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Fourth down finally works out for the Falcons

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When the Falcons stumbled to a 24-2 loss against the Giants in the playoffs last season, they failed to convert a pair of fourth downs that helped swing the game to the Giants.

This is a new year, though, and fourth down has worked out a lot better. The Falcons, led by safety William Moore, stuffed Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson for a loss on fourth-and-one from the Atlanta 11-yard line with 5:38 remaining in the half. Three plays later, Matt Ryan hit Roddy White for a 47-yard touchdown pass that extended Atlanta’s lead to 20-0 with four minutes to go in the half.

Seattle failed to get the first down on a run by Robert Turbin on third down, raising the question of why Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson weren’t the guys trying to get the first down in a situation the Seahawks deemed critical. The Falcons defense may have stoned them as easily as they did Turbin and Robinson, but you gotta go down with your best players.

Ryan is 9-of-12 for 107 yards and two touchdowns since a first quarter interception. And the Falcons are rolling in Atlanta.

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14 Responses to “Fourth down finally works out for the Falcons”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    This is a serious mismatch, it’s like an NFL Team playing against a college team.

    Seahawk defenders are being bowled over left and right, actually bowled over.

    Very impressive.

  2. bucrightoff says: Jan 13, 2013 2:22 PM

    Pats-Niners is gonna be a great Super Bowl.

  3. bcfalcon says: Jan 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    I respect the seahawks and think russell wilson has a very bright future, that being said go falcons!

  4. b1unt3d says: Jan 13, 2013 2:27 PM

    You wouldn’t say “finally” if you watched the 34-0 beat down of the Giants a few weeks ago.

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 13, 2013 2:28 PM

    Anybody else happy that Richard Sherman is getting beat like he stole something? Maybe now he’ll shut up.

  6. misterchainbluelightning says: Jan 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    Seattle clowns sure are quiet today.

  7. gizzmonic says: Jan 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    the scoreing highlites look great. you see Shermans backside on the TD’s

  8. nyjetsfan08 says: Jan 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    Oh, and I’m so happy you got screwed by the refs in the Superbowl against the Steelers. I’ll take red and black any day.

  9. musicman495 says: Jan 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    Goodbye Seahawks. We have some lovely parting gifts for you and your big mouth coach and fans, just for playing our game.

  10. nesuperfan says: Jan 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    Terry Bradshaw talking about the “comeback” last week, and how Seahawk fans should not despair. They only came back because RGIII couldn’t walk. They were toast there too barring heath issues.

  11. eatitfanboy says: Jan 13, 2013 2:45 PM

    Not usually a big fan of taunting, but seeing Roddy White go after that loud mouth Sherman was awesome.

    What comes around goes around, mouth.

  12. ham1 says: Jan 13, 2013 2:45 PM

    Never have a group of fans talked so much trash as shehawks and have no Lombardi
    have fun at work or detox Monday

  13. twfur says: Jan 13, 2013 2:47 PM

    Game over. The 12th man is in Atlanta today and oh someone tell Bradshaw this QB has two good wheels.. Hawks never win on the road and today they may not even score.

  14. skinsfan91 says: Jan 13, 2013 5:17 PM

    Seahawks fans are the most annoying i’ve encountered. So much chest thumping. Guess they’re compensating for being from a soft city.

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