Game #3 VS Kansas City Chiefs Game Review

This was a very good rebound performance after the loss to Tampa. There was a moment in the third quarter when Jennings muffed the punt that you got that queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach of “here we go again, the Falcons finding a way to blow a lead” but they recovered nicely and put it away. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (23/104, 3 TD), Norwood (11/75), Douglas (1/-8) and Ryan (1/15)....

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Game #2 AT Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Review

A tough loss on the road 24-9. There were several factors with the turnovers being the major culprit but also the defense gave up quite a few long 3rd down conversions that could have changed the complexion of the game as well as not being able to punch it in when in the red zone. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (14/42), Norwood (6/18), Douglas (1/33), White (1/2) and Ryan (6/10). Effective Runs (4 yards or...

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Game #1 VS Detroit Lions Game Review

You can’t ask for a much better start than what we received this past Sunday. Great running game, pretty solid defense and a nice win 34-21. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Turner (22/220, 2 TD), Norwood (14/93, 1 TD), Douglas (1/7) and Ryan (5/-2). Effective Runs (4 yards or more)-Turner, 13; Norwood, 9 and Douglas, 1. Breakdown of passes: Ryan: 9/13, 161 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT. Breakdown of incompletions: 1 Bad...

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Game #14 AT Tampa Bay Buccaneers Review

In a nutshell, turnovers from the offense and a special teams breakdown blew the game wide open in the first half and then the run defense was gashed in the second half. When you have the ball for only 17 minutes, you just aren’t going to win. When watching live, I noticed Devaney was sitting to the right of Blank instead of McKay. Knowing now that Blank pursued Parcells, it may have been that McKay was notified that he would...

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Game #13 VS New Orleans Saints Review

This was just miserable and the day after Petrino decides to walk out on everyone. After hearing the news of his departure, I just about decided not to continue the reviews this season because whatever we see won’t much matter since everything will be changing. However, these next few games may tell a lot about the players we have and more importantly, the players we don’t have. So unlike Petrino, I refuse to quit and will...

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Game #12 AT St. Louis Rams Review

The first 3 quarters were almost impossible to watch again but the last quarter made it worth it. It wasn’t a win but I believe we got a glimpse of what this offense is truly capable of. In hindsight, perhaps going for it on 4th and 7 at the 9 wasn’t the right decision and should have opted for a FG instead but it’s really hard to say because field position would have changed, the INT might not have happened, etc. At...

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Game #11 VS Indianapolis Colts Review

This one started out good (despite a 3/9 start by Harrington) but two missed opportunities in the end zone followed by an offense stuck in stall and the Colts offense getting on track ended up killing us. As for the running into the punter call, I don’t like it but technically that’s the rule. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Dunn (17/70), Snelling (4/6), Norwood (6/33), Mughelli (1/0) and Harrington (2/3)....

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Game #10 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Review

I knew I wanted to get this one done before Thanksgiving dinner to ensure that I still had my appetite. I may not have finished this one soon enough. Leftwich was off, the line couldn’t protect long enough for his long delivery, a couple of early horrible calls by the officials, negative plays in general, a defense getting worn down and one of the worst days I’ve ever seen by a single offensive lineman in my lifetime....

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Game #9 AT Carolina Panthers Review

Outside of the first drive and a portion of the second half, the offense struggled but the defense came through in flying colors allowing only 2 field goals in the game. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Dunn (26/89, 1 TD), Pinner (1/-3) and Harrington (1/2). Effective Runs (4 yards or more)-Dunn, 7. Dunn also had 3 catches for 51. He was a majority of the offense in the game. Breakdown of passes: Harrington: 19/26, 192...

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Game #8 VS San Francisco 49ers Review

It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win and we’ll take them any way we can get them! Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Dunn (27/100, 1 TD), Norwood (6/39), Mughelli (2/2, 1 TD) and Harrington (4/14). Effective Runs (4 yards or more)-Dunn, 11; Norwood, 5. No passes to either back. Dunn had his best day in quite a while. Norwood was hurt a couple of times where his ankle was turned awkardly. Breakdown of passes:...

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