“It’s always tough to lose your first game,” Falcons defensive tackle Adrian Clayborn said. “They executed perfectly. The beat us on offense. They beat us on defense and they won the turnover battle. You can’t come back from that no matter how good you play.”
It was going to happen sooner or later, that first loss of the season. For the Atlanta Falcons, it came at the hands of a struggling New Orleans Saints team. For their part, the Saints did not look like the team of the past few weeks. QB Drew Brees was 30-39 for 312 yards and a touchdown. The Falcons committed three turnovers in the loss even as Matt Ryan was 30-44 for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
“For us to finish minus-three (three turnovers) was hard on us,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We weren’t able to create any defensively. We had a blocked punt and the turnovers really told the story of the game. It’s hard to overcome those mistakes.”
The Falcons must put it all aside and concentrate on their upcoming game against the 1-4 Tennessee Titans. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons on the road!
After slogging through a less than perfect first half but happy to be down by only 11 points, the Atlanta Falcons carved up the undefeated Dallas Cowboys with the combination of Ryan to Jones in the air and Devonta Freeman, who had 141 yards on the ground. The Falcons held the Cowboys scoreless in the second half while posting 22 points of their own and besting the Cowboys 39-28.
“We just want to move the ball — I don’t care how we do it,” said Freeman, who also picked up 52 yards receiving yards. “Run, pass, if we get three points on a field goal, as long as we move the ball and get points.”
The Falcons must now prepare to host the Houston Texans, who are coming off a 19-9 win over the Buccaneers. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!
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!