Hey Falcoholics! On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons fell to the Arizona Cardinals 33-34. If you missed the game, or just want to review the tweets from it, look no further! Falcons fans on Twitter have you covered, and without further ado, let’s begin.
The Falcons received the opening kick, and optimism was already at an all-time high.
#Falcons vs Cardinals is the battle of two idiotic birds slamming their heads together to fight over a crappy nest that will burn to the ground anyways.— Deadman Walking DW (@FalcoholicDW) October 13, 2019
The Falcons struck first, as for the first time this season, they scored on their opening drive. Falcons wide receiver recorded a 7-yard reception for the touchdown, giving the Falcons a 7-0 lead.
Yahhhhhh, Calvin!!!! pic.twitter.com/qRanxqRpbY— Falcoholic James (@falcoholicjames) October 13, 2019
On the Cardinals opening drive, they were held to a field goal ... and Twitter was pleased.
Falcons hold the Cardinals to 3 on the drive. That's positive, I guess?— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) October 13, 2019
With a 7-3 lead, the Falcons eventually were forced to punt. Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray impressively extended a play after the Falcons rushed three and dropped nose tackle Tyler Davison into coverage.
Kyler the Magician.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 13, 2019
There is something seriously wrong in the Falcons locker room. Everything looks disorganized with this team on all three phrases— Richard Parker (@UpsguyatlParker) October 13, 2019
The Cardinals’ drive continued into the second quarter, which eventually led to a Chase Edmonds 2-yard touchdown reception. The Cardinals took the 7-10 lead, and Falcons fans were already in panic mode.
And to think y’all had hope before this game.... pic.twitter.com/SytUgColif— Dracarys & Balenciaga. (@_broadwayjo) October 13, 2019
The Cards went on to score another touchdown, this time by way of their star running back David Johnson. The Falcons would answer with a Matt Bryant 29-yard field goal, shortening the Cardinals’ lead to 10-17.
MONEY IN THE BANK— Evan Birchfield (@EvanBirchfield) October 13, 2019
Prior to halftime however, the Falcons defense (in typical fashion) would allow the Cards to go downfield and kick a field goal to extend their lead to 10-20.
You can compile a laundry list of tweets like this about the Falcons defense. That's how bad they've become. https://t.co/BTLrIo3daQ— Allen Strk (@Allen_Strk) October 13, 2019
#Falcons trailing by double digits at the half for the fourth time this season. Vs. Minn down 21-0, Colts 20-3, Titants 24-3 and today 20-10 to #Cardinals. Held a 17-16 lead at half before getting blown out in second half vs. .#Texans.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) October 13, 2019
The Cardinals would receive the ball to start the second half, and with a 10-point lead, were hungry for more. Kyler Murray hit tight end Maxx Williams for a 20-yard touchdown and Twitter wasn’t pleased.
Didn't we hire Dan Quinn for his defense? Asking for a friend— Brian O'Hern (@BrianOHern) October 13, 2019
*checks in on Falcons game again* pic.twitter.com/BtBi7Lq6Es— Cory Boo-droof (@CoryWoodroof47) October 13, 2019
There’s no logical way Dan Quinn has a job come tomorrow. Honestly.— Maxx Black (@MToTheMaxx) October 13, 2019
Dan Quinn is the worst defensive coordinator in football— nap time (@RyanLeeMP) October 13, 2019
The Falcons would hit back with a 44-yard field goal. The Falcons offense actually played pretty well overall on Sunday.
It's like the Falcons offense is playing against the Falcons defense.— Tankoholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) October 13, 2019
A rare Falcons defensive stop allowed the offense to get back on the field. mDevonta Freeman capitalized with a 7-yard touchdown reception to inch within a touchdown of the Cardinals, 20-27.
Devonta Freeman wide open. Falcons TD.— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) October 13, 2019
.@DevontaFreeman extends for the TD!@AtlantaFalcons pull within 7 at the end of the third quarter. #ATLvsAZ— NFL (@NFL) October 13, 2019
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The Falcons’ defense would AGAIN force a punt, allowing a Austin Hooper touchdown, tying the game at 27-27. Hooper had a phenomenal day, and continues to impress this season.
Austin Hooper has been the offense's unsung MVP this year— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) October 13, 2019
Austin Hooper huffing oxygen like I do during an asthma attack.— Kate Magdziuk (@FFballblast) October 13, 2019
You need my inhaler bruh? #forthecause
The Falcons were back in it, and the referees weren’t having any of that! The offense was forced to punt, but due to a phantom fair catch interference call, the Cardinals received better field position than they would have. This led to another David Johnson touchdown, putting the Cardinals lead at 27-34. This is where it all fell apart.
With less than two minutes remaining, the Falcons scored! Devonta Freeman recorded his second receiving touchdown on the day, putting the Falcons at 33-34.
BUT.. Matt Bryant missed the PAT and Twitter broke.
And Matt Bryant misses the extra point— The Badfootballoholic (@TheFalcoholic) October 13, 2019
You’re stupid if you’re mad at Matt Bryant.— Mike Foster ☕️ (@MikeFoster_ATL) October 14, 2019
One of the best kickers of all time.
If your football team has a kicker problem it has bigger problems. The Falcons are a massive failure. Matt Bryant can miss anything he wants. This shit show is far from his fault.
gross— Jeañña (@jeannathomas) October 13, 2019
The Falcons had a shot to get the ball back, but on a third-down play, Kyler Murray scrambled for a first down. He was actually short, but upon further review the referees still couldn’t see the obvious. Game over.
Hey @NFL— Deadman Walking DW (@FalcoholicDW) October 13, 2019
Your refs are a complete disaster.
Fix this nightmare
All of the technology we have with cameras and reviews and you go to look at it and STILL get it wrong. Just because you ruled it one way and say it “stands” doesn’t mean it’s right! Just preposterous and the @NFL is an absolute joke for even having this available as a tease— Jordan (@_JP27) October 13, 2019
Well folks, that about does it. The Falcons are now 1-5 and haven’t even played a divisional opponent yet. Regardless of what happens, thanks for riding with us Falcoholics and checking out all of our content.