Falcons beat Seahawks 27-23 for first win of 2022

Atlanta Falcons v Seattle Seahawks
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The Falcons have their first win of the 2022 season.

Grady Jarrett came up with a sack of Geno Smith on the first snap after the two minute warning to set up a long fourth down and Smith’s desperate heave on that play was picked off by safety Richie Grant. That put the finishing touches on a 27-23 road win for the Falcons.

The big plays on the defense came after Cordarrelle Patterson and Marcus Mariota led the Falcons to points on five of their first seven possessions. Patterson had 17 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown while Mariota threw for one score and ran for another.

Mariota’s touchdown pass went to rookie wideout Drake London late in the third quarter and put the Falcons in front for the first time since the first quarter. It looked like they were driving for insurance points in the fourth, but a botched handoff on a read option led to a fumble that was recovered by Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu. The Seahawks put together an impressive drive, but a holding penalty wiped out a play that would have left them with a first down on Atlanta’s 10-yard-line and Seattle’s drive sputtered.

The late failure marred an otherwise strong day for the Seahawks offense. They also scored on five of their first seven possessions and Smith went 32-of-44 for 325 yards and two touchdowns after Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team was planning to put more on the veteran’s plate this week.

Seattle also got 106 yards on 20 carries by Rashaad Penny, DeeJay Dallas, and Ken Walker, but they had three red zone drives end with field goals and they needed more touchdowns.

The Seahawks will be in Detroit next weekend as they bid for their second win of the year. The Falcons will be home to meet the 2-1 Browns.

22 responses to “Falcons beat Seahawks 27-23 for first win of 2022

  1. Did you all see in the 2019 playoffs when the Packers earned the game ending 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a toddler whose mom wouldn’t buy him a treat at the store? That was funny.

  2. I guess Geno is gonna be stuck with a warehouse full of merchandise with his “slogan” on it.
    He could always donate it to hurricane victims or the Goodwill.

  3. Hey 2012s, you’ll always have your week one Super Bowl to enjoy for the rest of the season.

    In the meantime, as the losses mount week after week, you can post how you actually want to lose so you get draft picks next year. Entertain us.

  4. Where’s ‘wearitclara’ today? Or is he one of those Seahawks’ fans who only posts on Niner stories?

  5. harrisbarton says:
    September 25, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Where’s ‘wearitclara’ today? Or is he one of those Seahawks’ fans who only posts on Niner stories?
    ———
    Waeritclara pretends he’s not a seahack fan. Lol

  6. donttrollonme says:
    September 25, 2022 at 8:02 pm
    Hey 2012s, you’ll always have your week one Super Bowl to enjoy for the rest of the season.

    In the meantime, as the losses mount week after week, you can post how you actually want to lose so you get draft picks next year. Entertain us.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    Seattle has 104 wins over the last 10 years…is that good?

  7. I love the Seahawks hate. Yeah we are due for a down year, yeah it’s looking ugly this year, most people on This page would trade a couple pay checks if thier team had the Seahawks record. Don’t agree? You re lying to yourself. Lol. Keep hating haters. Let’s talk again next year

  8. And if we are talking Santa Clara fans, you guys are competitive this year only because your starting QB went down. Well played Shanahan, well played.

  9. flavofaze says:
    September 25, 2022 at 9:00 pm
    donttrollonme says:
    September 25, 2022 at 8:02 pm
    Hey 2012s, you’ll always have your week one Super Bowl to enjoy for the rest of the season.

    In the meantime, as the losses mount week after week, you can post how you actually want to lose so you get draft picks next year. Entertain us.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    Seattle has 104 wins over the last 10 years…is that good?
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    Lol…I guess it’s good enough for you guys to win 10 games a year and have 1 super bowl to show for it. You have one of the worst coaches in NFL.
    Get ready for basement.

  10. Geno actually didn’t play poorly.

    The OC has to go and if Pete is so clueless during the game he doesn’t know what plays are called he has to hire an asst aka Denver.

    Hawks are supposed to be a running team and avg’d almost 5 YPC but ran 23 times and passed 44 times.

    Seriously?

  11. I’m happy for all the 49er fans who have been waiting over a decade to be able to talk trash on the Seahawks. Enjoy it for the next year or 2 because that’s all it’ll last. But didn’t you guys just lose to the Broncos in a game where Denver did everything they could to give you the win? Even the Seahawks beat the Broncos.

  12. kamthechancellor says:
    September 26, 2022 at 9:26 am
    Embrace the tank. Sitting at #3 overall for the 23 draft currently.>>>

    Be afraid, be very afraid right? Welcome to the NFL. Things change fast.

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