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Falcons still seeking right formula on offensive line

Sep. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line might be able to start the same five players for the second straight week. As six-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack sees it, that's progress. Atlanta (1-1) heads to Indianapolis (1-1) this weekend coming off a four-point win over Philadelphia that...

Colts' improving defense faces tall task against Falcons

Sep. 19, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II understands this week's challenge each time he pops in an Atlanta Falcons tape. He sees quarterback Matt Ryan, the 2016 league MVP, adjusting on the fly to new wrinkles posed by defensive coordinators. He sees Julio Jones , the fast, physical...

Falcons-Colts Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Colts by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 1-1; Colts 1-0-1 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 14-2 LAST MEETING — Colts beat Falcons 24-21, Nov. 22 2015 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Eagles 24-20; Colts beat Titans...

Falcons sign former Vikings punter Wile as Bosher's backup

Sep. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have a new backup plan if punter Matt Bosher hasn't recovered from a groin injury by Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Matt Wile worked on punts and kickoffs on Wednesday, one day after he was signed to the practice squad. Wile was Minnesota's punter in 2018 ,...

Injury-plagued Eagles cancel practice, hold walkthrough

Sep. 18, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With two games in five days coming up, the Philadelphia Eagles eased into preparations. Coach Doug Pederson canceled practice Wednesday and the injury-plagued team held a walkthrough instead. Six players didn't participate and six others were limited. "I want these guys as fresh as...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...

Falcons again release defense tackle Ra'Shede Hageman

Sep. 16, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured Ra'Shede Hageman, ending the defensive tackle's comeback attempt with the team. The Falcons signed Hageman on April 19 , giving him a second chance with the team. He was released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. The...

Undermanned Eagles nearly rallied to win, face injury woes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing three of their top five receivers, the Philadelphia Eagles were simply undermanned against the Atlanta Falcons. Carson Wentz almost led them to victory, anyway. Wentz overcame early struggles and a couple poor throws, absorbed several hits and watched a perfectly thrown pass...

Ryan overcomes 3 interceptions to lead Falcons to first win

Sep. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan's early lead on the NFL interceptions list may not mean it's time for the Atlanta Falcons to worry about their quarterback. Instead, Ryan's uncharacteristic bad decisions and rushed passes are evidence the Falcons better brace for continued all-out pressure from opposing pass...

Wentz, Eagles come up short on injury-marred night

Sep. 16, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carson Wentz kept losing receivers, but still did everything in his power to will the injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles to one more score. He came up just a few yards short. Tight end Zach Ertz caught Wentz's short pass but was stopped at the 9 with 30 seconds to go, ending the Eagles'...