Atlanta Falcons

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

1-Yard Touchdown Doesn't Go Over Well With Falcons Coach

Up 24 points, Saints players went against coach to score one more after being told to take a knee

(Newser) - The Atlanta Falcons fired coach Arthur Smith hours after the team lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night, the AP reports. Smith went 7-10 in each of his three seasons with the team and couldn't lift the team out of its playoff drought. His termination came hours...

Falcons Player Suspended for Betting on NFL Games

Calvin Ridley defends himself on Twitter

(Newser) - For endangering the integrity of the sport by betting on games, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been suspended by the NFL for at least the next season, the AP reports. Ridley won’t play in 2022 and there is no guarantee for the NFL future of the player...

NFL Player Is Sidelined to Focus on Mental Health

Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons is stepping away from the game

(Newser) - Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley says he's stepping away from football, at least temporarily, to focus on his mental health. Ridley was a last-minute scratch from Sunday's game against Carolina, the second game he's missed this season for what the team would only describe as a personal...

False COVID Alarm: NFL Team Shuts Facility, Then Reopens

Indianapolis Colts had multiple false positives

(Newser) - The NFL's COVID roller coaster played out in Indianapolis on Friday, as the Colts closed their practice facility after multiple positive tests, only to reopen it hours later when those tests were re-run and found to be false positives, reports USA Today . The scare came after four people in...

Georgia Dome Set for Implosion Early Monday
One of Our Biggest Domed
Stadiums Just Imploded

One of Our Biggest Domed Stadiums Just Imploded

Georgia Dome is gone after a controlled destruction

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta. Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday at 7:30am, per the AP . People gathered at windows of tall office...

Brady, Patriots Complete Wild Comeback for Super Bowl Win

The Patriots trailed by as many as 25 points

(Newser) - Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches, the AP reports. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime—the first in Super Bowl history—...

Georgia Sheriff Requests 4-Hour Break From Crime

All in the name of Super Bowl LI

(Newser) - A Georgia sheriff's office would really appreciate it if the population it serves could manage to refrain from criminal activity during Sunday night's Super Bowl. In a cheeky Facebook post , the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office explains "we all want to witness history here in Georgia this...

Gambler Uses Phone App to Bet $1.1M on Falcons

Patriots are favored by 3 points in the game

(Newser) - It's one thing to pull for the underdog. It's another to bet $1.1 million that they'll cover the spread in the year's biggest NFL game. Sportsbook operator CG Technology took that bet from an unnamed customer Friday, someone who thinks the Atlanta Falcons will either...

So Who's Going to Win the Super Bowl?
So Who's Going to
Win the Super Bowl?
The Rundown

So Who's Going to Win the Super Bowl?

The experts are giving the edge to the New England Patriots

(Newser) - A lot of people don't know this, but there'll be an NFL football game played tomorrow amidst all the exciting Super Bowl commercials. It's true! Super Bowl LI is a showdown between the New England Patriots, who are seemingly here every other year and only lost two...

One Super Bowl Entrant Is Set
After 2 Blowouts,
the Super Bowl Is Set

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the...

Anti-Gay Bill Could Cost Atlanta a Super Bowl

NFL warns it will look at local, state laws to make sure they're non-discriminatory

(Newser) - The Atlanta Falcons have a new stadium under construction and hopes of landing future Super Bowls, but if Georgia House Bill 757 is signed into law, the Georgia capital may never nab the big game, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The so-called "Religious Freedom Bill," which would give religious...

Rob Ford's Latest Transgression: Seat Stealer

And he ate chicken wings in it...

(Newser) - Another week, another Rob Ford dust-up : The embattled Toronto mayor attended a Buffalo Bills-Atlanta Falcons game at Toronto's Rogers Centre last night, where he showed up after kickoff then promptly stole Matt Mays' seat, according to none other than Matt Mays. The musician tells the National Post that he...

Guy Exonerated in Rape Case Gets 2nd Shot at NFL Dream

Brian Banks signed by Atlanta Falcons

(Newser) - Brian Banks was a 16-year-old top college football prospect back in 2002, but the linebacker's dreams of someday playing with the NFL were dashed when a classmate falsely accused him of rape. He was sent to prison for five years, but finally had his name cleared last year after...

49ers, Ravens Go to Super Bowl

San Francisco overcomes 17-point deficit to beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24

(Newser) - After last night's wins, the 49ers and Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl. And this year's will be filled with firsts—and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other...

Falcons Fan Stabbed in Ruckus Outside Stadium

Man in stable condition, allegedly argued with 3 49ers fans

(Newser) - An Atlanta Falcons fan has been hospitalized after being stabbed after last night's home loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The attack followed an argument with a man and two women rooting for the 49ers, witnesses tell Fox 5 . One of the three cut the throat of the victim,...

Cops Bust Falcons' Turner Driving 97mph, Hand Him DUI

Maybe he celebrated MNF win too hard?

(Newser) - First, Michael Turner ran all over Peyton Manning's Broncos .* Then, he ran all over the speed limit. The running back found himself in jail this morning, after cops pulled him over a little after 4am, going 97mph in a 65 zone, TMZ reports. The 30-year-old was then booked...

New York Giants Rout Atlanta Falcons in NFC Wild Card Game
 Giants Rout Falcons, 24-2 

Giants Rout Falcons, 24-2

New York's defense stifles hapless Atlanta in wild-card game

(Newser) - Even Eli Manning's feet are dangerous. Manning punctuated his best pro season today by throwing for three touchdowns and scrambling for a 14-yard gain that woke up New York's offense. He sparked the Giants to a 24-2 rout of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game, his...

Green Bay Routs Atlanta; Steelers Beat Ravens
Green Bay Routs Atlanta;
Steelers Beat Ravens
nfl playoffs

Green Bay Routs Atlanta; Steelers Beat Ravens

Both move on to their conference championship games

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are moving on in the NFL playoffs:
  • The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-24 despite trailing 21-7 at halftime. As bad as Pittsburgh was in the first half, the Ravens were worse in the second. Pittsburgh scored three times on three Baltimore turnovers,

BET's Michael Vick Project a Little Too Redemptive

Redemption is there in spades, but little talk of horrid crime

(Newser) - Critics agree BET's The Michael Vick Project is conveniently focused more on the NFL star's comeback than on the horrid crime that laid him low in the first place. Still, some find the 8-episode "quasi-documentary" appealing:
  • Vick presents himself as reformed, Robert Lloyd writes in the Los Angeles Times

Vick Vows He 'Won't Disappoint'

QB: 'I'm glad to have a second chance'

(Newser) - Michael Vick says he “won’t disappoint” as a player for of the Eagles, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. “I’m glad to have an opportunity at a second chance,” said the convicted felon and newly signed quarterback. He said at a press conference today he had...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
Most Read on Newser