ATLANTA (NWN) — Mack Jones threw a 19-yard scoring pass to Nelson Agholor for the game’s only offensive touchdown, and Kyle Van Noy and the New England defense took care of the rest, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 25-0 on Thursday night. defeated. Patriots’ fifth consecutive win.
New England (7-4) wasn’t nearly as dominant as four days earlier, when the Patriots beat the Browns 45-7, but it was good enough against a weak Falcons offense that didn’t make a touchdown in nearly nine quarters.
Atlanta (4–6) closed for the first time since a 38–0 loss to Carolina on December 13, 2015.
Matt Ryan was dismissed was four more times caught Twice, ending another pathetic performance—this in prime time—after posting the lowest passer rating of his career in a 43-3 loss by the Dallas Cowboys last weekend.
Nick Folk scored field goals for 32, 44, 53 and 33 yards.
The Patriots made 76 runs in seven plays for a touchdown at the start of the second quarter.
Damien Harris did most of the dirty work, running four times for 34 yards and 9 yard passes before Aghor. opened in the middle Against busted coverage, Jones was pulled into the pass and scooted into the end zone.
Van Nooy had two sacks and put up a brilliant defensive performance with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown from Falcons backup QB Josh Rosen.
Atlanta’s only chance to make its game came after a 35-yard interception return from AJ Terrell, who campaigned for New England to reach 16 in the final minute of the third quarter.
On 4th and 1, the Falcons handed the ball to Kadri Olison, who was promoted from the practice squad just before the game. He was swallowed up by the patriots to no avail.
Atlanta had no offensive punch as Hybrid star Cordarrell Patterson was unable to go due to an ankle injury.
The Patriots focused most of their attention on rookie Tight end Kyle Pitts, narrowing the first-round pick to three catches for 29 yards.
New England have the longest winning streak since an 8-0 start in the 2019 season, which was Tom Brady’s final year in New England.
Of course, any meeting between these two teams is sure to bring back memories of the biggest comeback—and fall—in Super Bowl history. In 2017, the Falcons took a 28-3 lead late in the third quarter and lost 34-28 to the Brady-led Patriots in overtime.
The Falcons should have known they were in for a long night when the game’s post-game lunar eclipse was supposed to last three hours – and 28 minutes.
Yes, another reminder from 3-28.
The Patriots social media team couldn’t resist a little poke, sending a tweet Before the game, “We weren’t going to mention it, but… you can’t make this stuff up.”
A terrifying sequence in the second quarter symbolized Atlanta’s offensive crisis.
On third in New England 14 and less than a yard away, Ryan was thrown down for a 13-yard sack by Van Nooy.
The Falcons still appeared to salvage some points when Yangho Koo kicked a 45-yard field goal, only to be wiped off the board by an illegal formation penalty on lineman Jason Springs.
Forced to kick again, Koo’s 50-yard straight turns to the left.
Patriots: Host the AFC-leading Tennessee Titans (8-2) Nov. 26.
Falcons: Travel to Jacksonville on November 26 to face Bad Jaguars (2-7).
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