Prepare for the Falcons' defense
The Falcons defense is nothing to over look as they enter the post-season.
The Falcons 'battled' for this opportunity
The Atlanta Falcons are the only returning NFC team in the playoffs and QB Matt Ryan credits the team's character.
Division games are always a battle
The Falcons are expecting a battle when they go down to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers.
Freeman's on a roll
Runningbacks Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman know whoever has the "hot hand" should stay on the field.
Quinn: Freeman is a 'significant factor' for the Falcons
Dan Quinn gives recognition to the front office on completing RB Devonta Freeman's contract and states that Freeman is 'one of the guys.'
Ryan: Our Supporting Cast Has Been Great
QB Matt Ryan talked at length about the talent of his supporting cast
The Learning Never Stops
Safety Ricardo Allen said the guys on the team often get together outside of the facility to not only go over film, but spend time bonding
Freeman: I've Had This Vision Since Day 1
RB Devonta Freeman said he's had this vision since Day 1 and believes the sky is the limit for this Atlanta Falcons team
Can't Miss Play: Aaron Rodgers Intercepted
Falcons safety Ricardo Allen intercepts Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Hail Mary gone wrong.
2012 Falcons vs 2016 Falcons
WR Julio Jones compares the difference between the 2012 Atlanta Falcons that made it to the NFC Championship and the 2016 Atlanta Falcons that will be playing in the NFC Championship this Sunday.
Improved Speed on D Helping Falcons Prep for GB
The Falcons have played faster on defense the past couple of weeks, and the improved speed is helping as the team prepares for Green Bay's mobile quarterback, Aaron Rodgers
Matt Ryan's Leadership Makes Him Unique
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has shown his leadership qualities since Day 1, according to Julio Jones
Ryan: This Week is About Personal Improvement
Matt Ryan said this week is about personal improvement, finding a handful of things that each individual can do better
What's the Benefit of Having a Bye Week?
Safety Ricardo Allen said having a bye week gives the team an opportunity to get healthy and spend extra time in the film room
Falcons 'Fired Up' to Take on Saints
The Falcons will get a chance to improve their NFC South record on Monday night when they take on the New Orleans Saints and head coach Dan Quinn said his team is “fired up” to hit the road again
Trufant: We are Going to Bounce Back
CB Desmond Trufant said he's confident his team will bounce back from Sunday's loss, saying they will turn their attention to the film as they move forward
Robinson Sees Coaching in Julio's Future
WR Aldrick Robinson spoke highly of Julio Jones' leadership saying his ability to take command is impressive and he sees a future coach in him
How Will Falcons' D Stop Winston, Martin?
Safety Ricardo Allen provided insight on what his defense needs to do to stop Jameis Winston and the rest of the Bucs' offense
Falcons' Secondary Ready for the Test
In the second year of head coach Dan Quinn's defense, Atlanta's secondary is more comfortable and confident. S Ricardo Allen says his group is ready to compete with the best
Who Will Shine on Thursday Night?
Thursday's preseason finale allows players one last chance to showcase their game before roster cuts and practice squad decisions are made
Freeman Not Settling for Anything But the Best
RB Devonta Freeman talked to AtlantaFalcons.com about his expectations going into his third season, and he’s expecting nothing but the best from himself and his teammates
DiMarco, Falcons to "Keep Plugging Along"
FB Patrick DiMarco said he's excited about where his team is headed, although a lot of work is still to be done in the upcoming week as Atlanta prepares for final preseason game
McKissic: I Try to Turn Nothing to Something
WR J.D. McKissic had another strong performance on Thursday night where he returned two kicks for 79 yards
What Will You See From Vic Beasley on Thursday?
Head coach Dan Quinn said he anticipates full participation from Vic Beasley, Jr. on Thursday against the Miami Dolphins
Matt Ryan: It's All About Improving Each Week
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wants his team to continue to build upon their performances each week, especially after a strong performance in Week 2
Offensive Line Plays Sets the Tone for Falcons
QB Matt Ryan said in Thursday's win over the Browns, the offensive line set the tone for the offense, especially setting up guys like Devonta Freeman
Allen: We Finished on All Cylinders
Safety Ricardo Allen said Atlanta finished on all cylinders on Thursday night, and that's what the team is focused on moving forward
Freeney on the Pass Rush: 'We're Coming Along'
DE Dwight Freeney saw his first action as a Falcon on Thursday and was impressed with his teammates efforts in the pass rush, saying the unit is making strides
Falcons' Offense Looking to Make Strides in Week 2
QB Matt Ryan said the first preseason game allowed him to "knock the rust off" and he and his offense are concentrated on building upon their performance last week
Worrilow: Watching Rookie LBs 'Finish' is Awesome
LB Paul Worrilow was impressed with the way Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell finished in their first preseason game, as both continue to make their presence known
Which Falcon Could Race Usain Bolt?
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was asked which player on his team would be best suited to race Usain Bolt
McKissic Revels in Special Play, Special Day
It's the dream of every rookie to wear the uniform and step on an NFL field for the first time. Few could imagine what undrafted Arkansas State product J.D. McKissic would do with that opportunity.
Matthews: O-line Heading in Right Direction
As the first preseason game of 2016 looms, the Falcons' offensive line is heading in the right direction thanks to hard work and the leadership of Alex Mack, left tackle Jake Matthews said
Neal Learning Importance of Grit From Chancellor
Rookie safety Keanu Neal was invited to train with Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor prior to XFINITY Training Camp and the youngster was taught several valuable lessons that he's already putting into place
Quinn: Allen Has Put in Work to Make Impact
His first season at safety was a successful one, but Ricardo Allen is set to break out in 2016, according to head coach Dan Quinn, because of his extreme work ethic and embracing a leadership role
Falcons' Secondary 'Putting in the Work'
Atlanta's defensive backs have been focused on perfecting the details, starting with communication and it’s paying off as the unit has looked sharp through the first part of XFINITY Training Camp
Toughness on Display During First Block of Camp
The first phase of 2016 XFINITY Training Camp is in the books and head coach Dan Quinn was pleased with the effort and focus of his team during each session
Julio Impressed With Hardy's Confidence
In just his second year in the NFL, Justin Hardy has shown he's got the mindset in place to be successful in the league, catching the attention of Pro Bowl WR Julio Jones
Neal's Physical Style of Play 'Coming to Life'
Rookie safety Keanu Neal has the potential to be the thumper Atlanta is longing for, and head coach Dan Quinn says he's off to a good start
Comfort in System Helped Ryan Improve
The offseason was one of focused improvement for quarterback Matt Ryan as his comfort in Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system allowed him to know exactly where his attention needed to be
Offensive Arsenal Advancing with Coleman, Freeman
Matt Ryan is impressed so far with RBs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman catching passes out of the backfield, and so is their head coach as he looks to feature the backs plenty in 2016
Are Falcons Still Interested in Dwight Freeney?
DE Dwight Freeney made a visit to Atlanta during the offseason, but nothing came of it. Now with three open roster spots as camp gets started, could the Falcons still be considering the vet?
Turner Looks to Ward to Push Top RBs
He's the smaller, unnoticed running back who quietly does his job with big heart. That job for Terron Ward is to push Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman to be even better in 2016.
Campbell Soaking in Knowledge from Babs, Vets
There's plenty of experience on the defensive side of the ball and rookie LB De'Vondre Campbell is taking advantage of it by picking the brains of veterans like DT Jonathan Babineaux
Morgan Excited to Have Schweitzer in the Mix
Fans may not have a big pile of expectations for a sixth-round rookie offensive lineman, but offensive line coach Chris Morgan sure does as he sees the versatility Wes Schweitzer has
Coleman's Challenges Have Inspired Growth
A tough rookie year is in the rearview mirror for running back Tevin Coleman. Running backs coach Bobby Turner has seen a lot of maturity from him and expects big things from the second-year player.
DiMarco Offers 'Big-Time Plus' to Run Game
Fullback Patrick DiMarco is starting to make a name for himself, and for good reason. As his running backs coach, Bobby Turner, puts it, he helps all the backs see out of the same set of eyes
Quick Hit: Worrilow's Impact on Campbell and Jones
Rookie De'Vondre Campbell credits Paul Worrilow with helping get the rookie linebackers off to a smooth start in the Falcons' defensive system by taking extra time with them
Second-Year DT Jarrett Ready to go 'Big Time'
It may just be his second XFINITY Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, but defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has high expectations for himself and from his coaches to become a force in 2016
Change of Position Giving Goodwin a Boost
Being asked to change positions is a challenge for any football player, but CJ Goodwin has transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback in a way that is turning heads.
Big Men Pushing One Another in Offseason
Head coach Dan Quinn changed things up during the offseason, splitting the team into big men and skill positions as opposed to offense and defense. It seems to be paying off up front.
Unsung Toilolo Could Be Factor in 2016
It's hard to miss someone who stands at 6-foot-8, but tight end Levine Toilolo was an undernoticed cog in the Falcons’ offense last year and Matt Ryan likes his potential in 2016
'Relentless' Mantra Adopted for Falcons to Improve
Head coach Dan Quinn wants a never-say-quit attitude for every member of his football team and all the preaching he's done about it has resulted in a better group this offseason
Neal's Quickness Stands Out to Coach Quinn
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said rookie safety Keanu Neal's quickness has particularly stood out to him since the day he took the fields in Flowery Branch
Rookie Linebackers' Speed, Effort Lauded by Vets
It says a lot when star veteran players notice what rookies bring to the table before they've played an official snap and Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell have turned plenty of heads so far
DT Jackson Focusing Solely on Pass Rush
Tyson Jackson will be featured more at defensive tackle this year and has been consistently working on his pass rushing abilities this offseason
Ride Along with Dimitroff and Pioli
AtlantaFalcons.com takes you along with general manager Thomas Dimitroff and new assistant general manager Scott Pioli as they drive to Senior Bowl practice Wednesday morning in this exclusive interview
Falcons Honor Tony Gonzalez
The Falcons hosted a halftime celebration at Sunday's game for Tony Gonzalez by presenting him a half-Falcons, half-Chiefs helmet to honor the legacy he leaves behind as he retires from his illustrious 17-year career.
Tony Gonzalez's Hall of Fame Career
The Falcons celebrated Tony Gonzalez throughout his final career game Sunday, including with this video shown at halftime that highlighted the tight end's Hall of Fame's career.
A Legend's Sunset Approaches
Watch Tony Gonzalez put on the pads for the second to last time and follow him through the tunnel and to the field for his final Monday Night Football game as the countdown to the end of his career continues
Falcons Get Ready for Redskins
The Falcons took to the field to get ready to face the Redskins on Sunday with pregame warmups.
Gameday with AJ: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
AtlantaFalcons.com’s AJ Coleman went behind the scenes with the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders to get glammed up and see their gameday preparations during Thursday’s game against the Saints.
Falcons Arrive at the Dome
Falcons players arrived at the Georgia Dome ready to Rise Up and face the Saints for Thursday Night Football’s rivalry game.