This one changes everything. The Falcons pulled out a well played 23-16 victory in Detroit over the Lions. Now 4-3, the Falcons go into their Bye week, with plenty of opportunity to get healthy, and to look forward to the next part of their schedule, which features some winnable games. Colts on the road; followed three consecutive ‘Defend the Dome’ games – huge rivalry game against the Saints, then the Titans, and Vikings on Thanksgiving weekend.
The Detroit game was almost a disaster, as I thought for sure that Ryan had broken his ankle. Luckily, he was able to come back, and despite 2 INTs, lead ATL to victory behind a strong 100+ yards rushing for Turner.
Except for the penalties, the Defense finally played a top flight game, and hopefully the Bye week will give them further time to improve, and continue to recapture some of the lost magic from last year.
Just keeping my fingers crossed that Mughelli did not suffer a career ending knee injury. It looked pretty bad.
4-3 feels so much better than 3-4. Same for a win going into a Bye week. Go Falcons!