Falcons look to rebound against Chargers

Controversial Calls dooms Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons (4-2, 1st NFC South) remained in first place in their division after the Seattle Seahawks (4-1, 1st NFC West) narrowly defeated them by two points on Sunday afternoon, 26-24.

The Falcons took a 24-17 lead into the fourth quarter after falling behind 17-3 in the first half of the game.  The Falcons then erupted for 21 third quarter points to take the lead led by Matt Ryan’s three touchdown passes.

“Fortunately we did well early, had a really nice first half and then came back when we needed to in the fourth quarter to get the stops we needed to get it done and the one kick we needed to make,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “A really difficult game, but I’m fired up.”

falcons-5And comeback they did after the Seahawks began falling apart and scolding each other, especially Richard Sherman who was yelling at teammates with veins bulging in his head. The Seahawks would settle down but the Falcons defense also stepped up keeping them out of the end zone in the early part of the quarter, forcing a wide right field goal.  With under five minutes to go, the Seahawks found the end zone but managed to miss the PAT and the Falcons still held a slim lead. They would have to play error free football to pull off a win at CenturyLink Field.  They could not.

Matt Ryan had a pass tipped by Richard Sherman which landed into the hands of Earl Thomas which would lead to another field goal to bring the game within one point of the Falcons.  When the Falcons took over again, a major no-call occurred when WR Julio Jones, defended by two players, went into the air to retrieve a pass but was held by CB Richard Sherman.

“Sherm’s hand was on his arm. That happens all the time,” head coach Pete Carroll said.“That’s not a big deal at all.”

It was a big deal to the Falcons but they manage to hold on to the division.  Now they must prepare for the San Diego Chargers (2-4, 4th AFC West). Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and cheer on your Atlanta Falcons this weekend!

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NFL to post the three Falcons games to YouTube

The National Football League has decided to let you, the fans, select which three games to place on YouTube as the best Falcons Games to date.  The selection to choose from are

  1. Atlanta Falcons Vs San Francisco 49ers, 1983 – Steve Bartkowski delivers a near 50-yard Hail Mary pass to Billy “White Shoes” Johnson in the final moments of the game for a 28-24 win.
  2.  NFC Championship Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Minnesota Vikings, 1988 – A Morton Anderson kick sends the Falcons to their first Conference Title and a trip to the Super Bowl.
  3. NFC Wildcard Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Green Bay Packers, 2002 – Michael Vick leads Falcons over Packers for their first post-season loss at Lambeau.
  4. Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints, 2010 – An overtime victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints in week three in overtime with a kick by Matt Bryant.
  5. NFC Wildcard Game, Atlanta Falcons Vs Seattle Seahawks, 2012 – Matt Bryant again lifts his team in overtime past the Seattle Seahawks

Get your votes at the bottom of THIS PAGE

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The Falcons Kick off the preseason with a game against the Washington Redskins on August 11th.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for all preseason and regular season games so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!

 

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Falcons Roddy White declares he will be ready to play

Coming off a 34-10 drubbing at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons are hoping to rebound against Seattle Seahawks this week and may get some help from receiver Roddy White.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be out there Sunday,” White said. “You know, I wanted to get out there and have a full week of practice before I actually played in a game. This was the first full week that I’m going through. I’ll be ready to play.”

The Seahawks are coming off a 3-point win over the Atlanta Falcons and are looking to improve to 9-1.  Great seats are still available for the game so get your tickets!

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