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.