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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) makes the catch against Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (30) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Ridley held out of Falcons' practice with foot injury

Nov. 5, 2020 5:03 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley missed practice for the second straight day because of a foot injury. Ridley was hurt early in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 25-17 victory at Carolina last Thursday and hasn’t practiced since. He leads the Falcons with 43 catches for...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets sacked by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25-17

Oct. 30, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished. Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown, Younghoe Koo made four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Carolina Panthers 25-17 on Thursday night behind a strong defensive performance to avoid a series season...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

The Latest: Cowboys edge Giants with field goal on last play

Oct. 11, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:45 p.m. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 34-yard field goal on the final play of the game as the Dallas Cowboys withstood a devastating injury to Dak Prescott and won 37-34 over the New York Giants. Zuerlein's kick barely sneaked inside the right upright. The Cowboys...

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....

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo (7) and long snapper Josh Harris (47) celebrate a field goal kicked by Koo in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons rule out Koo, McKinley, Allen and Neal vs Packers

Oct. 3, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without kicker Younghoe Koo, defensive end Takk McKinley and safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal for Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. Coach Dan Quinn initially ruled out three players and said McKinley would be a game-time decision,...

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham (80) scores a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Darqueze Dennard (34) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons face Packers with five starters hurting on defense

Oct. 2, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are banged up on defense at just the wrong time. Facing a Green Bay offense Monday that leads the NFL in scoring and ranks second in total offense, the Falcons will limp in to Lambeau Field with five starters ailing on a unit that's given up a league-high 36 points per...

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) dives over the goal line for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Winless Falcons may not get chance to blow lead at Green Bay

Oct. 1, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

The next challenge for the winless Atlanta Falcons is imposing enough that it might not afford them an opportunity for another fourth-quarter collapse. After blowing two-touchdown leads in the final period each of the last two weeks, the Falcons could have trouble getting ahead Monday night when they visit the...

Falcons' secondary hit again as CB Dennard placed on IR

Sep. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury. The loss of Dennard for at least three games deals another blow to the Falcons' depleted secondary. The Falcons were missing two starting defensive backs, safety...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn watches play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Where do Atlanta Falcons go after another epic meltdown?

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons returned to work Monday, trying to convey a sense of normalcy in a season that has quickly flown off the rails. Coach Dan Quinn said all the expected things — no, he's not fretting about losing his job; yes, he's sure this is a better team than the first three...