Falcons break Saints jinx with 23-13 win at home in the Dome.
Although the Falcons are now 11-1, before the confetti hits the GA Dome floor doubts about the ‘Birds still remain. The Falcons jumped out to an early 17-0 lead behind the rejuvenated power running of RB Michael Turner. They also picked off 5 Drew Breez passes and stopped his consecutive TD pass streak at 54.In spite of this, the Falcons needed a late 50+ yd FG with 4 minutes to cement a 23-13 victory.
Doubts remain about this team hinge on their inability to put teams away. Championship teams crush teams when they get ahead. Example Giants vs Packers last week. Packers on hot streak, 4 straight wins, just off SB victory 2 years ago. The Giants had been limping along the last 2 weeks with losses looking nothing look the defending champs. Final score 38-10 Giants. The Giants beat the Packers soundly in every phase of the game. They sent a message to the entire NFL they are force to be reckoned with this year. The Patriots crushed their division rivals the Jets 49-19. Until the Falcons show this type of killer instinct fans and pundits alike will remain skeptical. Still 11-1 in the NFL something to ‘Rise Up’ for.
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