Patriots vs Falcons Game Thread

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    Patriots vs Falcons Game Thread

    Welcome to the Georgia Dome  

     

    By Mike Reiss (ESPN Boston)
    Georgia Dome Mike Reiss/ESPNThe Falcons' indoor stadium, with a seating capacity of 71,250, is one of the loudest venues in the NFL. ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Georgia Dome, where the  New England Patriots visit the  Atlanta Falcons (8:30 p.m. ET): 

    Indoor football. Weather conditions aren’t a factor as this marks the Patriots’ first regular-season game inside a pure dome since Thanksgiving of 2010 (vs. Lions, on Thanksgiving). The Georgia Dome has a  permanent seating capacity of 71,250 and is one of the loudest venues in the NFL. Since 2008, the Falcons are 34-7 at home, which is the best record in the NFC. 

    A feel for inside the dome. Plans to build the Georgia Dome, for $210 million, were first introduced in 1989. The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, has hosted two Super Bowls (XXVIII, XXXIV), gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games, and most recently the NCAA Men’s Final Four for the third time. For football, the mostly red seats and Falcon at midfield give the dome a unique look. Banners hang above from the team’s six division championships, as well as some of former Falcon greats, including  Deion SandersJessie Tuggleand Steve Bartkowski. 

    Four more inactive Patriots players: The Patriots have already ruled tight end  Rob Gronkowski and receivers  Danny Amendola and  Matthew Slater out for the game. That means four more players must be declared inactive, with those decisions turned in to the NFL 90 minutes before kickoff. 

    Extra points: The Falcons have outscored opponents 31-0 in the first quarter this season. … Under head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons are 22-3 after a loss. … This marks the Patriots’ second of five scheduled nationally televised games this season. … The 34 total points allowed by the Patriots are the fewest for the team through three games since 1979. 

    Coleman gets the call: Veteran referee Walt Coleman has been assigned tonight’s game. Patriots fans remember Coleman from the “Tuck Rule” game. 

    Television broadcast: Tonight’s game will be on NBC, with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya on the call.

     
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    Going to be a good measuring stick for our defense. Jones/White/Gonzo should present quite a challenge. Looking forward to this one!

     
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    I see us winning by 10.

     
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    Nink practicing his Falcon sack dance!

     

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    "Being the best doesn't mean you always win. It just means you win more than anybody else."  Text received by Tom Brady from Kurt Warner after Ravens loss.


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    game still 4-5 hours away...bummers

     
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    "Being the best doesn't mean you always win. It just means you win more than anybody else."  Text received by Tom Brady from Kurt Warner after Ravens loss.


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    "Being the best doesn't mean you always win. It just means you win more than anybody else."  Text received by Tom Brady from Kurt Warner after Ravens loss.


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    nah... need some love for CJ...

     
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    nah... need some love for CJ...

     



    Yes, I hope Chandler has a few too.  But I didn't see any bird type pictures for Chandler, lol.

     
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    Re: Patriots vs Falcons Game Thread

    hmmm... interesting observation for when we (last 4 posts on this thread) started using our current ID..

    TFB - SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

    Digger first post - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

    PatFan first post - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

    Anonymis first post - SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

     
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    Go pats. This game is very winnable. Hopefully TB has a breakout game and Sudfeld gets involved as we've gotten nothing from that position this year. I think it would greatly benefit our WR's. 

    I believe in this defense and if we can hold them to around 20 points we will win.

    good luck everyone.

     
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    I hope our rookie WR's make another stride towards getting better and helping this team win.  Hopefully Ridley also breaks out of his funk.

    Also, I hope the defense shows how real they are!

    Let's go Pats!!!

     
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    In response to PatFanInBA2's comment:

    hmmm... interesting observation for when we (last 4 posts on this thread) started using our current ID..

    TFB - SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

    Digger first post - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

    PatFan first post - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

    Anonymis first post - SEPTEMBER 25, 2010




    Wow.  Good observation! Interesting!

     
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    I see us winning by 10.




    I like your confidence

     
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    In response to PatFanInBA2's comment:

    hmmm... interesting observation for when we (last 4 posts on this thread) started using our current ID..

    TFB - SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

    Digger first post - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

    PatFan first post - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

    Anonymis first post - SEPTEMBER 25, 2010


    Good call!

     
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    Mary Paoletti @Mary_Paoletti 2m

    #Patriots inactives vs. ATL: TE R. Gronkowski, WR D. Amendola, M. Slater, DL J. Bequette, LB S. Beauharnais, RB L. Washington, OL C. Barker

       

       

                
     
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    In response to PatFanInBA2's comment:

    hmmm... interesting observation for when we (last 4 posts on this thread) started using our current ID..

    TFB - SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

    Digger first post - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

    PatFan first post - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

    Anonymis first post - SEPTEMBER 25, 2010



    You must all be he same people!

     
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    Atlanta_Falcons @Atlanta_Falcons 4m

    ATL inactives: CB Asante Samuel, S Kemal Ishmael, RB Steven Jackson, LB J. Chaney, G H. Gunn, OT R. Schraeder, DT T. Robertson #NEvsATL

     

       

       

                
     
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    hmmm... interesting observation for when we (last 4 posts on this thread) started using our current ID..

    TFB - SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

    Digger first post - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

    PatFan first post - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

    Anonymis first post - SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

     



    You must all be he same people!

     




    Maybe!?!?!?!

    lol!

     
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    Mary Paoletti @Mary_Paoletti 2m

    #Patriots inactives vs. ATL: TE R. Gronkowski, WR D. Amendola, M. Slater, DL J. Bequette, LB S. Beauharnais, RB L. Washington, OL C. Barker

       

       

                




    why did we sign Washington if he is not healthy enough to play?

     
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    RE: Washington...

    Hindsight is always 20-20, but we should've kept Woodhead. Felt that way since day 1. Fine with letting Welker walk... I agreed that allocating those resources in another place. But Woodhead, he never should've left. 

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    Let's go Pats!

     
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    It's 2001 all over again.  TB spreading the ball around.   Stay away from turnovers.

    Get the

     
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    Mary Paoletti @Mary_Paoletti 2m

     

    #Patriots inactives vs. ATL: TE R. Gronkowski, WR D. Amendola, M. Slater, DL J. Bequette, LB S. Beauharnais, RB L. Washington, OL C. Barker

       

       

                




    why did we sign Washington if he is not healthy enough to play?

     



    Have you seen Blount return kicks???  Washington will prove to be a huge upgrade, and he can replace some of what Vereen was doing - when Washington gets healthy.  I think he is about a week or two away...

     
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    Atlanta_Falcons @Atlanta_Falcons 4m

    ATL inactives: CB Asante Samuel, S Kemal Ishmael, RB Steven Jackson, LB J. Chaney, G H. Gunn, OT R. Schraeder, DT T. Robertson #NEvsATL

     

       

       

                



    Samuels out? That's good news for TB and rookies.  

     
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