It was a remarkable quiet start to the game, where the team combined for six points on its first six units. Over the past six minutes, the two crashes suddenly woke up, resulting in Falcon’s lead, 10-3, in half-time.
Atlanta started things with an 86-yard unit where all but three yards came on two long passes by Matt Ryan. He found his tight end, Austin Hooper, for a 36-foot win and then threw a bomb to Marvin Hall downfield and hit fleet wide recipients in battle in the end zone for a 47-yard score.
The Giants responded by marching down the field with 77 meters in 11 games, including a 38-yard pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard. But Manning missed an open Odell Beckham Jr. In the final zone of a 2: th and 6-game from Atlantis’s 9-yard line and then after a bag, the giants must settle for a 31-yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas.  Falcons, assisted by a 38-yard pass interference penalty, almost got the ball in the end zone a second time on a long drive at the last minute in the first half, but after some passes in the end zone failed to complete, they sent out Giorgio Tavecchio, their in-place kicker to kick a 40-meter field goal.
The giants will receive the ball to start the second half.
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The giants have lost three consecutive games, and it’s hard not to blame Eli Manning, although the bad game of offensive has been as big for a problem. The team has a few founders in Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley, but at the moment they both seem to be a bit wasted on a team that does not go anywhere.
There was some concern earlier this week that Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu would be out for tonight’s game, but Falcon’s wide recipients are both active. Ridley, who sustained an injury in Atlanta’s loss to Tampa Bay last week, returned to training on Friday and Sanu, who left the same match with hip injury, returned to training Saturday.
Even with their star recipients activists, Falcons still handle a lot of damage. Devonta Freeman, their top-back, is on injured reserve, line-winger Deion Jones. Even Matt Bryant, Atlanta’s 43-year-old kicker, is out with a hamstring injury. He will be replaced by Giorgio Tavecchio.