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Tweet Recap: Falcons vs. Texans

Let’s see what Twitter had to say!

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Hey Falcoholics! Our beloved Atlanta Falcons fell to the Houston Texans 32-53 on Sunday, crushing what little optimism remained following the prior weeks. Many of you chimed in during the game, so let’s review what the fans had to say on Twitter.

The Falcons received the ball to start the game.

Atlanta struck first, by way of a 14-yard touchdown reception by Mohamed Sanu. The Falcons had a 7-0 lead.

The Falcons didn’t enjoy the lead for long, as the Texans fired back with a Will Fuller-Deshaun Watson 6-yard touchdown. Get used to reading these two names..

The Falcons were able to get into field goal range, and Matt Bryant knocked down a 35-yard attempt.

Remember when I said to get used to seeing Fuller and Watson? Well, they connected on a 33-yard touchdown to take the 10-13 lead, thanks to a missed PAT.

The Texans would again score, kicking a field goal to extend their lead to 10-16 with 4:07 remaining in the first half. The Falcons put together a nice drive, topping the first half off with a Devonta Freeman 9-yard touchdown reception.

Halftime hit, and the Falcons entered it with a 17-16 lead. Surely they would hold onto it, right? (Nope)

Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn made another field goal, increasing the Texans lead to 26-17. However, the Texans would stop the Falcons, getting the ball back and easily scoring with a Watson to Fells 8-yard reception — extending the lead to 17-33.

The Falcons would finally score in the second half, coming in the 4th quarter by way of a Matt Ryan goal line sneak. The Falcons went for two on the PAT, and Ryan connected with Austin Hooper to bring the Texans lead to 25-33.

For a moment, it seemed like the Falcons were back in it. Unfortunately, the Falcons’ defense wasn’t up to making key stops, and the Texans scored again furthering their lead to 25-40.

With 3:31 left in the game, the often neglected Calvin Ridley caught a 29-yard pass, maintaining possession in bounds and narrowing the Texans lead to 32-40.

With 2 minutes remaining, and the Falcons only down 8 points, there was a glimpse of hope that the Falcons would tie it up. Well, that was quickly shattered when Watson and Fuller connected on a 44-yard touchdown, Fuller’s third touchdown of the day.

Finally, the suffering is over right? NOPE! With less than a minute left in the game, Matt Ryan and Austin Hooper failed to connect, resulting in a pick-six touchdown by Texan’s safety Tashaun Gipson.

The Falcons would get the ball back and kneel to finish the game, with a final loss of 32-53.

Nobody likes to see their team lose, especially one as talented as we are. The Falcons are now 1-4 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.

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