Posted on 23 August 2014 by Allen
It’s not how you start, but how you finish. After trailing the Falcons 17-3 late in the second quarter Jake Locker hit Nate Washington on a 63 yard touchdown pass that pulled the Titans within 7 going into halftime.
In the second half it was all Tennessee as Travis Coons kiked a 39-yard field goal early in the fourth period to trim the lead to 17-16. Rookie Bishop Sankey scored the game winning touchdown and two point conversion with 5:45 to go in the game. The final score was 24-17.
Titans QB Jake Locker was 12 of 17 passing for 188 yards and a touchdown. Rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger had a pretty good night as he looked like a young Brett Favre standing in the pocket slinging the ball around the field. The former LSU QB finished the night 11 of 18 for 148 yards.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan had a good night as well going 18 of 23 for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns. Julio Jones looked like he is back to his All-Pro form as he scored on a 52 yard touchdown pass after breaking two tackles. Jones finished the night with 63 yards receiving on 2 receptions.
Tennessee wraps up their preseason next Thursday with Minnesota coming to town.
Posted on 24 July 2014 by Allen
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with wide receiver Roddy White on a four-year contract extension.
White, 6-0, 211 pounds, came to the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Atlanta picked him with the 27th overall pick out of UAB. In nine seasons in Atlanta, White has established himself as the greatest receiver in franchise history. The four-time Pro Bowler owns club records for career receptions (685), career receiving yards (9,436), career 100-yard receiving games (37), and career games with 10-or-more receptions (11). White also holds franchise records for single-season receiving yards (1,389), single-season receptions (115), single-game receiving yards (210), and single-season 100-yard games (6).
Despite battling injuries in 2013, White closed out the season on a hot streak. He posted 43 catches for 502 yards with 26 first down receptions, and two touchdowns in the final five games. During that span, White ranked second behind WR Julian Edelman for the NFL lead in receptions and ranked third in receiving yards.
With Julio Jones coming back after as injury the Falcons could be poised for a big season and a run at the playoffs.