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Falcons Week 1 Recap
The Falcons came out in their home opener, trying to get the new GM his first W with the team, and they did just that. One the first drive of the game for the Saints, it looked like they would march down the field and score, but CB Jamar Taylor came up with a huge INT in the endzone.

Bo Callahan and the offense had a great, efficient first drive, driving down the field and hitting WR Ryan Broyles for a 5 yard TD.

That's when the game started to get interesting. Both teams were plagued by injuries, both losing their starting QB for the game. Falcons QB Callahan finished 8-10 with 84 yards and a TD. The back-up, Reginald Hart came in and went 4-15 for 83 yards and a TD. He did hit a 47 yard bomb to WR Billy Crockett to stretch the lead. Crockett finished with 3 receptions for 84 yards and one TD. HB Joe Mixon had 22 carries for 115 yards in his GZL debut.

The Falcons D also made a stand, holding the Saints to only 7 points and 1-4 in the redzone. FS Ed Parrish picked another on off in the redzone in the final quarter to help seal the deal. DE Quinn had two sacks in the game with FS Terrence Brooks also recording a sack.

In the press conference after the game, GM Nissen was up at the podium. After being asked how he thinks the team played in the season opener, he said, "I think they did a great job of not losing sight of the W, even with all injuries both teams had. I think there's always room for improvement, but this is a good stepping stone for this team, on paper and moral wise. It's still early, we'll get healthy and start to prepare for Chicago next week."

Everyone is back in action for the Week 2 match up for the Falcons.
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At A Glance

FALCONS FRONT OFFICE
GM D_Nissen
Head Coach B.Ruud
Offensive Coordinator Sean Payton
Defensive Coordinator L.Tatupu
Special Teams Jeremy Bates
Salary $169.46M
Cap Penalty $3.65M
Cap Room $890K

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH
Falcons Kendall Fuller CB 95 5 weeks

NFC South
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#21 Falcons Falcons 5-4-0 0.56 3-1
#5 Buccaneers Buccaneers 5-4-0 0.56 2-0
#11 Saints Saints 5-4-0 0.56 1-3
#26 Panthers Panthers 3-6-0 0.33 1-3

FALCONS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sep 10 vs Saints Saints #11
Won 26-7
2 Sep 17 at Bears Bears #18
Won 20-13
3 Sep 24 vs Panthers Panthers #26
Won 27-13
4 Oct 1 at Vikings Vikings #2
Lost 3-45
5 Oct 8 at Broncos Broncos #28
Lost 17-24
6 Oct 15 vs Packers Packers #7
Lost 13-37
8 Oct 29 at Panthers Panthers #26
Won 23-21
9 Nov 5 vs Chargers Chargers #10
Won 38-31
10 Nov 12 at Buccaneers Buccaneers #5
Lost 13-24
11 Nov 19 at Saints Saints #11 8:30pm
12 Nov 26 at Chiefs Chiefs #12 1:00pm
13 Dec 3 vs Lions Lions #1 1:00pm
14 Dec 10 vs Eagles Eagles #13 4:00pm
15 Dec 17 vs Buccaneers Buccaneers #5 1:00pm
16 Dec 24 at Cardinals Cardinals #17 8:30pm
17 Dec 31 vs Raiders Raiders #27 1:00pm

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