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Rams, Falcons look to rebound from season-opening losses

Sep. 16, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (0-1) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX OPENING LINE: Rams by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Falcons 0-1; Rams 0-1 SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 48-28-2 LAST MEETING: Rams...

Same ol' Falcons: Blown lead very familiar in the A-T-L

Sep. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith gets downright snippy if anyone tries to bring up the past in Atlanta. Yet this sure looks like the same ol' Falcons. Smith's team opened the season Sunday by squandering a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing to the New Orleans...

Saints pull off improbable comeback to beat Falcons 27-26

Sep. 11, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new coach. A bunch of guys coming back from injuries. A 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter. None of it flustered the New Orleans Saints, who pulled off a stunning comeback Sunday. Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining...

Crucial red-zone fumble mars Mariota's debut as Falcons QB

Sep. 11, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A crucial red-zone fumble by Marcus Mariota spoiled his debut as Atlanta's starter on Sunday and set up another blown big lead for the Falcons. The loss provided a painful reminder of Atlanta's past as it tries to launch a new era with Mariota at quarterback. ...

Dennis Allen-led Saints begin new era vs. rebuilding Falcons

Sep. 08, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's going to be a bit strange to see someone other than Sean Payton on the New Orleans sideline. The Saints are beginning not just a new season Sunday — it's a whole new era as they face their NFC South rival, the Atlanta Falcons. With Payton's...

Hoping for success at home, Smith changes Falcons' routine

Sep. 07, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith had an epiphany of sorts early this week and decided to change up his team's practice routine. Not because it’s finally Week 1, and his team was practicing for the first time in pads this week. Smith had the team pile onto...

Falcons lose veteran Taylor to season-ending Achilles injury

Aug. 02, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost defensive tackle Vincent Taylor to a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon. Coach Arthur Smith announced Taylor’s injury following Tuesday’s practice. Following the retirement of Eddie Goldman before...

Falcons defensive guru Pees determined to raise expectations

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One season of bottom-rung defense was too much for Dean Pees. Pees, the Atlanta Falcons' veteran defensive coordinator, is making sure his players know he won't stand for another season like 2021, when Atlanta finished 7-10. Only two NFL teams allowed...

Falcons open camp with low expectations, open positions

Jul. 27, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Arthur Smith wants to see improvement from last year’s 7-10 record even though conventional wisdom says the Atlanta Falcons will backslide in 2022. The Falcons began training camp Wednesday with a roster that has only a few positions settled. The...

Falcons sign former Bears DT Eddie Goldman to 1-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons acquired run-stopping help for the middle of their defensive line, signing former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to a one-year deal Wednesday. Goldman, 28, started 73 of 81 games in six seasons with the Bears. He was a...