Atlanta Falcons strike first with Steven Jackson touchdown (GIF)

Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs out on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome. The Seahawks won 33-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons were looking to put on a show for the fans in the Georgia Dome on Thursday Night Football in a game against the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints. The Falcons were underdogs heading in to the game thanks to plenty of injuries and a poor defense, but they were able to get on the board first.

The Falcons got the ball deep in to Saints territory after a big play from Matt Ryan to running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

 

Later in the drive, Ryan connected with Harry Douglas, who was close to breaking the goal line. The referee initially ruled the play a touchdown, but Douglas’ knee came up short.

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

However, coming up short didn’t turn out to be an issue as running back Steven Jackson pounded the ball into the endzone on the very next play.

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

Unfortunately for the Falcons, the Saints were able to drive down the field and even the score at 7 as time in the first quarter came near an end.

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, Steven Jackson

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