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Falcons vs. Packers: a Tweet Recap

The Falcons snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and people on Twitter responded accordingly.

Jonathan Daniel

Regardless of which Falcons fan camp you find yourself in these days, those in support of tanking, or the anti-tanking contingent, you were alternately happy and angry during yesterday's game. Falcons fans on Twitter reflected the mercurial experience of watching the Falcons play, and ultimately lose to, the Green Bay Packers.

It was so cold in Green Bay.

The cold may have been a factor in Matt Bryant's missed field goal, and the subsequent decision to go for it on fourth and five instead of attempting a field goal. At any rate, Vaughn McClure's pre-game tweet was a harbinger of doom.

The first half had a lot of momentum shifts, and fan tweets reflected that.

The Falcons actually had a pass rush yesterday! They finished with five sacks on the day, including a sack/fumble.

The offensive line actually protected Matt Ryan adequately through most of the game, also. Matt Ryan was sacked once, and hit once, however, he was hurried 17 times. All in all, though, the line was pretty effective at keeping Ryan upright.

Matt Ryan's touchdown throw to Drew Davis was a thing of beauty. Davis exhibited good judgment after the fact, also.

The play of the day, without any question, was the Paul Worrilow soccer-like assist to Sean Weatherspoon, who took the interception 71 yards for a touchdown. It was a heads-up play by Worrilow and Spoon, because everybody, including the Packers offense, thought the ball hit the ground instead of Worrilow's foot.

#BosherToProBowl. Please vote.

Let's make "Worrilowed" a thing. Aside from one costly penalty in the first half, the rookie undrafted free agent linebacker had another solid performance against the Packers, including his assist on Spoon's pick-six.

Rookie safety Zeke Motta came in to relieve Thomas DeCoud, who suffered a concussion in yesterday's game, and he also played well. It was a banner day for some of the Falcons' young players.

Tony Gonzalez is the G.O.A.T. This is not open to discussion.

The second half was much less awesome than the first half. After scoring three touchdowns in the first half, Atlanta was held scoreless in the second half, while allowing 13 unanswered points.

I can't lie, I laughed about this for about 20 minutes.

It was setting up to be a classic Matt Ryan game-winning drive. Matty Ice, leading his team to victory in the cold and the snow. Ryan led the team into field goal range. Hopes were high.

Whether Matt Bryant had something going on that we don't know about, or whether Smitty was gun-shy after Bryant's previous miss, or whether it's just really hard to kick in that bitter cold--who knows.

The Falcons would not convert the fourth down. And the Falcons would have one more shot, and that didn't work out, either.

That's weird. It seems like he should be able to easily afford his own hat.

I'm not familiar with this player.

I am happy to be of service.

Some fans were resigned to the fate.

Some fans were angry.

Thanks, man, that's a really helpful observation.

Some fans were happy, or at least somewhat happy.

Some fans are optimistic about the future of this team.

I'm not sure how this is relevant to #ATLvsGB, or the Republican Party, for that matter, but it is a fascinating observation.

Falcons players aren't throwing in the towel.

Can you sum up your reaction to this season in three words?

I'm with WonderJaye.