2007 Atlanta Falcons season

2007 Atlanta Falcons season

"at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia"
* Game time: 8:30 p.m. EDT
* Game weather: "Game played indoors" (Domed stadium)
* Game attendance: 69,828
* Referee: Bill Leavy
* TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Tony Kornheiser (color commentator) and Ron Jaworski (color commentator)

Game Summary

Hoping to rebound from their road loss to the Titans, the Falcons came home for Monday Night Football has they hosted the New York Giants. In the first quarter, Atlanta took flight early as kicker Morten Andersen got a 47-yard field goal. However, the Giants responded with QB Eli Manning completing a 5-yard TD pass to WR Amani Toomer. The Falcons answered with RB Jerious Norwood getting a 67-yard TD run. Afterwards, New York replied with RB Reuben Droughns getting a 1-yard TD run. In the second quarter, Atlanta's struggles continued as Manning completed a 43-yard TD pass to WR Plaxico Burress to increase the Giants' lead. After a scoreless third quarter, New York sealed the win with kicker Lawrence Tynes nailing a 32-yard field goal, while RB Derrick Ward got a 9-yard TD run.

With their second-straight loss, the Falcons fell to 1-5.

coring Summary

Q1 - ATL - 11:47 - Morten Andersen 47 yard FG (ATL 3-0)

Q1 - NYG - 5:32 - Amani Toomer 5 yd TD pass from Eli Manning (Tynes kick) (NYG 7-3)

Q1 - ATL - 5:14 - Jerious Norwood 67 yard TD run (Andersen kick) (ATL 10-3)

Q1 - NYG - 2:13 - Reuben Droughns 1 yard TD run (NYG 14-10)

Q2 - NYG - 8:21 - Plaxico Burress 43 yard TD pass from Manning (NYG 21-10)

Q4 - NYG - 10:52 - Lawrence Tynes 32 yard FG (NYG 24-10)

Q4 - NYG - 3:08 - Derrick Ward 9 yard TD run (Tynes kick) (NYG 31-10)

Week 7: at New Orleans Saints

"at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri"
* Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
* Game weather: "Game played indoors" (Domed stadium)
* Game attendance: 52,051
* Referee: Peter Morelli
* TV announcers (FOX): Ron Pitts (play-by-play) & Tony Boselli (color commentator)

Game Summary

Trying to snap a two-game losing skid, the Falcons flew to the Edward Jones Dome for a Week 13 intraconference duel with the St. Louis Rams. In the first quarter, Atlanta trailed early as Rams QB Gus Frerotte completed a 1-yard TD pass to TE Randy McMichael, along with a 31-yard TD pass to WR Torry Holt. In the second quarter, St. Louis increased its lead with Frerotte completing an 8-yard TD pass to WR Isaac Bruce for the only score of the period.

In the third quarter, the Falcons would finally manage to get on the board as kicker Morten Andersen managed to get a 41-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Atlanta tried to comeback as QB Chris Redman completed a 15-yard TD pass to WR Roddy White, along with a 5-yard TD pass to WR Michael Jenkins. However, the Rams sealed the win with RB Steven Jackson getting a 50-yard TD run.

With their third-straight loss, the Falcons fell to 3-9.

coring Summary

Q1 - STL - 9:40 - Randy McMichael 1 yard TD pass from Gus Frerotte (Jeff Wilkins kick) (STL 7-0)

Q1 - STL - 3:38 - Torry Holt 31 yard TD pass from Gus Frerotte (Wilkins kick) (STL 14-0)

Q2 - STL - 1:55 - Isaac Bruce 8 yard TD pass from Gus Frerotte (Wilkins kick) (STL 21-0)

Q3 - ATL - 8:24 - Morten Andersen 41 yard FG (STL 21-3)

Q4 - ATL - 11:48 - Roddy White 15 yard TD pass from Chris Redman (Redman pass failed) (STL 21-9)

Q4 - ATL - 7:17 - Michael Jenkins 5 yard TD pass from Chris Redman (Andersen kick) (STL 21-16)

Q4 - STL - 1:17 - Steven Jackson 50 yard TD pass run (Wilkins kick) (STL 28-17)

Week 14 vs. New Orleans Saints

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Saints
R1=7
R2=14
R3=17
R4=3
RT=34
Home=Falcons
H1=7
H2=0
H3=0
H4=7
HT=14
"at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia"
* Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
* Game weather: "Game played indoors" (Domed stadium)
*TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser (color commentators), Michele Tafoya, & Suzy Kolber (sideline reporters)
*Game attendance: 69,553
*Referee: Gene Steratore

Game Summary

Trying to snap a three-game slide, the Falcons went home for a Week 14 Monday Night NFC South rematch with the New Orleans Saints. Making his first start at QB since 2002 was Chris Redman.

In the first quarter, Atlanta trailed early as Saints QB Drew Brees completed a 25-yard TD pass to WR David Patten. The Falcons would answer with Redman completing a 33-yard TD pass to WR Roddy White. In the second quarter, New Orleans began to pull away as kicker Olindo Mare managed to get a 23-yard field goal, while Brees completed a 15-yard TD pass to WR Marques Colston.

In the third quarter, the Saints pulled away as Brees and Colston hooked up with each other again on a 2-yard TD pass, while Safety Roman Harper returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Atlanta would managed to get one last touchdown and Redman completed a 13-yard TD pass to WR Michael Jenkins. New Orleans would seal the win with Mare nailing a 36-yard field goal.

With their fourth-straight loss, the Falcons fell to 3-10.

Following the game, it was announced that Head Coach Bobby Petrino had resigned from the Falcons. [http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7553354] Afterwards, on Wednesday, December 12, it was announced that Defensive Backs coach Emmitt Thomas would be Atlanta's interim head coach for the rest of the season. [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/falcons/2007-12-12-coach-status_N.htm?csp=34]

coring Summary

Q1 - NO - 3:18 - David Patten 25 yard TD pass from Drew Brees (Olindo Mare kick) (NO 7-0)

Q1 - ATL - 1:22 - Roddy White 33 yard TD pass from Chris Redman (Morten Andersen kick) (7-7)

Q2 - NO - 10:41 - Olindo Mare 23 yard FG (NO 10-7)

Q2 - NO - 1:06 - Marques Colston 15 yard TD pass from Drew Brees (Mare kick) (NO 17-7)

Q3 - NO - 9:13 - Marques Colston 2 yard TD pass from Drew Brees (Mare kick) (NO 24-7)

Q3 - NO - 8:30 - Roman Harper 31 yard TD interception return (Mare kick) (NO 31-7)

Q4 - ATL - 8:52 - Michael Jenkins 13 yard TD pass from Chris Redman (Andersen kick) (NO 31-14)

Q4 - NO - 2:48 - Olindo Mare 36 yard FG (NO 34-14)

Week 15: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Falcons
R1=3
R2=0
R3=0
R4=0
RT=3
Home=Buccaneers
H1=14
H2=13
H3=3
H4=7
HT=37
"at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida"
* Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
* Game weather: 68 (Sunny)
* Game attendance: 65,133
* Referee: Jeff Triplette
* TV announcers (FOX): Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play) & J.C. Pearson (color commentator)

Game Summary

Trying to snap a four-game skid, the Falcons flew to Raymond James Stadium for a Week 15 NFC South rematch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the first quarter, Atlanta trailed early as Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons woud respond with kicker Morten Andersen getting a 33-yard field goal for their only score of the game. However, Tampa Bay immediately responded with WR Michael Spurlock returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown (the Buccaneers' very first kickoff return for a touchdown in franchise history). In the second quarter, the Falcons' year-long struggles continued as kicker Matt Bryant getting a 33-yard field goal, RB Earnest Graham getting a 1-yard TD run, and Bryant kicking a 28-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Atlanta's turmoil continued with Bryant nailing a 34-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay sealed the win with QB Jeff Garcia completing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Anthony Becht.

With their fifth-straight loss, the Falcons fell to 3-11.

coring Summary

Q1 - TB - 14:00 - Ronde Barber, 29 yd interception return (Matt Bryant kick) (TB 7-0)

Q1 - ATL - 6:32 - Morten Andersen, 33 yd field goal (TB 7-3)

Q1 - TB - 6:19 - Micheal Spurlock, 90 yd kick return (Matt Bryant kick) (TB 14-3)

Q2 - TB - 11:24 - Matt Bryant, 33 yd field goal 11:24 (TB 17-3)

Q2 - TB - 4:09 - Earnest Graham, 1 yd run (Matt Bryant kick) (TB 24-3)

Q2 - TB - 0:00 - Matt Bryant, 28 yd field goal (TB 27-3)

Q3 - TB - 4:08 - Matt Bryant, 34 yd field goal (TB 30-3)

Q4 - TB - 7:42 - Anthony Becht, 1 yd pass from Jeff Garcia (Matt Bryant kick) (TB 37-3)

Week 16: at Arizona Cardinals

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Falcons
R1=7
R2=7
R3=0
R4=13
H5=0
HT=27
Home=Cardinals
H1=7
H2=17
H3=0
H4=3
H5=3
HT=30

"at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona"
* Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST
* Game weather: "To be determined"
* Game attendance: "To be determined"
* Referee: "To be determined"
* TV announcers: "To be determined"Scoring drives
"To be determined"
Game summary
"To be determined"

Week 17: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Seahawks
R1=7
R2=10
R3=10
R4=14
Home=Falcons
H1=0
H2=17
H3=3
H4=24
"at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia"
* Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
* Game weather: "Game played indoors" (Domed stadium)
* Game attendance: "To be determined"
* Referee: "To be determined"
* TV announcers: "To be determined"Scoring drives
"To be determined"
Game summary
"To be determined"

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