Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • DEN 336
    • 275 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • DEN 4
    • 0 ATL
  • Possession

    DEN ATL
    32:40 27:20
  • 1st Downs

    • DEN 24
    • 22 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: DEN -3.5
Attendance: 70,427
99%
Capacity: 71,250
9/18/2012 Associated Press

Falcons feast on Manning's picks to top Broncos

Matt Ryan threw his 100th career touchdown pass, Roddy White had 102 yards receiving and the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos and error-prone quarterback Peyton Manning 27-21 on Monday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Broncos0701421
Falcons10107027
first QuarterDENATL
TD
13:27
Michael Turner 1 Yard Run
3 plays, 3 yard, 0:53
07
XP
13:20
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
3 plays, 3 yard, 0:53
07
FG
9:51
Matt Bryant 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 9 yards, 2:04
010
second QuarterDENATL
FG
10:10
Matt Bryant 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 52 yards, 4:57
013
TD
4:45
Tony Gonzalez 1 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
7 plays, 73 yards, 4:04
019
XP
4:39
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
7 plays, 73 yards, 4:04
020
TD
0:14
Demaryius Thomas 17 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
14 plays, 58 yards, 4:33
720
XP
0:06
Matt Prater Kick is Good
14 plays, 58 yards, 4:33
720
third QuarterDENATL
TD
7:13
Roddy White 4 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
6 plays, 63 yards, 3:17
726
XP
7:08
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
6 plays, 63 yards, 3:17
727
fourth QuarterDENATL
TD
11:55
Willis Mcgahee 2 Yard Run
12 plays, 96 yards, 5:02
1327
XP
11:48
Matt Prater Kick is Good
12 plays, 96 yards, 5:02
1427
TD
3:29
Willis Mcgahee 2 Yard Run
9 plays, 45 yards, 2:48
2027
XP
3:25
Matt Prater Kick is Good
9 plays, 45 yards, 2:48
2127

Research Notes

  • Peyton Manning has thrown 3 or more interceptions in 4 of his last 9 regular season games. All losses.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Matt Ryan targeted receivers inside the painted numbers more often than Peyton Manning did and had more success. Ryan completed 77.3 percent of his passes in that direction, while Manning completed 37.5 percent. Manning also threw all three of his interceptions inside the numbers, the most he has thrown in his last 21 regular season games, dating back to Week 14 of 2009.

  • Despite the rushing game remaining silent for much of the game, Matt Ryan used play-action passing effectively. Ryan was 12-13 for 95 yards and a touchdown on such passes. Since the start of the 2011 season, Ryan has 10 touchdowns on play-action passing, tied for fifth-most in the league.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Falcons defense had as many interceptions (3) as Peyton Manning had completions on passes that traveled 15 or more yards downfield. The three interceptions on throws of that distance are tied for the most in a game by the Falcons over the last five seasons (2009, Week 15).Since the start of the 2008 season, Manning has a -7 touchdown-interception differential on such passes in losses.

  • Willis McGahee: 31st career 100-yard rushing game (tied with Steven Jackson for the most among all active players)

  • Matt Ryan becomes the 2nd Falcons quarterback with 100 career Pass TD. Steve Bartkowski had 154 with the Falcons.

  • Since 2008 - when Matt Ryan became the Falcons quarterback - Roddy White has 14 games with 100 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. The only player with more such games over that span is Calvin Johnson.

  • Since 2008, Matt Ryan and Roddy White have connected for 35 passing touchdowns. That is the most in the NFL over that span.Aaron Rodgers/Greg Jennings and Philip Rivers/Antonio Gates have 33 such hookups over that span.(Original note had Rodgers/Jennings with 34. Elias has confirmed that they only have 33)

  • The Broncos are the first team with 4 turnovers in a first quarter since 2002, when the Redskins had 4 first-quarter turnovers against the Saints.

  • From Elias: Peyton Manning threw two interceptions in his first four pass attempts. That is the fewest attempts he has ever "needed" to throw multiple interceptions in a single game.

  • FROM ELIAS: This is just the 2nd time in his career Manning has thrown multiple interceptions in the first quarter. In Week 10 of the 2007 season Manning threw 3 interceptions in the first quarter in a loss to the Chargers.Tonight marks Manning's 210th regular-season game

  • This is the 2nd time Peyton and Eli have both thrown 3 interceptions in a game in the same week. In Week 11 of 2010, Eli threw 3 Int at Philadelphia and Peyton threw 3 Int at New England.

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