A game that most thought was going to be a run away win for the Falcons, came down to the final seconds of OT. The Raiders battled hard but ample mistakes ultimately let the Falcons secure yet again, a nail biting victory and move to 6-0. Let’s jump to the chase and break down the win.
- With one second left on the clock, Matt Bryant was brought in for a 55-yard field goal in which he completed to secure the Falcons 23-20 win over the Oakland Raiders.
- Bryant’s kick made up for Raiders’ 8o yard drive that resulted in McFadden scoring on a 2-yard gain with just 40 seconds left to play.
- With 40 seconds on the clock, Falcons QB Matt Ryan took the field to complete four passes, the last of which was a 13-yard pass to Tony Gonzalez, to mark the spot for Bryant’s Kick at the 55 yard line.
- Late in the fourth, it seemed like all was said and done when Assante Samuel made an interception and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown to take a 20-13 lead.
- Atlanta also had a 4-yard touchdown by Roddy White off a pass from Ryan in the first half as well as two field goals, 41 yards and 20 yards, from Matt Bryant to add points on the board and help stay on pace for the victory.
I just want to know what the Raiders at for breakfast that powered them on the field and helped them nearly hand Atlanta their first loss of the season? The Raiders put on an amazing defensive show and after going all season with not one interception, had three in the first half
not so compliments of Michael Huff, Joselio Hanson, and Tyvon Branch’s interception.
The Raiders also were able to transition off the field defensively during pivotal moments in the second half to keep the game neck and neck. They were at one point able to deny a first-and-goal at the 2. However, ultimately the difference in the game came down to the penalties of each team. The Raiders had twelve penalties while the Falcons only had two and consequently, it made the difference to take home the win and remain undefeated.