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Matt Ryan, Roddy White can’t make final connection in Falcons’ loss to Patriots

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ATLANTA — Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White said he beat Aqib Talib off the line of scrimmage. He had two steps on Talib, whose coverage most of the game was extraordinary. White was in the slot and he was going to run a post pattern to the right corner on the Falcons’ last play of the game with 41 seconds to play.

But White, the four-time Pro Bowl receiver, one of the best receivers in the history of the franchise, said he blundered. “I had him and I should have flattened out the route, I should have stayed in it a little flatter,” White said.

White hung his head as if he was responsible for the Falcons’ 30-23 loss Sunday night to the Patriots.

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