Falcons have gotten big boost from Jaguars

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

ATLANTA -- The Falcons should send a thank-you note to Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.

He’s the guy who literally ran off linebacker Mike Peterson and cornerback Brian Williams. Former Jacksonville assistant Mike Smith was only too happy to sign those guys in Atlanta.

It’s paying off in a big way. Williams just blocked a Carolina punt and Peterson recovered it. The Falcons just took that field position and turned it into a Matt Ryan touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez.