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Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.Ditto for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Both teams are eager to get back on the field tonight after the way they played the last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-17/falcons-bucs-happy-be-short-w
Union plans to appeal Ray Rice's suspension

...left the team last week after sustaining a concussion in the season opener. Arians had said that Abraham, a former Atlanta Falcon, was contemplating retirement. CHARGERS: Running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-15/union-plans-appeal-ray-rices-
Atlanta Falcons haven't pressured quarterbacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When a quarterback drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons, there's no need to worry about getting sacked.Or even taking a hit.The Falcons are the only team in the NFL without a sack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-16/atlanta-falcons-havent-pressu
Despite injuries, Bengals top Falcons 24-10

...Dalton's under-duress passes into big plays on Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons."He yelled out, 'Gio!' and I just opened my eyes," Bernard said. "It's weird. I guess it's a quarterback-running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-14/despite-injuries-bengals-top-
NFL being watched on two other domestic violence cases

...the league's failure to act against domestic violence. CARDINALS: Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham, a former Atlanta Falcon, has left the team and is considering retiring from the game.During a long conversation with coach Bruce Arians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-10/nfl-being-watched-two-other-d
Atlanta Falcons will stick to alternating backs in Week 2

...feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.Now 31 and coming off a disappointing first season with the Atlanta Falcons, Jackson is adopting a new approach.He's still the starter, but Jackson is letting others take multiple turns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-10/atlanta-falcons-will-stick-al
Southern Cal AD Pat Haden fined for confronting officials

...Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this year.The 61-year-old Jones, a former Atlanta Falcons coach who was 36-43 at SMU, didn't elaborate on what those personal issues were. TEXAS: Coach Charlie Strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-08/southern-cal-ad-pat-haden
Devin Hester proves ability to thrive on Falcons offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.Hester persuaded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-08/devin-hester-proves-his-abili
Attendance streak ends for Falcon fan

...enduring streaks in Georgia sports, one that spanned nearly half a century and 30 losing seasons, ended Sunday. Atlanta Falcons superfan and World War II veteran Joe Curtis, who had attended every home game in the team's history, missed the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-09/falcons-fan-attendence-strea
Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints in OT

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.This was probably his best one yet.Throwing for a franchise-record 448 yards and showing some rarely used mobility to keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-07/ryan-bryant-lead-falcons-pas