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Falcons coach Mike Smith addressing the local media on Monday after going to the hospital with chest pains in Charlotte. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/ FLOWERY BRANCH — After putting the team through a brisk 40-minute walk-through practice, Falcons head coach Mike Smith addressed his health on Monday night. ON HIS VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL: I want to say that after the game, I wasn’t feeling very well and our medical staff said that we’re going to take the necessary precautions and advised me to go to the hospital there in Charlotte. We went to the hospital, we ran some tests, ended up having some evaluations done and I came home this morning. I got home early this morning and you know, really, I don’t want to get into any of the specifics and I hope you guys understand that. I’m kind of embarrassed to have to even be talking about it. That’s what I don’t really want to talk about. What I’d prefer to talk about is the way our guys played in the second …

Falcons rally past Panthers for crucial win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. There were no shortage of kudos handed out in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room following their 31-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Most of Atlanta's roster was responsible for overcoming a 16-point deficit and earning a crucial victory that keeps them on the positive side of the NFC playoff picture. There was quarterback Matt...

Falcons coach Smith hospitalized

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had a health scare on the team plane after Sunday's 31-23 win over the Carolina Panthers. "Following the Falcons game vs. Carolina today, head coach Mike Smith was transported to a hospital in Charlotte for a non-emergency matter," the team released in a statement. "Coach Smith is resting comfortably, his tests reaffirmed his health...

Atlanta Falcons team report: Mike Smith assures team he's fine

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Video: Falcons rally to beat Panthers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter takes a look at how the Falcons rallied past the Panthers to win 31-23, improving their record to 8-5. –D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog Get instant updates on Twitter at AJCFalcons and you can join the Facebook Fan page at AJC Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons Overcome Rough First Half, Beat Panthers 31-23

             Today the Atlanta Falcons traveled to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers. The first quarter of play was full of promise for the Falcons, as the team’s second drive of the game went 63 yards and ended on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White, which gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead with 5:29 left...

Hot Read: A Tale of Two Halves

Falcons WR Julio Jones stretches for the endzone The Atlanta Falcons game against the rival Carolina Panthers  this Sunday was actually two games within a game.  The Falcons came out in the first half and managed only one good drive while the Panthers were able to put together several scoring drives of their own.  The defense for the Falcons could do nothing to stop the Cam Newton...

Falcons coach checked out at hospital for 'non-emergency matter'

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith was expected to return to Atlanta on Sunday night after being examined in a Charlotte hospital.

Mike Smith cleared at Charlotte-area hospital after suspected heart attack

After the Falcons pulled off a come-from-behind win over the Panthers, Atlanta coach Mike Smith gave the franchise a much bigger scare. Smith ended up at a Charlotte-area hospital after becoming ill on the team plane.  He was checked for a possible heart attack. “It was not a heart attack,” G.M. Thomas Dimitroff told Peter…

Falcons' Smith back in Atlanta, expected at afternoon meetings

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is back home and expected to attend meetings Monday after being taken to the hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

M. Basketball. Catching Up With...Matt Harpring

Long before "Matty Ice" -- the nickname for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan -- was thrilling Atlanta crowds, there was another Matt in Atlanta with ice water running through his veins that was bringing fans to their feet.
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