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Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

Falcons looking for consistency after ending 6-game skid

Nov. 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to make sure his players receive credit for ending the Atlanta Falcons' six-game losing streak. The coach suspects too much attention was paid to changes on his staff. Whatever the reason for Atlanta's surprising 26-9 victory over NFC South-leading New Orleans on...

Falcons-Saints Preview Capsule

Nov. 7, 2019 2:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (1-7) at NEW ORLEANS (7-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Saints by 13 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 2-6, Saints 6-2 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 52-48 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Falcons 31-17, Nov. 22, 2018 LAST WEEK — Falcons had bye, lost to Seahawks 27-20...

Falcons turn to 4th punter of season, signing Ryan Allen

Nov. 4, 2019 6:41 PM EST

The Atlanta Falcons are turning to their fourth punter of the season. The team announced Monday it has signed former New England punter Ryan Allen, who averaged 45.3 yards over six seasons with the Patriots. He was released by the reigning Super Bowl champions in August. Longtime Falcons punter Matt Bosher is on...

Falcons release K Matt Bryant, sign Younghoe Koo

Oct. 29, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons released kicker Matt Bryant on Tuesday, cutting ties with the leading scorer in franchise history for the second time in less than a year. The Falcons brought in Younghoe Koo as Bryant's replacement. Bryant was released after missing five of 14 field goal...

Quinn still trying to 'get it right' with time running out

Oct. 28, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn would like to brush aside any questions about his job status. No matter how hard he tries doesn't matter. Quinn's future is in doubt as owner Arthur Blank spends the bye week reevaluating the coaching staff and the front office . There's nowhere to hide...

Wilson throws 2 TD passes as Seattle stops Atlanta 27-20

Oct. 27, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A fast start helped Seattle rule the road yet again. Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, Chris Carson ran for 90 yards and a score, and the Seahawks beat the reeling Atlanta Falcons 27-20 on Sunday. Seattle led 24-0 at halftime, providing the cushion it would need to...

The Latest: NFL will have winless team for another week

Oct. 27, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 8 of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 4:20 p.m. The NFL will have at least one winless team for at least another week. Cincinnati dropped to 0-8 with a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in London. Jared Goff's tiebreaking touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp late in the second quarter put the...

Revamped Rams, reeling Falcons looking to stop losing skids

Oct. 17, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no guarantee that a Super Bowl appearance will generate long-term momentum. Just ask the Los Angeles Rams, who return to Atlanta as a .500 team with three straight losses only eight months after their Super Bowl appearance. Or check in with the Atlanta Falcons, whose 2016 Super Bowl...

Falcons players say Quinn remains steady despite 1-5 start

Oct. 16, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For the second straight season, an abysmal start has made the playoffs a distant dream for the Atlanta Falcons even before the midpoint of the season. That's bad news for coach Dan Quinn, who may have difficulty saving his job if he can't find a way to avoid a second straight...