The Falcons defense was inspired in this game and that’s the main reason for the victory. Michael Boley led the way for the Falcons with 10 tackles. Lawyer Milloy (8 tackes, interception), Keith Brooking (6 tackles, sack) and DeAngelo Hall (4 tackles, interception) all made big plays in this game. The 49ers finished with 116 yards rushing on 24 carries (4.8 ypc) and they also completed 17 of 38 passes for 135 yards.
Joey Harrington completed 14 of 25 passes for 138 yards with an interception. He also carried the ball 4 times for 14 yards (3.5 ypc). Warrick Dunn had his best game of the season for the Falcons as he carried the ball 27 times for 100 yards (3.7 ypc) with a TD run. Jerious Norwood also had a solid game with 6 carries for 39 yards (6.5 ypc). Fullback Ovie Mughelli even pitched in with 2 carries for 2 yards with a TD. Roddy White led all receivers on the Falcons with 3 catches for 55 yards (18.3 avg). The Falcons finished with 155 yards rushing on 39 carries (4.0 ypc) and they also completed 14 of 25 passes for 131 yards.