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  1. Time for Falcons to win playoff game

    Pat Yasinskas

    The question has become so prevalent that the answer has gotten lost in the shuffle. "When will the Atlanta Falcons win a playoff game?" is the question that's been building since soon after coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan arrived in t...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  2. Quick Take: Seahawks at Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five things to know about Sunday's Seattle Seahawks-Atlanta Falcons game at the Georgia Dome: 1. Red-hot Seahawks: For the third straight season, the Falcons could be facing an opponent that's peaking at the right time. Last season, Atlanta lost t...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  3. Call it: Best matchup for Falcons?

    Pat Yasinskas

    We still don't know who the Atlanta Falcons will face when they host a divisional playoff game Jan. 13. But the list has been narrowed to three teams. The No. 1 Falcons could face the Washington Redskins, the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 31-18 victory against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night at Ford Field: What it means: The Falcons improved to 13-2 and clinched the home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. I know what you're thinking...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  5. Resilient Falcons have chance to soar

    Pat Yasinskas

    Somewhere in the process -- and I can't put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But "the process" Smith talked so much about in his ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: Throwbacks bring good luck: Team marketing departments love throwback uniforms because they create more merchandise to sell. Some coaches also love the throwback uniforms because they believe they bring good...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  7. Falcons, Saints should use caution

    Pat Yasinskas

    If we've learned anything about Sean Payton and Mike Smith this season, it's that neither coach likes to use the brakes. Whether it's Payton leaving Drew Brees in during a blowout win against the Falcons on Monday night or Smith going for it on fo...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  8. Live from the Georgia Dome

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA - I'm at the Georgia Dome, which is pretty close to empty, but that will change in a few hours. I'll be back with the inactives roughly 90 minutes before kickoff. But let's get ready for the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonvill...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  9. Smith takes blame for Atlanta's offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA - For one of the few times since he's been the coach of the Falcons, Mike Smith was put on the hot seat as he addressed the media after Sunday night's 25-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Actually, it came in the wee hours of Monday mornin...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. Packers have put the Falcons in a rut

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- That playoff game the Atlanta Falcons lost in January is still going on. It has lingered through a lockout and a lackluster first four games. It dragged on even further Sunday night as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Falcons 25-14 at...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Atlanta Falcons looking to explode

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Two months have passed since a disappointing playoff exit and Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is still looking back at what happened in a home loss to the Green Bay Packers. That might be the best or the only way to move forward. I...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  12. Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith gets three-year extension

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mike Smith, who's had a winning season in each of his three years as Falcons coach and has taken Atlanta to the playoffs twice, signed a three-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  13. Atlanta's 'process' still not finished

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Their season is over. That "process" that the Atlanta Falcons always talk about? Well, we found out Saturday night that it's far from complete. After showing signs (a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs) all season that ...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  14. Rapid reaction: Falcons 27, Packers 24

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas The Atlanta Falcons turned a corner today. They went into Lambeau Field and beat the Green Bay Packers. That's a whole lot more significant than previous victories against Detroit and Kansas City. The victory means ...

    Blog | October 05, 2008
  15. Yasinskas: Team-by-team decision-makers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a team-by-team look at who carries the power in NFL personnel decisions.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008