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Atlanta Falcons: National Football League franchise in Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. The Falcons compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League (AFL).


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Matt Ryan to headline USA TODAY High School Sports Awards in Atlanta

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be the featured speaker at the inaugural USA TODAY High School Sports Awards in Atlanta on May 11. - Published

New Orleans Saints clinch NFC South title with Thanksgiving win over Atlanta Falcons

The New Orleans Saints clinched a third consecutive NFC South title with their Thanksgiving night win over the Atlanta Falcons. - Published

Taysom Hill has blocked punt, two touchdowns in Saints' game vs. Falcons on Thanksgiving

The New Orleans Saints' dynamic Taysom Hill is serving up a heaping helping of big plays against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving night. - Published

Ryan, Brees discuss Atlanta win over New Orleans

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Former NFLer has no regrets about football career he says may have led to ALS

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Tim Green: Coping with the ALS he thinks was caused by the game he loves

The former Syracuse standout and Atlanta Falcon never shied away from acknowledging the dangers of football. Now, over 20 years after "60 Minutes" first met him, Green is suffering from a fatal ailment..
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New England Patriots acquire receiver Mohamed Sanu from Atlanta Falcons

The New England Patriots acquired Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round draft pick. Sano has 33 catches and a TD this season. - Published

Rams rout reeling Falcons in Jalen Ramsey's first game after trade

The Rams broke a three-game slide by coming on strong against a Falcons team that can't seem to find its footing this season. - Published

Falcons' missed extra point secures second consecutive win for Cardinals

Matt Bryant missed an extra point for the Falcons that would have tied the game, and the Cardinals escaped with a victory. - Published

Texans WR Keke Coutee calls Falcons' defense 'pretty basic'

After a lopsided 53-32 loss against the Texans, Houston's players pointed out flaws in the defense of the Atlanta Falcons. - Published

Titans find spark from Marcus Mariota, A.J. Brown to down Falcons

The Titans' offense got out of a rut thanks to big efforts from Marcus Mariota and A.J. Brown in a win over the Falcons. - Published

Julio Jones' late TD scorches battered Eagles in Falcons' thrilling win

The Eagles mounted a late push to conquer the Falcons, but Atlanta converted a fourth-and-3 on a long TD to Julio Jones for the decisive lead. - Published

Fantasy football: Antonio Brown is back and atop Week 2 WR rankings

Patriots WR Antonio Brown will play this week vs. Miami and is in line for a huge debut; Falcons' Matt Ryan rises to QB2 vs. Eagles. - Published

Former NFL player Tim Green: Coping with ALS

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Denver Broncos kick off NFL preseason with win over Atlanta Falcons in Hall of Fame Game

Hours after visiting a hospital, new Denver Broncos Vic Fangio coach won a football game, beating the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game. - Published

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NFL preseason kickoff: Broncos vs. Falcons Hall of Fame Game time, TV info, what to watch for

The NFL preseason is ready to begin. The Falcons and Broncos kick things off Thursday in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. - Published

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The Atlanta Falcons are facing questions after hiring former University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin for a guest assistant role during training camp. - Published

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