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Only three sacks will show up on the stats sheet, but that doesn't do justice to the Falcons' pass-rush, which was in Vick's face all game long. Atlanta held him to just 21-of-35 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown through the air, while holding him and the Eagles' running game in check overall.
They didn't record any turnovers today, but the Falcons showed they didn't need them after holding the Eagles to just 17 points on the day.
John Abraham got things started on the right foot with a sack on the quarter's opening play. But that would be it on a drive that saw McCoy unleashed, gaining first down after first down before getting in the end zone on a seven-yard touchdown pass to narrow the gap to 30-17.
Nicholas then gave the Eagles 15 free yards on the second drive after a late hit on Jeremy Maclin, but everything ended well for the Falcons after keeping the Eagles from scoring any more points on the day.
Asante Samuel got burned on a short pass to DeSean Jackson that went for 32 yards in the quarter's opening drive, which led to a field goal.
However, Atlanta forced a three and out on the second drive to make up for it, generally continuing to blanket the Eagles' receivers.
To begin the quarter, the defense gave up a touchdown on a 13-play, 66 yard drive that included two third down conversions. They tightened up on the second drive, however, forcing an Eagles punt near midfield.
Despite the touchdown, the defense is playing virtually mistake-free, keeping everything in front of them and making it difficult for the Eagles to get anything going on offense.
The defense was only on for one full possession, but they did their job, forcing an incomplete pass on first down, swallowing up LeSean McCoy for a one-yard loss on second, and sacking Michael Vick on third.