The Atlanta Falcons just dominated the Philadelphia Eagles for 60 minutes of football. They won 30-17 after the Eagles never taking the lead.
The Falcons defense played tremendously and held the Eagles to just 10 points until allowing a touchdown late in the fourth. They showed that they are much improved from previous years, and the addition of Corey Peters was crucial.
On offense, the Falcons got stopped on their final two drives, but they already did the damage needed to win. Ryan finished 22-for-29 (75.8 percent) for 262 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Julio Jones had five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. They looked unstoppable.
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Matt Ryan hits Drew Davis for a 19-yard touchdown to cap off an almost nine minute drive. Falcons up 7-0 with 6:16 left in the first.
Matt Ryan hits Jason Snelling on a short screen for a three-yard touchdown to go up two touchdowns. Falcons up 14-0 with 0:40 left in the first.
LeSean McCoy ran outside for a three yard touchdown after a seven minute drive. Falcons are leading 14-7.
Matt Ryan hit Julio Jones deep for a touchdown of 63 yards. This was the longest play of the year. The Falcons are up 21-7 with 6:33 left in the half.
After a good drive that began with just over two minutes on the clock, Matt Bryant hit a 43-yard field goal. The Falcons lead 24-7 at the half.
Alex Henery hit the 33-yard field goal to bring the Eagles three points closer. The Falcons lead 24-10 with 11:23 left in the third quarter.
Matt Bryant hit a 28-yard attempt to bring the Falcons up 17 points. The Falcons lead 27-10 with 6:11 left in the third quarter.
Matt Bryant connects on the easy 30-yard field goal. With 14:57 left in the game, the Falcons are up 30-10.
LeSean McCoy scored a touchdown on a seven-yard screen pass. The Falcons lead 30-17 with 7:18 left in the game.
Game over. The Falcons win 30-17.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.
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