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Defense rises, but offense is a new concern for Falcons

Jan. 15, 2018 2:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons enter the offseason forced to address this startling new reality: Defense is the team's new strength. That means there are new concerns on offense. Only one year after Atlanta led the league in scoring in its 2016 Super Bowl season, the offense was no better than middling...

Falcons' offense falters, costs them at Philadelphia

Jan. 13, 2018 10:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons nearly won a Super Bowl a year ago behind the NFL's most potent offense. It was that side of the ball that ended their chances to get to the big game again. Atlanta managed only 10 first-half points, both coming off Philadelphia turnovers, and lost 15-10 to the...

Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

Jan. 12, 2018 7:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming. A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) in a divisional playoff Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to...

Eagles had right formula for success vs Falcons last season

Jan. 9, 2018 2:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta's high-flying offense had its way with every defense it faced in 2016 on the way to the Super Bowl except Jim Schwartz's unit. The Philadelphia Eagles shut down the Falcons in a 24-15 victory in Week 10 last season, holding them to a season low in points, first downs (11) and...

Eagles aware of historic underdog status against Falcons

Jan. 8, 2018 8:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's value to the Philadelphia Eagles is reflected clearly in a historic betting line. The Eagles (13-3) are the first No. 1 seed to be an underdog in their opening playoff game. The sixth-seeded Atlanta Falcons (11-6) are 2 ½-point favorites in Saturday's NFC divisional...

Falcons hitting road back to Super Bowl with 26-13 win in LA

Jan. 7, 2018 2:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons know they'll have to win three consecutive road games to get a chance for Super Bowl redemption. The Falcons already nabbed the first victory by spoiling a festive night in Los Angeles, and they seem quite confident about their chances to run the table in other...

The Latest: Falcons topple Rams 26-13, face Eagles next

Jan. 6, 2018 11:52 PM EST

The Latest on the NFL playoffs on wild-card weekend (all times EST): 11:45 p.m. Matt Ryan passed for 218 yards and hit Julio Jones for an 8-yard touchdown with 5:48 to play, and the defending NFC champion Falcons advanced from the wild-card round with a methodical 26-13 victory over the Rams. Devonta Freeman...

Matt LaFleur sees similarities between Rams and Falcons

Jan. 4, 2018 6:46 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Matt LaFleur knows the Falcons well after spending the previous two seasons as quarterbacks coach in Atlanta before joining the Los Angeles Rams. But the first-year offensive coordinator can only do so much to help the Rams' defensive staff ahead of their playoff game against...

Topsy-turvy NFC playoff field: 5 newcomers plus Falcons

Jan. 4, 2018 4:52 PM EST

In the topsy-turvy NFC playoffs, only the Falcons return from last year, and they sneaked in as the sixth and final team. They narrowly avoided the same fate as the Cowboys, Seahawks, Packers, Giants and Lions — all sitting this one out. The top five seeds are newcomers, led by the Eagles. They are going...

Matt Ryan leads Falcons back to playoffs despite tough year

Jan. 2, 2018 6:28 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in 10 seasons and still searching for the ultimate prize. Last year's meltdown in the Super Bowl has been well documented with the Atlanta Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead and losing to New England, but Ryan has his team back...