Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons: Live Score, Video, and Analysis

Scott CarasikContributor IISeptember 17, 2012

Thomas DeCoud got the second of three interceptions by Manning.
Thomas DeCoud got the second of three interceptions by Manning.Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons have established themselves as one of the best teams in the NFL with a victory against the Denver Broncos at home. It came down to the final drive, but the Falcons defense is what put the Falcons ahead for the victory.


On third-and-goal after the William Moore interception, Michael Turner runs the ball in from the one-yard line. Falcons up 7-0 with 13:20 left in the first.

After a second interception, this time by Thomas DeCoud, the Falcons only score three on a 37-yard Matt Bryant field goal. Falcons up 10-0 with 9:47 left in the first.

Matt Bryant kicks another field goal through as the Falcons have now scored on three out of the four Broncos turnovers. Falcons up 13-0 with 10:05 left in the second.

Matt Ryan to a wide open Tony Gonzalez on a play action. The Falcons are now leading 20-0 with 4:39 left in the second quarter.

Just before the half, the Broncos finally get on the board on a dynamic play from Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas for a 17 yard touchdown. Falcons up 20-7 with six seconds left in the half.

Matt Ryan caps off another drive with a touchdown. This time to Roddy White. Falcons up 27-7 with 7:13 left in the third quarter.

Willis McGahee scores on a two yard run to bring the Broncos within two scores. Falcons up 27-14 with 11:48 left in the game.

Willis McGahee should be called the closer. He finishes another drive with a touchdown from two yards out. Falcons up 27-21 with 3:25 left in the game.

FINAL: Falcons 27, Broncos 21.