W, 24-20 vs. Eagles
Boy, what a tough and much-needed win for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football.
A week after being totally embarrassed on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, the Falcons managed to hold off a late surge by the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, who were poised to take advantage of a Falcons offense completely disjointed in Week 1.
Sunday’s performance certainly wasn’t the best for quarterback Matt Ryan, who tossed three interceptions in the injury-filled contest.
But Ryan’s biggest toss, a game-winning pass to wide receiver Julio Jones for a go-ahead fourth-quarter touchdown, made up for the earlier mistakes.
In total, Ryan was 27-of-43 for 320 yards, tossing three touchdowns as well. Meanwhile, Atlanta’s defense held the Eagles to a mere 286 yards, forcing two interceptions in the process, which were also key in the Falcons getting back to .500 after such a rough start.
Now, the question is whether or not Atlanta can find any sort of consistency. That’s been elusive.