Found January 01, 2012 on FalcFans:
Jones stiff arms a defender The Falcons put a beatdown on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning 45-24, but went up 42 points in the first half before the Bucs finally got on the board. The Falcons finish the year 10-6 and will earn the fifth seed in NFC playoffs, and will be set to play the winner of tonight’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game in the opening round of the playoffs. Matt Ryan led the way, going 6 of 9 for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns before getting pulled late in the second quarter. Ryan finishes the year with 4,177 yards, the most ever for a Falcons passer and also had 29 touchdowns, the third highest total and his own career high. Chris Redman subbed in and passed for 71 yards, while completing 7 of 12 pass attempts. He also had an interception. Michael Turner led rushers with 172 yards on 17 carries and 2 scores. He finishes the year with 1,340 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Jacquizz Rodgers added 8 carries for 24 yards and a touchdown and Jason  Snelling had 9 carri...

Gonzalez signs one-year extension with Falcons

ATLANTA The Atlanta Falcons have numerous difficult decisions to make in the coming offseason regarding free agents, but they made what must have been an easy one with Sunday's announcement that future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez had agreed to a one-year contract extension. FOX's Jay Glazer reported that the deal was worth 7 million. The Falcons have among the...

Gonzalez signs one-year extension

The Falcons announced that tight end Tony Gonzalez will be returning to Atlanta after signing a one-year contract extension today. ESPN reports that the deal is worth $7 million. Gonzalez’s contract expired at the end of this year, and there had been talks of potential retirement after last season. But he has decided not to hang up his cleats quite yet by returning to the Falcons...

Falcons obliterate Tampa Bay

The Falcons did their damage early, building a 42-0 lead then cruising to a 45-24 win over the Buccaneers. Fantasy Spin: Matt Ryan had only 106 yards and 2 TDs before he was pulled when the game got out of hand. The day belonged to Michael Turner, who torched the Buccaneer run D for 172 yards and 2 scored. Julio Jones was also strong, with 76 yards and 2 TDs on 4 catches. Roddy White...

Falcons' Gonzalez signs 1-year extension (AP)

Record-setting tight end Tony Gonzalez has signed a one-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The 35-year-old Gonzalez is second on the NFL's receptions list with 1,148 catches, trailing only Jerry Rice. He is the first tight end, and 13th player in NFL history, to have over 13,000 yards receiving and holds nearly every NFL mark for the position.

Falcons' Gonzalez to play at least one more year

ATLANTA (AP) -- Record-setting tight end Tony Gonzalez has signed a one-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons sign TE Gonzalez to one-year extension

The Falcons have signed tight end Tony Gonzalez to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

Falcons coach hopes to learn from playoff failures

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be "growing experiences" that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants. With Smith in his first season as coach and Matt Ryan starting as a rookie...
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