|Pats, 13-10||09.27.09 at 2:27 pm ET|
For the second time today, the Patriots were in the red zone and had to settle for a field goal when Stephen Gostkowski booted a 33-yarder to make it 13-10 with 33 seconds left.
|Pats injury updates||09.27.09 at 2:21 pm ET|
The Patriots have just announced that Laurence Maroney has a thigh injury and Vince Wilfork has an ankle injury. Both are questionable to return.
|Turner evens the game at 10||09.27.09 at 2:07 pm ET|
The Falcons just knotted the game at 10 when running back Michael Turner plunged in from two yards out. The play was the culmination of an eight-play, 59-yard drive that took up 2:58, and tied the score with 8:43 left in the first half. The key play on the drive was a 21-yard connection from Matt Ryan to wide receiver Michael Jenkins, a sweet pass that Ryan delivered in a spot where only Jenkins was able to get it. Great play.
|A red-zone touchdown for the Patriots!||09.27.09 at 1:45 pm ET|
Veteran running back Fred Taylor just dashed in from eight yards out with 11:41 left in the first half to make the score 10-3, Patriots. The touchdown put the capper on a six-play, 51-yard drive that took up 2:29, a sequence that was keyed by some impressive work by Taylor, who set up his score with an impressive 19-yard burst where he was able to make something out of nothing, powering his way for extra yardage. A nice drive for the Patriots, and a really nice drive for Taylor, who now has 41 rushing yards on the afternoon.
|Gostkowski ties game at three||09.27.09 at 1:28 pm ET|
A 21-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski with 42 seconds left in the first quarter tied the game at three. The Patriots were able to move the ball easily up and down the field — quarterback Tom Brady had plenty of time to throw, and was 5-for-7 for 44 yards in his first series, a 15-play, 81-yard sequence that consumed 8:39 and ended with Gostkowski’s field goal.
The points are nice, but it marks another blown red-zone opportunity for New England — it is now 3-for-9 in touchdown opportunities in the red zone this season.
|Pats starting offense||09.27.09 at 1:17 pm ET|
The Patriots starting offense was as follows:
QB: Tom Brady
TE: Chris Baker, Benjamin Watson
RB: Laurence Maroney, Sammy Morris
OL: Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Stephen Neal, Nick Kaczur
|Elam gives Falcons 3-0 lead||09.27.09 at 1:12 pm ET|
A 26-yard field goal from Jason Elam with 9:21 left in the first quarter gives the Falcons a 3-0 lead. The field goal put the exclamation point on a 12-play, 72-yard drive that consumed 5:39. Atlanta appeared to move the ball fairly easily on its first drive, but things stalled out for the Falcons in the red zone.
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