ATLANTA -- The Falcons needed something to swing momentum in their favor against the Bengals, and safety Keith Tandy came through in a big way.
After a stop by Atlanta's defense, Tandy broke through the Bengals' line and blocked Kevin Huber's punt. Cincinnati recovered the punt, but the Falcons gained possession at the Bengals' 8-yard line. Atlanta converted that big special teams play into a field goal by Matt Bryant to cut the Bengals' lead to 28-27 in the third quarter.
Tandy's play was the first blocked punt for the Falcons since Sept. 20, 2009 when cornerback Brian Williams blocked a punt against the Carolina Panthers.