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Falcons take offensive show on the road, get early 10-0 lead on Broncos

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) dives for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) AP

It’s early yet, but the Falcons are showing signs that their offense can move the ball on teams other than the Panthers, and that they don’t need Julio Jones to break records to do it.

The Falcons took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards for a touchdown, to give them an early lead at Denver.

Matt Ryan threw it to four different receivers, and Devonta Freeman scored from 1 yard out to give them an early lead over one of the league’s top defenses on the road.

After strafing the Panthers last week (with┬áJones posting 300 receiving yards), it’s an impressive start, as they’re up 10-0 in the first quarter.

The Broncos are starting Paxton Lynch at quarterback, and he converted a third down early but eventually had to give it back to the Falcons. And the way they’re scoring lately, you can’t afford to do that too often. They were held to a field goal on their next possession, but that’s still more than most teams have done.

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2 Responses to “Falcons take offensive show on the road, get early 10-0 lead on Broncos”
  1. termite6060 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:44 PM

    If the Falcons manage to knock off the Broncos, they’ll still make excuses as to why Denver lost. Atlanta is a better team than they were last season.

  2. henke1966 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:03 PM

    Both the athletic ability and the passing accuracy of Paxton Lynch is reminscent of Tim Tebow.

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