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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Falcons a tale of two teams

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!

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Falcons dump Giants, ready for Cowboys

Julio Jones came prepared to play and it showed in the Falcons 24-20 win over the New York Giants.  Jones caught 13 passes for 135 yards leading the Falcons to their second straight victory.

“Every opportunity that I get, when a ball is thrown at me, I feel like it’s my job to catch it,” Jones said. “I had 15 targets and I caught 13. I think I did OK. I wish I could have caught all 15.”

The win over the Giants sets up an  early battle of undefeated teams as the Dallas Cowboys host the  Falcons this Sunday.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help support your Atlanta Falcons!

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