The Falcons battled hard last night before falling a tad short in the end. Matt Ryan didn’t have his best game last night as he completed 15 of 29 passes for 148 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs. He also carried the ball 4 times for 26 yards (6.5 ypc) last night. Michael Turner also had a rough night with 48 yards rushing on 17 carries (2.8 ypc). Jason Snelling only had 1 carry for 1 yard and he also caught 2 passes for 23 yards (11.5 avg). WRs Roddy White (3 rec, 43 yards) and Michael Jenkins (5 rec, 40 yards) had so-so games for the Falcons last night too. The Falcons finished up with 75 yards rushing on 22 carries (3.4 ypc) and they also completed 15 of 29 passes for 140 yards as they only had possession of the ball for 23:25.
LB Curtis Lofton (11 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss), safety Thomas DeCoud (9 tackles, 1 pass defensed) and CB Dunta Robinson (8 tackles and 1 pass defensed) led the way for the Falcons’ D in this game. DEs John Abraham (3 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 1 pass defensed, 2 QB hits and 1 interception) and Chauncey Davis (an interception that he returned 26 yards for a TD) also made some HUGE plays in this game for the Falcons. The Saints finished up with 72 yards rushing on 24 carries (3.0 ypc) and they also completed 35 of 49 passes for 296 yards. The Falcons are now 12-3 on the year and they can win the NFC South next weekend with a win over the Panthers or a Bucs win over the Saints.