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Falcons Flop Late in Seattle; Fall to Seahawks 26-24

Steven Hauschka’s 44-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining capped the 20th career fourth quarter or overtime comeback for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, and the Seahawks pulled out a wild 26-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday. After watching Matt Ryan blitz the Seahawks for 21 third-quarter points, it was Wilson’s turn in the fourth quarter. […]

Falcons Fly High in Mile High; Top Broncos 23-16 to Move to 4-1

Matt Ryan and the Falcons didn’t need another 300-yard performance from Julio Jones to decipher Denver’s dazzling defense and wreck Paxton Lynch’s first NFL start with a 23-16 win over Broncos on Sunday. Using a steady dose of I-formation runs and short passes that put Denver’s linebackers in coverage, the Falcons (4-1) handed the Super […]

Falcons Outlast Raiders 35-28 To Improve to 1-1

Justin Hardy caught a deflected 8-yard touchdown pass to break a tie midway through the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Oakland Raiders 35-28 on Sunday. Matt Ryan threw three TD passes, but got a little lucky on the go-ahead one in the fourth quarter. His third-down throw to Tevin […]

Falcons Fall Flat in Opener; Fall to Bucs at Home 31-24

Dirk Koetter got a game ball after his debut as an NFL head coach. Jameis Winston made it all possible. The second-year quarterback bounced back from an early interception to throw four touchdowns passes, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-24 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons in a season-opening matchup between NFC South […]

Falcons Hang On for Hard Fought 10-7 Win Over Titans

It wasn’t as easy as maybe they would have liked, but the Falcons did what they needed to do, and because of it they are 6-1 after a hard fought 10-7 win in Tennessee. Matt Ryan threw for 251 yards and a touchdown pass, and Devonta Freeman ran for 116 yards as the Falcons got […]

Jones Big Play Late Sets Up Falcons for Winning Score in 24-20 Win Over Giants

The Falcons new look offense set the tone again on Sunday, as they marched to over 400 yards of offense in a 24-20 win over the New York Giants at Met Life Stadium. Julio Jones caught a perfect 37-yard pass from Matt Ryan to set up Devonta Freeman’s go-ahead 2-yard touchdown run with 1:14 remaining, […]

Falcons Fall to 5-9, Lose to Steelers at Home 27-20

The Falcons inability to beat a team outside the NFC South reared its ugly head again Sunday, as it was more like a Steelers home game as Pittsburgh beat Atlanta 27-20. The Falcons (5-9) slipped out of first place in the abysmal NFC South and ensured themselves a second straight losing season. But Atlanta can […]

Falcons Beat Panthers 19-17; Move Into First Place Tie In NFC South

Anytime you can wake up on a Monday and find yourself in first place, count yourself lucky. If your the Falcons, you may want to count yourself lucky a couple of times. The Falcons survived two late field goal misses by Panthers kicker Graham Gano, and the birds fly out of Carolina with a two-point […]

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