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Tweet Recap: Falcons vs. Saints on Thanksgiving

Let’s see what Twitter had to say during and after that loss.

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Hey Falcoholics! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with friends and loved ones. On Thanksgiving night, our Atlanta Falcons took on the New Orleans Saints and lost 18-26. If you were out shopping or just spent time away from football, Twitter has you covered! Let’s recap the game.

Falcons would receive the ball first, as they have the past four games.

Right out of the gate, the Falcons struggled. The team was forced to punt and it was naturally blocked, giving the Saints good field position. It resulted in a Taysom Hill touchdown, giving the Saints the early 0-7 lead.

After a series of punts, the Falcons made their way downfield into a tough spot. While facing a 4th and goal, the Falcons went for it and failed. Twitter was not happy.

The Saints would go on to punt, and tight end Jaeden Graham who has looked very impressive this season scored his first career touchdown! After a Younghoe Koo missed PAT, the Falcons would be down 6-7.

The Saints would then settle for a field goal after tight end Jared Cook dropped a wide open touchdown. 6-10 Saints.

On the Falcons next possession, Younghoe Koo missed a 42-yard field goal.

Taysom Hill would score following the miss, extending the Saints lead to 6-17.

Koo would finally knockdown a field goal, and the Falcons would enter halftime down 9-17.

To start the third quarter, the Falcons would actually stop the Saints and force a punt.

One of the nastiest things in the game was when Matt Ryan threw an interception to Shy Tuttle and was eventually stiff-armed in what Matt Ryan haters and Saints fans are sure to replay over and over.

Ryan would go on to throw ANOTHER interception.

By then the crowd was pretty pro-Saints.

Russell Gage would eventually score, his first of the season. With only 3:26 left, the 15-26 hole was too great for the Falcons to crawl out of.

Somehow Koo became a onside-kick expert and converted two straight onside kicks. The first one was poorly called by the referees, per usual.

It would lead to another Koo field goal, making it 18-26. Koo would convert ANOTHER successful onside kick, and it would be up to the Falcons offense to get them back in it. Unfortunately, the offensive line is bad. Falcons would lose 18-26.

Well that does it, folks. The Falcons lost on national television, but I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

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