more than Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. New England coach Bill Belichick is a genius who fools everybody. But Brady and …

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The best way the Falcons can beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LI

The Atlanta Falcons have the best offense in the NFL, led by an MVP-caliber quarterback in Matt Ryan. But to get the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory they are going to have to beat the New England Patriots, owners of the league’s top defense.<p>Here are the three keys for how the Falcons can …

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The NFL’s ongoing awkward dance with touchdown celebrations

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Last week, during the NFC’s Pro Bowl practice, Odell Beckham Jr. snagged a football and bolted for the back of the end zone, unleashing a vicious windmill dunk over the goal post. The crowd roared in approval at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.<p>It was what the Pro Bowl …

Roger Goodell

Atlanta

On the first day of my sentence at Leavenworth Penitentiary, on November 19, 2007, I made a list of three things that I wanted to accomplish. One was …

Your Twitter playbook for Super Bowl 2017

If you're planning to watch the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in the Super Bowl, it's time to make sure your Twitter skills are up to speed.<p>As the roughly 27 million tweets during last year's Super Bowl make clear, the social network serves as a live feed for insights, memes …

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Patriots vs. Falcons: Super Bowl 2017 Betting Odds, Favorite and Winner Picks

We're now less than a week away from the final chapter of the NFL season, as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are set to square off in Super Bowl LI.<p>For the Patriots, this is familiar territory, as quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will be participating in their …

New England

Poised Matt Ryan seizes moment, lifts Falcons to Super Bowl LI

ATLANTA -- If you were a Green Bay Packers fan, and you'd just watched a nightmarish first 28 minutes of Sunday's NFC Championship Game play out at …

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Throwback: Falcons Game-Winning Drive vs. GB

Headlines: Jones Says Falcons are a 'Complete Team Now'

<b><br>Jones: Falcons ‘complete team now’ in return to NFC title game – Atlanta Journal-Constitution</b><br>Now preparing for his second NFC Championship Game …

Keys to Victory: NFC Championship Game

<b>The ball is everything</b><p>The Falcons have been all about the ball this year, finishing plus-11 in the turnover margin. And while the ball has been an …

Game Trailer: Falcons vs. Packers

The Falcons return to the Georgia Dome for the NFC Championship versus the Green Bay Packers. Get hype for the game here

2012 Falcons vs 2016 Falcons

WR Julio Jones compares the difference between the 2012 Atlanta Falcons that made it to the NFC Championship and the 2016 Atlanta Falcons that will …