Game #13 AT New Orleans Saints Game Review

This was a game that could have been won but the defense wilted at the wrong time, the run defense wasn’t there all day and big plays were allowed late in the game. The result was a 29-25 loss that drops the Falcons to 8-5 and dimmed the hopes of a division title. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (18/161, 1 TD), Norwood (5/18), Mughelli (1/2), Snelling (2/5) and Ryan (4/13, 1 TD) . Effective Runs (4 yards...

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Game #12 AT San Diego Chargers Game Review

While it’s good to get a road win and move to 8-4, this game was very frustrating in that the score was a lot closer than it ever should have been. Some of that was the Falcons doing and there were a couple of very questionable calls resulting in turnovers that didn’t help matters. Fortunately, the team overcame all that and pulled this one out but missing a wide open Jenkins, White dropping an easy TD pass and the 4th and...

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Game #11 VS Carolina Panthers Game Review

This one ran the gambit of football emotions. I have to equate it to a classic heavyweight title fight where one fighter gets off to a fast start only to get answered back with it turning into a slugfest in the middle of the ring until one of the fighters finally lands the blow that puts his opponent on the canvas for good. The Falcons got off to a very fast start but Carolina owned the third quarter to pull within 4. When Harry...

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Game #10 VS Denver Broncos Game Review

This one was painful to watch live and even more painful to watch a second time. This was a game that was not only very winnable but given the injuries to the Broncos, should have been a win. I can’t help but wonder if we were caught napping a bit. Unfortunately, this one ended up as a 24-20 loss and dropped the team to 6-4. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (25/81, 2 TD), Norwood (4/18), Ryan (5/18) and...

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Game #9 VS New Orleans Saints Game Review

This was an impressive win over a long-time division rival that was great to watch. The offense executed very well and the defense performed very well for the most part, especially in pass coverage. The game was not as close as the 34-20 final score would seem to indicate. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (27/96, 1 TD), Norwood (6/17), Ryan (2/-2) and White (1/2). Effective Runs (4 yards or more or scores...

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Game #8 AT Oakland Raiders Game Review

Great to see the team rebound from the heartbreaker in Philly. Quite simply, this performance was nothing short of dominating. From first downs (ATL 30 to OAK 3), Total net yards (ATL 453 to OAK 77) to the 24-0 on the scoreboard, it was clear that the Falcons were in complete control from the very beginning. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (30/139), Norwood (14/63, 1 TD), Snelling (8/47), Ryan (4/1) and Douglas...

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Game #7 AT Philadelphia Eagles Game Review

This was a very painful loss for the fans and the team as well. From what some would say is a bad call inside the 2 or simply a bad pass inside the 2, a phantom muffed punt call from the officials or just too little too late. Very tough ending to rewatch but it’s done and I’m certain the team will grow and learn from it. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (17/58), Norwood (4/5), Ryan (1/4), Douglas...

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Game #6 VS Chicago Bears Game Review

Not many games can live up to the excitement that this one delivered. The defense really held up well except for 2 drives. Fortunately, the offense did just enough to make up for it. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (25/54), Norwood (3/31), Ryan (1/1), Douglas (1/-11). Effective Runs (4 yards or more or scores TD)-Turner, 4; Norwood, 3. The Bears really did a good job of bottling up Turner. With Norwood’s...

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Game #5 AT Green Bay Packers Game Review

The first half was about as good as anyone can play. The second half almost became a disaster. It seems that the defense had no answers over the middle in pass coverage. Grimes was targeted again and the run defense seemed to soften in the second half. Fortunately, Boley came up with a huge INT and Turner punched it in to give us much needed breathing room and a 27-24 win. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner...

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Game #4 AT Carolina Panthers Game Review

Second consecutive disappointing road performance. As much as Carolina abused Brent Grimes, we really shot ourselves in the foot. The game could have gone entirely different with a few things here or there but that wasn’t the case unfortunately. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (18/56), Norwood (3/51), and Ryan (2/11). Effective Runs (4 yards or more or scores TD)-Turner, 6; Norwood, 3 and Ryan, 1. We...

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