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Falcons climb to first place despite losing record

...Four of their last six games are at the Georgia Dome.But there's more bad news on the injury front. Running back Antone Smith, a special teams ace and tied for the team lead with five touchdowns, is out for the year after breaking his right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-17/falcons-climb-first-place-des
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is taking the vocal lead

...receiver Roddy White were selected on offense, Paul Worrilow and Jonathan Babineaux from defense, and Eric Weems and Antone Smith on special teams. Those six players will wear a "C'' on their jerseys the rest of the season. ... Receivers Harry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-12/atlanta-quarterback-matt-ryan
Flacco, Ryan set for rare meeting

...stuff, and the guys have stepped up and played well," right guard Marshal Yanda said.RUNNING WILD: Atlanta rookie Antone Smith has totaled 255 yards on his five touchdowns, including a 41-yard reception from Ryan last week in a 27-13 loss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-18/flacco-ryan-set-rare-meeting
Falcons coach 'frustrated' by struggles

...of Kroy Biermann. Offensively, the most pressing issue is figuring out a way to get more touches for running back Antone Smith, who has scored five touchdowns this season ? all on plays of at least 38 yards.The Falcons next travel to Baltimore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-13/falcons-coach-frustrated-stru
Jay Cutler leads road-warrior Bears past Falcons

...tie the game late in the third quarter.But the Atlanta comeback, highlighted by yet another long scoring play for Antone Smith, was deceiving.The Bears dominated most of the way, outgaining the Falcons in total yards (478-287) and controlling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-12/jay-cutler-leads-road-warrior
Falcons lose three linemen in defeat

...injured in the third.Atlanta rallied from a 13-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a 28-27 lead on Antone Smith's 48-yard touchdown run.Teddy Bridgewater completed 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards before leaving late with an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-29/falcons-lose-three-linemen-de
Running game has improved for the Atlanta Falcons

...with the St. Louis Rams. That has taken a bit of getting used to, but he seems accepting of his new role.Rodgers, Antone Smith and rookie Devonta Freeman all provide a change of pace to the lumbering Jackson, an element the Falcons are determined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-24/running-game-has-improved-atl
Rookie's TD catch caps Giants rally vs. Falcons

...end their woes away from home.Matt Ryan and his makeshift offensive line had a 10-point third-quarter lead after Antone Smith scored, the defense was holding Eli Manning and the Giants in check and the special teams even contributed a few points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-05/rookies-td-catch-caps-giants-
Falcons looking to get ball in hands of 'explosive' back Antone Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only two NFL running backs have more touchdowns than Atlanta's Antone Smith.The mystery is why Smith hasn't had more chances to add to his total.Among Falcons running backs, Steven Jackson, Jacquizz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-09/falcons-looking-get-ball-hand
Atlanta Falcons will stick to alternating backs in Week 2

...prepare to visit Cincinnati (1-0) this weekend, Jackson likes how Jacquizz Rodgers, rookie Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith are helping him complement the game plan."Each guy has earned his carries and his playing time," Jackson said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-10/atlanta-falcons-will-stick-al