NFL: Cleveland 17, Atlanta 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Phil Dawson kicked a 43-yard field goal with 5:35 remaining Sunday afternoon to ensure Cleveland's surprising 17-13 victory at Atlanta.

NFL: Detroit 30, Atlanta 14

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Jones rushed for two touchdowns Sunday afternoon as Detroit surprised the Atlanta Falcons, 30-14.

Vick takes NFC offensive honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick, whose passing helped the Falcons to a win in Cincinnati last week, has been selected the NFC offensive player of the week.

NFL: Atlanta 29, Cincinnati 27

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Michael Vick threw three touchdown passes Sunday afternoon as Atlanta rallied to beat Cincinnati, 29-27.

NFL: Atlanta 41, Pittsburgh 38 (OT)

ATLANTA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Morten Andersen kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:04 left in overtime Sunday afternoon as Atlanta beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 41-38.

Miami Dolphins activate Marcus Vick

DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Marcus Vick, the brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, has been added to the active roster of the Miami Dolphins. Vick has been a member of the team's taxi squad for the first six weeks of the season.

NFL: N.Y. Giants 27, Atlanta 14

ATLANTA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Giants gained 259 yards rushing Sunday and rolled over the Atlanta Falcons, 27-14. It was the Giants' highest team rushing total this season.

NFL: Atlanta 32, Arizona 10

ATLANTA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- For the third time in four games, Atlanta defense did not give up a touchdown in Sunday's 32-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL: New Orleans 23, Atlanta 3

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Drew Brees completed 20-of-28 passes for 191 yards as the New Orleans Saints downed the Atlanta Falcons, 23-3, in an emotional return to the Superdome.

NFL: Atlanta 14, Tampa Bay 3

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Vick ran for 127 yards and a touchdown and threw for another TD Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons posted a 14-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Warrick Dunn rushed 21 times for 134 yards and Jerious Norwood ran for 45 yards for the Falcons (2-0

NFL: Atlanta 20, Carolina 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Vick threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns Sunday afternoon as Atlanta beat the Carolina Panthers, 20-6.

NFL: Atlanta 20, Tennessee 6

NASHVILLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Jerious Norwood and Marlion Jackson combined for 199 rushing yards Saturday night as Atlanta beat Tennessee, 20-6, in an NFL preseason game at Nashville.

NFL: Green Bay 38, Atlanta 10

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers each threw two touchdown passes Saturday to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 38-10 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Marcus Vick signs with Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins signed rookie free agent quarterback Marcus Vick on Monday.


HONOLULU, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Neil Rackers kicked three field goals Sunday night as the NFC beat the AFC, 23-17, in the NFL's season-ending Pro Bowl at Honolulu.
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Michael Vick
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) rushes for a 7-yard touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on November 15, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring.

Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. Vick ranks second among quarterbacks in career rushing yards.

In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. With the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008. Falcons owner Arthur Blank did not want Vick on the Falcons, and after attempts to trade him failed, Vick was released. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was reinstated in Week 3 of the 2009 season.

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