The Falcons improved two places to fourth with Sunday’s win over Houston, ahead of Cincinnati and Carolina. Devonta Freeman got the onslaught started with the first two of his three touchdowns, giving him back-to-back three-TD outings.
Against the Texans, he scored on runs of 16, 23 and 6 yards, and set up another touchdown with a 44-yard reception.
Quinn, who was given complete control of the roster, opened the season with 24 players who weren’t on the 53-man roster for last season’s finale.
Freeman registered his second consecutive three-touchdown game to lead the National Football League with seven TDs in the season. The defense in the past few games has been able to hold opponents in check to keep the Texans in games, this week was not one of those weeks.
Hard to see him going back to the bench now.
“So if it looks like I’m covered”, Jones said, “I’m not covered”. Can we get more turnovers? They won each of their first three games under new coach Dan Quinn by rallying from fourth-quarter deficits, but this one was over much sooner.
Their offense is more balanced than it has ever been with Matt Ryan at quarterback, but the defense is still holding them back from being in that top tier.
Quinn is not anxious about his style of running.
By the sound of it, he’s extremely angry at the lack of balls being thrown his way. Polk lead the way with a mere 27 rushing yards on only three carries while also adding a touchdown.
His message seems to be taking effect.
For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes. He’s yet to reach the end zone. His right arm extended, Jones reached over Meriwether and hauled in the pass with one hand. “What can we do better from a fundamental standpoint for us to be at our very best every week”, Quinn said. Hillman had 103 yards and one touchdown.
Atlanta poured it on in the third quarter. After exchanging punts, the Texans once again had possession but on a more or less fluke play, Arian foster fumbled on the second play of the drive, ending in a 24-yard touchdown return by Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant, leaving the score 21-0 in the second quarter.
Houston’s quarterback carousel took another turn when Mallett was replaced by former starter Hoyer late in the third period.
On the season, the Falcons average 289.8 yards in passing and 113.5 yards in rushing. “We’ll be ready to go either way”. They pulled them because they didn’t want to risk any injuries to key players, and because they were pretty damn sure they weren’t going to lose that game even with yours truly flailing around at corner. The Panthers win with a strong defense and hope for just enough offense. Leading tackler Justin Durant suffered an elbow sprain against the Texans and is under further evaluation this week.
The Washington Redskins (2-2) are scheduled to visit unbeaten squad Atlanta Falcons (4-0) at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, October 11.