• Preview Patriots Vs Falcons

    Summary of 26 articles · Updated Oct 2, 2013
    The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night to move to 4 – 0 on the season and dropping the Falcons to 1 – 4. The Falcons made a late charge, and the Patriots helped them get back into it with some sloppy play in critical situations, but the Patriots will obviously take it. Patriots defense rising. Then after a few big plays the Patriots defense dug in their heels and held the Falcons on 4 downs, and stopped them. Instead, Gonzalez and his offensive mates were left to wonder what could have been had they scored touchdowns in the red zone and had the defense not given up a handful of big plays in a 30-23 loss to the undefeated New England Patriots A week after head coach Mike Smith repeatedly preached about the need to be more effective in the red zone, the Falcons responded with a 1-for-6 showing inside the 20. While Manning is setting league scoring and efficiency records with a Denver Broncos offense that may feature the best receiver corps he’s ever had, Brady continues to amaze and perplex by pulling out victories despite a group of targets that brings the term “inexperienced” to a new level.
    • 3 takeaways from the Patriots – Falcons game

      The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night to move to 4 – 0 on the season and dropping the Falcons to 1 – 4. This wasn’t a must win for the Patriots but a big game for the team and one they obviously really wanted to win. The …
    • Patriots’ defense is the real thing

      ATLANTA — Coca-Cola had a slogan in the early 1990s, “Can’t Beat the Real Thing.” Sunday night in Coca-Cola’s hometown the Patriots looked like the real thing, baby.
      Source: boston.com
    • Photos from the Patriots win over the Falcons

      Tom Brady and Kenbrell ThompkinsPhoto by: Keith Nordstrom Tight End Matthew Mulligan touchdownPhoto by: David Goldman (Associated Press) Brady and Mulligan celebrate the TDPhoto by: AP Tony Gonzalez in for the scorePhoto by: John Bazemore Brady and Comp…
    • Recap: Patriots survive pesky Falcons

      Aqib TalibPhoto by: Associated Press The Patriots make a statement in big win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. The Patriots would march with their runningbacks in the 2nd series of the game up the field on Atlanta. Brady threw a short pass …
    • Patriots hold off Falcons on the road

      Tom Brady was without his top two targets, but he found a way as Matt Ryan couldn't match the Pats.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pats survive Falcons' late rally to reach 4-0

      Tom Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots held off a furious Atlanta comeback Sunday night, beating the Falcons 30-23 to improve to 4-0 for the first time since their near-perfect season in 2007.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Live updates: Patriots at Falcons

      Zuri Berry has the latest from the Georgia Dome as the Patriots take on the Falcons.
      Source: boston.com
    • LIVE: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

      The Patriots are 3-0, but it hasn't been pretty. Atlanta, trying to get back on track at 1-2, has an early 3-0 lead.
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Patriots were able to dictate play vs. Falcons

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick dictated most of the terms of Sunday night’s 30-23 win over the Falcons — emphasis on “most.”
    Source: boston.com
  • Falcons rally behind their quarterback

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Although Matt Ryan put the blame on himself, his teammates had his back. There was no need to doubt Ryan when he led the Atlanta Falcons to a 13-3 record and playoff win last season. And the 1-3 Falcons see no reason to doubt their…
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 4

      An examination of four hot issues from the Falcons’ 30-23 loss to the Patriots: Matty Ice-Cold? Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for a career-high 421 yards, including 201 yards in the fourth quarter alone. But on the Falcons’ final desperation drive…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Falcons can't drop the ball anymore

      As Tony Gonzalez held court in front of his locker Sunday, the last thing on his mind was relishing his career night. The Atlanta Falcons veteran would have traded all 149 of his receiving yards for a win. Instead, Gonzalez and his offensive mates were …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Tom Brady, Patriots get past Falcons to improve to 4-0

      ATLANTA — The Patriots left the Georgia Dome late Sunday night with a 30-23 win thanks to a touchdown-preventing pass breakup from Aqib Talib.
      Source: boston.com
    • Locker Room Buzz: Atlanta Falcons

      ATLANTA -- Observed in the locker room after the Atlanta Falcons' 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots: Ryan remains optimistic: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is not used to seeing a 1-3 record. As down as he was about Sunday's loss to the Patriots, R…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Atlanta Falcons, so close to a Super Bowl last season, have already matched last year’s loss total

      The Falcons went 13-3 last year and were 10 yards away from going to the Super Bowl. They couldn't get those final 10 yards to beat the 49ers, and there was no guarantee they would get that close again this season. A lot went right for the Falcons last …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Survey: Who gets game ball for win over Falcons?

      Which player went above and beyond in the Patriots' victory Sunday night? Cast your vote.
      Source: boston.com
    • Rapid Reaction: Patriots 30, Falcons 23

      ATLANTA -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night: What it means: The Falcons now find themselves in unfamiliar territory -- on the outside looking in. Since 1990, only 9 percent of teams have made …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Sunday night wrap-up: See how they run

      For weeks, we’ve all been fascinated by the Patriots’ ability to withstand the loss of so many receiving targets. What they’ve really decided to do is work around it, and set up the offense in a way you wouldn’t think you’d have to when you have Tom Bra…
    • Live blog: Patriots at Falcons

      Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the New England Patriots' visit to the Atlanta Falcons. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Falcons continue to surrender big plays

    ATLANTA -- There was no long, drawn out explanation as to why the Falcons gave up a 47-yard touchdown run to the Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount in the fourth quarter Sunday night. Safety William Moore had a simple response to what happened. "Everybody…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Atlanta Falcons Play Terrible, Chump to Patriots

    Another Sad Scene (AJC) The Atlanta Falcons continued their tour of crap on Sunday Night Football and they looked every bit as terrible as those old Falcons, pretty pitiful overall, in their attempt to beat a quality opponent that was severely handicapp…
    Source: ajc.com
  • Patriots creep ahead as receivers keep falling

    The Patriots continue to falter in the red zone, but it keeps working out for them. After a promising drive stalled, they settled for a 22-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, and a 13-10 lead over the Falcons in the third quarter. Patriots rookie wid…
  • Welcome to the Georgia Dome

    ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Georgia Dome, where the New England Patriots visit the Atlanta Falcons (8:30 p.m. ET): Indoor football. Weather conditions aren’t a factor as this marks the Patriots’ first regular-season game inside a pure dome since Thanksgiv…
    Source: ESPN.com

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