Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Matt Ryan to work on his blocking today

7:27 am Sep. 28, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may have the offense ranked first in the league in total offense at 448 yards per game, but he clearly needs to work on his blocking.

He’ll be over

5 things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday

6:00 am Sep. 14, 2016

The Falcons (0-1) are set to face the Oakland Raiders (1-0) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday:

1. Falcons run game stuck in

5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday

6:00 am Aug. 25, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (2-0) are set to play the Miami Dolphins (1-1) in their third  exhibition game at 8 p.m. tonight at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

Here are five things to know about

5 quick takes from Falcons’ Monday practice

11:38 am Aug. 15, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five quick takes from Monday’s practice.

1. Mayes down. Nose tackle Chris Mayes, who played at Georgia and is from Griffin, was escorted from the field by a trainer with an

Cover 9@9: Julio Jones on going for the 2,000-yard mark

9:00 am Aug. 10, 2016

With the Falcons opening the preseason on Thursday, which position will be most closely analyzed under the microscope? Watch AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov for the answer.

1. Jones distances himself from Ryan. Falcons