Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/19/12
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. After Michael Turner had pounded the ball into the end zone from one yard away for what would prove to be the Falcons winning score in their 23-19 win over Arizona on Sunday, 35-year-old center Todd McClure, all 296 pounds of him, ran over to Turner and jumped on the running back in celebration. One week after the Falcons suffered their only loss of the season, 31-27, to New Orleans in large part because they failed to run the ball in from the 1-yard-line raising questions that date to last year about their ability in short yardage situations they had succeeded in a phase of the game that has gnawed at their collective psyches and left some of them raw, the usually level-headed and accommodating McClure among them. The success came after a second-quarter situation when the Falcons ran the ball on third-and-1 from the Cardinals 32 but linebacker Daryl Washington stopped Jason Snelling for a one-yard loss. I was pretty pumped, man, McClure said of Turners sco...
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