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    I think part of having that many more rushes this game had a little to do with the rain coming down pretty heavily at one point. I'm so happy we proved all the "experts" wrong yet again. I'm sure next week it'll be, "the Cowboys are the Falcons' first real test of the season" bs all over again like we see every week. It was nice to see our D hold and play well and keep a team at 17 points without forcing a single turnover, and putting up 30 with none of those "extra" possessions from those turnovers. We completely dominated that game. I look forward to seeing Peters in the game. I hope Spoon doesn't miss any time, can't really afford that. I kind of wish we ran some of those 5 lineman, 2 lb sets like the Texans with Nicholas and Spoon at LB. I love just about everything Nolan and Koetter are doing though. What can defenses do to stop us when Drew Davis and Snelling are getting those TD's?! They don't know who to look at anymore haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
    And that is what happens when Ryan has a contained pocket to throw in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee279
    And that is what happens when Ryan has a contained pocket to throw in.
    Almost 50 yards in the air, hit him in stride.

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    Coach Smith says Kroy Biermann received the defensive game ball, and Drew Davis received the offensive game ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
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    Sounds a little like they got EC for being a bit obscure but still making big plays, but Kroy did do his usual fly over the field and I think we all rubbed our eyes and did a double take on that Davis score




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    Im guessing Davis might haved sealed his place in the line up for the rest of the season.

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    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Atlanta Falcons' media relations department, let’s take a look at some statistical superlatives on the 30-17 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

    - Philadelphia changed defensive coordinators, from Juan Castillo to Todd Bowles, during its bye week. But that didn’t really matter. Like Castillo, Bowles didn’t use the blitz much at all. The Eagles sent four or fewer pass rushers on 30 of quarterback Matt Ryan’s 33 dropbacks. Ryan responded by completing 73.1 percent of his passes in those situations for an average of 8.7 yards per attempt with three touchdowns. All three of those were season highs against the Philadelphia defense when sending four or fewer pass rushers.

    - This might be my favorite stat of the day. Ryan completed nine of 10 screen passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. We’ve talked before about how new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has made the screen pass a bigger part of an Atlanta offense that rarely threw screens when Mike Mularkey was calling the plays the previous four seasons. But attempting 10 screens in one game? That’s not just a big deal by Atlanta’s standards. No quarterback in the league had attempted more than eight screen passes in a game before Ryan did it Sunday.

    - Ryan has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 22 straight games. That’s the third-longest active streak in the NFL, behind Drew Brees (49) and Tom Brady (40). Ryan has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 37 of his last 39 games.

    - The victory was the 50th of Ryan's career. Ryan tied Ben Roethlisberger among active quarterbacks by getting his 50th win in his 69th career start. The only quarterback to get to 50 wins faster is Tom Brady, who did it in 65 starts.

    - Ryan had three touchdown passes. That’s the 15th time in his career Ryan has thrown at least three touchdowns and the Falcons are 15-0 when that has happened.

    - Ryan’s 137.4 passer rating was the third-best of his career. The Falcons are 28-0 when Ryan has a passer rating above 100.

    - Ryan’s 63-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones was his longest scoring strike of the season.

    - Jones finished with five catches for a season-high 123 yards (a 24.6-yard average). Jones has seven career 100-yard games and all of them have come on the road. In 11 career road games, Jones has 10 touchdown catches. He also has a touchdown catch in his last seven road games.

    - Atlanta defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said he wanted to use last week’s bye to try to improve a run defense that wasn’t very good early in the season. Whatever he did worked. An Atlanta defender made contact with running back LeSean McCoy behind the line of scrimmage on five of his 16 rushes. The Falcons held the Eagles to 92 yards on the ground.

    - The Falcons became the first team to beat the Eagles after a bye since Andy Reid became the coach in 1999. Prior to Sunday, Reid’s teams were 13-0 coming off the bye.
    Atlanta scored a touchdown on its opening possession. Since coach Mike Smith’s arrival in 2008, the Falcons have scored a league-high 200 points on opening possessions.

    - The Falcons continue to get second-year running back Jacquizz Rodgers more involved in the offense. Rodgers finished with 110 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 60 yards on eight carries, had 20 yards on five receptions and 30 yards on two kickoff returns.

    - Tight end Tony Gonzalez moved into ninth place on the all-time receiving yardage list. Gonzalez now has 13,797 yards. He passed Henry Ellard, who had 13,777 yards.

    - Defensive end Kroy Biermann had his best game of the season, making seven tackles (five solo) with one sack, one tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit.

    - Defensive end John Abraham recorded his seventh sack of the season and the 119th sack of his career. Abraham is the league’s active leader in career sacks.
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    Atlanta coach Mike Smith probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves and probably won’t until he wins his first postseason game.

    But give Smith credit for one thing -- the man has shown he can win regular-season games at a historically fast pace. Sunday’s victory over Philadelphia was the 50th win of Smith’s career. It came in his 71st game.

    Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only George Seifert (62 games) and Chuck Knox (65 games) have gotten to 50 wins faster than Smith.

    The next three guys on the list are Joe Gibbs (72 games), Bill Cowher (73 games) and Mike Ditka (73 games).

    Smith also established a new record for most wins by an Atlanta coach. The previous franchise record was 49 wins by Dan Reeves, who went 49-59-1 from 1997 through 2003.

    Any way you look at it, Smith is in good company.
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    Good read...

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    I had a nightmare that we were on our bye week again

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    That week was boring. Watching other football teams play...




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    Quote Originally Posted by ugafan View Post
    I had a nightmare that we were on our bye week again
    Lol

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