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Falcons Get on the Board with Safety


Leave it to a safety to get a safety.

In what has started out as a defensive battle Sunday at MetLife Stadium, points have been at a premium, but the Falcons took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter with a heads up play by safety James Sanders and a little help from Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Deep in their own end, Manning took a snap and began to roll out to his right, but was met with pressure by Sanders. In an attempt to avoid the sack, Manning tried to throw a pass in the end zone, but broke a rule in the process.

Because he was inside the tackle box, the pass didn't make it back to the line of scrimmage and there was no receiver in the vicinity, a flag was thrown on the play and Manning was called for intentional grounding. And since the play occurred in the end zone, by rule, the Falcons received the two-point safety on the play.

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