Ryan, Darnold both sharp as Jets beat Falcons 22-10
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season.
Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and...
Falcons agree to 1-year deal with WR Justin Hardy
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Justin Hardy.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Andy Levitre; G Ben Garland; G Zane Beadles; RB Tevin Coleman; DE Derrick Shelby; DE Bruce Irvin; DT Terrell McClain; CB Justin Bethel; CB...
Tampa, Fla. — Devonta Freeman rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown to help the Atlanta Falcons stay close in the tight NFC South race with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
Freeman scored on a 32-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, restoring a 10-point lead for the Falcons (9-5), who then barely hung on to win for the fifth time in six games and remain one game behind New Orleans and Carolina in the division standings.
Trufant won’t play vs Vikings; Falcons do get Poole back
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant is sidelined with a concussion and won't play Sunday when the Falcons host Minnesota.
Coach Dan Quinn has ruled Trufant out, but the Falcons (7-4) got some good news Friday when cornerback Brian Poole was upgraded as a limited participant after missing the first two days of practice this week with a back injury.
Trufant and Poole both left in the second quarter of last week's win over Tampa Bay and did not return.
Falcons have help at other positions if again thin at WR
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — A bye week has provided no assurance Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will have all his wide receivers healthy for Sunday's game against Miami.
Julio Jones getting plenty of help in Falcons’ passing game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones is still Atlanta's go-to receiver.
No doubt about that.
But Jones has been getting plenty of help in the Falcons' passing game.
Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy have bulked up a receiving group that, beyond Jones, was a big question mark at the start of the season.
Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are frequent targets. Tight ends Jacob Tamme, Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo have chipped in as well.
Falcons use deflected TD pass to beat Raiders 35-28
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a day dominated by the offenses, a fortunate bounce was the difference.
Justin Hardy caught a deflected 8-yard touchdown pass to break a tie midway through the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Oakland Raiders 35-28 on Sunday.