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The Latest: Giants rookie Barkley tops 1,000 rushing yards

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 2:10 p.m. New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley has passed the 1,000-yard mark. The second overall pick in the draft topped the milestone by breaking a 78-yard touchdown run in the second quarter at Washington to increase the visitors’ lead to 17-0 against … Continue reading The Latest: Giants rookie Barkley tops 1,000 rushing yards

ATLANTA | Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

ATLANTA  — Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for Atlanta’s only … Continue reading ATLANTA | Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman goes on IR with groin injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.— The Atlanta Falcons are placing running back Devonta Freeman on injured reserve with a groin injury. The team made the announcement Tuesday, another major setback in its injury plagued season. One of the NFL’s highest-paid running backs, Freeman is the fifth Atlanta player to go on injured reserve this season. He follows … Continue reading Falcons RB Devonta Freeman goes on IR with groin injury

FLOWERY BRANCH | Falcons RB Freeman cleared to return after missing 3 games

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — Running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared to play after missing three games with a sore right knee, giving the Atlanta Falcons an important boost as they prepare to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Wednesday that Freeman, the team’s leading rusher each of the last three years, has … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH | Falcons RB Freeman cleared to return after missing 3 games

ATLANTA | Dalton’s late TD pass to Green lifts Bengals over Falcons

ATLANTA— Andy Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Dalton moved the Bengals 75 yards in about four minutes. He completed two passes on fourth down to Tyler Boyd, who had 11 catches for 100 … Continue reading ATLANTA | Dalton’s late TD pass to Green lifts Bengals over Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons RB Freeman (knee) out for Sunday’s game vs Carolina

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — The Atlanta Falcons will be missing another key starter for Sunday’s game against Carolina. Two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out after missing the entire week of practice with a knee injury, another blow to a team that was already reeling from injuries to defensive stalwarts Keanu Neal … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons RB Freeman (knee) out for Sunday’s game vs Carolina

PHILADELPHIA | Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs Falcons in season opener

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. “In the best interest of everything about the football team and this decision, Nick Foles … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs Falcons in season opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons’ Blank defends players’ rights in on-field protests

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn’t expecting his players to protest during the national anthem this season. Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to stand for the national anthem. He said … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons’ Blank defends players’ rights in on-field protests