SNF Radio Highlights and Recap: Falcons 35 – Eagles 31


ATLANTA (9/18/11) – Michael Vick left the game in the 3rd quarter with an injury and the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) rallied from a late 10-point deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 on Sunday Night Football.

Mike Kafka relieved Vick for the Eagles (1-1) and went 7-9 for 72 yards in trying to rally the team, but Jeremy Maclin dropped a key 4th down pass and, later, Kafka’s desperation heave at the end of regulation was batted down as the Falcons held on to win.

Dave Sims and James Lofton called the action for Westwood One.

(Matt Ryan to Roddy White 2-yd TD pass gives the Falcons a quick 7-0 lead)

(Michael Vick to Jeremy Maclin 5-yd TD pass ties it at 7 apiece)

(Ray Edwards recovers a Michael Vick fumble and returns it 64 yards)

(Ryan to Tony Gonzalez 4-yd TD gives Atlanta a 14-10 lead)

(Ryan’s second TD pass to Tony Gonzalez makes it 21-10 Falcons)

(Vick to Maclin 36-yd TD pass shrinks the Atlanta kead to 21-17)

(LeSean McCoy’s 8-yd run gives the Falcons a 24-21 edge)

(Vick leaves the game with an injury)

(McCoy runs in another to stretch Philly’s advantage to 31-21)

(Ryan to Ovie Mughelli 1-yd TD pass gets Atlanta within 3 at 31-28)

(Michael Turner pops it in from 3 yards to give the Falcons a 35-31 lead)

(Philadelphia’s final play)

(Westwood One sideline reporter Kevin Kiley with Michael Turner, who had 21 carries for 114 yards and the game-winning TD)

(Post-game report from Westwood One’s Dave Sims and James Lofton)


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