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2012 will hold a lot surprises for the Falcons, but one thing is virtually guaranteed: White will be the all-time pass catcher in Atlanta Falcon history.
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The Atlanta Falcons have lost cornerback Brent Grimes to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.
Grimes went out in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 40-24 win at Kansas City in the season opener. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday the cornerback will need surgery, costing Atlanta one of its best defensive backs.
Grimes was a Pro Bowler in the 2010 season and got the franchise...
The Atlanta Falcons signed cornerback Dominique Franks and waived-injured wide receiver Tim Toone Thursday. Franks was selected as a fifth round draft choice (135th overall) by the Falcons in the 2010 NFL Draft.
In two seasons, the 6-0, 197-pound defensive back recorded 22 tackles (14 solo) with three interceptions and six passes defensed. Last season, Franks posted 20 tackles...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones lived up to expectations in Week 1, physically dominating an injury-ravaged Chiefs secondary for six catches, 108 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Matt Ryan went to Jones early and often, hitting him three times on the opening drive. The second-year receiver is going to be a tough cover every week, especially with Roddy White on the other side and...
As we close in on the season opener for the Falcons one thing is crystal clear. Both the Falcons and the Chiefs will rely heavily on their young players to get the job done. Not only are they being relied upon, but these young players are going to make their presences felt in a big way on Sunday.
Ready to make an impact for the Falcons
For Atlanta it all starts on the defensive...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and the Atlanta Falcons pounded the short-handed Chiefs 40-24 on Sunday.
Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores.
The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defense missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended...
Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a calf injury.
Grimes left in the fourth quarter and did not return. It was unclear which calf the six-year veteran injured.
The Falcons used their franchise tag on the Grimes in the offseason. Source: Sports Network Attached Thumbnails
Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes, a 2010 Pro-Bowler whom the Falcons
used their franchise tag upon this past offseason, was placed on
the injured reserve list and will miss the rest of the season, head
coach Mike Smith said on Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. When all you've got in the fridge is a pack of bologna, a loaf of bread and a 4-month-old jar of mayo, it's a little tough to make filet mignon.
The NFL is a filet mignon league. Roddy White and Julio Jones are filet mignon receivers. Tony Gonzalez is the filet mignon of tight ends.
You're trotting out Jacques Reeves.
Matt Ryan is a filet mignon quarterback...
There is talk every season about which coaches are on the hot seat. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said you can leave his coach, Mike Smith, off that list.
Hes not on any hot seat, Blank told SN correspondent D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Coach Smith, he and Thomas (general manager Dimitroff), I particularly feel really blessedand I dont...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Julio Jones hauled in six balls for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Tony Gonzalez caught a touchdown pass against his former team for the Falcons (1-0), who were eliminated in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs by...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Returning to the city where he began his career as the most prolific tight end receiver in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez rolled into Arrowhead Stadium and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a decisive 40-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Gonzalez spent 12 seasons with the Chiefs and became the franchise's leading receiver, but was traded to the Falcons in...
Week One: Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs
Final Score: ATL 40, KC 24
Matt Ryan: 23-31, 299 passing yards, 3 TD passes - Matt Cassel: 21-33, 258 yards passing, 1 TD pass, 2 INT’s
Micheal Turner: 11 carries, 32 yards rushing - Matt Ryan: 3 carries, 25 yards, 1 TD - Jamaal Charles: 16 carries, 87 yards rushing - S. Draughn: 6 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD
After Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs head into Buffalo next Sunday with a few items that need some corrective measures. But one of them isn't at the quarterback position.