FALCONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FALCONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL: Ravens 29, Falcons 7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538524-77/baltimore-yard-falcons-ravens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538524-77/baltimore-yard-falcons-ravens.html.csp">NFL: Ravens 29, Falcons 7</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GINSBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T14:41:35.063-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 02:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • The Baltimore Ravens showed they can still win games with their defense. Elvis Dumervil and Pernell McPhee each had two sacks, and Baltimore harassed Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in a 29-7 victory Sunday. One week after scoring 48 points in a victory at Tampa Bay, the Ravens (5-2) built a 17-0 halftime lead in their second straight blowout. The Falcons (2-5) averted their first shutout loss since December 2004 when Ryan connected with Roddy White for a 4-yard touchdown with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585385242014-10-19T14:41:35.063-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T14:41:35.063-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538524@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:41:35 MDT USU Football: Aggies offense learning to strike quickly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58514244-77/aggies-saturday-game-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58514244-77/aggies-saturday-game-state.html.csp">USU Football: Aggies offense learning to strike quickly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T23:23:58.692-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 11:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The only thing USU coach Matt Wells wanted his team concentrating on when the Aggies faced the Air Force Falcons on Saturday was “Go.” He didn’t want to get in a strategic, long, defensive battle to start the game. Instead he wanted his offense to get after it, to the point he said he would have taken the ball to start the game if given the chance. The Aggies didn’t get that decision with the Falcons winning the toss, but they played right into Wells’ desires by deferring to the second half. Ap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58514244@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:23:58 MDT NFL: Bears 27, Falcons 13 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58514447-77/bears-falcons-yards-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58514447-77/bears-falcons-yards-yard.html.csp">NFL: Bears 27, Falcons 13</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T16:07:54.691-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • The Chicago Bears are turning into quite the road warriors. Jay Cutler threw for 381 yards and a touchdown, Matt Forte ran for a couple of second-half scores, and the Chicago Bears picked up another victory away from Soldier Field by beating the Atlanta Falcons 27-13 on Sunday. Cutler turned in the second-highest passing total of his career, surpassed only by a 447-yard effort at Cleveland in 2008. Chicago (3-3) snapped a two-game losing streak with its third victory in four road games...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585144472014-10-14T16:07:54.691-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T16:07:54.691-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58514447@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:54 MDT USU Football: Aggies deliver Mountain West message in Air Force win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58513027-77/aggies-yard-falcons-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58513027-77/aggies-yard-falcons-force.html.csp">USU Football: Aggies deliver Mountain West message in Air Force win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T16:07:55.333-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well hello Mountain West, we’re here and we’re coming for you. That was the message Utah State delivered with a resounding 34-16 victory over Air Force Saturday at Romney Stadium. The Aggies, coming off their emotional win at BYU, seemed to pick up right where they left off with that game as the Aggies (4-2, 1-2) dominated the Falcons (4-2, 1-0) much of the night. Quarterback Darell Garretson and receiver Hunter Sharp, who sparked USU’s win over BYU with a 72-yard touchdown pass, were at it agai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58513027@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:55 MDT Aggies roll past Air Force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58512999-55/aggies-falcons-game-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58512999-55/aggies-falcons-game-byu.html.csp">Aggies roll past Air Force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T00:09:02.324-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 12:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State's win over Air Force was just what the Aggies needed to prove their victory at BYU wasn't a fluke. The Aggies easily handled a good Air Force team with a solid defensive effort and, most comforting, good offensive showing. If quarterback Darell Garretson had come into Saturday's game and struggled, it would have been fair for fans to get a little nervous, thinking perhaps his effort at BYU was more about that moment than his own improvement and understanding of the game. Instead Garre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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For those who worried about how USU would respond after an emotional, historic victory over BYU, quarterback Darell Garretson and receiver Hunter Sharp offered some reassurance on the Aggies’ opening play from scrimmage Saturday night. Their 75-yard touchdown connection sent the Aggies on their way to a 34-16 defeat of Air Force in USU’s Mountain West opener at Romney Stadium. Even with some wobbles in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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The Aggies, coming off their emotional win at BYU, seemed to pick up right where they left off with that game as the Aggies (4-2, 1-2) dominated the Falcons (4-2, 1-0) much of the night. Quarterback Darell Garretson and receiver Hunter Sharp, who sparked USU’s win over BYU with a 72-yard touchdown pass, were at it ag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58511484@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:14:38 MDT Keys to a USU win vs. Air Force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58511631-55/aggies-falcons-game-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58511631-55/aggies-falcons-game-win.html.csp">Keys to a USU win vs. Air Force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T17:40:02.082-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Asked to give his assessment of the MWC earlier this week and USU coach Matt Wells gave a sly smile before stating he liked how things were. "We control our own destiny," he said. I believe the Aggies will like their place after tonight's game too. Air Force is coming into Logan with a lot of momentum, but I believe that momentum will come to a halt today against the Aggies. Utah State's defense is playing too well for the Falcons to come in and steal a win in my opinion. Still, a win isn't auto...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58511631@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:40:02 MDT Utah State football: Aggies know grounding Falcons won’t be easy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58508669-77/aggies-state-games-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58508669-77/aggies-state-games-force.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies know grounding Falcons won’t be easy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T12:00:20.631-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • The Utah State Aggies are still newcomers to the Mountain West Conference, but they’ve been around long enough to understand how difficult the league games can be. For a reminder, all they have to do is consider their Saturday opponent when they take the field at Romney Stadium to play Air Force at 8:15 p.m. in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPNU. “The way they beat Boise, that sent off shock waves,” USU safety Brian Suite said. “That was a wakeup call. No matter what leag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58508669@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:00:20 MDT Garretson has attention of Air Force defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58505364-55/garretson-chuckie-force-played.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58505364-55/garretson-chuckie-force-played.html.csp">Garretson has attention of Air Force defense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T14:33:01.936-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darell Garretson served notice he was capable of leading the Aggies to big wins this year, just as he did last year, with USU's victory at BYU. Consider the Air Force Falcons on point. The Falcons say they are well aware of Garretson's talents. "He's proved himself and I think he's a great player," guard Troy Timmerman said. "As far as being in the pocket or not, I'm not sure if that will make a huge difference. We've played several different styles of quarterbacks this year and we've all right ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58505364@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:33:01 MDT Utah State football: Buoyed by win, Aggies set sights on Air Force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58493546-77/wells-aggies-byu-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58493546-77/wells-aggies-byu-win.html.csp">Utah State football: Buoyed by win, Aggies set sights on Air Force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-06T22:49:06.156-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Considering how long it has been since the Aggies have won at BYU — 1978 to be exact — Utah State coach Matt Wells understands why Aggie fans and supporters aren’t quite ready to stop re-living and gloating over Friday’s stunning 35-20 win over the Cougars. “It’s going to be going on all week,” he said Monday with a satisfied smile on his face. However, Wells is making sure those celebrations don’t include his players. Their victory party ended Monday morning following a viewing of the highligh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58493546@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:49:06 MDT NFL: Giants 30, Falcons 20 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58490168-77/yard-giants-falcons-beckham.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58490168-77/yard-giants-falcons-beckham.html.csp">NFL: Giants 30, Falcons 20</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM CANAVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T16:17:39.298-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Rutherford, N.J. • The New York Giants wait for first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. was well worth it. Beckham made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Fellow rookie Andre Williams scored on a 3-yard run to ignite the second-half rally that saw the Giants (3-2) come from 10-points down to win their third straight game. Manning threw two touchd...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584901682014-10-07T16:17:39.298-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T16:17:39.298-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58490168@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:17:39 MDT Prep volleyball: Bountiful earns hard-fought sweep over Clearfield http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58483232-190/bountiful-clearfield-asay-braves.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58483232-190/bountiful-clearfield-asay-braves.html.csp">Prep volleyball: Bountiful earns hard-fought sweep over Clearfield</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T23:25:42.222-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bountiful • The Clearfield Falcons are trying to work their way up the traditional volleyball ladder in Class 4A’s Region 6. And, with a tough five-game road win earlier in the week over Woods Cross, that goal is becoming more of a reality. But Bountiful had something else in mind Thursday night. The Braves, nipping at the heels of Judge Memorial for first place in Region 6, rallied from a late deficit in the first game and went on to beat Clearfield 28-26, 25-16, 25-17. McCall Asay had eight ki...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58483232@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:25:42 MDT NFL: Falcons’ Ryan looking to bounce back vs Bucs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428744-77/falcons-ryan-atlanta-bucs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428744-77/falcons-ryan-atlanta-bucs.html.csp">NFL: Falcons’ Ryan looking to bounce back vs Bucs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.443-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • For Matt Ryan, the season opener was pure brilliance. Week 2? Not so much. Coming off a three-interception performance, Matty Ice will be looking to bounce back when the Atlanta Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. “You can’t turn the football over,” Ryan said. “Any way you slice it, you can’t do that and expect to win. I’ve got to be better than that.” Ryan has never been better than he was in Week 1, throwing for a franchise-record 448 yards with three touchdowns ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287442014-09-18T23:09:22.443-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.443-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428744@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT NFL: Falcons 37, Saints 34 (OT) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385830-77/falcons-saints-yards-bryant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385830-77/falcons-saints-yards-bryant.html.csp">NFL: Falcons 37, Saints 34 (OT)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.594-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Yet another thriller in the NFC South rivalry between the Falcons and Saints. Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448 yards and Matt Bryant kicked two long field goals, including a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Bryant booted a 51-yarder on the final play of regulation. Then he came through again with the winning kick in OT after a Saints turnover, handing the Falcons just their fourth victory over New Orlean...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583858302014-09-09T16:05:15.594-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:15.594-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385830@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT NFL: Panthers look to make history, repeat in NFC South http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344558-77/panthers-south-nfc-saints.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344558-77/panthers-south-nfc-saints.html.csp">NFL: Panthers look to make history, repeat in NFC South</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE REED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.441-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season. It won’t be easy. No team has won back-to-back NFC South division titles since the league realigned in 2002. The Panthers are in a division stacked with formidable foes — not to mention tremendously talented quarterbacks — in Atlanta and New Orleans. And Tampa Bay is considered a dark horse under new coach Lovie Smith. The Saints and Falcons have grabbed headlines with the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583445582014-08-30T23:43:33.441-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:33.441-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344558@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT