Hey Falcoholics! Our Atlanta Falcons took on the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, and the game ended with a Falcons decisive victory, 40-20. Just in case you missed the game or you’d just like to read some tweets, Twitter has you covered! Let’s recap the game.
Falcons would receive the ball first, as they have the past five games.
And we're off— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
falcons are going to win pointless games aren’t they?— kelsey (@kelseytaysutton) December 8, 2019
The Falcons would go on to punt, but that’s okay — because the Falcons defense would force the Panthers to go 3 & out.
Falcons defense force a 3-and-out— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) December 8, 2019
And then quarterback Matt Ryan made NFL history.
Matt Ryan is the 10th player in NFL history to throw for 50,000 yards. Joins Brees, Brady, Peyton, Favre, Marino, Rivers, Roethlisberger, Eli and Elway— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 8, 2019
The Falcons’ drive would end with a Younghoe Koo 37-yard field goal, giving the Falcons the 3-0 lead.
Falcons end up settling for the field goal, but that'll be their first lead of the day— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
Younghoe Koo is the most iconic Falcon to wear number 7.— zac (@credibleuser) December 8, 2019
After a Panthers’ drive which ended in a field goal, Calvin Ridley answered back with the first touchdown of the day. 10-3 Falcons.
Matt Ryan hits Calvin Ridley for the score. Falcons take a 10-3 lead— Cat Scratch Reader (@CatScratchReadr) December 8, 2019
Very casual Calvin Ridley touchdown, great throw and a nice move by #18— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
On the Panthers very next drive, tight end Ian Thomas bobbled a reception into the open arms of Demontae Kazee.
Crazy bounce/deflection from Ian Thomas ends up in Damontae Kazee's hands. Falcons record their fifth interception of Kyle Allen this season -- the first in this game.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) December 8, 2019
Kazee now tied for 24th on the team's career list for interceptions— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
Ian Thomas would then go on to score for Carolina, which then the Falcons’ Koo connected on a field goal right before halftime.
13-10 Falcons at the half— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
During halftime, the Falcons inducted former wide receiver Roddy White into their Ring of Honor.
Roddy White Ring of Honor!! Rise Up! pic.twitter.com/cgkcTnVjsj— Charles boyle (@Charlesfalcons) December 8, 2019
The Panthers would receive to start the half, however Vic Beasley sacks Kyle Allen who fumbled it!
Vic Beasley with a sack and forced fumble! Recovered by Tyeler Davison... and that's how you start a second-half— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) December 8, 2019
Vic Beasley crushed Kyle Allen from behind and Davison picks up the fumble!— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
If you would've told me Vic Beasley had 5 sacks this year I would not believe you.— 3-9 falcons , 11-2 dawgs (@DawgFan8019) December 8, 2019
VIC BEASLEY FALCON LEGEND— River Gracey (@ARmaxs) December 8, 2019
Which then Devonta Freeman would score his first rushing touchdown in 2019!
Devonta Freeman just scored his first rushing TD of the season. Finally!— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) December 8, 2019
FREEMAN TOUCHDOWN! His first of the year, had great blocking and took full advantage.— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
Following a Panthers punt, Falcons’ wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus had a 93-yard touchdown, a career-long for Matt Ryan. 27-10 Falcons.
THAT. JUST. HAPPENED.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 8, 2019
Ryan to Zaccheaus!
ZACCHEAUS TOUCHDOWN!— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
OLAMIDE!! I ALWAYS BELIEVED— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) December 8, 2019
Career long 93-yard touchdown from Matt Ryan. Unreal— Rise Up Reader (@RiseUpReader) December 8, 2019
Zaccheaus truthers unite— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) December 8, 2019
and then on the kickoff, Damontae Kazee would force a fumble, which was naturally recovered by Younghoe Koo. He went on to make a field goal. 30-10 Falcons.
Younghoe Koo recovers the fumble!— The Season'sendoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 8, 2019
And then another Kazee interception!
Damonte Kazee is a ball hawk 2 picks— Tizzyright ♑️ (@Vino11_) December 8, 2019
Kazee with another INT! I'm not sure winning this game is in our best interest, but I can't deny it feels good to beat up on Carolina! #InBrotherhood— ⭐️Debbie Burroughs (@deb922) December 8, 2019
Curious to see if those “Kyle Allen just fits our offense better” takes from October are still out there.— FalconsAreBadoholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) December 8, 2019
It would lead to a Koo 50-yarder which had a lucky bounce in. 33-10 Falcons.
THE BOUNCE IN! lmao— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) December 8, 2019
Panthers would settle for a field goal, and Brian Hill would score a rushing touchdown. 40-13 Falcons.
Brian Hill TD to stretch the lead for the Falcons ...40-13 with 5:08 left to go.— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) December 8, 2019
Panthers’ quarterback Kyle Allen got a junk time rushing touchdown, and the Falcons win 40-20!
Well that does it, folks. Whether you like it or not, the Falcons won and improved their record to 4-9.