Hey Falcoholics! On Sunday, our beloved Atlanta Falcons lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-20. If you missed the game, or just want to review the tweets from it, look no further. Twitter has you covered, and without further ado, let’s begin.
The Falcons won the coin toss, but elected to kick due to the absence of quarterback Matt Ryan.
WELP— DW (@FalcoholicDW) October 27, 2019
sorry #Falcons fans, just getting ready for the next few hours
To start the game, Damontae Kazee opened at free safety. Ricardo Allen was at strong safety. Isaiah Oliver and Blidi Wreh-Wilson at outside corner. Kendall Sheffield at nickel.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 27, 2019
Falcons’ Isaiah Oliver played very well on the first drive, making key plays which led to a Seattle Seahawks field goal attempt (which was good) giving them a 0-3 lead.
BREAKING: Man arrested for stealing $12.8 million dollars from the Atlanta Falcons pic.twitter.com/D7eXERFsCT— kYE (@kdk3) October 27, 2019
Isaiah Oliver with… great coverage? pic.twitter.com/rBDgyaXT3s— Schauboholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) October 27, 2019
Isaiah Oliver is a good player who's struggled to acclimate to starting reps and is not helped by playing on a bad football team. Some cornerbacks just take time.— Cory Boo-droof (@CoryWoodroof47) October 27, 2019
AND then.. it was time for Matt Schaub to enter.
HERE COMES THE FUTURE— Kendall “Idris Elba” Jackson (@projectjax) October 27, 2019
Julio Jones now that he has a real quarterback throwing him the ball pic.twitter.com/t8S7RGhliU— Schauboholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) October 27, 2019
Schaub got them into decent field goal range, and unfortunately Matt Bryant missed a 51-yard field goal.
Another miss for Bryant— The 2020oholic (@TheFalcoholic) October 27, 2019
And Bryant misses 51 yard attempt https://t.co/KXHDl2ijrP— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) October 27, 2019
Wow it's almost like Matt Bryant would have benefited from being in OTAs and camp, which, incidentally, is 100% not Matt Bryant's fault— Jeañña (@jeannathomas) October 27, 2019
Imagine kicking a FG on your opponent’s 33 on 4th&1 when you have a backup QB and THIS #Falcons defense.— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) October 27, 2019
And then the Seahawks (naturally) went downfield and scored via a 4-yard D.K. Metcalf touchdown reception, extending their lead to 0-10.
DK Metcalf entered the week with a league-high 10 end zone targets. No one told the Falcons. Wide open score for the rookie.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 27, 2019
Another double-digit first half deficit for the #Falcons. They have been outscored in the first half, 130 to 50.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) October 27, 2019
Falcons looked good for a few but now coming undone. pic.twitter.com/XZxeZOLbcV— Jackie Alexander (@JackieA59) October 27, 2019
Matt Bryant would go on to miss another field goal, this time from 53-yards out.
Matt Bryant missed a 53-yard field goal. His second miss from 50 for the game.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 27, 2019
Don’t think my insides could be anymore in knots , confused, saddened, dumbfounded, questioning everything about the reality I’ve always know. I feel broken for this team, for this city. My heart literally hurts .— Melissa G Bryant (@MelissaGBryant) October 27, 2019
did y’all see chase young yesterday? dan quinn is doing a fine job— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) October 27, 2019
Then before halftime, D.K. Metcalf scored AGAIN — sending the Falcons into halftime trailing 0-24.
Hi @TheFalcoholic your team is the first one all season to trail by 20+ against the Seahawks.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) October 27, 2019
One more half to go..
Oh no we still have to watch a whole other half of this horseshit— Jeañña (@jeannathomas) October 27, 2019
been rising up in draft position all season tbh https://t.co/PTLeFmv2ME— Patrick Claybon (@PatrickClaybon) October 27, 2019
The Falcons finally scored, thanks to a great 23-yard run by Brian Hill. The Falcons went for two and converted via a brilliant Calvin Ridley catch in the back of the end zone, narrowing the Seahawks lead to 8-24.
Brian Hill found a hole and ran 23 yards for a touchdown. Good block from Austin Hooper on the play.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 27, 2019
hey, a Brian Hill TD.— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) October 27, 2019
It seemed like things were finally going the Falcons’ way as Grady Jarrett sacked Russell Wilson. Normally this wouldn’t be a massive deal, but prior to the play, the Falcons’ last sack came in Week 3!
In fact, that’s Atlanta’s first sack in 327 plays. https://t.co/Yf0Jx5gZDG— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 27, 2019
And on the Falcons’ next drive, Matt Bryant converted a 47-yard field goal putting the Seahawks lead at 11-24. The Falcons would get the ball back following a punt, and had a nice drive. Problem was, Devonta Freeman fumbled at the goal line. You can debate whether he was down (I think he was) but regardless, officials upheld the fumble call after replay and it led to an eventual field goal by the Seahawks furthering their lead to 11-27.
His elbow is down (imo) but I trust the judgement of the NFL’s refs pic.twitter.com/404PKY5CiB— Evan Birchfield (@EvanBirchfield) October 27, 2019
On the Falcons next drive, they’d go downfield and a Matt Schaub - Austin Hooper touchdown connection put the Falcons at 17-27. They went for two, but it failed.
Schaub is better than we all could ever hope to be at 38. Touchdown!— The 2020oholic (@TheFalcoholic) October 27, 2019
If Money hits those two FGs it’s a 27-23 game.— Rise Up Reader (@RiseUpReader) October 27, 2019
If Freeman doesn’t fumble at the goal line, #Falcons could be winning.
Even though they won't win, I appreciate that this team kept fighting in the second half even though they were down 24-0. Home fans deserved that at the very least.— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) October 27, 2019
Falcons went for the onside kick, which failed. They would however get the ball back after forcing a Seahawks punt. It would lead to another Matt Bryant field goal, putting the Falcons only down by a touchdown, 20-27.
Matt Bryant's field goal makes it 27-20 Seahawks. They've played poorly enough in the second half, after leading 24-0, that they'll have to survive another onside kick attempt to seal this game.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 27, 2019
The Seahawks recovered the onside kick, and the game was ended. Falcons move to 1-7 following the 20-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
And that’s the game, folks. The Falcons will be on a bye next week, so there will obviously be no tweet recap for Week 9. Following the week off, the team will travel down to New Orleans for our first divisional game of the 2019 season. Regardless of what happens, thanks for riding with us Falcoholics and checking out all of our content.