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Falcons-Eagles Game Notes


Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez finished the contest with eight receptions for 72 yards. In the third quarter, he caught his fifth pass of the game and set a new single-season reception mark for a tight end in franchise history. Gonzalez who now holds 69 receptions, topped Alge Crumpler's old record of 66 which he set in 2005. * Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White totaled 104 receiving yards on nine receptions in a loss to Philadelphia. The 100-yard contest is the third for White this season and the 15th of his career. Entering the game he ranked seventh in the conference in receiving yardage. * At the end of the first half of play, wide receiver Roddy White totaled three receptions for 62 yards, which marked the third-highest first half receiving total for any member of the Falcons this season. He contributed with long catches of 23 and 35 yards * On the last play of the game, wide receiver Roddy White caught his career-best eighth touchdown of the season. It was also the eighth time in his career he caught touchdowns in back-to-back games. * Rookie defensive end Lawrence Sidbury recorded his first career sack after dropping Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb late into the second quarter. The sack came on a third down and forced a Philadelphia punt. * Defensive end Kroy Biermann added his team-leading fifth sack of the season which was also the second for the Falcons in the game when he dropped McNabb for a five-yard loss in the fourth quarter. * With his first catch of the game in the second quarter, tight end Tony Gonzalez improved his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 143. * In his first start of the season, quarterback Chris Redman threw for 235 yards and one touchdown. It was the second consecutive game he topped the 200-yard passing mark. * Atlanta converted two of four fourth down conversions against the Eagles and this season has now converted 12 of 16 for a 75 percent efficiency. Heading into the game, the Falcons forth down efficiency ranked first in the NFL. * Kicker Matt Bryant notched his first point as a member of the Falcons on a PAT following a Roddy White touchdown at the end of the game.

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