Last night I had the pleasure of seeing two of my favorite NFL teams outscore their opponents, one by a hair, the other by a city block.
The Atlanta Falcons’ game against the Tennessee Titans didn’t sell as many tickets as it needed in order to be televised (live), which is why I saw the the Dallas Cowboys beat the Houston Texans 24 to 23. The Falcons game was tape-delayed two and a half hours on myATLtv. Ce n’est pas grave. It was still thrilling to see Matt Ryan start the game as quarterback (and Chris Redman finish it), cornerback Chevis Jackson make an interception, running back Jerious Norwood demonstrate his speed talents, and running back Thomas Brown and wide receiver Harry Douglas put sixes on the board. Final score 17 to 3.
Atlanta’s defense kept Tennessee’s offense from crossing the fifty yard line for most of the game.
In the game against the Cowboys, the Texans’ offense had a handful of shining moments, including wide receiver Kevin Walter’s TD in the second quarter and quarterback Sage Rosenfels’s TD in the very bottom of the fourth quarter (a two-point conversion was not successful, thus Dallas won by its chinny chin chin).
Brian Baldinger, former NFL player and now commentator, said that Matt Ryan has a lot of poise. A good word, I think to describe the Boston College graduate.
Click here for game summary, stats, and play-by-play for the Falcons game.
Click here for game summary, stats, and play-by-play for the Cowboys game.