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After two straight collapses, Falcons face unbeaten Packers

Oct. 1, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (0-3) at GREEN BAY (3-0) Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN OPENING LINE – Packers by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Falcons 1-2; Packers 3-0 SERIES RECORD – Packers lead 18-16 LAST MEETING – Packers won 34-20 at Green Bay on Dec. 9, 2018 LAST WEEK – Falcons lost 30-26 at home to Chicago;...

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...

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson directs the practice during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Don't be sorry: History says Pederson right to go for tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

Doug Pederson is having second thoughts about playing for the tie, but he might end up thankful he didn’t risk falling to 0-3 by going for it on fourth-and-long or trying the long field goal. The Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the...

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...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

Sep. 28, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Nick Foles made a strong case for being the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears after a 30-26 comeback win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. On Monday, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Foles had done enough in a relief effort of Mitchell Trubisky and selected the Super Bowl 52 MVP...

Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win

Sep. 28, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. Yep, another epic fourth-quarter collapse. This one could spell the end for embattled coach Dan Quinn, who already carried the burden of the biggest squandered lead in Super Bowl...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Foles rekindles Super Bowl magic in stunning win vs Falcons

Sep. 27, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Foles rekindled that Super Bowl magic. The result was a stunning victory for the Chicago Bears. Taking over for the erratic Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter, Foles threw three touchdown passes in the final 6 1/2 minutes Sunday to lead the Bears to a 30-26 triumph over the...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speak at midfield before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Falcons missing 6 starters vs Bears, including Julio Jones

Sep. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The winless Atlanta Falcons were missing six starters for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, including star receiver Julio Jones. Hobbled by a hamstring injury, Jones was ruled out by the Falcons (0-2) shortly before kickoff after sitting out practice all week. His spot in the lineup...

FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, shows the interior of the Carrier Dome before of an NCAA college football game between Syracuse and Florida State in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University hosted its first football game 40 years ago this week, and it's undergoing a major upgrade as the football season opener looms. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

The Latest: Some Bucs fans to attend Oct. 4 Chargers game

Sep. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play before some fans at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team said Saturday that season pass members with continuous membership since 1998 or earlier will have...