Thursday, December 29, 2005

Falcons Fold Against Bucs

Our game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came down to the final minutes of overtime and ended in a Bucs victory. Both Matt Bryant of the Bucs and kicker Todd Peterson of the Atlanta Falcons missed field goals in overtime and finally Bryant pulled of a 41-yard kick that ended the extra minutes. DeAngelo Hall had a career high return of 65 yards in the game and our offense looked strong. We just couldn’t outscore the Bucs and the game stayed too close for comfort. I have seen a great number of NFL games go into overtime and get decided by field goals this season. When it happened to us we folded, missing the field goal and allowing the Bucs to advance into scoring range.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Winter Weather Steals Falcons Fire

We had a great first quarter against the Chicago Bears. After that beautiful defensive showing the Atlanta Falcons got fully dominated by the dangerous Bears defense. They hurried and hassled Michael Vick for the rest of the game and held us to 117 yards passing for the game. The final score was Falcons 3 and the Bears 16. It was the fifth coldest Soldier Field game ever with a game temperature of eight degrees above zero. For the players on the field it was the wind chill of five below that really made the game interesting. Can our Georgia boys really be held responsible for falling to winters bitter bite?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Falcons to Face Bears

Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons has said he will be playing on Sunday against the Bears despite his bruised ribs. This is a welcome surprise after the Saints game in which he was injured. The Falcons looked pretty quiet for the first half of the game, allowing 17 Saints points without an answer. They came out fired up in true Falcons fashion for the second half. The Falcons prevented the Saints from scoring any more points and from converting on third downs for the rest of the game. This team can definitely beat the Bears on Sunday and hopefully the win will bolster the team’s confidence for our second match up with the Carolina Panthers in two weeks.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Panthers Strike in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons performed pretty poorly in their unfortunate loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers managed to hold us to under 300 yards offensively and were brutal on the pass rush. Michael Vick was sacked by the Panthers defense five times and he threw two interceptions, adding to the many mistakes of the game. We just couldn’t stop their offense from scoring and their running game was pretty successful, gaining over 140 yards. This game like many this season came down to the final minutes and we lost to the clock without scoring one touchdown. This is the only game of the regular season in which we did not score at least one touchdown.