In a game filled with lots of yards but not a lot of points, the ageless wonder, Tony Gonzalez, recorded the games first touchdown on a 4-yard grab from Matt Ryan. The offense rewarded the defense for their huge stop at the goalline and took a 10-3 lead in this NFC showdown.
Watch closely as Gonzalez expertly weaves between several defenders, and makes an impossible catch. Marvel at the pinpoint pass that Matt Ryan had to deliver between the outstretched arms of……or just watch the Packers completely lose track of the greatest tight end of all-time at the goalline and let him make an easy catch from Ryan.
We know the numbers. The Falcons are 22-6 under Mike Smith when they score first. They are 23-1 when they lead at halftime. Now the Falcons will just need to close the deal. Gonzalez and Ryan cashed in when the defense made a big stop. Will it be enough?