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FILE - Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn., in this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo. The New York Jets interviewed Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, for their head coaching vacancy. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach

Jan. 15, 2021 9:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have chosen offense and youth as the calling cards of their new coach. Atlanta agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to become the team's head coach. Smith, only 38, has no experience as a head coach. The Falcons' last...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) congratulates Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) after an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Falcons interview Saints' Fontenot for Atlanta GM position

Jan. 6, 2021 7:34 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons conducted a virtual interview for general manager Wednesday with New Orleans Saints executive Terry Fontenot. The Falcons are seeking a replacement for longtime GM Thomas Dimitroff, who was fired along with coach Dan Quinn after the team began the season with...

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, hugs head coach Raheem Morris before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Falcons interview Rams' Holmes, Colts' Brown in GM search

Jan. 5, 2021 5:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed two directors of college scouting, Brad Holmes of the Los Angeles Rams and Morocco Brown of the Indianapolis Colts, for their general manager position. The Falcons announced Tuesday they conducted virtual interviews with Holmes and Brown. Atlanta is...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Falcons interview Chiefs' Eric Bieniemy, 49ers' Robert Saleh

Jan. 4, 2021 10:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons accelerated their search for a new coach on the first day of their offseason by interviewing Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris interviewed on Friday. The team was 4-7...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Brady throws for 4 TDs, Bucs pull away from Falcons 44-27

Jan. 3, 2021 6:22 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heating up at the right time. Hardly surprising where Brady is concerned. The six-time Super Bowl champion threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns Sunday, helping the playoff-bound Bucs clinch the fifth seed in the NFC with a 44-27 regular...

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) is pushed out of bounds by New York Giants free safety Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NFL chooses 11 players for international pathway program

Jan. 1, 2021 12:39 PM EST

The NFL has chosen 11 athletes from nine countries to compete for a spot in the 2021 International Player Pathway Program. Instituted in 2017, the program aims to provide elite international athletes an opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve their skills, and possibly earn a spot on an a team roster....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)

Red-hot Buccaneers not looking past Falcons to playoffs

Dec. 31, 2020 6:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians is not ready to reflect on the challenge of transforming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. With the 68-year-old coach and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leading the way, the Bucs (10-5) are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. They enter...

Atlanta Falcons place kicker Younghoe Koo (7) is consoled by teammate Isaiah Oliver after missing a 39-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Falcons 17-14. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Koo's miss adds to Falcons' long list of ways to lose games

Dec. 28, 2020 5:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons keep finding new ways to lose. Sunday’s 17-14 defeat at Kansas City ended with an unlikely source of frustration. Younghoe Koo, who had missed just once this season and had made 27 consecutive field goals, sliced a 39-yard attempt that would have sent the game to...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Armani Watts (23) reacts after Atlanta Falcons place kicker Younghoe Koo, right) missed a 39-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Falcons 17-14. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Falcons watch near-perfect Koo miss costly FG in loss to KC

Dec. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The one thing the Atlanta Falcons could count on all season was Younghoe Koo. There had been games their offense let them down. Or their defense blew a lead. Yet their kicker had been just about perfect, making every field-goal attempt but one while earning an unlikely but...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is tackled by Atlanta Falcons Foyesade Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chiefs clinch No. 1 seed when Falcons' Koo misses late FG

Dec. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All season, the prolific Kansas City offense had been putting the Chiefs in position to capture the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. It took their defense — and some good fortune — to finally clinch it. Patrick Mahomes threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson...