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  1. Falcons not where they want to be yet

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- In a Georgia Dome stairwell, the chant echoed and kept getting louder as more fans got on the steps. "6-0, 6-0, 6-0," more than a few dozen fans yelled repeatedly after the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-20 on Sunday. ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  2. Wrap-up: Falcons 27, Chargers 3

    Pat Yasinskas

    Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 27-3 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday: What it means: This was a huge win on many levels. The Falcons are now 3-0 and in first place in the NFC South. But this one was about a lot more than simply a...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  3. Atlanta's defense winning with swagger

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- They still are wearing disguises -- lots of them -- but the days of the Atlanta Falcons masquerading as a team capable of going deep into the postseason might be ready to end. If you saw Atlanta's defense in Monday night's 27-21 win aga...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  4. Previewing and predicting the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, you already know the Atlanta Falcons aren't predicted to come in fourth, third or second place in the NFC South. They will win the division, according to the consensus of's panel of experts. Here's the link to the Falcons' preview...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  5. Brent Grimes of Atlanta Falcons needs knee surgery, out 'couple' ...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said cornerback Brent Grimes will have minor surgery on his knee on Thursday and will miss a "couple of weeks."

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  6. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: biggest team needs. Atlanta Falcons Perhaps the biggest positive to come out of...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  7. Sean Weatherspoon still not practicing

    Pat Yasinskas

    After taking the weekend off, the Atlanta Falcons were back to practice Monday. But rookie Sean Weatherspoon was not. Weatherspoon has missed the past four games with a knee injury. But coach Mike Smith left the door open for Weatherspoon to retur...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  8. Halftime observations on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- At least for one half, the Atlanta Falcons have been playing the type of game Mike Smith wanted. They're playing well on offense, defense and special teams. They hadn't put all three things together in their first eight games and Smith ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  9. Falcons not content to be 'the best'

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- For the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of talk about "the best team in the National Football Conference." Largely on orders from coach Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons have stayed out of the argument. Now, they can talk -- ju...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  10. Atlanta Falcons mailbag

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for the Atlanta Falcons in our tour of team-by-team mailbags. Eli in Los Angeles writes: What's impressed me most about this Falcon team is the defense. Although I know they allow too much yardage, they have 6 picks, 7 sacks, and are 30% on t...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  11. Mike Smith, Falcons working miracle

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just got off the phone with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and, surprisingly, the topic of football never came up. There was a good reason for that. Smith's got something more important on his plate tonight. He's hosting his second annual Huddle...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  12. Peterson pushing 'the process' in Atlanta

    Pat Yasinskas

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Despite the team's youthful makeover on defense, the Falcons brought in 33-year-old linebacker Mike Peterson to usher along the process of reshaping the unit. Posted by's Pat Yasinsk...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  13. Mailbag: Atlanta Falcons edition

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas The Atlanta Falcons are the final stop on our series of team-by-team mailbags. Matthew in Flowery Branch, Ga., writes: With the current state of the economy, what are the chances that the Atlanta Falcons open ...

    Blog | September 12, 2009
  14. Ryan, Falcons a wish come true

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Take a look at this video and tell me the Atlanta Falcons aren't a likeable football team. Even if you don't root for them, you have to respect the Falcons. The video, produced by, pretty mu...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  15. Very special Father's Day for Falcons' Nicholas

    Pat Yasinskas

    David Stluka/Getty Images Linebacker Stephen Nicholas will be able to concentrate on winning a starting job. Posted by's Pat Yasinskas FLOWERY BRANCH, GA. -- Stephen Nicholas' arms wer...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  16. Falcons finding right blend on defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Dale Zanine/US PRESSWIRE, Paul Abell/Getty Images, David Stluka/Getty Images Peria Jerry, William Moore and Stephen Nicholas are among the young defenders Atlanta coach Mike Smith will be counting on this ...

    Blog | May 15, 2009