Found December 05, 2011 on Falcons Locker:
The Falcons laid an egg yesterday in Houston.  Matt Ryan was awful yesterday as he completed 20 of 46 passes for 267 yards with 1 TD pass and 2 INTs.  He also carried the ball 1 time for 10 yards.  Michael Turner had a hard time getting going yesterday as he carried the ball 14 times for 44 yards (3.1 ypc).  Jason Snelling pitched in with 2 carries for 16 yards (8.0 ypc) for the Falcons in this game.  TE Tony Gonzalez led the way in the passing game yesterday with 7 grabs for 100 yards (14.3 avg).  WRs Julio Jones (4 rec, 68 yards), Roddy White (4 rec, 51 yards) and Harry Douglas (4 rec, 43 yards) also pitched in for the Falcons in the passing game.  The Falcons finished up with 70 yards rushing on 18 carries (3.9 ypc) and they also completed 20 of 46 passes (43.5%) for 267 yards as they had possession of the ball for 24:56. The defense was solid against the pass yesterday, but not so good against the run.  LB Curtis Lofton (11 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 sack and 1 QB hit) led ...

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