No one wants to believe it, but after seven weeks of play in the NFL season, the Falcons have the best record in the NFC. The team had their good and bad Sunday, but after blowing a big lead they were able to comeback and top the Cincinnati Bengals 39-32 to get to 5-2 on the season entering the bye.
Roddy White continues to make a case for being the best WR in the league, as he had 11 catches for 201 yards, and two scores which also includes a two-point conversion.
“This is a good start. This is where we want to be,” Tony Gonzalez said. “Now, it’s up to us to keep going. There’s no way we’re satisfied.”
The Falcons blew a 24-3 lead by allowing Cincy to score 22 points in the third quarter to take a short lived 25-24 lead. Then the Falcons came back with a Matt Ryan to White score, and then a Michael Turner run put the game away as the team led 39-25.
The team enters the bye looking good for leading the NFC South and also looking to play some home games in January. “We get a chance to have two extra practices, but also we get a chance to rest,” Ryan said. “Also everybody gets an opportunity to take a deep breathe and re-charge their batteries and come out firing when we start the stretch run.”
Turner had 121 yards on 23 carries, and Ryan threw for 299 yards with three TD’s and a pick.