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Madden Simulation: Offense Explodes in 4th Quarter


Head coach Dan Quinn preaches about the importance of finishing games, and in our latest Madden 17 simulation, Atlanta finished about as well as anyone could hope.

Down 17-6 after three quarters, the Falcons scored 20 points in the final 15 minutes and, thanks to a last-minute touchdown catch by Austin Hooper, emerged with a 26-23 victory.

Matt Bryant kicked off the scoring with two field goals in the opening half, but the Chiefs, propelled by a 73-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to Chris Conley, answered by going on a 17-0 run.

Then the fourth quarter began, and Mohamed Sanu took over.

The veteran wide receiver caught two straight touchdowns – one from 29 yards out, the other from 27. Due to a pair of failed two-point conversion attempts on those scores and another Chiefs TD (which was also followed by an unsuccessful two-point try), the Falcons trailed 23-18 with 1:17 left in regulation.

That deficit was no problem, though, as Ryan led Atlanta on 63-yard, game-winning drive, one capped by a nine-yard TD throw to Hooper with 15 seconds on the clock. Devonta Freeman found the end zone on the ensuing two-point attempt, virtually sealing the win for Atlanta.


Top Falcons Performers

Matt Ryan: 23/31, 307 passing yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
Mohamed Sanu: 7 catches, 105 receiving yards, 2 TDs
Austin Hooper: 6 catches, 69 receiving yards, 1 TD
Julio Jones: 5 catches, 76 receiving yards
Deion Jones: 13 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Vic Beasley Jr.: 1 sack
Matt Bosher: 2 punts, 57.0-yard average

Plays of the Game

Sanu scores his second touchdown of the afternoon.

Beasley drags down Smith for a crucial sack.

Hooper scores the game-winner.

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