In the aftermath of the loss in Atlanta, there has been plenty of discussion about the way the defense was unable to get off the field with the game on the line. Bruce Carter even said in the postgame that all of the earlier accomplishments do not mean as much if you fail with the game on the line.
Just to reprint my thoughts from Monday, here are the Falcons accomplishments from their performance against the Cowboys which certainly wasn't a masterpiece, but it delivered when it had to:
- Julio Jones caught 5 passes for 129 yards
- Roddy White caught 10 passes for 118 yards
- Michael Turner ran for 102 yards
- Matt Ryan threw the ball for 342 yards and a QB rating over 100
- Atlanta put up 453 yards of offense
- The Falcons totaled 8 different plays of 20 yards or more. 8!
- The Falcons converted 7 different 3rd Downs
- The Falcons had 0 giveaways
- The Falcons had 6 drives of 60 yards or more, including all 4 drives in the 2nd half
- The Falcons scored or missed FG's on 7 of ...