Week 12 Falcons 42 Vikings 17

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  1. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    The Falcons needed to win this game to stay in the playoff race in the NFC, and they started off slow, allowing the Vikings to get a 17-7 lead midway through the 2nd Quarter. But after that, it was all Falcons as the offense would not be stopped and the defense stiffened.

    After allowing 2 passing TD's to Shiancoe, the Falcons took the ball on offense and drove down the field through the air as Matt Ryan eventually hit the future Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzales for a 6 yard TD pass to make it 14-17 with 2:14 left in the 1st half. The Falcon defense would then hold Minnesota to a 3-and-out and were able to get another TD before the half, this time it was Ryan finding the rookie WR Julio Jones from 5 yards out to make it 21-17 at the half.

    The 2nd half was all Falcons, as they would score on the ground with Turner running it in from 27 yards, then Ryan found Roddy White from 38 yards out in the 4th, and a sack fumble recovered by Edwards was returned for a TD to put the game out of reach for good.


    M. Ryan (ATL) - 16/21 for 307 yards 4 TD's
    C. Ponder (MIN) - 17/32 for 264 yards 2 TD's

    M. Turner (ATL) - 23 carries 116 yards 1 TD
    A. Peterson (MIN) - 10 carries for 89 yards

    R. White (ATL) - 5 for 75 yards 1 TD
    T. Gonzales (ATL) - 3 for 40 yards 1 TD
    J. Jones (ATL) - 3 for 30 yards 1 TD
    M. Turner (ATL) - 1 for 65 yards 1 TD
    V. Shiancoe (MIN) - 6 for 107 yards 2 TD's
    M. Jenkins (MIN) - 3 for 47 yards

    L. Sheppard (ATL) - 6 tackles 1 sack
    C. Peters (ATL) - 3.5 sacks 1 FF
    J. Babineaux (ATL) - 2 sacks
    R. Edwards (ATL) - 1.5 sacks 1 FR 1 TD
    D. Sharper (MIN) - 8 tackles
    J. Allen (MIN) - 6 tackles 1 sack

    Players of the game:
    M. Turner and R. Edwards

    good game Jon Jon Anderson
  2. Big D

    Big D Walk On

    Oct 8, 2009
  3. Jon Jon Anderson

    Jon Jon Anderson Walk On

    Jul 14, 2011

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