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There was a whirlwind of questions surrounding the New England Patriots heading into last night's game. Sure, they had managed to post three straight victories to open the season 3-0, but the haters simply refused to acknowledge that beating the Bills, Jets, and Bucs was anything to feel good about.
Look, I get it. The first two games were anything but pretty. It was hard to watch Wes Welker catch touchdowns from Peyton Manning while Danny Amendola sat on the sindelines with a groin injury. Still, there were plenty of positives to take away from the first three games. The young receivers were making strides. The defense looked noticeably improved from last season. Still, in the minds of many, the Patriots hadn't "proven" anything yet. They needed to beat Atlanta on the road to somehow "validate" the fact that they belonged among the AFC contenders.
How's that for validation?
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With the Falcons down by seven points in the closing seconds of Sunday Night Football, Aqib Talib broke up a fourth down pass from Matt Ryan in the endzone to seal the 30-23 win for the Patriots. He celebrated by heading to the bench and loungin’ like it wadn’t no thang. The post Aqib Talib seals Patriots win, celebrates like a boss appeared first on The Nosebleeds.
Aqib Talib has an incredible game on Sunday night.
The only thing that was better than his play? Talib’s reaction to his game-winning pass breakup over Roddy White.
Talib simply strutted over to the bench, leaned back and soaked in the moment. If only we could read lips to find out what he was saying.
Check out Talib’s incredible reaction in the GIF below.
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Aqib Talib has been the MVP of the 2013 New England Patriots. That was most evident on Sunday night when he shut down Matt Ryan and his elite receiving crew. Not since Ty Law was roaming the secondary have the Patriots had a definitive, top-tier, shutdown corner. It is clear they have that in Talib.
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How good was Talib's game in Atlanta? It was (aside...
With the Falcons down by 7 points in the closing seconds of Sunday Night Football, Aqib Talib broke up a fourth down pass from Matt Ryan in the endzone to seal the 30-23 win for the Patriots. He went to the bench and sat all regal looking. It deserves much better photoshop opportunities, but this is a great start.
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It looked like the Patriots had a second straight blowout, but a late push from the Falcons made this game very interesting as many of the Falcons faithful had filtered out of the stadium.
This was an all-around effort with one true star: Aqib Talib. The Patriots cornerback was all over the field, knocking passes away and intercepting another fourth quarter pass.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Patriots player Aqib Talib exchange a handshake during the Patriots and Colts Game. Image courtesy of espn.com
One thing became very clear for the New England Patriots on Sunday, and that thing was Talib's value. Chris Collisworth stated during the broadcast that "Talib's price is going way up". But what that does is...
With the Falcons down by seven points in the closing seconds of Sunday Night Football, Aqib Talib broke up a fourth down pass from Matt Ryan in the endzone to seal the 30-23 win for the Patriots. He celebrated like a boss.
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Believe it or not, the worst thing about Ty Law leaving the Patriots after the 2004 season was not how bad the classy cornerback looked in an ugly Jets uniform.
Law’s departure, while certainly a gut punch at the time, was also the end of an era in New England.
The Patriots, who had won three Super Bowls in four years behind Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in a way that made some...
A lot will be said about Aqib Talib‘s performance from Sunday night. It won’t be enough.
Talib was absolutely incredible against the Falcons. Julio Jones and Roddy White are two of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Talib held them to one yard. Let me repeat that: one yard.
Talib got his hands on four passes and his back on another. Talib was blanketing Jones and White...
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The Atlanta Falcons are frauds — they are the Houston Texans of the NFC.
Atlanta is loaded with talent across the field and will dominate the inferior teams but can’t hang with the “big boys.”
Entering Week 4, not too many people gave the Patriots a chance — despite the team being 3...
Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox)
Matt Ryan threw for a career-best 421 yards, Tony Gonzalez set a new career record with 149 yards, and yet it still wasn’t enough.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the New England Patriots 30-23, and for the first time since 2007, are two games below .500 with a 1-3 record.
In the end it all came down to the Patriots' defense.
Aqib Talib broke up a fourth down pass to Roddy White in end zone with less than a minute remaining as the Patriots held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons 30-23.
Matt Bryant nailed a 25-yard field goal to help the Falcons pull within seven.
Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez caught his second touchdown pass of the night an 11...
Remember in March when I wrote a column on the Patriots offseason move on why they’re defense was going to be a top-10 defense. Bringing back Aqib Talib, resigning Rob Ninkovich, and drafting Chandler Jones and Dante Hightower in the 1st round in 2012, moving Devin McCourty to safety and most of all locking up […]
The Patriots improved to 4-0 with a 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons last night. New England suffered a big blow however, as they have likely lost defensive anchor Vince Wilfork for the season.
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What we learned: Aqib Talib, defense rise up in win over Falcons – Chris Price runs down...
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The Patriots defense faced its biggest test so far this season in the Atlanta Falcons last night. While they gave up a lot of yardage, particularly during the Falcons late comeback attempt, the defense's stellar performance in two key areas fueled the 30-23 win.
Atlanta was 6-14 (42%) on third down and 0-2 on fourth down. Most importantly, they scored...