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NFL 2017: By the Hair of a Field Goal Falcons flick away the Seahawks

Oh yes, indeed.  The Atlanta Falcons went to the Pacific northwest yesterday and beat the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.  Final score. 34 to 31.  Read all about it here.

I was chatting with a friend last night and he said, “stupid seahawks,” to which I replied, “Seattle Seahawks? What did they do?”

And then I turned to ESPN and watched most of the game, half paying attention.  It seemed like every time I looked up from browsing Reddit, the Seahawks had possession of the ball and were moving it down the field.  The score steadily increased for each tame and then there were four minutes left; Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan got sacked.

Get score, stats, and play-by-play here.

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I was going to post this on yiqithings but I swore only sports content would be on Sitting Pugs.  So here is where I shall post:

Ahhh.

And off with the garments
and onto the turf,
the quarterback throws
towards the waiting running back
jacked up with mirth,
and he cradles the ball
in the crook of his arm
breaking all the rushing records
as he sprints 40 yards
before stopping at the goal line
cause he’s a tease,
he’s gonna make the QB wait
for those 6 points
unless the QB can get there first.

— yiqi 20 november 2017 5:17 pm

NFL 2017: Falcons unbox the Packers

Sunday Night Football.  The Green Bay Packers at The Atlanta Falcons‘ new playground, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  One day, I’d like to see a sporting event venue named after Endangered Species Chocolate or Lush Cosmetics or Anthropologie.

lazy

I didn’t tune in fully to the game until about the second quarter because I was watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary about the Vietnam War.  Both teams had gotten a touchdown by the end of the first quarter.  The Falcons held offensive lead through the second and third quarters.  The Packers’ field goal and TD in the second half of the game closed the score gap somewhat, but their two-point conversion attempt failed in the top of the fourth quarter.  Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Ty Montgomery put up a TD with almost six minutes left in the game.  They stuck with the extra point this time.  Falcons 34 and Green Bay 23.  Final score.

 

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NFL 2017: Season Opener, and Falcons munch on the Bears

I didn’t watch the inaugural regular season game today, but I checked NFL.com.*  The Falcons went at it against the Chicago Bears and came out victorious.  23 to 17.  And now the pressure has only just started for quarterback Matt Ryan and friends.  Good times.

grateful

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* Pour quelque raison, je pensais que le match etait chez Falcons.  Woops.