NFL Watch // Falcons Head into Bye 6-0


NFL Watch // Falcons Head into Bye 6-0

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant celebrates his game-winning field goal.

words // Brandon Richard

The NFL’s unbeaten teams were reduced to one in Week 6, following the Atlanta Falcons’ gritty 23-20 win over the Oakland Raiders at home on Sunday. Quarterback Matt Ryan struggled on the day with three interceptions, but the Atlanta’s defense and kicker Matt Bryant gave the team a much needed lift.

Atlanta grabbed the lead after cornerback Asante Samuel returned an intercepted pass 79 yards for a touchdown with a shade under three minutes left to play. However, the Raiders reclaimed the lead when Darren McFadden finished off a drive by powering in from the 2-yard line with 40 seconds on the clock. That proved to be just enough time for “Matty Ice” to pull off another fourth-quarter comeback. Ryan completed four passes to set up a difficult 55-yard game-winning kick by Bryant.

With the win, the Falcons move to 6-0 for the first time in franchise history. They’re off with a Bye this week before traveling to Philadelphia in Week 8. Are they currently the favorite to win the NFC?

In other Week 6 action, the Baltimore Ravens lost some key players, but edged past the Dallas Cowboys to maintain their AFC North lead; Cleveland topped the cross-state rival Cincinnati Bengals for their first win of the season; the Seattle Seahawks defense continued to impress in a comeback victory over the New England Patriots; Robert Griffin III’s 76-yard run helped seal the deal for the Washington Redskins in their 38-26 win against the Minnesota Vikings; the New York Giants dominated  the San Francisco 49ers; Green Bay looked like Green Bay in a 42-24 romping of the previously undefeated Houston Texans; and Peyton Manning led a Monday Night Football record comeback win for the Denver Broncos over the division rival San Diego Chargers.

For a look at some of the football cleats that hit the field in Week 6, check out today’s NFL Watch.

images courtesy of Yahoo

NFL Watch // Falcons Head into Bye 6-0

Roddy White wearing Reebok Zig Blaze Pink

Roddy White makes a grab in pink Zig Blaze Reebok football cleats.

Julio Jones wearing Under ARmour Mercenary II Power in Pink

Julio Jones powers toward the goal line in Mercenary II “Power in Pink” Under Armour football cleats.

Kenny Britt wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low Pink

Kenny Britt catches a touchdown pass in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low.

Ray Rice wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink

Ray Rice stretches in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD.

Under Armour Nitro Diablo Mid Power in Pink

A friendly combination of the “Power in Pink” Under Armour Nitro Diablo Mid and Nike Elite Socks.

Montario Hardesty wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 PE

Montario Hardesty finds running room in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.

Ryan Tannehill wearing adidas SuperCharge Mid Pink

Ryan Tannehill throws a pass in Supercharge Mid BCA adidas football cleats.

Jason Hill wearing Nike Super Speed TD 3/4

Jason Hill catches a touchdown pass in Super Speed TD 3/4 Nike football cleats.

Calvin Johnson wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low

Calvin Johnson ready to run his route in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite.

Josh Freeman wearing Air Jordan IX 9 PE Cleats

Josh Freeman airs it out in cleated Retro 9 Jordan shoes.

Hakeem Nicks wearing Air Jordan IX 9 PE Cleats

Hakeem Nicks looks for separation in Player Exclusive Air Jordan Retro 9 cleats.

James Jones wearing Under Armour Blur Power in Pink

James Jones breaks away from the “Power in Pink” Under Armour Blur.

Doug Baldwin wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low PE

Doug Baldwin makes a spectacular grab in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low.

Robert Griffin III wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star BCA

Robert Griffin III scrambles in a BCA colorway of the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.

Peyton Manning wearing Reebok Football Cleats

Peyton Manning led a record breaking Monday Night Football comeback in custom Reebok football cleats.

C.J. Spiller wearing adidas adiZero Smoke Low BCA

C.J. Spiller finds paydirt in the adidas adiZero Smoke Low.

Buffalo Bills wear Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Cleats

Buffalo Bills players wears pink Breast Cancer Awareness cleats from various brands.

2 Responses to “NFL Watch // Falcons Head into Bye 6-0”

  1. StickyDigits says:

    Should be Stephen Hill not Jason Hill

  2. BRich says:

    Nope – that’s Jason Hill. Stephen Hill wears 84.