Atlanta Falcons Season 2016 Game Reviews

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Atlanta Falcons NFL season 2016 recap

The Atlanta Falcons ended their season with a heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl 51 against the AFC title contending New England Patriots in a thrilling 34-28 defeat. The Falcons’ remarkable season, including an 11-5 record and NFC South Championship. The team, led by their high octane offense, led the league in total yards from scrimmage. Notably, Pro-Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones tallied more than 1,400 yards, while NFL MVP quarterback Matt Ryan accumulated just shy of 5,000 yards. In addition to the staggering passing totals, the two-headed backfield of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman accounted for the fifth best rushing offense in the league, surpassing expectations. Despite the ridiculous production from the offense, the defense often jeopardized regular season performances.

After losing cornerback Desmond Trufant for the season in November, opposing offenses seemed to pass the ball at will against a porous Falcons defense. The largest surprise for Atlanta came from their placing within their division. En route to their division title, the team swept division rivals New Orleans and Carolina, while splitting their matches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In summary, the Falcons’ successful caught the league by surprise, opening up the possibility for future success in the 2017 NFl season.

NFL Super Bowl: Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots on Sunday, February 05, 6:30 PM, NRG Stadium

If you missed Super Bowl LI, you definitely missed a great game. This game will probably go down in history as one of the best postseason games played that the NFL has ever seen. The New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, February 5th, 2017.

The NFL has never seen a team make a comeback of more than 21 points. It has never been done and the New England Patriots managed to make a comeback of 25 points.

The first half was completely ran by the Atlanta Falcons. Throughout the season, the Falcons were ranked the number one offense. Many teams had a hard time stopping them when quarterback Matt Ryan got into his groove. He was charging down the field and taking command. New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons got even crazier when Quarterback Tom Brady for the New England Patriots, had the ball, he was sacked twice in the first quarter back to back by Atlanta’s defense and for the first time, he had never scored one point in the first 15 minutes in all of the Super Bowls he has been to. He also threw his first pick-6 ever and only Super Bowls second ever to be seen in the second quarter. Falcon’s Julio Jones had an insane catch, taking an enormous leap and making a fair catch that was surprised by many. By half time it was 21 ‘ 3 and the Falcons were on a roll to winning a Super Bowl Championship. Tom Brady was not looking good heading into the locker room and almost looked defeated. The half time performance was singer, Lady Gaga. When the two teams stepped back onto the field, it was hard to make them out from all of the leftover smoke from the performance that was lingering in the air.

During the Super Bowl halftime, New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons, something must have happened in that locker room because after half time was over, the Patriots came out fighting. The Falcons only had scored one touchdown during the second half while the Patriots took charge and scored a total of 24 points! 19 points in touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions. People say Tom Brady is the best quarterback there has ever been and this is a good example of why that is.

The game ended up going into overtime at a score of 28-28 with the Patriots having the ball first. They drove down the field and about four minutes in, New England scored a touchdown and the game was over. The New England Patriots won their fifth super bowl in overtime. Coach Belichick is the first coach to ever have five super bowl rings. It was a disheartening loss for Atlanta as they had taken charge of the whole first half and had a good look at winning. This was only Atlanta’s second time ever making it to the Super Bowl.

NFL Conference Championships: Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers on Sunday, January 22, 3:05 PM, Georgia Dome

After defeating the Cowboys in a close game at 34-31, the Packers lost to the Falcons by a 23-point differential when the final scoreboards read 44-21.

Although the Packers put up a good fight, Injuries plagued the Green Bay Packers the entire NFC Championship game. On the opening drive from the Packers, the rookie safety, Kentrell Brice, sprinted and administered a tough hit on Atlanta’s Eric Weems. However, Brice, who led the Packers last week in tackles after replacing Morgan Burnett, landed directly on his shoulder and had to leave the field.

The game turned worse for the Packers as more players had to leave the field due to the injury bug. As the injuries took their toll, linebackers Jake Ryan and defensive back Micah Hyde had to leave the game, allowing the Falcons to score on four of its five first-half drives, creating a 24-0 lead. The Packers responded with an aggressive offense that took them to the Atlanta 23-yard line, but failed to capitalize as Mason Crosby missed his field goal kick in 5 years since the 2010-2011 season.

As the plays continued, the Packers drove 64 yards and seemed to be close to scoring, but fullback Aaron Ripkowski fumbled, creating opportunity for the Falcons to swoop in. Julio Jones completely bypassed defensive backs Damarious Randall and LaDarius Gunter to open up a Falcons’ 31-0 lead.

Although the Packers bounced back with three touchdowns of their own, the Falcons outplayed the Bay defense ending the game at 44-21 as time expired.

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons vs Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 14, 4:35 PM, Georgia Dome

Atlanta Falcons defeated their bitter rivals the Seattle Seahawks whom they had defeated (in October) in a controversial match between the two that ended 26-24. Matt Ryan was certainly pleased after the game as he made three solid touchdowns and threw for 338 yards, letting his team thrash Seattle Seahawks 36-20. This win means that Atlanta will now face either Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys in the next round.

At the beginning, the Seahawks looked sturdy, touch and ready to conquer, but the Russel Wilson and other defenders defended their hats off. Devin Hester, the Seahawks wide receiver made an 80-yard punt, a chance the Falcons used to counterattack.

Ryan’s teamwork with Julio Jones sealed the Seahawks’ fate as they made a 7-yard touchdown. Tevin Coleman made use of a killer pass from Ryan by scoring from 14 yards before making a 3-yard toss that saw the crowd chant MVP! MVP!

Jones was excellent in the first half and the second half and made six critical receptions for 67 yards. These great receptions set the pace for Atlanta which saw them take advantage of their home ground. After this strong win, the Falcons for the 4th time in their 51-year NFL history will both for the conference title and for a position in the Super Bowl.

NFL Week 17: Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints on Sunday, January 01, 1:00 PM, Georgia Dome

If you have a favorite sports team, if you’re a sports person, you know what’s the biggest wish and the biggest dream for your team? Of course you do. You want the opponent crushed, swiped, nailed to the ground. Well, that’s exactly what the Atlanta Falcons did the last game. There was not much left of the New Orleans Saints but their everlasting love towards the team.

By the middle of the timer on the screen, we were all crystal clear what is about to happen. The Atlanta Falcons played the game one will hardly forget. A „touchdoooown“ was all you could hear on all five possessions. Although the Falcons made it pretty hard for them, the Saints never gave up, which resulted in more intense game but the score wasn’t that much different.

The Falcons still have to work very hard to their goal, though. To get to the Super Bowl, they will have to be working on their defense much more. It is obvious that that is the only thing that might bring them down. They have to stop looking at the clock and start playing the whole game as if it was the first minute. They played a great game, but great is not enough.

NFL Week 16: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers on Saturday, December 24, 1:00 PM, Bank of America Stadium

If you want to witness and experience the passion, excitement, and craze for the National Football League (NFL) Games, you must attend any of the games between Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers! One of most renowned rivalries in NFL history, it is in fact the most coveted games among the football lovers! And in case, you have missed the last game between Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers, here is a sneak-peak of the game.

Attended by more than 73k football lovers, the game took place on 24th of December, 2016, and was filled with thrill and excitement throughout. Atlanta Falcons started dominating the game right from the first quarter and scored 13; Carolina Panthers failed badly to hit back!

Carolina Panthers tried a come-back by scoring 3 against Atlanta Panther’s 7, and showed quite a performance in the third quarter by scoring 10 and kept Atlanta Falcon limited to 3. Concluding with the fourth or the last round, the scores settled down at 33 for Atlanta Falcons and 16 for Carolina Panthers.

Though Atlanta Falcons stumbled in the third round, they had a strong control over the entire game and finally gave a fathomable performance to their fans and followers by winning over their rival team in most of the quarters of the game!

NFL Week 15: Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 18, 4:05 PM, Georgia Dome

The San Francisco 49ers suffered a huge defeat from Atlanta Falcon 49-13 which was a big disappointment for the team as well as its fans. The 49ers didn’t score a single goal in the second half, which was not much of a surprise to anyone as this has been happening from 3 consecutive games.But they need to change this as soon as possible to make the their fans happy.

Colin Kapernick of 49ers could only manage 40 passing yards in the second half. Quinton Patton had to leave the game in the first half due to a foot injury whereas Blake Bell got hurt while he was making a yard catch. Carlos Hyde ran for 71 yards in total, of which 43 yards were passed in the first half.

San Francisco 49rs at Atlanta Falcons saw once again a terrible performance by the 49ers.The 49ers would be rightly disappointed as their losing streak increased to 13 with this loss. The defense of the team plagued with injuries, allowed the Falcons to pass 550 yards. The coaching of 49ers by Trent Baalke was a big letdown too as he failed to make use of his best players effectively. Neither the defense nor the offense part of the team made a positive impression and the performance of the tea was really subpar.

NFL Week 14: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 11, 4:25 PM, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The LA Rams have lost 3 straight games, but with this lose against the Falcons, they have gone back in the rank for the play-off hunt. They suffered a 14-42 defeat against their rivals the Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Ryan had a 3-yard touchdown go to J. Hardy only 10 seconds into the game. The Rams started first with the ball. M. Thomas, who was filling in as the kick returner, bobbled. In the meantime, the Atlanta Falcons scored on their first game possession.

The Atlanta Falcons scored on a screen-pass touchdown to give them an early lead. The LA Rams had scored 14 points in their last 6 games. The resolve at game was uncomfortably low and their defense did not look strong.

J. Goff tossed a pick-6; his 2nd interception of the 1st half, the Atlanta Falcons looked phenomenal even without Jones. M. Ryan hit Gabriel with a sixty four yard touchdown.

The Falcon’s running back and Coleman scored his 2nd touchdown of the day against the Los Angeles. V. Beasley, Jr. constrained a fumble then scooped it up for a twenty one yard touchdown in a defense. Jared Goff scored his 1st surging touchdown of his vocation yet took two hard hits on his way into the end zone. The Rams scored 14 points in the 4th quarter.

NFL Week 13: Atlanta Falcons vs Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 04, 1:00 PM, Georgia Dome

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons proved they were worthy oppositions, with the Chiefs taking a 29-28 victory. Unlike with Colts v Jets, the game was a close one, but the Falcons failed in their defense at home.

Matt Ryan might be one of the best QBs in the league, but he still needs to tinker with his talent, as he served up eight points to the Kansas safety Eric Berry like it was dinner. The best thing Ryan can do now is learn from his costly mistakes, or he will never fully reach the potential of the likes of New England Patriot’s Tom Brady.

However, not all the fault lies at Matt Ryan’s door, as the team’s rookie defenders missed tackles and attempted poor angles. With the team squandering three red zone opportunities, they should be happy they suffered such a close defeat.

The Chiefs have certainly proved they are a force to be reckoned with on the field this season, but even they would admit that this game was not their most exciting to date. One thing you cannot deny is that the Kansas City Chiefs have this season managed to pull of the biggest comebacks in franchise history – which should, if anything, be an inspiration to the New York Jets.

NFL Week 12: Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 27, 1:00 PM, Georgia Dome

Most people love the American Football, even the girls who don’t even understand the rules of the game. 4 days ago Arizona Cardinals faced the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The stadium was packed having an attendance of 92333. This was an away game for the Arizona who began this season recommended as a Super Bowl contender but have been 1 of the NFL’s most disappointing teams.

On Sunday, the Cardinals couldn’t keep up with the speed of one Atlanta’s Gabriel Taylor. With several of short passes into long touch downs that surely sparked his team to a 38 – 19 victory. “I felt like they were running in slow motion,” Gabriel said.

Earlier in the week, Arizona’s coach, Bruce Arians had spent a night in the hospital after complaining of chest pains. His team’s prompting wide receiver; Larry Fitzgerald said the team feels partly responsible for their coach’s condition.

Despite that, Bruce was on the pitch with his team on Sunday but it didn’t inspire his team that much. “There is not much you can take positive from this game,” Larry Fitzgerald said.

The Falcons have lost 2 straight and 3 of their past 4, putting them in the danger of not being on the playoffs after reaching the National Football Conference games last season.

Atlanta Falcons claimed the win with a final total score of 38 while the Arizona Cardinals had 19.

NFL Week 10: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, November 13, 1:00 PM, Lincoln Financial Field

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles will be an awesome game. The Eagles will play hard to break an important 2-game losing streak at the famous Lincoln Financial Field in Atlanta. Matt Ryan will also play hard to stop the Eagles from doing what they want to do in the game as well. The Eagles have just a great score of 4-0 at home, which is amazing for any team out there. The record of the Eagles is 1-4 away from home, which is truly great.

Pederson wants the Eagles to win at home again, and he wants this to happen all season.

The Eagles will feed off the crowd, and the team will take advantage of this right away. They have eight home games, and they want also to look good in front of their crowed. The crowd will fill the stands quite well, and the Eagles will be very proud of this treat as well. The crowd is working hard to make it hard for any foe of the Eagles to win a game as well. The Eagles have a record of 4-4, and the Falcons have a record of 6-3.

NFL Week 9: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, November 03, 7:25 PM, Raymond James Stadium

Last week on Thursday we watched a thriller match that saw the Atlanta Falcons clinching victory against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 43-28 win in favor of the Falcons was crucial as it helped them take a sweet revenge and perfectly snap a two-game losing streak. Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan exhibited exceptional performance during the game; a move that saw him making four touchdown passes to assist in securing the win. Besides, he actually made 344 yards to complete his passes with an overall 73.5 percent.

On the other hand, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston also threw three different touchdowns; unfortunately, they didn’t yield any scores. Meanwhile, Atlanta’s Julio Jones who is known to be a wide receiver was quick to catch eight passes and proceeded to make 111 yards in the match.

Was this win important for the Falcons? Indeed yes. Apparently, the Falcons can now boast of a 1.5-game lead over the New Orleans under the NFC South. Besides, they were able to set a 6-3 record, a move that gives them a reason to enjoy the moment before settling to meet their other rival in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are still holding on and hoping that Winston will display a more stellar performance against the Falcons when they clash again. This was after Winston displayed masterful performance when the two teams met in week 1 leading to a 31-24 win against the Falcons.

NFL Week 8: Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 30, 12:00 PM, Georgia Dome

It was a late dramatic event at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta as the Falcons rallied in a late Goal from Mohamed Sanu, after an 11-yard pass from Matt Ryan, giving them a 33-32 win over Green Bay Packers.

Sanu ended the game with a record nine catches, his best considering this is his first season with the falcons and he has proven to be their main pin man.

The Falcons were led by Matt Ryan whose techniques and great passes (especially with an athlete like Sanu) in the second half paid a lot , recording a total 28 of 35 for 288 yards and also 3 touchdowns to accompany his evening.

It all looked like Green Bay Packers were going to take the evening after a 32-26 lead with less than 4mins left on the clock. But Matt Ryan and the Falcons produced stunning brilliance of finishes in the concluding minutes to win the game, setting a good momentum for their upcoming match at Tampa Bay this Thursday.

Jeff Janis, Trevor Davies, Geronimo Allison were Bays players that had their first career touchdowns, though it was not enough to save the day. But they can look on to more possibilities as they face Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

NFL Week 7: Atlanta Falcons vs San Diego Chargers on Sunday, October 23, 4:05 PM, Georgia Dome

This week’s action between the San Diego Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons was not left out in the large series of super-actions. The San Diego buddies were able to thrash the hosts a commendable win of 33-30. It was game that was packed with exhilarating experiences that made the crowd go crazy after every few minutes of gameplay. The players were fight hard to ensure that they make their head coach proud but finally the odds fell on the visitors’ side.

The game had begun on a very high note that was very inauspicious. The falcons had not given up their traditional defense systems that have a tendency of giving up easy and cheap touchdowns form the opponents in the first drive. Their offensive tactics were also relatively slow in the first quarter. However they managed to earn some field goals. In fact, the Falcons were already trailing ahead of the Chargers 7-6 before heading to the second quarter.

By overtime, the game was completely on the side of the Chargers and the Chargers kicker, Lambo Josh was able to strike the winning gal that ensured that the Falcons suffered their third defeat in the season.

NFL Week 6: Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 16, 4:25 PM, CenturyLink Field

The Atlanta Falcons visited the Seattle Seahawks hoping to continue with their streak of wins. They have been able to win all their four previous matches but this one proved to be tougher than they thought. The Seahawks too advantage of their home ground and beat the Falcons 26-24.

In the first half, Seattle dominated the line of scrimmage holding the Falcons to 86 yards but soon surprises followed. What happened in the third and fourth quarters caught everyone by surprise.

With 4:47 left on the clock, Seattle were trailing 24-23 after 21 third quarter points by Matt Ryan. At this moment, the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson led a 70-yarddrive. This would be capped by a 1-yard run by Christine Michael putting the scores to 24-23 still in favour of the Falcons. The big break for the Seahawks came with 3:48 on the clock. Ryan’s pass slipped and through Julio Jone’s hand then was tapped by Richard Sherman and finally landed in the lucky hands of Earl Thomas. This gave his team possession at midfield. Russell Wilson took advantage of this chance and aided Steven Hauschka make a 44-yard field game with 1:57 on the clock. This gave the Seahawks a 26-24 wild win. This was Russell’s 20th career fourth quarter/overtime comeback. Ryan finished with 335 yards runs and three touchdowns.

Other than the actual; game that went down, there were some side shows. The most notable one was Sherman’s anger eruption. He got extremely angry when Jones was left wide open after the blown coverage. He was so angry he kept screaming at his coaches and teammates. Many people tried to calm him down including Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett, Thomas and Bobby Wagner.

NFL Week 5: Atlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 09, 4:05 PM, Sports Authority Field

Atlanta had their first 23-16 win against Denver. The Broncos, pursuing a 5-0 start, came negated behind the struggles of their quarterback, unstable offensive line as well as a weak run defense. Atlanta started the match with the league’s most prolific attack and quickly taking opportunity of the available chances. The Falcons outweighed Denver Broncos in yards 118-59 while finishing the first-quarter with a 10-0 lead. Atlanta ended the game with 372 total yards, surpassing the Denver’s 267.Broncos defense held Atlanta’s wide receiver Julio Jones, flaking a 300-yard performance six days before the match, to zero attempts in the first half. But Atlanta’s offense posed a threat to the Broncos’ defense, finishing with 122 yards.

Cleared lanes and missed tackles exposed the massive weakness of Blanco’s defense. The Falcons’ offense also took advantage of gaps left by Denver’s miss-passes in defense, accounting for 180 yards. Denver’s performance was generally weak as their attack failed to take necessary action as Lynch’s first start was showered with signs of possibilities but disfigured by a missed throws, miscues and indecision and managing only 84 yards on twenty four carries. The first pass he made was a 14-yard finish to Emmanuel Sanders that converted a third play. Denver’s offense was without Donald Stephenson; who has a calf injury. Ty Sambrailo made his third game appearance after missing several matches from series of injuries, was often confronted by Atlanta’s defenders before he was being substituted in the fourth quarter.

NFL Week 4: Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 02, 1:00 PM, Georgia Dome

Match between Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons is a markable match of the National Football League creates history. Falcons beat the panthers by 48-33 which is a great lead on Sunday. M. Ryan and J. Jones give there remarkable performance and set records in the book of NFL. Matt Ryan, Passing for team record 503 yards and have 4 touchdowns. Julio Jones, Receiving for team had 12 receptions and record 300 yards. The outstanding performance by the team members results the victory over the Panthers. In the 4th Quarter, after having a hit as from DeionJones on a very successful 2-point run Cam-Newton left the game.

It was appeared that there was helmet to helmet contact but there ware no any penalties on the hit. Panther’s have almost three- fourth touchdowns. Alford’s 30 Yards interception return for touchdown with 1:14 and picked-off another pass from Anderson and end Carolina’s final possession. Falcons were difficult to stop by Carolina and lead NFL in the scoring and total offense. Carolina lost two straight. Newton was throughout from the game. It was after the eight times in the last week’s loss. But for Panthers game became challenging after Jonathan Stewart’s hamstring injury. Besides all these losing and winning game was played with sportsmen spirit and came to end with happiness and excitement.

NFL Week 3: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints on Monday, September 26, 8:30 PM, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Atlanta Falcons emerged victorious Monday night when they visited New Orleans. This game marked a rematch of the game that was held 10 years ago for the Superdome’s reopening after Hurricane Katrina. Sadly for Saints fans, their victory from that night wouldn’t be repeated as they fell 45-32. The Falcons running back duo of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman proved to be too much to handle for an injury-riddled Saints defense. Coleman rushed for three touchdowns on the night and Freeman rushed for 152 yards on 14 attempts. For the Falcons it was a good thing the running game was working as star receiver Julio Jones was held to one catch for 16 yards. New Orleans actually started very strong in this game, scoring a quick offensive touchdown and then forcing a punt from Atlanta. On the resulting punt, two Saints collided resulting in a Falcons recovery deep in Saints territory. After capitalizing with the first of Coleman’s scores the Falcons never looked back. New Orleans faces an uphill battle to improve both their defense and special teams units. The loss sends them to the cellar of the NFC South at 0-3, while the Falcons are on top of the division at 2-1.

NFL Week 2: Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders on Sunday, September 18, 4:25 PM, Oakland Coliseum

The Atlanta Falcons-made it clear that opposing defenses have more to be concerned with than All-Pro wide-receiver Julio Jones in-the passing match. After a disappointing Week 1 divisional loss to the Buccaneers, the Falcons had to travel to Oakland for game number two.

Quarterback Matt Ryan and the offense initially struggled in the red-zone before finding a rhythm and holding on for a 35-28 win over Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday. A rather uneventful start led to a combined 6 touchdowns between the 2 teams over the second half. Ryan was highly effective after settling for 2 field-goals and throwing an interception during the Atlanta Falcons first 3 trips into the red-zone. The following 3 red-zone drives resulted in touchdowns. Ryan threw for 396-yards and 3 touchdowns while tight ends Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo and Jacob Tamme combined to catch 10-passes for 179-yards and one touchdown.

The Falcons spent-much of the game using a 3 tight-end formation. They outgained the Raiders 227-yards to 167 in the 1st half and then built a 13-7 lead. The Raiders’ defense-allowed over 500 total net-yards for the 2nd straight match and coach-Jack Del Rio, a former-NFL linebacker & defensive-coordinator, vowed to have the problems fixed. Overall, the Falcons offense proved to be highly efficient and versatile, attacking with several players. Though good enough for the win, the defense will have to improve so as to remain successful moving forward.

NFL Week 1: Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 11, 1:00 PM, Georgia Dome

The Falcons, while down by a touchdown, got the ball back after another Buccaneers field goal, but would only get a single first down before the Bucs closed out the game. The game, for the Falcons, was an attempt to try to move forward from a bad season and try to reach the playoffs after missing them for the last three seasons.

Jameis Winston went twenty-three for thirty-two, throwing for 281 yards, with four touchdowns, and one interception. Winston also was able to shake off an early interception that led to the Falcons taking a ten to three lead in the game and hooked up with Mike Evans (wide receiver), Charles Sims III (running back), and Brandon Myers and Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (both Sefarian-Jenkins and Meyers are tight ends).

Matt Ryan went twenty-seven for thirty-nine, throwing for 334 yards, with two touchdown passes, and zero interceptions in the game.

At the end of the first half, the Buccaneers were up seventeen to thirteen and would further their lead in the second half, even though they did not score a single point in the fourth quarter of the game. By the end of the first, the game was led by the Falcons ten to three. The Falcons would score in every quarter of the game, however, in the second and fourth only a field goal in each quarter. The second half of the game, the Buccaneers outscored the Falcons fourteen to eleven.

NFL Preseason Week 4: Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, September 01, 7:00 PM, Georgia Dome

Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons showed how much the Jaguars are determined to compete in the season. Due to home advantage, the Falcons had many chances and they ended up beating Jaguars 17-15. It was always hard to pass through the defense line of the hosts and Jaguar attackers had to utilize any fouls that came into play.

Terron Ward was all over the field with two major touchdowns. Although he had missed prior games, he seemed more energetic and full of skills. Both teams included their quarterbacks, which made the game even more interesting. Shaq Evans return to the squad was also wise since he had many accurate and yielding moves and passes across the pitch. He had three catches within just 54 yards.

Some players’ efforts seemed suppressed such as that of matt Schaub whose only remarkable move was a 5-yard throw. Hooper, the Giants heart, had a rough time handling Stanford who seemed very aggressive but sometimes losing the game formation. Johnson showed his kickoff return skills as he made some great tactics as the first half ended. He was however silent in the rest of the game.

The win of the Falcons might mean that they have improved the game of the season. However, the Jaguars too had a great play and given that most of its players were absent, they are sure to have a great NFL season performance.

NFL Preseason Week 3: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins on Thursday, August 25, 8:00 PM, New Miami Stadium

The Miami Dolphins eventually came out of their third game in the preseason with a sense of confidence having emerged victorious over the Falcons with a 13-9 score. Following the unsatisfactory performance that had been previously witnessed, the team seems to be picking up under the leadership of their new coach Adam Gase.

Despite the positive energy and push witnessed during this game, this is not to say the team is finally on the right track. There are certain critical issues about the team that need immediate attention. The signing of players, field management and pay should be keenly looked at if positive results are to be sustained.

There are certain players that put their best foot forward to earn the Dolphins victory. The credit goes to linebackers led by Koa Misi. These players ensured they made the right play and tackled opponents with great precision and speed. They depicted efficient teamwork and brotherhood. Ryan Tannehill played his role in the pocket and took charge of the offense to propel the game forward. Line blocking and pass protection was well handled.

However, there are a few setbacks that need attention. Jordan Cameroon needs to work on his efficiency. The players at the cornerbacks and defensive lines need great improvement if the team has to perform.

NFL Preseason Week 2: Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns on Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM, FirstEnergy Stadium

Last NFL game-day Atlanta Falcons Versus Cleveland Browns played at FirstEnergy stadium on Thursday. Carl Nassib continues to make his presence felt. He continues his preseason tear. He continued with a fumble and strip sack in a loss that was 24-13 and succumbed to the Atlanta Falcons. The former product of Pennsylvania state has scored a sack in each of his preseason games. He continues to live up to the considerable hype coming from the Browns camp about his future.

Nassib consistently put pressure on Falcons. Starting with quarterback Matt Ryan and sacked the backup Matt Simons in the third quarter. Nassib acted like a one-man army wrecking the advances of Falcons. He flew into the edge unblocked and drove the ball himself by knocking it off loose. He further deflected a Ryan pass in the first quarter of the match and had another pass of Matt Schaub negated by the Browns penalty in the second quarter. Initially the Cleveland Browns got the ball to begin the game. During the Browns next offensive series, things were a lot better, and then at midfield quarterback Robert Griffin III flew a perfect 50-yard touchdown.

The Browns defense made Atlanta a punt on next series. Cleveland Browns finally succumbed to Atlanta Falcons.

NFL Preseason Week 1: Atlanta Falcons vs Washington Redskins on Thursday, August 11, 7:00 PM, Georgia Dome

The match between the Redskins and Falcons was tight and ugly. The game was played on Thursday night, August 11th 2016. The two teams made their preseason game a remarkable match to watch and talk about. Atlanta Falcons beat the Washington Redskins with a final score of 23-17. The Falcons game leader, Matt Schaub made a successful return to his first NFL home. He passed for 179 yards leading a three score drives. In their first quarter, Redskins had a score of 3 and Falcons had 0. Dustin Hopekins 41 Yd Field goal, has 7 plays with 18 yards. On the second quarter, Mart Bryant 24 Yd Field goal, 12 plays with 76 yards. Redskins score 3 and Falcons also 3. Also Brandon Wilds has 1 Yd run on Matt Bryant kick , enclosing 3 plays with 72 yard, on this play the Redskins scored 3 while Falcons 10.

The third quarter, J.D McKissic 101 Yd with a kickoff return from Nick Rose’s kick, had 0 plays and 0 yard. On their final quarter, the Falcons kicked off and defeated the Redskins. Mercel Jensen 6 Yd pass from Nate Sudfeld, the pass was kicked by Dustin Hopekins. They had 9 plays with 34 yards. The Atlanta Falcons scored 23 while Washington Redskins garnered 17. The game ended with no virtual injuries from both the teams.

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