The Falcons turned up the defensive pressure and made life miserable for rookie Paxton Lynch. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Justin Horowitz discuss the Falcons’ 23-16 win over the Broncos.
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 9: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a touchdown pass in the third quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
After posting a stunning 23-16 upset victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, the Falcons (4-1) are set to face the Seattle Seahawks (3-1) at 4:25 p.m. Sunday in Seattle.
Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Monday:
1. Vic Beasley has breakout game. Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley turned in his best game as a NFL player against the Broncos. Beasley finished with 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hits to lead the Falcons’ much maligned pass rush.
2. Coleman shines. Running back Tevin Coleman accounted for 163 yards on 10 touches to power the offense.
3. Versatility matters. Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael started at linebacker and led the team in tackles.
4. Quinn composed. Here’s what Falcons coach Dan Quinn had to say after the game.
5. Off to Seattle. The Falcons flew to Seattle immediately following the game. They will practice in Seattle this week at the University of Washington. Quinn is set to speak to the media today at 6:30 p.m.
GAME FOUR: Falcons 48, Panthers 33
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GAME THREE: Falcons 45, Saints 32
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GAME TWO: Falcons 35, Raiders 28
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GAME ONE: Buccaneers 31, Falcons 24
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