The Falcons and Chiefs have played just nine times in the past 50-plus years, and Kansas City owns a 6-3 lead in the all-time series. As you might expect, that means there aren’t a ton of memorable games to choose from when you’re looking for your favorite Falcons - Chiefs memory ever.
What is yours, though, out of the available choices?
Mine had the Falcons teeing off on a bad quarterback back in 2008 en route to a 38-14 victory. In that September win in Matt Ryan’s first season, Michael Turner was a scoring machine, piling up 104 yards on 23 carries and punching the ball in three separate times. Matt Ryan only had to throw 17 times, completing 10 of them for 192 yards and a touchdown, while Brent Grimes, Chris Houston, and Erik Coleman all picked off a hapless Tyler Thigpen. Houston would return his interception 10 yards for another score, the only time either team scored in the fourth quarter, and John Abraham punctuated things with two sacks.
That was a vintage early Ryan era Falcons win, with a good enough defensive effort to punish mistakes, Turner dominating the day, and Ryan play efficient football to contribute to a win. It’s fair to say I miss those days.