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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sacked by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Falcons' lopsided loss to Saints was a complete team effort

Nov. 23, 2020 4:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris saw the ugly truth behind the season-high eight sacks allowed by the Atlanta Falcons. The interim coach said it was unfair to place full blame for the sacks on the offensive line in the Falcons' 24-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Indeed, no unit deserved all the...

Detroit Lions players point at the football held by Atlanta Falcons' Todd Gurley during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself.  He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Morris takes blame for unplanned TD in Falcons' latest loss

Oct. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The image of Todd Gurley falling on the goal line as Detroit Lions defensive players celebrated, raising their arms to signal the touchdown, is the new low point of the Atlanta Falcons' crumbling season. Interim coach Raheem Morris tried to take the burden of that botched play off Gurley on...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is hit, forcing an incomplete pass, by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Edmond Robinson (46) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Crossroad with Cousins? Reeling Vikings have some QB trouble

Oct. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins dropped back on Minnesota's first snap of the game and zipped a pass over the middle for Justin Jefferson, the rookie who has fast become one of the NFL's most dynamic wide receivers. The ball was slightly behind Jefferson as he crossed the field, but the accuracy on this...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson is tackled by the Clemson defense during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The crunching hits, game-changing interceptions and dominating defense is the same for No. 1 Clemson. It's just the names that change from year to year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Oct. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the Tigers ascend to the top of college football. That seems to be an annual summary of Clemson, it's just the names that change from year to year. Despite losing six starters on defense from...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, left, celebrates with teammate Matt Ryan (2) after catching a 20-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Falcons respond to Quinn firing with 40-23 win vs. Vikings

Oct. 18, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a fresh start and little to lose, the Atlanta Falcons played like it from start to finish. The Minnesota Vikings made a big mistake on their very first play and simply never recovered. Julio Jones returned from injury to catch two of Matt Ryan's four touchdown passes, as the...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and the offense prepare to run a play during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons shut their facility Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, following one new positive test for COVID-19. The team remains scheduled to play at Minnesota on Sunday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NFL will be cautious with players, coaches who have symptoms

Oct. 15, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

The NFL plans to take a cautious approach that may force players and coaches reporting flu symptoms to miss games without testing positive for COVID-19. Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, made it clear in a conference call Thursday that one negative test is not going to be enough to clear...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, right, and wide receiver Curtis Samuel celebrates after a touchdown by tight end Ian Thomas (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Bridgewater, Panthers surging as they face reeling Falcons

Oct. 8, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With Teddy Bridgewater showing promise as a long-term replacement for Cam Newton and Mike Davis flourishing as a short-term substitute for Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers are emerging as a surprise in the NFC South. It’s just the sort of resiliency that has escaped the...

Falcons activate rookie Terrell from reserve/COVID-19 list

Oct. 8, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have activated cornerback A.J. Terrell to their active roster from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Terrell, the team's first-round pick from Clemson in this year's NFL draft, has missed the past two games after opening the season as a starter. He has 11 tackles in...

FILE  - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons' Damontae Kazee (27) is tended to during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, in Green Bay, Wis. The Falcons are looking to have some injured players return to their depleted defense for Sunday's game against Carolina. The winless Falcons have lost five members of their secondary.(AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Falcons' depleted defense desperate for signs of healing

Oct. 7, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four weeks of constant upheaval on defense have made it difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to enjoy any continuity in practice or games in their disappointing 0-4 start. Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is hoping to have some starters return from injuries in Sunday's game against Carolina....

Green Bay Packers' Jamaal Williams (30) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Damontae Kazee (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Falcons’ Kazee done for the year with Achilles injury

Oct. 6, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said safety Damontae Kazee will be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Kazee was hurt in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 30-16 loss Monday night at Green Bay. It was a noncontact injury as Kazee...