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

2016 unit-by-unit analysis: The running backs

10:00 am Feb. 14, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons reclaimed the NFC South title and became NFC champions for just the second time in franchise history.

The Falcons, calling themselves a Brotherhood, had a major breakthrough in Dan Quinn’s second

5 things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

7:59 am Dec. 27, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons (10-5) are set to host the New Orleans Saints (7-8) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday in the last regular-season game in the history of the Georgia Dome.

Here are five

Here’s how the NFC South was won

12:24 pm Dec. 25, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Below are the links to the stories from the first 15  games of the season.

The NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons (10-5) host the New Orleans Saints (7-8) at1 p.m. Sunday at the

Where to watch, listen to Falcons at Panthers

10:00 am Dec. 23, 2016

Here’s where you can find the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) at the Carolina Panthers (6-8) game which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

TV: FOX NFL  — Play-by-Play: Thom Brennaman.

Report card: Falcons deliver TKO of 49ers

10:16 am Dec. 19, 2016

Here are the grades from the Falcons’ 41-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday:

Game Balls: The offensive line and fullback Patrick DiMarco for paving the way to 248 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

6:00 am Nov. 7, 2016

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter joins Noah Coslov from Tampa Int’l Airport to identify his biggest takeaway from the Falcons Thursday night win and to evaluate the defense against Jameis Winston.


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