Corey Peters Video: Watch Falcons DE Scoop Up Blaine Gabbert's Fumble And Return It For Touchdown
Every football fan enjoys a good fat guy touchdown. And tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup provided one.
Just two minutes into the second half, the Atlanta Falcons led the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-0. Jacksonville had the ball, and was looking to mount a long drive and chip away at the (big) lead. Unfortunately, the Falcons defense weren’t on board with that plan.
QB Blaine Gabbert dropped back to pass, but Falcons DT John Abraham–who was rushing off the edge–came flying at him and forced a big strip-sack. Gabbert fumbled the ball, and his loss was Peters’ gain, who picked the football up and ran it back 13 yards for the touchdown.
We didn’t get to see a traditional fat guy touchdown dance in the end zone, but the Falcons were up 34-0 at this point, and probably didn’t want to rub salt in the wound and run up the score on primetime television.
The Falcons defensive front has not generated much pressure against opposing quarterbacks thus far this season–the team ranks No. 24 with only 25 sacks–so they will need to use the momentum going forward into the postseason.
Watch the video to watch Abraham come up with a strip-sack on Gabbert with Peters finishing it off by picking it up and running into the end zone.
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