Atlanta Falcons: Show Promise in Season Saving Win

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Tevin Coleman
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Tevin Coleman /

The Atlanta Falcons embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys on  America’s game of the week winning 27-7. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense looked beat from the start with the Falcons putting Dak on the turf with regularity.

The Atlanta Falcons season may have been saved late Sunday afternoon with a win to pull the Falcons over the .500 mark and back into the playoff picture. With a win next week against the Seahawks the Falcons would be back in the playoffs with a wildcard spot.

While there is still a long way to go the 27-7 win felt more like the team that the Falcons are capable of being. They came out from the start playing with emotion and a game plan that we haven’t seen since the Falcons played Green Bay.

After letting the Cowboys go up 7-0 the Falcons scored 27 straight and put away the Cowboys early in the second half.

Beating the Cowboys the way that the Falcons did felt familiar and has put the Falcons back on the right path. It will give the Falcons a bit of confidence as well headed into another tough game that they must win on the road in Seattle.

The Falcons defense was the biggest story of the game they allowed the Cowboys to score only once and it was on a short field after a Matt Ryan pick.  The pick was not Ryan’s fault as it was yet another pick that bounced off of a receiver’s hands.

Ryan finished the game with 215 yards and two scores, numbers that do not completely indicate how well that Ryan played.

Devonta Freeman exited the game early in the first half with a head injury that knocked him out of the game. It is Freeman’s third head injury and leaves his future health in question.

Tevin Coleman played a good game after struggling to get it going early he finished with 83 yards and a score.

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The Falcons move to 5-4 on the season and will face another must win game headed into Seattle.