Latest Atlanta Falcons News

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) tries to break a tackle by Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Cory Littleton (42) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Raiders getting at least 1 starter back from COVID list

Nov. 27, 2020 5:48 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders will get back at least one of the starting defensive players who missed last week’s game on the COVID-19 list. Linebacker Cory Littleton is set to play on Sunday when the Raiders (6-4) visit the Atlanta Falcons (7-3). Defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell is also a possibility to play. ...

New Orleans Saints strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) tries to tackle Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley (21) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

RB Todd Gurley (knee) out for Falcons game vs. Raiders

Nov. 27, 2020 4:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley will miss Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders because of a knee injury. Gurley was ruled out on the final injury report Friday after failing to practice all week. It's not clear when he was hurt, but he's had chronic issues with...

Raiders, Falcons both look to bounce back from losses

Nov. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (6-4) at ATLANTA (3-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Raiders 7-3; Falcons 4-6 SERIES RECORD — Tied 7-7 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Raiders 35-28 on Sept. 18, 2016, in Oakland LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Chiefs 35-31; Falcons lost to...

FILE- In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. This is not how Matt Ryan wanted to be spending his golden years at quarterback. His body battered by eight sacks. His worst-rated game since 2013. A team headed toward its third straight losing season. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)

Raiders looking to finish strong, make run at playoffs

Nov. 27, 2020 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have positioned themselves to make a run at what would be just their second playoff appearance since reaching the Super Bowl during the 2002 season. Of course, they've been here before. A year ago, in their last year in Oakland, the Raiders entered the stretch run with...

FILE - Baylor guard Jared Butler dribbles up court against Kansas during an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. Baylor opens this season only one poll point behind top-ranked Gonzaga in in the AP Top 25.  (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

The Latest: No. 2 Baylor hoops makes surprise trip to Vegas

Nov. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men’s basketball schedule with two games this weekend.. Baylor expects to play Saturday against an opponent...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Dre'Mont Jones (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Looking ahead: Ryan plans to bounce back from dismal showing

Nov. 25, 2020 7:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — This is not exactly how Matt Ryan wanted to spend his golden years at quarterback. His team headed for its third straight losing season. His body battered from a whole bunch of sacks. His stat line hammered by his worst-rated game in more than seven years. “I'm trying to make sure I...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sacked by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Falcons' lopsided loss to Saints was a complete team effort

Nov. 23, 2020 4:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris saw the ugly truth behind the season-high eight sacks allowed by the Atlanta Falcons. The interim coach said it was unfair to place full blame for the sacks on the offensive line in the Falcons' 24-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Indeed, no unit deserved all the...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Falcons QB Ryan again swamped by Saints' pass rush

Nov. 22, 2020 7:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan kept taking sacks against the Saints in the Superdome. It was a familiar feeling. After sacking him nine times when the teams met last November in Atlanta, the surging Saints had eight more on the way to a comfortable 24-9 victory against the...