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Falcons backs keep foot on gas, rolling Broncos 20-3

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs as Denver Broncos defensive end Jared Crick (93) and  linebacker Shane Ray (56) defend during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) AP

The Falcons continue to roll on offense, and they continue to do it without Julio Jones.

Atlanta’s off to a stunning 20-3 lead at Denver in the third quarter, on a day when their star wideout has just two catches for 29 yards.

The difference today from last week’s pummeling of the Panthers is the contribution their running backs are making.

Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman have combined for 85 rushing yards and 118 receiving yards so far, keeping the Broncos defense on their heels.

Of course, it helps that Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is playing like a rookie today, and that the Falcons defense is playing a stingy game.

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7 Responses to “Falcons backs keep foot on gas, rolling Broncos 20-3”
  1. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Oct 9, 2016 6:15 PM

    Kinda funny seeing what your team looks like when you can’t pay players under the table or supply the QB with HGH, huh?

    And that defense is just a bunch of front runners. Broncos are average at best. Truth hurts.

  2. justsayin70 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:25 PM

    BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:15 PM
    Kinda funny seeing what your team looks like when you can’t pay players under the table or supply the QB with HGH, huh?

    And that defense is just a bunch of front runners. Broncos are average at best. Truth hurts.
    ———————
    I can’t imagine what your pathetic life must be like to dwell on something that happened 20 years ago.

    Move on – and find a worthwhile username. Focusing on the past means you have nothing worthy your time and energy in the present or future. Then again, when you’re as sorry as you are, I guess the rest of us can understand why you are the way you are. Lol.

  3. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:27 PM

    We can’t all be the Vikings. No shame being the 3rd or 4th best team in the league.

  4. tacowrecker says: Oct 9, 2016 6:32 PM

    Gotta figure Shanahan is a Head Coach this time next year. Curious to see where he ends up

  5. tyelee says: Oct 9, 2016 6:49 PM

    It took them long enough, but the Falcons look like they are finally
    Playing like one of the top teams!

  6. lapantherfan86 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:58 PM

    A one possession game is a pummeling?

    Oh I forgot…you’re all stupid.

  7. nodindenver says: Oct 9, 2016 8:31 PM

    Last year was magical; couple of drops here and there and we were going to the fox for a playoff game. Today was pitiful! Play like that and you are aiming for a prime time slot at “the fox”. Wolf was pedestrian. Von looked, from the south’s, like a guy who would rather be dancing, People who thought Lynch was the heir apparent should take notice; he is second fiddle for a reason. I hope Trevor was as stewing watching as we were. Either turn it around or slide.

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