Sunday, October 2, 2011

Atlanta Falcons defeat the Seattle Seahawks 30-28

It was another close game for the Falcons today. Barely coming out with the win, Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka missed a 61 yard field goal that could've won the game for them. In the second half, Atlanta had a two touchdown lead which resulted in a huge meltdown that made Seahawks QB Tavaris Jackson look like a pro-bowler. But nonetheless, Our offense produced well today as QB Matt Ryan went 28/42, 291 yards, and threw 1 touchdown pass. RB Michael Turner had 26 carries for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rookie WR Julio Jones had 11 catches for 127 yards. WR Roddy White had 6 catches for 78 yards. TE Tony Gonzalez also pitched in with 1 touchdown catch. We still haven't seen the Roddy White of 2010 making plays this year but when the big lights come on in the Georgia Dome next week against the Green Bay Packers maybe we will see a silver lining. Atlanta's defense couldn't stop Seattle's no-huddle offense but was still able to hold on. One player that I think will come up big for us in games like these is Kicker Matt Bryant. He went perfect today with making all three field goals attempted. It seems like our offensive line is improving. That is the main thing we have to focus on in order to give Matt Ryan time to make the perfect throws and be a good quarterback. Michael Turner improved on the running game but I would like to see more 100 yard games in the future. Im very happy about what we're seeing with Julio Jones so far this season. He is the WR people in Atlanta thought he would be. GM Thomas Dimitrov made a smart move trading all the way up in the draft to get him. I think we could see the Seahawks in the playoffs. Anything can go in the weak NFC West division and Seattle could be the favorites to win it. We all know what they did to the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round last year. We may have had a bad meltdown on defense today but you have to give the Seahawks credit for not giving up and having enough heart to mount a comeback. As for our Falcons, we have a lot to improve on such as holding on to safe leads late in games. Our defense appears to be getting tired fast and we need to improve on that in order to beat the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers next week. I hope you enjoyed this blog and check out my next blog coming soon which is going to be a preview of the Falcons-Packers game in the Georgia Dome next week. So until then, go Falcons!!!-Yuriy

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