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New Orleans puts voodoo on Falcons

The streak is overBy Jannah Bolds

I don’t even want to hear anything about “Who dat?” You know why? Because that was simply a terrible terrible performance by the Atlanta Falcons. So many things went wrong for Matt Ryan’s team; and hot damn, what a match-up for things to go sour.

The injury to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was not even evident that night against Atlanta. Brees found the weak spot in the Falcon’s defense, and ran with it all the way till the clock hit 0:00. The weak spot you ask? Atlanta’s secondary of course. Brees and the offense made a point that they were taking advantage of Atlanta’s off night.

Lets not single out just one group on Atlanta’s team that performed horribly; it was a group effort, with the exception of a few. Offensively, Atlanta struggled, with three turnovers and a couple sacks. The offensive line missed a few assignments last night which lead to those mess-ups.

The Atlanta defense were effective in stopping New Orleans’ running game, but when Brees put the ball in the air, it was all she wrote. That made it had for the Falcons offense to catch up in the end.  

Oh well, such as life. The two southern rivals will meet once more at the end of the season, this time in the Georgia Dome, to settle things once and for all. Meanwhile, the Falcons are still under the Carolina Panthers in the NCF South, but that may change once the Panthers face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at 4:00pm.

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Week 3 brings victory for Falcons

By Jannah Bolds

A somewhat challenging week three for the Atlanta Falcons as they lassoed the Dallas Cowboys 39-28 in a come-from-behind victory  in Arlington, Texas today.

Falcons quarterback Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan, along with his most talented backs and receivers pulled off a come-back in the second half to upset the Dallas crowd. This win goes down in the record books as the first team to score its third consecutive come-from-behind win.

The Falcons struggled a bit in the first half, letting the Cowboys score first and not capitalizing on their next couple of snaps. However, the team did get the chance to squeeze in a field goal in the final seconds of the first half to cut their defecit to 11 points.

“Obviously the second half was huge, but I thought getting three points up before half time was big. That was a huge momentum changer for us offensively,” said Ryan. 

After the second half buzzer rang, the Falcons seemed to have turned on the heat as they went on score three more touchdowns and keep their opponents scoreless the entire half. The Atlanta defense did some pretty good things for the team’s overall performance. If it wasnt for Justin Durant and the defense keeping their opponents scoreless, Ryan and the offense would have had a more difficult time overcoming the deficit. 

The star for Atlanta’s offense today was running back Dovonta Freeman who rushed for 141 yards with 30 carries. Teammate receiver Julio Jones finished the game with 12 recpetions for 164 yards.

Offensively and defensively, the Falcons were well balanced and were able to persevere when necessary to  top the 2-0 (now 2-1) Cowboys.

Next Sunday, the Falcons are set to take on the Houston Texans (1-2) at 1:00pm EST. 

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