New Head Coach Dan Quinn could not be happier with his team’s 26-24 victory over a much hyped Philadelphia Eagles team.
“You just trust the preparation, let it rip and have fun,” Quinn said. “That’s what we did.”
Julio Jones was the hero of the night, hauling in nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. By halftime the Falcons were riding a 20-3 lead.
The Eagles were led by new quarterback Sam Bradford, who brought his team back in the second half and pulled near even, 24-23 with just over eight minutes remaining. The Eagles had an opportunity to take the lead on a 44-yard field goal attempt, but Cody Parker was wide right on the attempt. The Eagles had one last opportunity to take the lead late in the fourth but safety Ricardo Allen intercepted a pass meant for Jordan Matthews.
“Our defense stepped up at the end of the game,” Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan said. “Ricardo has worked so hard.”
The Falcons will have to clean up their offense a bit but should prove a good match against the New York Giants Football Club next weekend. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!
The Atlanta Falcons came into East Rutherford with a plan on picking up their third win and moving to 3-2 and the New York Giants nearly allowed it to happen. Going into the fourth quarter, the Falcons held a slim 20-17 lead, but the Giants scored 13 points in the 4th quarter while holding the Falcons scoreless to take the game 20-30.
While pundits are pointing at team injuries, head coach Mike Smith has a different view on the matter:
“It’s not anybody’s fault but mine,” he said. “It is my responsibility as the head coach, ultimately. And I will, and do, take responsibility for that. It is not about those players.”
The Falcons will regroup this week as they prep for the Chicago Bears who are coming off of a 24-31 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons came into Minnesota thinking of a 3-2 record but instead they watched as Rookie Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater torched their defense for 317 yards in the air and the combined rushing total of 241 yards (Bridgewater ran five times for 27 yards). In the fourth quarter, Bridgewater tweaked his ankle while scrambling from the Falcons defense. In the end, the Falcons fell to the Vikings 28-41.
“I felt what happened during the play. It was basically a non-contact injury,” Bridgewater said after the game. “I tried to make a plant move, and just rolled my ankle in a funny way. I wasn’t worried at all.”
The Falcons stay on the road and visit the New York Giants who are coming off a big 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins. Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons.