Atlanta Falcons vs. San Diego Chargers: Live Score and Analysis
Final Score: Falcons 27, Chargers 3
The Falcons traveled west and demolished the Chargers as the Falcons remain undefeated. Thanks for following along throughout the game today.
That's a wrap. Falcons move to 3-0 with a pounding of the now 2-1 Chargers. Falcons win 27-3.
Another Charger turnover, this time Dante Rosario coughed it up after a short catch. The Falcons will have the ball and once they make it past the two minute warning they will be just a couple of kneel downs away from being 3-0. A dismal performance from the Chargers.
Jackie Battle, who is in for Ryan Mathews bolts up the middle for 52 yards. In typical Norv Turner fashion they follow up a huge play with a draw that earns them two yards. Two minute warning is approaching and the Chargers are down by 24. Falcons will move to 3-0 in thundering fashion.
The Falcon defense gets off the field again. The Chargers offense is having a terrible game, they cant get anything going. The exhausted Chargers defense is out on the field again and will have to deal with a heavy dosage of Michael Turner as the Falcons will milk the clock.
Touchdown Falcons. Michael Turner runs through a huge hole and makes into the end zone. The Chargers defense looks extremely tired right now. It is over 100 degrees on the field and the Chargers have been on defense a majority of the game.
The offense sputters and the Chargers have to punt. The offensive line protection has been awful, leaving very little time for Rivers to move the ball. A horrible punt will give the Falcons excellent field position as they look to finish the Chargers off.
The Chargers get exactly what they wanted, a turnover. The Bolts picked off Matt Ryan inside the five yard line. It is now up to the offense to see if they can figure out a way to beat the Falcons defense.
Another poor decision by Rivers and the Falcons pick him off inside their own territory. It is another costly mistake by the Chargers, who are shooting themselves in the foot. The pressure is really on now, the Bolts can not give up any more points if they want to win this.
Chargers finally get off the field on third down. Will take over possession inside the 20 yard line. The Chargers need to get their offense moving and some points on the board this possession.
Nice drive to start the second half for the Chargers. Converted three times on third down which led to a Nate Kaeding field goal. Chargers now trail 20-3.
The half ends with a Philip Rivers sack and the Chargers head into halftime down by 20. Rough half for the Chargers who seem to be overwhelmed on the defense. I have been really impressed with the Falcons' defense. They have had no problems stopping the Chargers offense.
Matt Ryan throws a perfect jump ball and it is brought in by Julio Jones. That's 14 points off turnovers for the Falcons and they expand their lead to 20.
Third down conversions hurting the Chargers offense as well. Philip Rivers makes a terrible decision and throws a jump ball that is nearly intercepted. The play is being reviewed to see if the Falcons defender came down in bounds with the ball. The play was reversed. Atlanta ball on San Diego 29 yard line.
Falcons cap off a 97-yard drive with a Tony Gonzalez touchdown. Third down conversions were huge on that drive for the Falcons. Chargers need to find a way to slow down the passing attack, or they might be in for a long afternoon.
Atlanta working their way down the field via the pass. Matt Ryan looks fantastic. Chargers can't seem to get off the filed on third down.
Julio Jones enters the game. Surprising since many outlets were reporting that he was done for the day after suffering a hand injury on the first series.
Fumble is confirmed. Atlanta ball.
Chargers driving but Ryan Mathews coughs it up on the five yard line. Will be interesting to see if Norv Turner challenges the play.
End of the first quarter. Falcons lead 6-0.
Julio Jones is DONE for the rest of the day with a hand injury. Tough break for the Falcons.
Ryan Mathews with two touches on the first two Charger offensive plays.
TOUCHDOWN! Atlanta Falcons. A perfect drive from the Falcons. Jacquizz Rodgers scored on a dump pass from Matt Ryan. The only thing that wasn't impressive about the drive was the botched extra point that cost Atlanta one point.
Matt Ryan and the Falcon offense will take the field first.
Good news for the Chargers: Both Antonio Gates and Ryan Mathews are active. Philip Rivers will now have his two biggest weapons on the field together for the for the first time in 2012.
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