Game Notes: Falcons at Giants

The Falcons score a late touchdown to gain their second straight victory on the season. Here are the game notes:

  • Atlanta's offense finished the game with 402 total yards. QB Matt Ryan finished the game 30-46 with 363 passing yards, one touchdown and a 96.6 passer rating. WR Julio Jones had a career-high 13 catches for 135 yards.
  • Ryan put together a seven play, 70-yard drive, which resulted in a one-yard touchdown run by RB Devonta Freeman with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. That was Ryan's second consecutive fourth quarter game winning drive, and the 28th of his career.
  • Julio Jones opened up the game by catching six passes for 44 yards. Those six catches in the first quarter set a new career-high for catches in a quarter for Jones. Jones also matched his career high total of catches in a half with eight in the first half. Additionally, he extended his streak of games with at least 50 receiving yards to 17 games. Jones now has 394-receiving yards on the season.
  • Rookie RB Tevin Coleman scored his first rushing touchdown of his career on a one-yard run to give the Falcons their first score of the day, and the team's first rushing touchdown of the season.
  • K Matt Bryant connected on a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter. Bryant has now connected on all four of his field goal attempts from 40-yards out this season.  Since 2009, Matt Bryant's 153 FGs are the fourth most in the NFL.
  • P Matt Bosher had a career long punt of 69-yards. He finished the game with five punts for 273-yards, 54.6 yards per punt average, and a 37.4 net average.
  • For the second game in a row, Atlanta's defense held their opponent under 100-yards rushing. The defense held the Giants to 97-rushing yards and recorded two strip sacks, and one turnover.
  • DE Kroy Biermann recorded his first strip sack of the season. The forced fumble was the third of Biermann's career, and the 22nd sack of his career.  The turnover was the third turnover forced by the defense this season.
  • TE Jacob Tamme recorded the longest reception of his career, 41 yards, which led to WR Leonard Hankerson catching his first career touchdown in a Falcons uniform. The 12-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 6:36, was the longest scoring drive of the game. Matt Ryan has 71-passing touchdowns of drives lasting 10 plays or more.
  • Rookie OLB Vic Beasley Jr. recorded his first career sack, stripping the ball from QB Eli Manning in the process. Beasley Jr., was selected by the Falcons in the first round, eighth overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft. He appeared in 48 games for Clemson, starting in 28 of those contests. Beasley Jr. is the all-time sack leader for the Tigers with 33 career sacks, and he's ranked seventh in school history with seven forced fumbles.
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