NFL 2012: Falcons ground the Eagles

The Atlanta Falcons traveled north to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.  Televised on Fox, and narrated by John Lynch and Dick Stockton, the Falcons went on offense first.  Sixteen plays later, quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Drew Davis connected for a touchdown.  The end of the quarter saw another Falcons TD, courtesy of running back Jason Snelling.  Atlanta 14 and Philadelphia 0.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got his team on the score board with a TD in the top of the second quarter.  Atlanta 14 and Philadelphia 7.  The Falcons responded with a Julio Jones TD.  Atlanta 21 and Eagles 7.  The quarter ended with a forty-three yard field goal by Matt Bryant.  Atlanta 24 and Eagles 7.

The Eagles closed the score gap a sneeze with a field goal in the top of the third quarter.  Atlanta 24 and Philadelphia 10.  The Falcons dished out a FG about halfway through the quarter and another one at the start of the fourth quarter.  Atlanta 30 and Philadelphia 10.  The Eagles took their sweet time getting into the end zone again with LeSean McCoy at the charge.  Atlanta 30 and Philadelphia 17.  Final score.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  Most players from both teams wore hot pink shoes. The Eagles wore black jerseys and white pants.  The Falcons wore white jerseys and white pants.

2.  Rain was visible on screen in the third quarter after Matt Bryant’s FG.  It fell heavily into the fourth quarter.

3.  Falcons head coach Mike Smith wore a gray cap with a hot pink bill.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

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