Matt Ryan takes a beating in first half as Falcons trail Patriots 13-0

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Matt Ryan had the Falcons facing a third-and-one at the New England 14 midway through the second quarter. The former league MVP inexplicably took a 13-yard sack by Kyle Van Noy.

After Younghoe Koo made a 45-yard field goal, the Falcons were penalized for an illegal formation. Koo missed a 50-yarder wide left.

The Falcons trail 13-0 at halftime. They have not scored a touchdown in the past six quarters, having lost to the Cowboys 43-3 on Sunday.

Ryan hurt his right foot and had a bloody left elbow after the sack. Josh Rosen briefly warmed up, but Ryan changed shoes and returned.

Van Noy has two sacks, and Matthew Judon one.

Ryan is 9-of-13 for 61 yards.

Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones is having his fifth consecutive standout performance, going 14-of-15 for 136 yards and a touchdown. He threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor, one of seven receivers to catch a pass for the Patriots tonight.

Nick Folk has field goals of 32 and 44 yards.

8 responses to “Matt Ryan takes a beating in first half as Falcons trail Patriots 13-0

  1. Something about Atlanta taking sacks against us, with points in front of them makes no sense to me.

  2. Man, was i happy to see the formation penalty over the 14 yard sack of Jones!!! Great football coverage! Could they shine the NE apple any harder? Before the game, all through it. The league love fest over pats is back full on.

  3. Matt Ryan hasn’t been the same since he blew the 28-3 lead in the super bowl. Matty ice was turned into a snow cone.

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