Originally posted on Blogging Dirty  |  Last updated 12/16/11
The Atlanta Falcons game last night against the Jacksonville Jaguars  was the best team game they have played all year.  From the very beginning of the game until the starters left in the fourth quarter, the Falcons absolutely controlled every aspect of this game.   Matt Ryan and the offense had a huge game  as they put up 34 points on their own, but the defense is what impressed me the most.  In the last six quarters of football, the Falcons defense has performed better than they have all year.  They provided pressure on the quarterback, forced turnovers and even scored a defensive touchdown.  If the Falcons want to go deep into the playoffs, they are going to need the defense to keep playing at this level. In the last game and a half that the falcons have played, they have given up a total of seven points, keep in mind that the first touchdown the Jags scored was on a blocked punt which the defense had no chance to stop.  Starting in the second half of Sundays game with the Panthers,
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