After the Falcons went three-and-out on their first possession, the Eagles wasted no time scoring on a 2-play drive that went 53 yards, ending with a 31-yard end-around touchdown by DeSean Jackson.
There was video evidence the Falcons could have challenged the play – as Jackson’ elbow was down before the goalline – but Mike Smith elected not to throw the red flag.
Michael Jenkins has been the target of all three Matt Ryan’s pass attempts – including a great 41-yard catch-and-run – in his first game back from a shoulder injury suffered on August 6.
The Falcons had a chance to put points on the board, but a 41-yard field goal attempt by Matt Bryant hit the left upright. The score is 7-0 midway through the first quarter.