The Falcons looked like they were sleepwalking last night but they were still good enough to beat the Chiefs. Matt Ryan was so-so in a brief appearance completing 3 of 6 passes for 34 yards. Chris Redman wasn’t much better completing 4 of 7 passes for 30 yards. John Parker Wilson finished up the game by completing 8 of 16 passes for 80 yards. RB Antone Smith led the way on the ground for the Falcons last night with 36 yards rushing on 12 carries (3.0 ypc). Michael Turner looked sharp rushing for 29 yards on 4 carries (7.3 ypc) last night. Jason Snelling wasn’t too sharp last night rushing for 24 yards on 11 carries (2.2 ypc). Dmitri Nance only rushed for 6 yards on 7 carries last night (0.9 ypc) but he rushed for 2 TDs. Nance also caught 2 passes for 26 yards (13.0 avg). The Falcons finished up with 100 yards rushing (2.7 ypc) and 144 passing yards last night.
The defense was good against the pass and not too good against the run last night. Linebacker Spencer Adkins led the way for the Falcons’ D last night with 6 tackles and 1 QB hit. LB Curtis Lofton was very busy last night too with 5 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss and 1 QB hit. CB Chevis Jackson had a good game last night with 3 tackles, 2 passes defensed and 1 interception. The Chiefs finished up with 130 yards rushing (4.6 ypc) and 143 yards passing.