Atlanta Falcons lead Jaguars 17-3 at halftime
The Atlanta Falcons lead the Jacksonville Jaguars – at halftime.
The Falcons kicked the game off well, believe it or not. They marched down the field on their opening possession, and Devonta Freeman was able to dive into the end zone, stretching to hit the pylon. Matt Ryan went 6-of-6 and Atlanta capped it off with a maximum.
The Jaguars went three-and-out on their opening possession, giving the early advantage to the Falcons on the road. What we’re all thinking is, why couldn’t they do this when the playoffs were still up for grabs?
Dan Quinn wanted to maintain the momentum, and the Falcons used a fake punt, with Eric Weems running for eight yards for an easy first down, but Kemal Ishmael was flagged for holding and Matt Bosher had to punt.
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Following this, the game became somewhat of a defensive struggle. The Falcons has started the game well, keeping the team in control of the game. To keep the Jaguars offense in check is difficult, so the Falcons will need to find a way of getting some rhythm and building a lead.
And build a lead they did. Matt Ryan found Julio Jones wide open underneath, and Jones was able to do the rest. That score put the score at 14-3.
With one shot at the goal line before halftime, Bortles was picked off by Kemal Ishmael and returned into Jacksonville territory. Shayne Graham put through a 34-yard field goal to make it 17-3 at the half.
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