Matt Ryan rallies Atlanta Falcons, comeback to beat Giants 24-20


Somehow, someway, the Atlanta Falcons came from behind to defeat the New York Giants. The Falcons improve to 2-0 and the Giants drop to 0-2.

In what seemed like a runaway victory for New York in the second half; they led 20-10 and had the football on the Atlanta 8-yard line. As Eli Manning looked for a pass, Kroy Biermann came from behind to make a huge play, stripping the ball which was recovered by Paul Soliai.

The Falcons take over. A long drive of 12 plays and 91-yards resulted in a Leonard Hankerson touchdown, and the game was back on. Atlanta was able to force a punt, but the offense stalled and we were locked at 20-17.

After an incredible defensive stand a week ago against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dan Quinn put the game in the defense’s hands. And they rose to the challenge. Just three plays later, the Giants punted and Matty Ice had the chance to do what he’s done so many times. Lead a fourth quarter comeback victory.

On third-and-6 on the Atlanta 45-yard line, Ryan connected with Hankerson for a 17-yard completion. A play after the two minute warning and he found Julio Jones for a 37-yard reception to take the ball to the New York 1-yard line. It was initially ruled a touchdown but he was ruled to be down by contact just short. But never fear, because Devonta Freeman was there to punch it in.

With the fate in the hands of the Atlanta defense again, they came up big turning it over on downs and somehow coming from behind to defeat the Giants. Quinn’s new-look Falcons are 2-0 for the first time since 2012. Stay tuned to Blogging Dirty for all of the game analysis.

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