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Falcons rally back to post win over 49ers

Sunday started off brilliantly for the 49ers but it ended with the same result as the first three weeks.

Matt Bryant hit a 43-yard field goal with two seconds to play — the only two seconds they’d lead all day — to give the Falcons a 16-14 victory in a game that saw them down 14-0 before the end of the first quarter. Bryant’s kick came after the 49ers blew a chance to seal the victory early in the game-winning drive. 

Nate Clements picked off a Matt Ryan pass, but fumbled when Roddy White ran him down. Harvey Dahl recovered for the Falcons and then Ryan led the team 68 yards in 12 plays to secure their third victory in four tries. Ryan completed 6-of-9 throws on the drive, including two third-down passes, and helped remind people why he was dubbed “Matty Ice” in the first place. Roddy White continued to build his burgeoning resume with three catches for 41 yards on the drive. 

Give the Falcons defense a good deal of credit for the win as well. After giving up 88 yards and a touchdown on the first San Francisco drive, they shut things down for the remainder of the afternoon. The 49ers managed just 174 yards and Alex Smith threw a pair of interceptions to put away any hopes that things would change instantly because of Jimmy Raye’s departure. 

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21 Responses to “Falcons rally back to post win over 49ers”
  1. Sactown49er says: Oct 3, 2010 5:03 PM

    Wow WTF…!!! F!!k Nate Clements and Alexis Smith!! I get of hearing how intelligent this guy is and he continues to make the dumbest throws ever.

  2. SF Saints Fan says: Oct 3, 2010 5:18 PM

    I hate the Dirty Birds.

  3. DaveCardsAz says: Oct 3, 2010 5:39 PM

    LOL here comes 0-5 all you SF trash talkers, stop listening to the press and watch your team stink. Also GOODBYE DA, hello Max Hall.

  4. rascal says: Oct 3, 2010 5:53 PM

    just a little payback for the niners!!!!!!

  5. rascal says: Oct 3, 2010 5:56 PM

    Dirty birds rock!!!

  6. NOwillrepeat says: Oct 3, 2010 6:26 PM

    Atlanta is very fortunate that they are not 1-3 right now

  7. NinerDynasty says: Oct 3, 2010 6:36 PM

    This team will not become a good team until a change at the QB position is made. Regardless clements messed up on that fumbled int… he had a good game.. cant say the same about A smith who’s 2 int ended up costing 6 points and possibly a 9-13 pts turn around if they had scored in that drive where they were almost in the red zone and he threw that bone headed int.
    this guy is not an NFL qb, he plays like a rookie even though he’s a 6 year vet. a rookie like bradford plays wayy better than him.

  8. Bay Area 415 says: Oct 3, 2010 6:38 PM

    I’ts all under control guys. We’re going 2-14 this year and we’re gonna get Jim Harbaugh and Andrew Luck in a package deal. How blind can you be!

  9. Sactown49er says: Oct 3, 2010 7:57 PM

    Andrew luck sux too

  10. windex666 says: Oct 3, 2010 8:12 PM

    It’s the goddamn RAIDERS fault. If Al Davis would just take his crappy team back to LA the 49ers would be 4-0. The stench out of Brokeland is like nuclear fallout, killing any sports team in its vicinity; the warriors, sharks, and a’s all were hit by this disaster. Raiders and Raider fans, kill yourself or move to LA please.

  11. painday says: Oct 3, 2010 8:14 PM

    Niners should sign Garcia, or bring Nate Davis up from the practis squad. Go Giants.

  12. Tlw109 says: Oct 3, 2010 8:24 PM

    NOwillrepeat, In case you haven’t noticed, your beloved Saints are lucky they are noy 0-4.

  13. Paulitik says: Oct 3, 2010 8:30 PM

    I think the Falcons took something back with us from Nawlins’. Luck, and man it’s about goddamn time we got some.
    Roddy White is the effing man.

  14. FumbleNuts says: Oct 3, 2010 9:10 PM

    49ers………blub..blub…blub … This team is going down like a turd in a toilet bowl.

  15. Tinbender says: Oct 3, 2010 9:15 PM

    “Coach Killer Smith” he was known as…

  16. truthhurts says: Oct 3, 2010 9:59 PM

    This starts at the top with bad owners who hire a unproven head coach who supports a bad QB, and an up and coming defensive coordinator who is constantly out smarted.
    Been a fan of over fifty years. Us old timers remember “wait until next year” during the sixties and seventies after a few games each year. But with these owners, not much to look forward to next year.

  17. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 3, 2010 10:15 PM

    # Tlw109 says: October 3, 2010 8:24 PM
    NOwillrepeat, In case you haven’t noticed, your beloved Saints are lucky they are noy 0-4.
    Have 3 winning reasons in a row…or like win a Super Bowl or something.

  18. StevieMo says: Oct 3, 2010 10:27 PM

    Where are all the Niners’ fans who went bananas about everything when the team went 4-0 in preseason?

  19. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Oct 3, 2010 10:34 PM

    Roddy White is effing fantastic, just ask Greggg Rosenthal (or type in “ode” in the SEARCH box up top).

  20. RaiderhateR4Life says: Oct 4, 2010 12:22 AM

    Bay Area 415 says:
    October 3, 2010 6:38 PM
    I’ts all under control guys. We’re going 2-14 this year and we’re gonna get Jim Harbaugh and Andrew Luck in a package deal. How blind can you be!
    BINGO! Not sure about 2-14, but I absolutely agree about Harbaugh and Luck.

  21. City_Native says: Oct 4, 2010 2:17 AM

    The two stupidest posts on this thread:
    1) The StevieMo “Where are all the Niners fans” … we are right here and always right here.
    2) DaveAz . . . What did the Cardinals do today? Can you really talk? You have 2 wins…congrats…but this is a 16 game season. Your football intelligence and credibility plummets with a post like that.

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