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Falcons have one point lead in encouraging first half against Texans

This is, if not quite the Atlanta team we want, much closer to it.

Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Falcons are up by a point at half time, having weathered some truly awful coverage lapses and other typically Atlanta mistakes to actually play some good football. Having the lead doesn’t guarantee a win, but it’s a much better first half performance than we’re used to, and that is mighty encouraging.

Follow along here and let’s enjoy the second half, if such a thing is possible.