Falcons Rally, Giants Now 0-2

New York, who got on the board early in the second quarter on a 38-yard field goal by Josh Brown to make it 7-3, managed to clamp down on Jones in the second quarter, holding him to three receptions for 15 yards.


In other words, Beckham’s fantasy owners are pretty pleased. The Falcons (2-0) will play their third consecutive NFC East opponent when they visit the Cowboys next weekend. Coach Coughlin made note of one of the final plays in the game that setup the Falcons winning touchdown, “You know”.

“We are encouraging where need be, and we talk about nothing but improvement in other areas”, he said. That wasn’t a finish for me.

LANDOVER, Md. – Forget everything you thought you knew about the importance of the passing game in today’s NFL. Leonard Hankerson caught a 10-yard TD pass to bring Atlanta within three. “It’s 60 minutes”.

“He’s just gotten better”, coach Chip Kelly said of Maragos. “We have to do a better job closing out games”.

But Eli Manning was supposed to counter all that.

GIANTS OFFENSE: Ben McAdoo’s West Coast offense was supposed to be the backbone of the Giants this season. In all actuality they were extremely lucky to be in the situation they were in at the end of the game last week, as the Cowboys gifted them several of the opportunities they cashed in on. It’s our own doing, there’s nobody to blame but us. For the second time in two weeks, he made like he needs a refresher course in Football 101.

Then Manning fired down the field to tight end Larry Donnell, who let the ball go through his hands for an incomplete pass.

The Atlanta Falcons overcome a 20-10 deficit to beat the New York Giants in the Meadowlands 24-20 this afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was declared questionable to return to the game after leaving with a shoulder “burner” in the first quarter. They kept everything underneath. A couple of first downs and they might even have been able to run out the clock. But the postgame focus was all on Coughlin, Manning and the Giants’ late-game antics. He was sacked from behind and lost possesion of the ball to the Falcons. “It was good on good; he just made a play”.

Then it was 3rd and 12.

Julio Jones outshined Odell Beckham Jr., and it was just enough for the Atlanta Falcons to win their second straight game. That doesn’t mean that head coach Tom Coughlin is ready to give up on his starting quarterback.

Despite all that, the Giants still had a chance.

Matt Ryan did throw for 363 yards but that will happen when there is no run game. “I continue to have the utmost respect for him, and I have complete trust in his leadership”, Jennings continued to write. “Like Quinn said postgame, you can’t win the game in the first, second or third quarter”.

The next play immediately following the two-minute warning saw the Giants mount an all-out blitz. The Giants will need to use a similar strategy this Sunday to take Jones out of the game.

Two plays later, Freeman ran it in for the lead.


There may be reason to bash the NFC South later in the season, but for now, the Falcons and Panthers deserve all the accolades that are being thrown their respective ways. “He had an exceptional rusher (rookie speed rusher Vic Beasley), Justin did, on his outside, and he caused pressure at the worst time of the game, obviously”.

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