Hey Falcoholics! On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons took on the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons extended their win-streak to two games, defeating the Panthers 29-3. If you missed the incredible 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 would start the game off, after winning the coin toss.
Opening kick out of the back of the end zone. Offense time— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 17, 2019
Won 6 of the last 7... lets make it 7 of 8— Josh (@onlyonejj22) November 17, 2019
⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️— CanadianFalcon (@CookeN23) November 17, 2019
⚫️ ⚫️ GAMETIME⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️
⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️ ⚫️
The Falcons opened with an eight play drive which resulted in a 38-yard field goal by kicker Younghoe Koo. 3-0.
Younghoe Koo's 38-yard field goal attempt is good. Falcons 3, Panthers 0. 11:39 to play in the first quarter.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) November 17, 2019
Falcons can't convert. Will have to settle for a FG on the first possession.— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) November 17, 2019
Younghoe comes through again. Let’s get a stop D! #RiseUp— Phil Wilds (@Pwilds121) November 17, 2019
I'm coo-coo for Koo.— тнє αη∂у ρєяяу (@andyperry) November 17, 2019
The Panthers would then get their first possession of the game. It didn’t go well for them, as with the help of some Takk McKinely pressure, De’Vondre Campbell made a great interception placing the Falcons in Carolina territory.
INT!!— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) November 17, 2019
#Falcons get first interception since Philadelphia.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) November 17, 2019
Even though they were placed in scoring territory, the Falcons wouldn’t take advantage. Even though he made the first attempt, the second 38-yarder was missed by Youngwoe Koo.
aaaaand Koo misses a short FG— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) November 17, 2019
That’s okay though, because the Falcons’ defense was on the scene in Charlotte. Vic Beasley sacked Panthers’ quarterback Kyle Allen forcing a punt.
I just assume this is a tweet from 2016 finally pushing through. https://t.co/VJalZDtX6E— Chaseyoungoholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) November 17, 2019
Another game, another Vic Beasley sack! What is this defense?— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) November 17, 2019
I'm very excited about the #Falcons suddenly being able to pressure the QB, BUT WHERE THE HELL WAS THIS FOR 7 STRAIGHT GAMES— Suddenly optimistic DW (@FalcoholicDW) November 17, 2019
The Falcons offense was struggling early.
So far, #Falcons haven't been able to run against 29th ranked run defense. They have to stick with it though.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) November 17, 2019
Following a punt, and another Takk sack, the Panthers would again punt to the Falcons. Former Panthers’ return man Kenjon Barner likely had this game circled, as he took the punt 78-yard to the house extending the Falcons’ lead to 10-0.
HOLY SHIT KENJON BARNER ALL THE WAY FOR A TOUCHDOWN— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 17, 2019
Safe to say Kenjon Barner had this game circled on his calendar.— Evan Birchfield (@EvanBirchfield) November 17, 2019
KENJON BARNER PUNT RETURN TD! WHAT?!— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) November 17, 2019
I think that's Atlanta's first punt return touchdown since Devin Hester in 2014— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) November 17, 2019
In the second quarter, the Panthers offense was moving until they were stopped on third down, unfortunately they went for it and converted the 4th & 2.
To be fair to the Falcons, who knew that Christian McCaffery would get the ball on 4th-and-2?— Chaseyoungoholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) November 17, 2019
Thankfully as mentioned above, the Falcons’ defense was here to play. Demond Trufant intercepted a poorly thrown ball in the end zone, making his 3rd of the season.
#Falcons CB Desmond Trufant with his 3rd interception of the season. Falcons shaking off the rust on their turnover chain.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) November 17, 2019
The #Falcons saw that top-5 draft pick coming and said "TO HELL WITH YOU, WE ONLY LIKE TO DRAFT IN THE 15-25 RANGE"— Suddenly optimistic DW (@FalcoholicDW) November 17, 2019
Kyle Allen threw a dot to the Trufant on that play— Sad Scratch Reader (@CatScratchReadr) November 17, 2019
Sadly, he plays for the Falcons
Prior to halftime, the Ricardo Allen would have an interception and rookie running back Qadree Ollison would record his first career touchdown. 20-0.
On the Panthers first drive to start the third quarter, they went for it on 4th & 5 and of course were stopped by the elite Falcons’ defense.
Can we play the NFC South every week? We’d be undefeated and #superbowlbound— Melissa Conn (@MelissaConn) November 17, 2019
A Falcons’ ten play drive was capped off with a 6-yard touchdown reception by Calvin Ridley, who stepped up big in Austin Hooper’s absence. 26-0.
The two teams would go back and forth until the Panthers finally put some points on the board via a 31-yard field goal by kicker Joey Slye. 26-3.
In the fourth quarter, Younghoe Koo would knock down his third field goal on the day, this time a 29-yarder. 29-3.
another day, another game in which Younghoe Koo is outscoring the opposition— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 17, 2019
A kneel in the fourth quarter by Matt Schaub would end the game. Falcons win 29-3.
Prior to their bye, the Falcons ranked 28th in points per game allowed, 25th in total TD allowed, were dead last in interceptions and 1-7.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 17, 2019
Since the bye, the Falcons have not allowed a TD, have 4 INT and are 2-0 with both wins on the road against teams with winning records.
The Falcons win 29-3. Coming out of the bye, they're 2-0 and have outscored the Saints and Panthers 55-12— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 17, 2019
The Panthers are now 1-7 against the Falcons since doing this in 2015 pic.twitter.com/WB5AXZs8dz— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) November 18, 2019
Well that does it, folks. The Falcons came in and played another tremendous game, especially on defense. Next week our 3-7 Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Atlanta.