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Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is seen during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

LaFleur has made big impact in 1st year as Packers coach

Jan. 8, 2020 7:52 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What a year it has been for Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur. Thursday marks exactly one year since LaFleur was introduced as the 15th head coach in franchise history. “That was already a year ago?" LaFleur said on Wednesday. After winning more games (13) than any other...

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, left, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff face the media during a news conference held by the NFL football team, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn and Dimitroff were in the hot seat earlier this season after a poor start, but owner Arthur Blank made the decision to retain both of them last week. (John Amis/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons defensive assistants Henderson, Jones won't return

Jan. 2, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Two Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant coaches are not returning for the 2020 season. The team says secondary coach and defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson and assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones will not return. The two will pursue new career opportunities. The Falcons ranked 22nd in...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn says Falcons' strong finish must carry over to 2020

Dec. 30, 2019 5:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons couldn't save their season even though their second-half turnaround rescued coach Dan Quinn from being fired. A 6-2 second-half record certainly boosted spirits, including after Sunday's 28-22 overtime win at Tampa Bay, Still, in a bottom-line league, the...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a passagainst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Jones' INT return in OT lifts Falcons over Bucs 28-22

Dec. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons can hardly wait to get started again. A strong finish to a disappointing season may not make them feel better about going 7-9 for the second straight year. Rebounding from a 1-7 start to save the coach's job, however, provides some hope for 2020....

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons' Quinn saved job with strong finish, players'support

Dec. 28, 2019 2:20 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn can't wait for the chance to prove he has learned from mistakes made in 2019. Support from a patient Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, and Quinn's players helped to make that second chance possible. Blank believes so strongly that the path to consistent winning is...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons choose stability: Quinn, Dimitroff to remain in 2020

Dec. 27, 2019 3:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Wrapping up another disappointing season but buoyed by a strong finish, the Atlanta Falcons announced Friday they are keeping coach Dan Quinn in 2020. Owner Arthur Blank also decided to retain general manager Thomas Dimitroff for next season, though there will be organizational changes that...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Buccaneers, Falcons motivated to finish 2nd in NFC South

Dec. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The winner will finish second in the NFC South. That’s enough to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) and Atlanta Falcons (6-9) motivated for the final game of a season in which neither team will finish with a winning record. “For us 8-8, tastes a whole lot better than...

Falcons, Buccaneers playing out season as also-rans

Dec. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (6-9) at TAMPA BAY (7-8) Saturday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 1½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 7-8, Tampa Bay 5-8-2 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 27-25 LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Falcons 35-22, Nov. 24 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Jaguars 24-12;...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn reacts as his defense stops the Jacksonville Jaguars on a fourth down attempt during the fourth quarter to hold on to a 24-12 victory in a NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn wants to return as Falcons coach, but status uncertain

Dec. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to return as coach of the Atlanta Falcons for a sixth season. Whether he gets to do so is the decision of one man: team owner Arthur Blank. With Blank likely waiting to make an announcement until a day or so after Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay, Quinn is trying to...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons score 2 early touchdowns, beat woeful Jaguars 24-12

Dec. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — If this was Dan Quinn's final game in Atlanta as the Falcons coach, at least he went out in style. Devonta Freeman scored two touchdowns before Jacksonville took a snap, and that was enough to send the Falcons past the woeful Jaguars 24-12 Sunday in a match-up between teams long since...