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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Nov. 30

Links for Victory Monday.

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

A sleepy first half of offense gave way to an absolute onslaught in Sunday’s 43-6 win over the Raiders. Recapping the game and more in Monday’s edition of Falcoholinks.

Falcons - Raiders recap

The Falcons had a tall task ahead of them at home against the Las Vegas Raiders, but a strong defensive effort and an offensive awakening in the second half carried them to a decisive win. Atlanta is certainly a franchise in flux, but notching a win against a tough team like the Raiders can instill some confidence moving forward, in the very least.

Injuries

Already without Julio Jones and Todd Gurley, Atlanta entered this contest missing some very important cogs on defense. That issue would be compounded early on, as wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus was ruled out with a toe injury in the first half.

The hits to the offense would unfortunately continue, as left guard James Carpenter was carted off in the second half with an apparent groin injury.

A milestone for Matty

As one of the best offensive players in Atlanta Falcons history, Matt Ryan holds a number of franchise records. On Sunday he became just the fourth Falcon to play 200 games for the team, joining Mike Kenn, Jeff Van Note, and Jessie Tuggle to be the only players to hit that number.

The Falcoholic Live Postgame Special

The gang from The Falcoholic Live actually had something to celebrate after Atlanta dismantled Las Vegas, and if you didn’t tune in for the live show (shame, shame) you can view the full episode right here.