The combination of Matt Ryan and Roddy White manhandled the Bengals defense. The Falcons offensive line gave Ryan time to throw, and Ryan picked the Bengals apart. The highlight of the game came when Matt Ryan threw a perfectly placed moonball off his back foot to White for a 46-yard score. White caught 11 balls for 201 yards and two touchdowns, while Ryan was 24/33 for 299 yards and three touchdowns.
Once again, we saw the Bengals defense generate no pressure on the opposing quarterback. They didn’t record one sack in the game.
Cincinnati looked like they were going to mount a huge comeback when Adam Jones recovered a fumble and returned it 59 yards for the touchdown. This made it 25-24 Bengals. That turned out to be a mirage.
The Falcons got off to such a soaring start, leading it 24-3 at the half. It looked early as if Benson would be carrying the ball a bit more, but once Cincinnati got down early, they had to throw. Palmer went 36/50 for 412 yards and three touchdowns. Most importantly, Palmer did not throw a pick.
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!