Mr. Destiny on Mike Smith’s controversial call
“I take full responsibility” is not something which will make Falcons fans feel at ease for Coach Mike Smith’s decision to go for it on 4th and inches on his own 30 yard line in overtime.
After scoring 10 points in the last 5 minutes to tie the game, Smith gave the game away with one of the poorest decisions by a coach all season.
Michael Turner was the key to this game for the Falcons, earning every one of his 96 yards on the ground making each possession manageable for Matt Ryan.
Ryan finished with 351 yards passing along with 2 scores and 1 pick for the day. The Falcons had the momentum going into overtime and could have set themselves up to win the division had Mike Smith not blown it.
Now the Falcons are two games back and are looking at the Wild Card presuming the Saints don’t collapse down the stretch.